Georgia HomePLACE, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), and the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System are pleased to announce the addition of over 10,000 digitized pages of African American funeral programs to the Augusta Public Library’s Eula M. Ramsey Johnson Memorial Funeral Program Collection. Spanning 1933-2017 and consisting of over 3,000 programs, the digital collection provides both a rich source of genealogical information and local history about the African American community. Programs are freely available online through the DLG.
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Image Magazine, one of the area's first African American lifestyle magazines, has been digitized thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to The Athens-Clarke County by the Digital Library of Georgia.
Image Magazine was published by Dr. Robert Harrison from 1977 through 1980, and it covered the social life of the local African American community. Harrison donated every issue of the magazine to the Athens-Clarke County Library's Heritage Room earlier this year as part of the library's Common Heritage project.
The Yazoo land fraud was “one of the most significant events in the post–Revolutionary War history of Georgia,” according to its entry in the New Georgia Encyclopedia written by Chris Dobbs. “The bizarre climax to a decade of frenzied speculation in the state's public lands, the Yazoo sale of 1795 did much to shape Georgia politics and to strain relations with the federal government for a generation.”
Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930), a Georgia native, is best known as the first woman to hold a U.S. Senate seat but it is her speeches and writings on behalf of Progressive Era reforms, especially women’s rights, that cement her legacy.
Flagpole Magazine, Athens' popular alternative newsweekly, is the latest addition to the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (GHN), at https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn94029049/, part of the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries. The release of this new collection coincides with the 30th anniversary of Flagpole.
Athens is unique as a small college town that became nationally prominent in the 1980s thanks to the emergence of breakthrough local music acts that were initially popularized during college radio's heyday, and later gained traction on mainstream pop radio and MTV.
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is celebrating its 1 millionth digitized historic newspaper page. The premier issue of the Georgia Gazette, Georgia’s first newspaper, published from 1763-1776 in Savannah, will become the 1 millionth page of historic newspapers to be made freely available online through the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN):
https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/lccn/sn83016182/1763-04-07/ed-1/seq-1/. James Johnston, the first printer in Georgia, published the state’s first newspaper issue on April 7, 1763.
Public libraries around the state are being provided with printed materials, including bookmarks, rack cards, and temporary tattoos, as well as a freely downloadable digital press kit to encourage local celebrations of the milestone.
A collection of photographs documenting a variety of methods used by farmers and soil conservation scientists and engineers to prevent soil erosion have been added to the Digital Library of Georgia. Funding for this project was provided by Georgia HomePLACE, a unit of the Georgia Public Library Service.
The new collection, USDA Photo Collection, Columbia County, Georgia, is available at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/usdapc_search.html, and was made possible through a partnership between the Digital Library of Georgia, GeorgiaHomePLACE and the Columbia County Library in Evans, Georgia.
Digital Library of Georgia received National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize newspapers
Within two years, the Digital Library of Georgia will digitize 100,000 more pages of Georgia historic newspapers, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
The DLG will receive $255,590 of the $39.3 million in grants being given for 245 humanities projects across the country. The newspapers selected for digitization will have been published prior to 1963 and will be part of the state’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program. The NDNP supports the creation of a national, digital resource of historically significant newspapers published between 1690 and 1963, from all states and U.S. territories. An advisory committee consisting of journalists, historians, librarians, and archivists will guide the selection of Georgia titles to be scanned.
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) has launched a brand-new website featuring historic newspaper titles from around the state. Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN), available at http://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/
Since 2007, the Digital Library of Georgia has been providing access to the state’s historic newspapers through multiple, online city and regional newspaper archives. The DLG’s newest website, Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN), continues that tradition by bringing together new and existing resources into a single, consolidated website.
The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:
The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to fifteen newspaper titles published in nine North Georgia cities (Canton, Cassville, Cedartown, Clayton, Cleveland, Dahlonega, Dalton, Gainesville, and Rome) from 1850 to 1928. Consisting of over 63,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site is compatible with all current browsers and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.