A Vast Historical Archive at University of Georgia Now Open to the Public

Posted by admin on Jan 9, 2012

After months of moving, the University of Georgia’s new special collections library building opened to the public last week — even though the new building still looks unfinished inside.

Years in the planning, the new Richard B. Russell Building will usher in a new era for the special collections, an archive of Georgia history that includes Sen. Richard B. Russell’s baseball card collection, a lock of Jefferson Davis’ hair and thousands of rare or one-of-a-kind photographs, books, manuscripts and other items that document the history of Georgia and the South.

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