clear
Sunday August 2nd, 2015 8:28PM

UGA gets grant to process political party records

By The Associated Press
ATHENS - A University of Georgia library has received a grant to process the records of the Republican and Democratic parties of Georgia.

The university says the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies has received a grant of up to $58,777 from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission for this purpose.

The one-year project will make these records available to researchers for the first time. The library plans to hire a professional archivist to do detailed processing and basic preservation.

The Russell Library's holdings focus on the relationship of politics, policy and culture and are a resource for researchers interested in the development of modern Georgia politics and public policy.

It is the official repository of the records of the GAGOP Papers (1981-1997) and the Georgia Democrats (1975-2008).
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Dems, GOP seek to define issue for 2014 elections
Ten months to next year's midterm elections, Democrats are determined to make Congress' slim production of fewer than 60 laws and plenty of incompletes - on immigration, gun control, tax reform and basic spending bills - a defining issue, heaping much of the blame on the GOP-led House for obstructing President Barack Obama's second-term agenda.
1:38PM ( 1 year ago )
Kerry seeks framework for Mideast peace talks
A senior State Department official says Secretary of State John Kerry will try this week to get Israel and the Palestinians to agree on a framework for negotiating a final peace agreement, yet cautions against raising expectations for Kerry's latest round of shuttle diplomacy.
1:35PM ( 1 year ago )
Mexican sales tax hike seen as boon on US border
Mexican license plates are common in parking lots of shopping malls in U.S. border cities. They will be even more familiar after Mexico raises its federal sales tax in border regions to match the rest of the country, say merchants and shoppers.
11:06AM ( 1 year ago )
Politics
Back to school for most students across NE Ga. this week
Most students in the Gainesville area will be heading back to school next week although those in one school district got the jump on things by returning to class Friday.
12:02AM ( 3 hours from now )
Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good
By Associated Press
6:30PM ( 1 hour ago )
HCSO investigating death of woman found in Lake Lanier
Hall County authorities are investigating the death of a woman found in Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:22PM ( 6 hours ago )
Hall County accident on 365 sends five to hospital
A traffic accident on Highway 365 has sent five people to the hospital.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:05PM ( 6 hours ago )
Lumpkin Co. signs ADA settlement with Justice Dept.
The Lumpkin County Board of Commissioners (BOC) recently signed a Settlement Agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), five years after an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) audit of county facilities.
By AccessWDUN staff
2:01PM ( 6 hours ago )