Author Archive

Keith Mason Papers Now Open!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Keith Mason Papers are now open for research at the Russell Library. Keith Mason was born in Snellville, Georgia on 20 September 1960. His father, Wayne Mason, was former Chairman of the Gwinnett County Commission and introduced his son to Zell Miller, who was running for Lieutenant Governor in ...

Credit Long Overdue

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

In 1966 Ms. Lorena Weeks applied for a promotion at her longtime employer, Southern Bell. The position, that of a switchman, promised an increase in pay and a significantly shorter commute to work. Despite her seniority with the company, she was denied the promotion because she was a woman and ...

New Collection at Russell Library

Monday, April 26th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The David M. Barrett Research Files are now open for research at the Russell Library. Barrett was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1951. He graduated in 1973 from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s in American studies. After working as a radio news director, Barrett became the Public Affairs ...

In Tribute: Aubrey Morris

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Library remembers Aubrey Morris, who died today at the age of 88. Morris was born in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. He attended the University of Georgia and studied journalism. He worked as an intern for the Atlanta Journal, and edited the UGA ...

Lorena Weeks: Georgia Woman, Trailblazer for Equity!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

What: Screening of the Oral History Film, Lorena Weeks - Georgia Woman, Trailblazer for Equity! When: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 2:00-3:15PM Where: Russell Library Auditorium, West Entrance to Main Library Building, University of Georgia The Russell Library at the University of Georgia is proud to present the premiere screening of Lorena Weeks: Georgia ...

Informal Forum Friday! (4/16)

Monday, April 12th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (RFCLG) is hosting National Issues Forums on a monthly basis at the Russell Library. Our next informal forum will take place this Friday, April 16th from 3:00-4:30PM in the Russell Library auditorium. This month's deliberative forum considers the consequences of our mounting national ...

Final “Life & Legacy of Jeannette Rankin” Program Tonight!

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Panel Discussion and Reception When: Wednesday, March 31, 2010, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Where: Zell B. Miller Learning Center (Room 248), North Campus, University of Georgia Dr. Bethany Moreton (UGA Institute for Women's Studies & Department of History) and Dr. Pamela Voekel (UGA Department of History) will lead a discussion of ongoing efforts for just ...

New Digital Collection Open!

Thursday, March 11th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

In its new digital collection, American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books, 1936-1999, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies offers a glimpse into the pine gum turpentine and rosin farming industry. Prior to the 1960s, pine gum was processed into rosin and turpentine, along with a variety of ...

Special Event at Russell Library

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

Don't miss the FINAL installment of the Russell Library's Measuring Deliberate Speed Brown Bag Film & Discussion Series.... When: Thursday, February 25th from 7:00-9:00PM (Special Evening Screening!) Where: Russell Library Auditorium, West entrance of Main Library Building, UGA The Film: Little Rock Central High: 50 Years Later (2007) The wave of desegregation that transformed ...

The New March Madness

Monday, February 22nd, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

This year, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is proud to co-sponsor a series of programs celebrating the life and legacy of Jeannette Rankin – the first woman elected to Congress. In total, the program series will include six events ...