From Colony to Statehood: The Georgia Open History Library
In 2026, the United States will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. In anticipation of this event, the University of Georgia Press has developed the Georgia Open History Library: From Colony to Statehood in the New Union. This resource provides free digital access to 45 out-of-print volumes focused on Georgia from the colony’s founding through the American Revolution.
On display in the Hargrett Gallery of the UGA Special Collections Building, this exhibition showcases a selection of original manuscripts and rare books held by the Hargrett Library documented in these newly digitized volumes. Touch screens in the gallery provide access to digitized versions of these resources hosted in the Digital Library of Georgia.
This display was made possible with support from the Humanities Open Book Grant, a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Tuesday, October 26 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, October 27 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 28 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, October 29 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, October 30 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, October 31 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Monday, November 1 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 2 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday, November 3 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 4 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday, November 5 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Hargrett Gallery
300 S Hull Street, Athens, GA 30605