Security, climate control, galleries, classrooms and an archival preservation environment ensure the continued enjoyment of the University’s special collections.
The preservation of the University’s notable collections of rare books, manuscripts and documents called for a space that is functional and beautiful. The Special Collections Building houses the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Award Collections. Each library accommodates staff and preservation space, exhibit areas and reading rooms, and share exhibit preparation spaces, conservation and photo labs, a 200-seat auditorium and a 20,000-SF multipurpose meeting room.
Noteworthy: A 28,000-SF state-of-the-art subterranean environmental chamber contains an archival vault for storing collections.