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West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive

2015 October 8

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

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

Butler Herald Office, Butler Herald, Sept. 4, 1919

Butler Herald Office, Butler Herald, Sept. 4, 1919

The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in five west Georgia cities (Butler, Carrollton, Dallas, Douglasville, LaGrange) from 1843 to 1942. Consisting of over 37,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. 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.

The archive includes the following west Georgia newspaper titles: Butler Herald (1876-1942), Carroll Free Press (Carrollton) (1883-1922), Douglas County Sentinel  (Douglasville) (1917-1922), LaGrange Herald (1843-1844), LaGrange Reporter (1857-1914), Paulding/Dallas New Era (1883-1908). The Digital Library of Georgia will add additional titles from the region over time.

The West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE 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. Digitization is also made possible through the generosity of the Taylor County Historical-Genealogy Society and the Flint Energies Foundation.

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 Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), 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). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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  1. September 12, 2016

    Hi,

    I am searching for newspapers that my grandfather worked for in the 1920s-30s, and one is reported to have been in Tallapoosa, Ga. Would you have any information on papers in Tallapoosa?

    Also, can you tell me if there is an online archive for Carrrolton County news articles from late 19th century and early 20th?

    Thank you!

  2. Mandy Mastrovita permalink*
    September 13, 2016

    This probably doesn’t cover the time period between 1920-1930 that you are looking for, but here is what I could find.

    Here at the University of Georgia, the Georgia Newspaper Project’s microfilm holdings include a run of the Tallapoosa Journal from January 15, 1930-December
    1942. That paper merged with the Tallapoosa Beacon to form the Tallapoosa Journal-Beacon, and the Georgia Newspaper Project’s holdings include microfilm
    from January 13, 1944-August 17, 1966; then a break until May 24, 1967-August 1983. These materials are in the microfilm holdings at UGA Libraries; the
    materials are not digitized.

    You can search the Georgia Newspaper Project’s microfilm holdings here: http://libs.uga.edu/gnp/titlelist.html

    As for Carrollton County news articles–do you mean Carroll County?

    The Carroll Free Press (Carrollton) 1883-1922 is represented in the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive. You can access the West Georgia Historic Newspaper Archive here at http://wgnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/wgnewspapers/search

    Hope this helps answer your questions!

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