Media advisory: Atlanta Consular Corps to donate papers to Russell Library

Signing, reception to be held July 16

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Russell Library for Political Research and Studies and the Atlanta Consular Corps will hold a signing ceremony and reception July 16 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries to herald the donation of the corps’ papers to the Russell Library.

University and corps administrators—including UGA President Jere W. Morehead; Dean the Honorable Stephen Brereton, the consul general of Canada; Vice Dean the Honorable Paul Gleeson, consul general of Ireland; Second Vice Dean the Honorable Georges Hoffmann, honorary consul of Luxembourg; and the Honorable Bruce Allen, honorary consul of Liechtenstein—will be attending the event.

The Atlanta Consular Corps’ collection documents the organization’s role in facilitating trade and economic development throughout Georgia with the corps’ member countries.

“Policy issues and decisions related to trade and economy have always played a crucial role in shaping the broader development of modern Georgia and the South,” said Sheryl B. Vogt, director of the Russell Library. “Georgia’s leadership in today’s global economy is affirmed by the one in every 15 jobs in the Atlanta metro area being supported by more than 1,000 foreign-owned companies. The corps’ work and interaction with representatives from trade offices and chambers of commerce will be of prime research interest to scholars and students.”

There are 70 countries represented in Georgia through the Atlanta Consular Corps. The offices also help promote cultural and scientific relations and offer services to foreign citizens living in or traveling in Georgia.