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Library Overview

The University of Georgia Libraries' special collections comprise three distinct and distinctive libraries. The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library consists of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Georgiana Collection, and University Archives. Subject interests include Georgia, book arts, theater, music, history, literature, journalism, and genealogy. Special emphasis is placed on rare books, maps, broadsides, and other printed material dealing with Georgia. The manuscripts area is the repository for over 6 million individual items including family papers, diaries, letters, theatrical papers, and corporate and organizational papers.

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies supports scholarly research in modern political history. Holdings, in addition to the collection of the late Senator Russell, include the papers of former Secretary of State Dean Rusk; former Ambassador W. Tapley Bennett Jr.; numerous congressional, state, and local legislators; and political columnists and editorial cartoonists. It is also the official repository for the records of the state Democratic and Republican Parties, Leadership Georgia, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and the Georgia ACLU.

The Walter J. Brown Media Archive & Peabody Awards Collection holds film, video, audiotape, transcription disks, and other recording formats comprising approximately 100,000 titles. The Peabody Awards Collection is the flagship collection and contains most of the entries for the first major broadcast award given in the United States. Entries begin in 1940 for radio and 1948 for television. This collection provides a cultural cross-section of television programming from its infancy to the present day, featuring news, documentary, entertainment, and children's programming.

University of Georgia Libraries
UGA Main Library
Athens, Georgia 30602
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library http://www.libs.uga.edu/hargrett/speccoll.html
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies http://www.libs.uga.edu/russell/
Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection http://www.libs.uga.edu/mediadept/
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