South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive Expansion

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to fifteen newspaper titles published in nine south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Tifton, Thomasville, Valdosta, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 141,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

The archive now includes the following Athens newspaper titles: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914) in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912).

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 (1827-1928), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970) (by jodi at These archives can be accessed at

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2 Replies to “South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive Expansion”

  1. Hi, Max:

    There are only two African American newspapers from south Georgia in the Georgia Historic Newspapers website, and those are the Colored Tribune and the Crusader, both from Savannah. Most of our content is from the nineteenth century due to copyright restrictions and unfortunately, not many nineteenth century African American newspapers were preserved and microfilmed in the twentieth century. Since we digitize from microfilm, it limits the titles available for inclusion. It is our priority to work to include a diversity newspapers in the website. This year, we received a CLIR grant to digitize materials from Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities, including school newspapers from Spelman, Clark Atlanta, and Morehouse. We will post updates on our blog and social media outlets as those are added to the website this year.

    We have provided below a list of the three African American newspapers currently included in the Georgia Historic Newspapers website:

    Colored Tribune (Savannah):
    The Crusader (Savannah):
    Zebra Magazine (Athens):

    If you have additional questions, please let us know. Thanks for your interest in our work.

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