Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Don't be Fuelish: A discussion on the 1973 United States Oil Embargo

Opened November 2005

An exhibit focusing on the policies and politics of the energy crisis of the 1970s and 1980s.


Sunday, September 04, 2005

Power to the People! Rural Electrification in Georgia

September 24, 2005-September 30, 2006

A major exhibit highlighting the Rural Electrification Administration and the arrival of electricity on farms and in other rural areas of Georgia and across the nation.

Read more about this exhibit and explore the wish lists...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

William Armstrong Smith Papers

We are pleased to announce that the William Armstrong Smith Papers, 1966-1974, are now open for research. William Armstrong Smith was a Georgia state senator from the 34th District (Fulton County), from 1966 to 1974. The collection documents his career and to a lesser degree his campaigns as well as his continued interest in legislative matters after his senate career ended (1975-1978). An important aspect of the collection is correspondence Smith created after his senate career with Georgia politicians, including: Howard “Bo” Callaway, John J. Flynt, Jr., Wyche Fowler, Zell Miller, Sam Nunn, as well as with United States Presidents Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon.

View the William Armstrong Smith finding aid

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Lewis R. Morgan Papers

We are pleased to announce that the Lewis R. Morgan Papers, 1961-1995, are now open for research. These are the chambers papers of Judge Lewis R. Morgan which document his thirty-five-year judicial career with the United States District Court (1961-1968) and the United States Fifth (1968-1981) and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1981-1996).

View the Lewis Morgan finding aid

Thursday, June 02, 2005

New website launched for civil rights project cofounded by UGA faculty

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is proud to be a partner in the Foot Soldier Project and to be the official repository for its materials.

Read more about the project...

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

What's in a Flag? The history of Georgia's flag, 1956-2004

April 2005-October 2005

An exhibit focusing on the controversy of the Georgia state flag from 1956 to 2004. Featured collections are Janet B. Scarborough Merritt, Zell Miller, Gene Basset, and M. Louise McBee.

Read more about the exhibit...

Sunday, April 03, 2005

First Annual Max Cleland Alive Day Program

4:00-6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Master's Hall, Georgia Center, The University of Georgia

The Russell Library was proud to present the first annual Max Cleland Alive Day Program. This program commemorates the day in April 1968 when Cleland survived terrible injury serving the U.S. in Vietnam and honors his strength and courage in overcoming these life-altering injuries by recognizing similar experiences of servicemen and women and those who have worked to support them. This year's Alive Day Award recipient is James M. Mayer, himself a double amputee veteran who works tirelessly to help traumatically injured veterans recover and resume civilian life.

Read more about the program...

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Interview with former state senator, Bobby Rowan

On February 9, 2005, the Russell Library conducted an oral history interview with Bobby Rowan, Georgia Senator (1963-1974) and Public Commissioner (1989-1994). This interview forms part of the Russell Library's Documentary Oral History Series, which includes interviews with Judge Griffin B. Bell, Governor Carl E. Sanders, and diplomat Martin J. Hillenbrand.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Sheryl B. Vogt recipient of Archivist of the Year award

Sheryl B. Vogt, director of the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia, is the 2004 recipient of the Archivist of the Year Award.