The Russell Library Remembers Miss Eunice Mixon

Submitted by Ashton Ellett on Mon, 12/03/2018

Mixon interviewed by Bob Short in 2008
Mixon interviewed by Bob Short in 2008

Eunice L. Mixon, one of the most colorful characters in Georgia political history, passed away on November 22. She was laid to rest yesterday after a funeral service at the First Baptist Church of Tifton. “Miss Eunice,” a mainstay of civic life and Georgia politics for more than four decades, was 87 years old.

Art Installation by Local Sculptor Examines the Politics of Thanksgiving

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 09/21/2018

log for WE exhibit featuring historic ceramicsThe Russell Library will cover new territory this October when the installation "WE: American Thanksgiving Conflict and Communion" opens on Monday, October 29, 2018, in the Harrison Feature Gallery of the Richard B. Russell Special Collection Library. Created by local sculptor and potter Micaela Hobbs, in collaboration with painter Jennifer Niswonger, the exhibit examines the history of the United States through the lens of the Thanksgiving dinner table. 

Remembering Powell A. Moore—Russell Foundation Trustee, Washington Insider, and Georgia Original

Submitted by Deborah on Mon, 08/27/2018

 

Photograph of Powell Moore

Speaking to Bob Short in 2010, Powell Moore said of his hometown, “I’m proud of the fact that I’m from Milledgeville, Georgia. Some people say it’s a small town in Middle Georgia. I think it’s a lot more than that.” Moore and Short would go on conjuring the names of several individuals of considerable import who had called Milledgeville home over the years.

New Collection Open for Research

Submitted by Deborah on Mon, 08/06/2018

Image of St. Simons street plan from 1928
Plat of the East End Subdivision on St. Simons Island ca. 1928 

The Russell Library staff is pleased to announce the Alton H. Hopkins Collection of St. Simons Island Beach Case Records is now processed and opened. Researchers and others interested in civil litigation, property ownership, and private development along the Georgia coast will find this collection particularly useful. The Hopkins Collection contains materials related to a series of six court cases spanning from the late 1960s through the early 2000s. Holdings include legal briefs, contracts, exhibits, and court transcripts as well as correspondence, news clippings, and numerous maps, plats, drawings, and photographs.

Remembering Tom Crawford

Submitted by Deborah on Fri, 07/20/2018

Portrait of Crawford in 2017
Tom Crawford giving an oral history interview at the Russell Library in August 2017 

I met Tom Crawford on the third-floor landing of the Hull Street Parking Deck early one morning late last August. We had arrived almost simultaneously for our scheduled interview, and Tom had paused at the landing to knot his burgundy, patterned necktie. We walked together up the slope to Russell Special Collections Libraries building where we spent the remainder of the morning and early afternoon discussing history, politics, and the business of covering politics.

Author to Discuss History of Trade in America

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Tue, 04/10/2018

Is America better served by a free trade agenda or protectionist measures? Author C. Donald Johnson will examinCover, The Wealth of a Nation e the history of trade politics, the focus of his new book from Oxford University Press, in a lecture on Tuesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. in the large event space of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries.