Reference Requests, Research Help, and Instruction


Reference Requests and Research Help

Special Collections staff are happy to answer any questions you have about material in the University of Georgia Special Collections and help determine what materials might be beneficial for research projects. Please fill out and submit the form below or email us at We are also available by phone at 706-542-7123. Feel free to consult our online staff directory to contact specific faculty and staff with your special collections questions.


The Special Collections Libraries welcomes classes from all academic areas for an introduction to collections and resources as well as an orientation to doing archival research. Class instruction sessions share strategies for locating and using primary materials for research. Archivists customize these sessions according to the needs and interests of the class level and topic and complement instruction provided by the instructor.    

To arrange an archival instruction session please contact representatives from each of the three special collections:

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library:

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies:

Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection:

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