Hargrett Historical Maps and Broadsides Databases Open

February 18, 2013 – 11:20 AM

The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia Libraries maintains a collection of more than 1,000 historic maps spanning nearly 500 years, from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. Although not limited to a single geographic subject, the collection heavily emphasizes Georgia as colony and state, along with its surrounding region. The Hargrett Maps Database serves as a finding aid for the majority of Hargrett’s map holdings and provides digital versions of most maps. Researchers can search by title, century, creator and facets or browse holdings by clicking here

A broadside is a sheet of paper generally printed on one side only and typically used as a poster to announce some event, proclamation or other matter. The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library holds a collection of more than 2,000 historical broadsides dated 1746-1980s. The Broadsides Database serves as a finding aid for Hargrett’s broadsides holdings and provides digital versions of most broadsides. Researchers can search by title or date or simply browse the holdings by clicking here.

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Broadside (1887) from the E. Merton Coulter Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

 

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