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
Home Movie Day 2016 is just around the corner! The day recognizes the cultural importance of amateur films, and highlights the role of local archives, museums, and historical societies in seeking home movies of regular people. Home Movie Day events make it possible for home movie owners to connect with their communities by sharing their home movies with receptive audiences, and to learn how to care for their films from moving image archivists present at Home Movie Day events.
This year’s Home Movie Day is officially October 15, 2016, but events will be held throughout the year celebrating home movies.
In Georgia, the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection is hosting in a Home Movie Day event on Saturday, October 1st in Milledgeville, Georgia from 2:00-5:00 pm at Flannery O’Connor’s Andalusia Farm. If you are bringing home movie footage, they will be able to play 16mm, 8mm, Super 8mm, and DVD.
If you can’t attend Home Movie Day events in Milledgeville on October 1st, be sure to read more about Home Movie Day here and take a look at some of the home movies that we have available in the DLG.
From our partners at the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection:
From our partners at the Georgia Historical Society: