Russell Library Crowdsources Stories of 1973

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

In May the Russell Library opened our latest feature exhibit, Now and Then: 1973. The exhibit looks back at a pivotal year in modern American history and considers the impact of events that filled the public mind for a moment in time. 1973 was the year of the Roe ...

Special Collections Libraries Host Faculty Open House April 17th

Monday, April 8th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house for university faculty. Scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, the event will spotlight faculty members who have formed innovative collaborations with the Special Collections Libraries and showcase the exhibits and collections of the ...

UGA Special Collections Libraries Launch Community Docent Program

Friday, January 4th, 2013 - Richard B. Russell Library

The University of Georgia’s Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries is now accepting applications for participants in its docent program. The Docent Corps is a skilled group of volunteers who provide tours of the library galleries to visitors, ranging from fifth graders to adults. Docents are trained to ...

First Person Project Celebrates Stories of Love this February

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 - Richard B. Russell Library

Do you remember the first time you fell in love? This February the First Person Project, an oral history series documenting the experiences of everyday Georgians, invites participants to tackle the topic of love. How did you meet your spouse? What do you remember about your worst breakup or most awkward ...

Special Collections Libraries to Close for Move, Fall 2011

Monday, June 13th, 2011 - Jean Cleveland

During the fall of 2011, the UGA Libraries’ three special collections libraries will relocate from the Main Library to the new Special Collections Libraries building currently under construction at 300 Hull Street. The move will result in delays in using materials held by the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard ...

The Georgia Giant

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011 - Jean Cleveland

A new post at the Digital Library of Georgia blog observes the 40th anniversary of the death of Richard B. Russell Jr., one of the most influential politicians of the 20th century.

Informal Forum (10/22): Who Is College For?

Thursday, October 7th, 2010 - Richard B. Russell Library

RUSSELL FORUM FOR CIVIC LIFE IN GEORGIA presents... Friday Informal Community Forum Topic: Who is College for? Date: October 22, 2010 Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Location: Russell Library Auditorium, West Entrance, Main Library, UGA campus Free! Exercise for your Civic Muscle! Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (, a civic engagement program of the Russell Library hosts ...

Hugh Peterson Sr. Papers Now Open!

Thursday, December 10th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is pleased to announce that the Hugh Peterson, Sr. Papers are now open for research. Peterson served in the U.S. House for twelve years from 1934 to 1946. A Democrat, he represented Georgia’s 1st District, which included the cities Savannah, ...

Season’s Greetings!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

With another Thanksgiving under our belts, and Christmas songs flooding radio stations everywhere, it seems the 2009 holiday season has officially begun! For December’s “Outside the Box” feature in the Russell Library gallery space, it seemed fitting to offer some holiday cheer with an assortment of greeting cards drawn from ...

Exhibit celebrates donation of M.E. Thompson papers

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies exhibit that celebrates the donation of the Melvin Ernest Thompson personal papers will open with a reception on Nov. 2 from 3-5 p.m. “Snapshots: Selections from the M.E. Thompson Collection” showcases materials from the collection that document ...