Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Women of the League Unite!

Just a few shots from our Athens League of Women Voters event last week -- a good crowd, excellent speaker, and we even had a sing-a-long!

Former ALWV President Heidi Davison consults with Margaret Holt to identify former members in the pictures on display.

Other former members brainstorming to ID pictures from past League events.

Jill Severn, Russell Library's Head of Outreach and Access, leads the group in song -- a song from a league skit composed in the 1960s.

Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt instructs new donor Heidi Davison in signing her deed of gift.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Celebrating Dedication

Next Friday, May 18, 2012 the Russell Library will celebrate the opening of The Athens League of Women Voters Records Collection.

Known for their slogan, "the key to good government is citizenship participation" this organization documented the activities of its members from 1948 until 2006 -- creating a record of the grassroots experience and engagement of Athens women involved in political life for more than fifty years.

The Russell Library for Political Research and Studies invites all former members of the Athens League of Women Voters to join us for a continental breakfast, remarks from former ALWV president Heidi Davison, and a display of artifacts, photographs, and documents from the collection. 

This event will take place on Friday, May 18th from 10:00am - 11:30am in Room 285 of the Richard B. Russell Building for Special Collections Libraries on the UGA Campus. Free parking is available in the Hull Street Parking Deck; for directions and parking information call Jill Severn at (706) 542-5766.

To R.S.V.P. for this event:
email russlib@uga.edu or call (706) 542-5766