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Opening Reception Today at 3PM

Thursday, October 8th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

Join us today, October 8th, between 3:00-6:00 PM for the informal opening and reception of two new exhibits at the Russell Library: Measuring Deliberate Speed: Georgians Face School Desegregation and With All Deliberate Speed: The AP in Little Rock. More on these exhibits... Measuring Deliberate Speed: Georgians Face School Desegregation ...

Double Feature

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Library cordially invites you to attend a lunch time screening of two short films recently added to it's international collections: Stan Hannan’s A Chaplain’s Story (1976) and Rhodesia Unafraid (1978). The screening will take place in the Russell Library Auditorium from 12:00-1:00PM on Friday, November 13, ...

Russell Library Launches Baseball Card Database

Friday, September 25th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

Introducing a new Russell Library Database of Vintage Baseball Cards from the Collection of Senator Richard B. Russell. Among the largest private collections of turn-of-the-century tobacco cards held by a public institution in the United States, Senator Richard B. Russell's boyhood baseball card collection is one of the hidden treasures ...

Two New Exhibits at Russell Library!

Friday, September 25th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

On September 23, 1957, nine African American students entered Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas – initiating the first important test of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. In response to riots led by white residents, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ...

Russell Library’s New Finding Aids Database!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia is pleased to announce the launch of a new database of research finding aids - a new way to assist researchers in finding primary source materials. Powered by the open source application, eXtensible Text Framework ...

Vogt president of national congressional center

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 - Jean Cleveland

Sheryl B. Vogt, director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Libraries, has been elected to a two-year term (2009-2011) as president of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress. Founded in 2003 as an independent alliance of organizations and ...

Russell Forum for Civic Life Launches New Website!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

The Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (RFCLG) is proud to announce the launch of its new website! The mission of RFCLG is to support and strengthen civic engagement and public discourse among Georgians by providing public programs, offering training, and seeking opportunities for collaboration. The RFCLG is open ...

Unsuccessful Advertising

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

Two jewels in the Russell Library's collection of campaign ads come from the Carl Sanders collection. In 1970 Sanders ran a losing race against Jimmy Carter, whose populist message effectively countered the image Sanders cultivated: the cool competence of a former governor and skilled attorney. The Sanders 1970 campaign, unsuccessful ...

Oral History Newsflash

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

I am extraordinarily pleased to announce that our oral history project, Reflections on Georgia Politics, has renewed its partnership with Young Harris College. If you have been following any of our posts on the project, you may be aware that Reflections began at Young Harris in the fall of 2006, ...

Film Screening & Discussion this Sunday!

Friday, April 24th, 2009 - Richard B. Russell Library

How does the color of your skin affect your health? What about the size of your wallet, your stress level on the job, or the safety of your neighborhood? [caption id="attachment_1648" align="alignright" width="216" caption="Sign in front of ACC Public Library"][/caption]. This spring the Russell Library, a political archives at the ...