Forthcoming Historic Newspapers – Spring 2019

This year, the Digital Library of Georgia will be adding a variety of new newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website. Below is a list of newspapers titles slated to be added to GHN in the Spring of 2019.

Georgia HomePLACE-funded newspaper titles:

  • Banks County Gazette (Homer), 1890-1897
  • Banks County Journal (Homer), 1897-1902
  • Banks County Observer (Homer), 1888-1889
  • Barnesville Gazette, 1884-1885
  • Barnesville News-Gazette, 1868-1925
  • Barrow Times (Winder), 1919-1921
  • Butts County Progress, 1907-1915
  • Commerce News, 1908
  • Daily Gazette (Barnesville), 1884
  • Danielsville Monitor, 1894-1926
  • Farmer’s Journal (Homer), 1889
  • Forest News (Jefferson), 1875-1881
  • Forsyth County News (Cumming), 1917-1953
  • Harmony Grove Echo, 1894-1897
  • Jackson Argus, 1895-1902
  • Jackson Economist (Winder), 1896-1900
  • Jackson Herald (Jefferson), 1881-1926
  • Jackson News, 1882
  • Jackson Progress-Argus, 1902-1924
  • Middle Georgia Argus, 1881-1891
  • North Georgian (Cumming), 1906-1923
  • Northeastern Progress (Harmony Grove), 1878
  • Orthodox Democrat (Barnesville), 1889
  • Reform World (Winder), 1896
  • Weekly Journal (Homer), 1889-1890
  • Winder News, 1913-1923

National Digital Newspaper Program-funded newspaper titles:

  • Brunswick Daily News, 1903-1906
  • Brunswick News, 1900-1902
  • Brunswick News, 1906-1922
  • Brunswick Times, 1889-1900
  • Brunswick Times-Call, 1900-1902

CLIR-funded newspaper titles:

  • Athenaeum (Morehouse College)
  • Maroon Tiger (Morehouse College)

Titles to be added in partnership with Ingram Library, University of West Georgia:

  • West Georgian (Carrollton), 1933-2007
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Roswell Community Digitization Event a Success

Charles Grogan, patron and Juliette Johnson, volunteer
Charles Grogan, patron and Juliette Johnson, volunteer

The Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell Research Library and Archives wanted to promote a digitization event for members of the community to submit photographs and records that documented the history of the area. In order to make sure that the event was conducted using best archival practices, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) was engaged to provide a training session for the staff, interns, and volunteers of the Roswell Historical Society in preparation for the event. During the course of this 4-hour workshop, the participants learned about copyrights, proper handling and digitization of the material, and metadata creation. The information that the DLG staff provided was first-rate. Supplemental material and suggestions for scanning equipment was most helpful. The actual scanning event took place in November of 2018, and the Society continues to encourage the community to share their treasures by appointment. Our digitization program is well-established due to the support that we received from DLG.

"Baptism performed by Rev. Joshua Grogan at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, circa 1920"
Baptism performed by Rev. Joshua Grogan at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, circa 1920

 

The DLG continues to be an invaluable support resource for the Roswell Historical Society as we prepare our metadata and images from the event to be uploaded to their site. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with them to make our collections accessible to a wider audience.

–Elaine DeNiro, Archivist, Roswell Historical Society/City of Roswell Research Library and Archives

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