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Heritage Hall at Georgia College

  • Ina Dillard Russell Library, 221 N Clarke St
    Milledgeville, GA 31024



Heritage Hall is home of Georgia College's special collections, the Usery Leadership Gallery, and the Pat Peterson Museum Education Room branches off into distinct areas. Heritage Hall is open Monday - Friday, but due to construction taking place visitors will need to call and someone will come out and lead them to the Gallery. Special Collections, Ina Dillard Russell Library, Georgia College, serves the middle Georgia region by: 1) documenting the history and culture of Milledgeville/Baldwin County and its contiguous counties and, 2) by ensuring that the lives and experiences of our diverse communities receive historical recognition and representation. The curatorial units of Special Collections currently comprise University Archives, Digital Collections, Public Services, Rare Books and Manuscripts, and the Special Collections Galleries which are located in Heritage Hall. Materials within Special Collections include University Archives, the Flannery O’Connor papers, the Paul D. Coverdell Papers, the Carl Vinson Papers, the Floyd L. Griffin Papers, the WJ Usery papers, and the Mamie Walker/Alice Walker papers. The Special Collections Galleries, include: The Flannery O’Connor Gallery of Southern Literary Works. The Golden Slipper Award—created by the Georgia College Student Government Association as a way for first-year students to connect with upperclassmen. Journalist and lobbyist Julia Flisch, who pushed to establish Georgia College. Pulitzer Prize winner and author Alice Walker. Exhibits of history and culture including: Podcasts of local veterans, students, community members regarding the Vietnam War. Medals and memorabilia of Vietnam War veterans. The W.J. Usery Jr. Leadership Gallery, featuring community leaders such as Georgia’s First Lady, Foundation Board member Sandra Dunagan Deal, '64, '66, past State Senator Col. Floyd Griffin Jr. and former U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell.