After months of moving, the University of Georgia’s new special collections library building opened to the public last week — even though the new building still looks unfinished inside.

Years in the planning, the new Richard B. Russell Building will usher in a new era for the special collections, an archive of Georgia history that includes Sen. Richard B. Russell’s baseball card collection, a lock of Jefferson Davis’ hair and thousands of rare or one-of-a-kind photographs, books, manuscripts and other items that document the history of Georgia and the South.

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