The UGA Special Collections Libraries welcomes donations of materials that fall within our collecting focus. Please read about each department's collections below and feel free to contact the personnel listed with any questions regarding your donation. We appreciate your consideration of the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries as a home for your items.
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library collects materials concerned with the history and culture of Georgia, as well as on University of Georgia history, performing arts, natural history, and women’s history. The department currently preserves manuscript items such as business and personal correspondence, diaries and journals, legal and financial documents, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, objects, oral histories, computer tape, video and audio cassettes. If you have materials you are interested in donating or would like to learn about other ways to support the work of the Hargrett Library please contact:
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
The Russell Library has over 300 collections from politicians, political parties, public policy organizations, federal and state appointees, and political observers and activists from modern Georgia (1900-present). The scope of the Library's collections is both deep and varied. The collections provide significant documentation of the broad spectrum of political activities of modern Georgia through over 13,000 linear feet of correspondence, speeches, drafts of legislation, domestic and foreign policy papers, polling data, campaign materials, sound recordings, electronic records, photographs, film, artifacts, and oral history. If you have materials you are interested in donating or would like to learn about other ways to support the work of the Russell Library please contact:
Sheryl B. Vogt
Director, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
UGA Special Collections Libraries
300 S. Hull St.
Athens, GA 30602
Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection
The Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection welcomes additions to its collection of television, radio, music, amateur film and home movies, as well as artifacts related to each. The department currently preserves over 250,000 titles in film, video, audiotape, transcription disks, and other recording formats dating from the 1920s to the present with the goal of documenting the collective memory of broadcasting and the history of the state of Georgia and its people. If you have materials you are interested in donating or would like to learn about other ways to support the work of the Brown Media Archives please contact:
*UGA Special Collections Libraries staff are prohibited from appraising items. Qualified appraisers can be found by checking the telephone directory or the internet at the American Society of Appraisers website.