Russell Building Special Collections Libraries is home to a variety of historical exhibits and three special collections--Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. The facility is both a research center and a small museum. The libraries also collaborate throughout the year to offer a variety of lectures and public programs.


  • Richard B. Russell Building. The library offers a variety of exhibits that are open to the public, in addition to tours for groups of five or more who schedule a tour in advance.
    Richard B. Russell Building. The library offers a variety of exhibits that are open to the public, in addition to tours for groups of five or more who schedule a tour in advance.

Historians who are interested in Georgia will find thousands of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other one-of-a-kind items at the Hargrett Library, whose expansive collection traces the history of Georgia from the early 1800s to the present. For those who do not wish to use the library holdings, the galleries of the library are filled with exhibits that rotate throughout the year. 

University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries website, http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/index.html accessed 7/5/2015