The Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room receives Common Heritage Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities
The Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room was recently awarded the Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (press release available here –see pages 11 and 12 of the document for details).
This grant will be used to digitize privately held historical sources relating to the African American experience in Athens-Clarke County at a series of three day-long digitization events around the community.
Digitized material will be made available to the public with donor permission via the Athens-Clarke County Library’s partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia and the Digital Public Library of America.
The project also includes a public lecture series and tours of African American historic sites led by partner groups.
More information, including dates, will be announced soon!
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.
The archive now includes the following North Georgia newspaper titles: Cassville Standard (1852-1860), Cedartown Advertiser (1879-1884), Cedartown Express (1877-1879), Cedartown Record (1874-1877), Cedartown Standard (1900-1922), Cherokee Advance (Canton) (1880-1922), Clayton Tribune (1899-1924), Cleveland Progress(1892-1896), and Dahlonega Nugget (1903-1928), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Gainesville News (1902-1922), Georgia Cracker (Gainesville) (1894-1902), North Georgia Citizen (Dalton) (1868-1921), Rome Courier (1850-1855), Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (1860-1880), and Rome Weekly Courier (1860-1878).
The North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia.
Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and BlackArchive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html