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UGA’s Special Collection Libraries opens for tours

Athens, Ga. – The new University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries will be open every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for guided tours of the gallery space. Featuring some of the most significant and treasured materials from the collections, the galleries offer a glimpse into Georgia’s long and storied past.

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.

Visitors are asked to meet in the second floor rotunda of the Russell Special Collections Building located at 300 S. Hull Street. Parking is available for off-campus visitors in the Hull Street Parking Deck (via the Baxter Street entrance). The building and exhibit galleries are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-5 p.m.

For information on group tours, contact Jean Cleveland at or 706/542-8079.