Archive for the ‘Digital Library of Georgia’ Category

Georgia Sanborn® Maps Online

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 - Digital Library of Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922. See: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sanborn The digital collection consists of 4,445 maps by the Sanborn Map Company depicting commercial, industrial, and residential areas for 133 municipalities. Originally designed for ...

Feature article about the Digital Library of Georgia

Friday, October 21st, 2005 - Amy Watts

The Digital Library of Georgia was featured recently on the UGA home page. Read the accompanying article.

Historical news footage to be foundation of Civil Rights Digital Archives

Monday, October 17th, 2005 - Digital Library of Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – Creation of a comprehensive digital library on the Civil Rights Movement is the goal of a new cooperative initiative, which will receive support from a federal grant awarded to the University of Georgia. “The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among ...

History of Macon’s Douglass Theatre online

Thursday, October 13th, 2005 - Digital Library of Georgia

Douglass Theatre history goes online at the Digital Library of Georgia In the Roaring Twenties, legendary blues singers Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Ida Cox performed live at Macon’s Douglass Theatre, as did the famous vaudeville comedy team Butterbeans and Susie. Silent movies by pioneering film maker Oscar Micheaux played ...

Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards Online

Monday, September 26th, 2005 - Digital Library of Georgia

The Digital Library of Georgia and the East Central Georgia Regional Library System are pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards from the Collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/picturingaugusta. The web site features forty turn-of-the-twentieth century Augusta-related picture postcards ...

Ships for Victory in the news

Friday, August 26th, 2005 - Digital Library of Georgia

The Ships for Victory site on WWII Liberty Ship building in Brunswick, Georgia, was featured in the August 23, 2005 Brunswick News: http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/36803625811018.php Ships for Victory: J. A. Jones Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia is part of the Digital Library of Georgia, a GALILEO initiative based at ...

Ships for Victory

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005 - Digital Library of Georgia

By 1942, German U-boats had already destroyed more than 500 million tons of Allied shipping. In that year, the U. S. Maritime Commission chose 16 sites – including Brunswick, Georgia – to build the aptly-named Liberty ships. J. A. Jones Construction Company completed 85 Liberty ships (as well ...

“Ships for Victory” collection added to DLG

Monday, July 25th, 2005 - Amy Watts

"Ships for Victory: J.A. Jones Construction Company and Liberty Ships in Brunswick, Georgia" has been added to GALILEO. This online collection consists of eighty-four black-and-white photographs from the J.A. Jones Construction Company collection at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library that depict the company’s World War II cargo ship building activities in ...

Georgia on your mind?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 - Amy Watts

The Digital Library of Georgia has introduced a "Reference Shelf" containing information about the state of Georgia. It provides links to entries in the New Georgia Encyclopedia, as well as other pertinent and informative sites.