University of Georgia Libraries, Special Collections  


The Russell Library has over 300 collections from politicians, political parties, public policy organizations, federal and state appointees, and political observers and activists from modern Georgia (1900-present).

The scope of the Library's collections is both deep and varied. The collections provide significant documentation of the broad spectrum of political activities of modern Georgia through over 13,000 linear feet of correspondence, speeches, drafts of legislation, domestic and foreign policy papers, polling data, campaign materials, sound recordings, electronic records, photographs, film, artifacts,
and oral history.

The collections also document the global relationships and interests formed by Georgians through political action, foreign service, trade, and other activities.

Some collections include family papers and business records.

Visit the Research section of the Russell Web site for guide to searching collections online or go directly to collection search database.