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No place like home - Feature Stories
March 2012 Issue
UGA celebrated the official opening of the new Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries in February. Located on Hull Street, the $46 million, 115,000-square-foot building houses the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. Mary Ellen Brooks, director emeritus of Hargrett and curator of rare books, arranges a display featuring a portrait of Sequoyah, part of the collection Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842. This collection is part of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Workers spent months painstakingly moving the collections from their previous quarters in the Main Library on North Campus, where they were housed in cramped spaces. Constructed around a 30,000-square-foot storage area built largely below ground level, the new building features customized climate control, integrated security, exhibit galleries, classrooms and event space as well as room for the collections to expand during the next 40 years. One third …
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