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Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries

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Amazing Collections

A beautiful building on the UGA Campus. We went to see the Dahlonega Gold Coins and we were not... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Greenville, South Carolina
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Gold exhibit on a Saturday.

I went to see the wonderful exhibit "Georgia's Gold Rush". It was so rich in detail and so... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
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300 S Hull St, Athens, GA 30605-1101
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building on the UGA Campus. We went to see the Dahlonega Gold Coins and we were not disappointed. Splendid presentation. Covered with Glory:UGAFootball was also interesting. I enjoyed the look into the history of broadcasting as well . Plan on spending at least...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I went to see the wonderful exhibit "Georgia's Gold Rush". It was so rich in detail and so beautifully displayed that I could have stayed all day. However, since I couldn't find any place to park on campus that didn't require a permit, I had...More

Thank Irene36
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Unless one has visited, or taken a tour of the Special Collection building, one would never dream that such a massive resource and treasure trove exists here on the UGA campus. The displays of historical, cultural, environmental, and other collections of artifacts are magnificent. Occasional...More

1  Thank dianelorraineb
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Researchers heaven especially when it comes to southern history. Exhibits from their vast collections are ever changing.

Thank Gingko259
Reviewed 22 December 2016

There are a number of historical and art exhibits throughout the year. Have been there on a couple of occasions. Free to the general public.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I don't know what I expected from the Special Collections building, but what I experienced there was fantastic! It is easy to find with good parking. The signage inside could be better, but just wander around and you will see some great exhibits and it...More

Thank Christmas2010
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is a wonderful special collections library with interesting exhibits and lectures. There is no charge for the museum and the exhibits offer a glimpse into our past history. Check the website to see what is being featured- you may be very surprised by what...More

1  Thank emfeAthens_Georgia
Reviewed 22 April 2016

The building looks quite imposing, but its fake Georgian style gives no indication of what is inside. It was built to honor the memory of a great Georgian politician, Senator Richard B. Russell. There are of course the various special library collections (mainly on politics),...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The special collections library is located on the University of Georgia campus. You can park in the garage across from the building (just press the call button and let them know you are there to see the library). Upon entry after signing into the library...More

2  Thank MTravi
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Newly built and architecturally beautiful archive building containing some of the State of Georgia's most historically important collections and displays. Very visitor friendly with frequent guided tours by highly qualified and educated docents.

1  Thank rascal3362
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