Forthcoming Newspapers

In July 2017, the Digital Library of Georgia added both new and previously digitized newspaper titles to its recently released Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website. Below is a list of newspapers titles slated to be added to GHN over the next six months.

In the fall of 2017, DLG will add the following newspapers:

  • Flagpole Magazine (Athens), 1987-2012
  • Houston Home Journal (Perry), 1990-1993
  • Walker County News (LaFayette), 1880-1924

In addition, DLG will incorporate antebellum-era issues of multiple Augusta newspaper titles:

  • Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State, 1792-1802
  • Augusta Evening Dispatch, 1858-1861
  • Augusta Herald, 1799-1821, 1838
  • Augusta Mirror, 1840
  • Augusta Washingtonian, 1843-1845
  • Columbian Sentinel, 1806-1809
  • Constitutionalist and Republic, 1851
  • Daily Chronicle & Sentinel, 1853-1859
  • Daily Constitutionalist, 1851-1859
  • Daily Constitutionalist and Republic, 1853-1854
  • Democratic Champion, 1844
  • Georgia State Gazette, or Independent Register, 1786-1789
  • Georgia Weekly Constitutionalist, 1848-1850
  • Mirror of the Times, 1808-1814
  • Southern Field and Fireside, 1859-1864
  • Southern Centinel and Gazette of the State, 1795-1796
  • Southerner, 1840
  • Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist, 1850-1867
  • Tri-Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel, 1851-1875
  • Tri-Weekly Republic, 1849-1851
  • Washingtonian, or, Total Abstinence Advocate, 1842-1843
  • Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel, 1851-1860
  • Weekly States’ Rights Sentinel, 1836

As part of the CLIR-funded project between Atlanta University Center, Spelman and Morehouse Colleges, and DLG, we will be adding the following student newspapers:

  • Gammon Theological Seminary’s The Foundation
  • ITC’s The Center and The Lantern
  • Morehouse College’s Maroon Tiger
  • Morris Brown College’s The Wolverine Observer
  • Spelman College’s The Campus Mirror and The Spelman Spotlight

Additionally, the DLG will incorporate the following previously released newspaper archives into GHN:

We will continue to update users on future newspaper digitization projects in the coming months as part of our effort to expand the holdings of the GHN website.

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New website devoted to Georgia historic newspapers available from the Digital Library of Georgia.

July 12, 2017

WRITER: Mandy Mastrovita, mastrovi@uga.edu, 706-583-0209
CONTACT: Sheila McAlister, mcalists@uga.edu, 706-542-5418

New website devoted to Georgia historic newspapers available from the Digital Library of Georgia.

ATHENS, Ga. — The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the launch of 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.

“Historic newspapers provide a unique look at our state over time. They are invaluable to scholars and the general public alike as they provide in-depth coverage of Georgia counties and cities, report on the activities of state and local government, and reflect the social and cultural values of the time that they were created. By far, they are DLG’s most popular resources,” remarked Sheila McAlister, director of the Digital Library of Georgia. “We’re grateful for the assistance of our partners as we continue to add new content and improve how our users interact with these important historic documents.”

The GHN includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers; important African-American, Roman Catholic, and Cherokee newspapers; and issues from Augusta, Atlanta, Columbus, Fayetteville, Houston county, Louisville, Thomson, Sandersville, Waycross, and Waynesboro. The latest additions bring the total number of newspaper pages available free online through the DLG to 825,000 pages.

Like the older DLG newspaper sites, GHN provides newspaper issues that are full-text searchable and can be browsed by date and title.

Features of the new site include:

  • Essays about the publishing history of various newspaper titles,
  • Browsing by region (corresponding to regions of older sites), and
  • Browsing by types that include community papers, papers-of-record, African-American papers, religious papers, school papers, or Native American papers.

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.

All previously digitized newspapers are scheduled to be incorporated into the new GHN platform. Until that time, users may continue to access the existing regional and city sites (North, South, West Georgia, Athens, Macon, Milledgeville, and Savannah). Milledgeville and the South Georgia historic newspapers are slated to be integrated into GHN next.

Digitization of the newspapers found in the initial launch of GHN was made possible through partnerships with the following organizations:

Flint Energies Foundation
Georgia HomePLACE/Georgia Public Library Service
Houston County Public Library System
R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation
Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah
Taylor County Historical-Genealogical Society

About the Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia Libraries. Since 2007, the DLG has partnered with universities, archives, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to digitize historical newspapers from around the state. The archive is free and open for public use.

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