New Exhibit Spotlights the Mighty Peanut

Submitted by Jan Hebbard on Wed, 02/28/2018

Photograph of Maston O'Neal

What do the U.S. Navy, the National School Lunch Program, and the former Soviet Union have in common? Why, peanuts of course!

A new installation inside Russell Library Gallery explores Georgia's second largest cash crop through the lenses of our six key collecting areas: politics, public good, social relations, environment, economy, and peace and war. Assembled by volunteer researcher Bill Hugunine, the selection of items on display provides a series of stories about peanuts, from World War II through the 1990s, found in the Russell Library’s collections. A fun assemblage of documents, photographs, artifacts, and ephemera from a variety of our collections, the exhibit will remain on display through June 2018. Be sure to stop by on your next visit to the Special Collections Building

Do you have a suggestion for what topic we should take on next in the gallery? Tweet your idea to @RussellLibrary and it may be the next to appear! 

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