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.

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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

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Sapelo Island

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

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Willie Lee Perryman (1911-1985)

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

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