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Using the University Archives

Where Are We? - The University Archives Unit is located in the new Russell Special Collections Library Building at 300 South Hull Street.

What Do We Have? - We constantly are adding records of new and old holdings to our online Guide To UGA Collections, but it is incomplete, so we urge you to check with us if you do not see the materials you need.

Additional Resources - Many items related to University history are found in the regular collections of the Libraries or in the non-circulating Georgiana collections of the Georgia Room in the Hargrett Library. These items can be found through the our online catalog, GIL@Hargrett. Don't forget to check out the growing collection of electronic resources on our Archives Online page.

How Can Items Be Used? - To preserve its often unique items, the UGA Archives allows access to its materials under the same terms and conditions as other rare materials in the Hargrett Library. For more details, see Using the Collection.

Laws Relating to Archives - Archival materials are generally open for use by all, in compliance with the State of Georgia's Open Records Law. When there is a question of access, researchers may be referred to the Office of Public Affairs, the office that processes all open records requests. For more information about the program at UGA, see the Office of Public Affairs Open Records page.

Much information related to living students or graduates is protected by the Federal Educational Right to Privacy Act, often called FERPA or the Buckley Amendment. UGA's FERPA policy statement is available at: http://www.reg.uga.edu/or.nsf/html/ferpa. Many files cannot be opened to the public until they are checked for FERPA protected material, which may delay access.