Jane McMullan Foyer

Upon entering the foyer, visitors are invited to view a short film narrated by Director Sheryl B. Vogt explaining the Russell Library’s origin and mission. 

To the right, “The Wall of Faces” welcomes visitors and provides a glimpse of a handful of the many people represented in the Russell Library’s collections. Visitors will recognize familiar and lesser-known figures—from grassroots organizers and elected officials to ordinary citizens. Every Georgian has a stake in the state’s political history and place in the Russell Library.  

“The Stump,” an artistic woodcut depicting an icon of American representative democracy and mainstay of past political campaigns, graces the center of the foyer floor as a reminder of the relationship between politics, policy, and the people. The Russell Library welcomes visitors of diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore the people, events, and ideas shaping Georgia’s political landscape and culture.      


The Jane McMullan Foyer was made possible by the generosity of John F. McMullan (UGA ’58 and ’60) and Marilynn McMullan and family.   

Jane McMullan (UGA ’53 and ’56) served as an assistant to Senator Richard B. Russell (1962-1970) both in Washington D.C. and Winder, Georgia. After Senator Russell’s death, Jane served on the Subcommittee on Defense of the Senate Appropriations Committee, retiring in 1993. A native Georgian, Jane was extremely proud of her Georgia heritage and her Alma Mater.