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Records of the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Building (2010-2012)

UA 12-026

Record Group: 2-24 (Libraries)

1.0 linear ft: 1 Bankers Box

Introduction:

The Richard B. Russell Special Collections Building (the name varies in early documents) provides a new home for three distinct library collections previously maintained at UGA's Main Library Building. These special collections are the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

The 115,000 square feet building features galleries representing the collections of the three special libraries, event space, classrooms and areas for conducting research. In addition, there is a high density storage vault with customized climate control to provide an ideal environment for preserving rare materials.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of materials prepared for the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Building's (the name varies in early documents) January 28, 2010 groundbreaking ceremony, January, 2012 grand opening, and the February 17, 2012 dedication ceremony. Items found in the collection include ribbons, invitations, programs, text of speeches, Columns and PR material.

Content Inventory:

UGA 12-:026:1

  1. Invitation [Special Collections Library Groundbreaking Ceremony (2 Copies) January 28, 2010].
  2. "The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Special Collections Libraries Building" [Flyer January 28, 2010 (1 Copy)].
  3. "Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries Fact Sheet" (5 Pages), "Conservation...Protecting Georgia's History and Its Environment" [Brochure (2 Copies)], Jean Cleveland's Business Card (1 Copy) [2012].
  4. "Grand Opening" Card [The Special Collections Libraries Richard B. Russell Building (2 Copies) January 2012].
  5. Invitation [Dedication of Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries (2 Copies) February 17, 2012].
  6. "Dedication Ceremony for the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries" [Program (5 Copies) February 17, 2012].
  7. [Dr. Michael Adams-Dedication Speech (Text) February 17, 2012 (9 Pages)].
  8. [Dr. William Potter-Dedication Speech (Text) February 17, 2012 (4 Pages)].
  9. [Mallory Davis-President of Student Government Association-Dedication Speech (Text) (3 Pages), Mallory Davis' Business Card (1 Copy) February 17, 2012].
  10. "Message From President Adams" [Email About Dedication of Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries February 17, 2012 (2 Pages)].
  11. Columns [January 23, 2012/February 13, 2012/February 27, 2012].
  12. Napkins ["A Divine Event: Wickedly Delicious" (2 Napkins)].
  13. [Scissors Used to Cut Ribbon at Dedication Ceremony February 17, 2012].
  14. [Ribbons and Bow From Dedication Ceremony February 17, 2012].