Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

Top administrators (from right) Tom Landrum, senior vice president for external affairs; Jere Morehead, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs; Tim Burgess, senior vice president for finance and adminstration; and President Michael F. Adams prepare to cut the ribbon dedicating the new Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries on North Campus.

Photo by: PETER FREY

Guided tours of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, which was dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in February, are available to the public every Tuesday at 2 p.m. Visitors will get a tour of each of the galleries that store some of the most significant and treasured materials from the collections. Participants can explore interactive kiosks with access to oral history interviews, historical film, video and sound recordings. Documents and objects dating back to colonial times and beyond will be available for viewing. Faces from the state’s political history are featured in the mural “Doors” by UGA Professor Emeritus of Drawing and Painting Art Rosenbaum.

The $46 million building, named in honor of Sen. Richard Russell, who spent a half-century in public service, houses the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.

To join a Tuesday tour, visitors should meet in the second floor rotunda of the building at 300 S. Hull St. The building and galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1-5 p.m. For information on group tours call (706) 542-8079. Learn more about the new facility at www. libs.uga.edu/scl.