UGA Charter to be displayed

January 10, 2014 – 11:04 AM

The original document chartering the first state university system is displayed annually on Founders Day at the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. This year the manuscript and an accompanying exhibit will be on view Jan. 27 and 28 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the second floor gallery hallway of the SCL.

To protect the ink of the parchment manuscript from further fading it is displayed to the public only once a year  in honor of Georgia’s contribution to our country’s tradition of supporting education to advance democracy. The Charter is housed in University Archives, a part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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