Sunday, October 10, 2004

A Heart for Any Fate: The Biography of Richard Brevard Russell, Sr.

A Book Talk by Author Sally Russell
2:00- 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 24, 2004
Russell Library

Author Sally Russell discussed researching and writing the first biography of her grandfather, the patriarch of the Russell family. Russell, Sr. served in the state legislature (1882-1887), as solicitor-general of the western circuit of the superior courts of Georgia (1888-1896), as judge of the superior court of the western circuit (1898-1902), on the first Georgia Court of Appeals (1906-1916), and as Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court (1922-1938). A Russell Library 30th Anniversary Event

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Friday, September 10, 2004

Tales from the Assassination Tapes: Why Johnson and Russell Doubted the Warren Report

A Book Talk by Max Holland,
Author of The Kennedy Assassination Tapes
3:30 pm, Wednesday, September 29, 2004
The Chapel, University of Georgia

Author and journalist Max Holland discussed research and findings from his recently published book, The Kennedy Assassination Tapes. This major documentary history gives a full chronicle of the presidential conversations of Lyndon Johnson regarding the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath. A leading scholar of the assassination, Holland transcribes and places in context the telephone calls President Johnson made and received as he sought to stabilize the country after November 22, 1963.

Generous support for this program was provided in part by the University of Georgia Alumni Association and the University of Georgia Libraries.

Please visit the Russell Library to view an exhibit focusing on Senator Richard B. Russell's participation in the Warren Commission.

A Russell Library 30th Anniversary Event

Monday, August 23, 2004

Harold P. Henderson, Sr. Oral History Collection, Series II: S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr.

We are pleased to announce that Series II: S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr., 1986, 1993-1994, of the Harold Paulk Henderson, Sr. Oral History Collection is now open for research. The series consists of oral history interviews relating to the political and personal life of S. Ernest Vandiver, Jr. and includes discussion of notable events from his gubernatorial administration, 1959-1963, such as public school integration and the Sibley Commission.

View the Ernest Vandiver oral history finding aid

Friday, July 23, 2004

Russell Library a founding member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

The Association of Centers for the Study of Congress was founded in 2003 as an independent alliance of organizations and institutions which promote the study of the U.S. Congress. The association draws on the talents and resources of its members to promote a wide range of programs designed to inform and educate students, scholars, policy-makers, and members of the general public on the history of Congress, legislative process, and current issues facing Congress.

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Saturday, January 10, 2004

Hamilton Earl Holmes: The Legacy Continues

Hamilton Earl Holmes: The Legacy Continues is a one-hour documentary chronicling the dedication, perserverance, and strength of spirit demonstrated by Hamilton Earl Holmes and his family during their long and active participation in the civil rights movement in Georgia. In 1961 Hamilton Holmes was the first African-American man to be admitted into the University of Georgia. Later, Holmes became the first African American admitted to Emory University Medical School. The documentary also traces the efforts of Holmes’ father, uncle, grandfather, and family friend Charles Bell to desegregate public recreational facilities in Atlanta during the early 1950s.

This film is the second documentary film produced by the Foot Soldier Project, a joint venture of University of Georgia faculty and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies dedicated to documenting and presenting unsung footsoldiers in Georgia's civil rights movement. The documentary was produced in partnership with the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and in conjunction with the Office of Instructional Support and Development.

For more information, please refer to the official UGA press release. (1/16/04)
Related news coverage: "Looking Beyond the Prominent" Athens Banner Herald, 1/19/04

Screening Dates

Thursday, January 22, 2004, 5:00pm at the Gwinnett University Center, Building A-1410

Friday, January 23, 2004, 6:30pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

Sunday, January 25, 2004, 3:00pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting

Thursday, August 12, 2004, 5:10pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting

Thursday, August 26, 2004, 5:10pm on Georgia Public Broadcasting

Read more about the Foot Soldier Project...