University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries
University of Georgia Libraries
The Hargrett Library focuses on Georgia history and culture, holding rare books and Georgiana, historical manuscripts, photographs, maps, broadsides, and UGA archives and records. Other areas of emphasis include performing arts and natural history. Holdings date from the 15th century to the present. Visit us at the Russell Special Collections Building.


Original documents and images on Georgia and other topics, along with two centuries of UGA history.

Note: University Archives' records currently are in conversion and some collections cannot be found with this search. Contact the Hargrett Library for more information.

Rare books and a comprehensive collection of published works on Georgia.

Approximately 1,500 historical maps 1500s-1900s.

Historical broadside collection of over 2,000 pieces.

Promotes appropriate handling of UGA records.

Featured Digital Collection
Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers, 1821-1862
To recognize Georgia’s writers, past and present, whose work reflects the character of the state - its land and its people.
...representing the ideals of a racially just society.
Current Exhibit:
Civil War
Annual Civil War Exhibit
Featuring Letters and
Diaries from 1864.
May 2014 through
July 2014

The Hargrett Library is located in the Russell Special Collections Building at 300 S. Hull Street, Athens, GA.

M-F: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sun: Closed

The Russell Special
Collections Building
will be closed on July 4th.
The Hargrett Library
will be closed for research
on July 5th.