The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies at the University of Georgia Libraries was established in 1974. The Library has become a center for research and study of the modern American political system, with particular emphasis on the role of Georgia and the increasingly diverse people, events, and ideas that shape Georgia’s modern political landscape.
The Russell Library holds more than 500 archival collections from 1900 to the present. These collections include federal and state appointees, members of Congress, governors, state legislators, judges, mayors, political activists and observers, political party records, and public policy organizations such as the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, Leadership Georgia, the ACLU of Georgia, and the Athens-Clarke County League of Women Voters.
This guide aims to outline the Oral History collections at the Richard B. Russell Library that feature women. The Russell Library houses over 300 political collections; many of these document the myriad ways that women have shaped Georgia and the United States. These include women who were involved at the University of Georgia and in Athens, and those involved with different political and activist movements. We hope this LibGuide can help students research these collections.
This guide was prepared by Madison Ingram, project archivist at the Richard B. Russell Library, and funded by a generous donation from Margaret Bennett, wife of former U.S. Ambassador William Tapley Bennett, Jr.
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Politics Oral Histories that highlight women's experiences in political movements, including party politics and the Civil Rights Movement.
UGA and Athens These oral histories are comprised of those recording the history and life at the University of Georgia and in Athens.
Music These histories highlight the stories of female musicians and music teachers in Athens and across Georgia.
Disability Community and Activism These histories include oral histories highlighting the lives and work of members of the disability community.
Agriculture and Environment These histories are focused on the agricultural and ecological changes in Georgia and the rest of the United States.
First Person Project The First Person Project collects personal narratives and oral histories documenting life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.