The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is Now Available

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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10 Replies to “The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is Now Available”

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

  5. 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!

  6. Looking for articles in regards to the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapter Chi Omega chartered in Thomasville in 1924.

  7. Hi, Larry:

    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. So, unfortunately, we won’t have any 1924 newspapers for you online.

    The University of Georgia Libraries microfilm holdings includes microfilm reels of the Thomasville Daily Times-Enterprise through June of 1924 and the Thomasville Times-Enterprise from July 1924-present, if you want to research the microfilm reels at the UGA Libraries.

    The Georgia Newspaper Project’s microfilm holdings web site is available here for you to see for yourself. http://www5.galib.uga.edu/gnp/listab.html?Search=Begin+Search%21

  8. Interested in finding information in newspaper articles during late 1940’s-early 1950’s. This would be for the Lowndes County area. Where could I find such information? Thanks in advance for your help!

  9. Hi, Tracie:

    Unfortunately, the DLG does not have digital newspaper resource for Lowndes County for the 1940s-1950s due to copyright restrictions.

    The Georgia Newspaper Project (https://www.libs.uga.edu/gnp) has microfilm resources that are available to view in person at the University of Georgia that cover that time period:

    Lowndes County News (Apr. 23, 1937-Jul. 3, 1953)

    https://galileo-usg-uga-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=01GALI_USG_ALMA71105067030002931&context=L&vid=UGA&search_scope=UGA&tab=default_tab&lang=en_US

    If you are from Lowndes County, I would recommend contacting the South Georgia Regional Library to see if they have holdings for Lowndes County newspapers.

    South Georgia Regional Library System
    300 Woodrow Wilson Drive
    Valdosta, GA 31602
    Email address: sgrl@sgrl.org
    Telephone: 229-333-0086

    I would also recommend the Lowndes County Historical Society Museum – they may also be able to help.

    Phone Number:
    (229) 247-4780
    Email:
    Research.LCHS@gmail.com
    http://valdostamuseum.com/

    If it helps, you can find other Lowndes County resources in the Digital Library of Georgia at the following link:
    https://dlg.usg.edu/records?f%5Bcounties_facet%5D%5B%5D=Lowndes&only_path=true

    Hope some of this information is helpful to you.

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