Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies

The Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies is a center for documenting and promoting the study of Georgia's modern political history, policy, and culture.
Now and Then: 1979 is part of a periodic exhibit series hosted by the library that explores pivotal years in American history. From June 4 to December 24, 2019, guests can revisit a year that witnessed the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster, the Iran hostage crisis, gas shortages, and the Egypt-Israeli Peace Treaty. The Russell Gallery is located inside the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia.


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Joel Chandler Harris (1845-1908)

One of the South's most treasured authors, Joel Chandler Harris gained national prominence for his numerous volumes of Uncle Remus folktales.

Jane Withers (b. 1926)

Before Jane Withers became one of the most popular child actors of the 1930s, she performed in vaudeville and on her own

Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island, situated about sixty miles south of Savannah, lies in the center of coastal Georgia's well-defined chain of

Willie Lee Perryman (1911-1985)

Willie Lee Perryman, who performed during his career as "Piano Red" and as "Dr.

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries