Archive for the ‘Digital Library of Georgia’ Category

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 ...

What Happened to Anna? A mystery in the DLG

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 - Andy Carter

Archives hold mysteries waiting for the curious to come along and solve. One of these can be found in the diary of Anna Fannie Gorham, a young woman living in Hamilton at the beginning of the Civil War. A transcription of her last diary entry is pictured (click to enlarge). Anna ...

Remember Me? A look back at Y2K, from the DLG

Friday, July 16th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Y2K...anyone? Planes falling from the sky, computers unable to tell time, nano-level Keystone Kops type stuff bringing everything to a complete stop. I forget exactly what the fear was (we'd wake up on the LOST island?). This First Friday Briefing (pictured) from the Georgia Department of Defense recounts the "sigh of ...

UGA Libraries capture an Emmy!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia Libraries has a new addition – a statuette awarded at the 2010 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards Saturday in Atlanta. Andrew Young Presents: How We Got Over was recognized for technical achievement, one of three Emmys it received. The documentary is largely based historical news footage made ...

Expansion of Online Southern Israelite Archive

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - phoebe

The Digital Library of Georgia and the Cuba Archives of the Breman Museum are pleased to announce the expansion of the Southern Israelite Archive. The Southern Israelite Archive now includes issues from 1959-1983, and spans the years 1929-1986, including over 48,000 images. Rabbi H. Cerf Straus established ...

Andrew Young Brings “How We Got Over” to MLC March 30

Monday, March 9th, 2009 - amber

The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries will host Ambassador Andrew Young as he presents the premiere of his new feature-length civil rights documentary, “How We Got Over,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 30. The event ...

The UGA Libraries are podcasting!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - Ian Thomas, Science Library

The UGA Libraries and Russell Library now feature podcasts on a variety of topics, ranging from a discussion with Dr. Michael Conroy about using models to guide decision making in wildlife conservation to samples from the Russell Library's oral history project on Georgia politics. All podcasts are available through the ...

Civil Rights Digital Library featured in AJC article

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - Amy Watts

The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently published an article highlighting the Civil Rights Digital Library, a project between the Media Archives, DLG, NGE, GALILEO, and folks in the Franklin College. The Civil Rights Digital Library site ( includes around 30 hours of raw footage of the Civil Rights movement from the ...

American Library Association loves the DLG

Thursday, January 24th, 2008 - UGA Libraries

The Digital Library of Georgia was recently featured on as the "Digital Library of the Week." ilovelibraries is a digital newsletter for the American Library Association. It singled out the DLG's "Vanishing Georgia" collection for particular praise.