Next week will conclude an exhibit of historical football memorabilia from the UGA Athletic Association Archives, displayed this fall at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.
“Leather Helmets and Silver Britches: Georgia’s Football Heritage” features photos, scrapbooks, and bowl game souvenirs, including rings, watches and pendants. Helmets and jerseys worn through the years, including those of UGA’s two Heisman trophy winners — Frank Sinkwich and Herschel Walker — are also on display, as are mementos from the 1980 National Championship season, which starred Walker. The athletic association collection is part of University Archives, housed at the Special Collections Libraries building.
The special collections building and exhibit galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM; Saturday from 1PM-5PM. Guided tours of the three Special Collections galleries are held each Tuesday at 2 p.m. Discover the familiar and the lesser-known from Georgia’s storied past in the museum spaces.
Meet in the second floor rotunda of the Russell Building (300 S. Hull Street, located near the intersection of Baxter and Lumpkin streets.) Parking is available for off-campus visitors in the Hull Street Parking Deck (via the Baxter Street entrance).