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The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is Now Available

2011 August 31
by Donnie Summerlin

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource: The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sgnewspapers

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in four south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Thomasville, and Valdosta) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 81,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

The archive includes the following south Georgia newspaper titles: the Albany News (1870-1883), the Albany Patriot (1845-1866), the Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), the Sumter Republican (1870-1885), the Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), and the Valdosta Times (1908-1912). The Digital Library of Georgia will add additional titles from the region over time.

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System 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 Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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  1. September 1, 2011

    My great grandmother, Adora Jordan West Clark was born January 30, 1852 in Byromville, Georgia, lived during the Civil War and later traveled extensively throughout much of the state by railroad and wrote some newspaper articles about her life and travels. Do you have copies of any such articles?
    Thank you,
    Patricia Adora Clark Taylor

  2. Donnie Summerlin permalink*
    September 6, 2011

    Hey Patricia,

    You might want to try searching through the Digital Library of Georgia’s online newspaper archives. There are sites for the Macon Telegraph, Columbus Enquirer, Milledgeville Historic Newspapers, Athens Historic Newspapers, Atlanta Historic Newspapers, and the South Georgia Historic Newspapers, among others. They can be found here:
    http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

  3. Lamar permalink
    September 9, 2011

    I just wanted to thank you guys for the recent addition to the online GA newspapers. Great work. Although these papers are a little off my own personal research path I still want to say thank you. Every image you upload helps somebody. So I appreciate what y’all have accomplished by filling in so many areas of the state all FREE for the public. Keep up the excellent work!

    [any hint on your next NP project?????]

  4. Donnie Summerlin permalink*
    September 12, 2011

    Thanks Lamar! We have plans to add additional cities to the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive.

  5. November 12, 2013

    Do you have any plans to extend the newspaper archives past 1922? I really enjo yreading these papers.

  6. Donnie Summerlin permalink*
    November 12, 2013

    Doloris,

    There are no plans right now to digitize papers for this site past 1922, because of copyright laws. Newspapers published before 1923 are in the public domain and can be freely digitized without copyright restrictions. We do have plans, however, to add newspapers from Vienna to the South Georgia Newspapers Archive. Thanks for your interest!

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