Archive for the ‘Digital Library of Georgia’ Category

Five Libraries student workers honored

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - Amy Watts

At the beginning of this year, a notice was sent out from the UGA Career Center asking for supervisors to acknowledge their student workers who have worked hard demonstrating support and assistance for their university department. Supervisors sent in written information as to why their student should be nominated for ...

Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection ready for Grand Opening!

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 - danroth

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection has taken up residence in its new offices at the Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library Building. Preparations are underway for the official building dedication ceremonies, scheduled for Friday, February 17, 2012 at 11:00a.m. 2011 found the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards ...

Georgia History books now available digitally

Friday, March 18th, 2011 - Jean Cleveland

The Digital Library of Georgia and the University of Georgia Press have collaborated to make important works on Georgia history available in a digital format. A list of titles is available from the University of Georgia Press website. Access to the digital editions is available through the Digital Library ...

Catalog of Digitized Historical Newspapers

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 - phoebe

Looking for free (open-access) digital versions of historic newspaper articles?  A good first step might be to check NewspaperCat, a Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers produced at the University of Florida.  It currently indexes more than 1000 digital newspapers from the United States and Caribbean, covering a range of dates.  ...

Georgia Trivia: How well will you do on our quiz?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Who doesn't like a good game of trivia? The Digital Library of Georgia is home to a wealth of answers to interesting, educational, and sometimes useless Georgia trivia. How many can you get right without clicking on the links? [caption id="attachment_1149" align="alignright" width="152" caption="The Oldest City in Georgia in 1734"][/caption] What is ...

New Research Guide for Aerial Photos

Monday, September 13th, 2010 - phoebe

Wonder what Athens looked like from the air in the 1950s?  The new subject guide for air photographs, produced by the UGA Map Library, will help you discover our print and digitized/online collections of aerial views from Georgia (many available through the Digital Library of Georgia) and around the world. Click ...

The Blood-stained letter and Native American documents

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 - Jean Cleveland

“When you see this letter stained with the blood of my husband …” Of the 1,000 or so original documents and visual images preserved in the Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842 collection, few evoke pathos for the Indians’ plight as “the blood-stained letter” – written by the widows of Creek leader ...

90th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. To mark the occasion, we would like to highlight portions of our collection dealing with the struggle for suffrage by women in Georgia. Georgia suffragists ...

Historic architecture and landscapes

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 - Andy Carter

[caption id="attachment_598" align="alignleft" width="243" caption="Cherokee Phoenix print shop "][/caption] The Hubert Bond Owens and John Linley collections contain some 1,500 images of representative architectural sites and landscapes in Georgia. Owens and Linley were professors in the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia and were well-known in landscape architecture ...

Top Five DLG Sites for Genealogists

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Interest in genealogical research has grown rapidly over the last half century and the advent of the internet has opened up a whole new world to those interested in researching their family history. Resources that were once difficult to locate and navigate are now readily available to anyone with a ...