New Collections Document Atlanta’s Interdenominational Theological Center and Morehouse, Morris Brown, and Spelman Colleges.

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Dance Theater Students, Spelman College Photographs Collection, Theatre and Dance Series 3, http://digitalcommons.auctr.edu/scimgtnd/3

As part of the CLIR-funded, “Our Story” project, Atlanta University Center, Spelman College, and the DLG are happy to announce additional content documenting the largest consortium of African American private institutions of higher education.

Additional “Our Story” updates are available through the DLG blog.

Interdenominational Theological Center

  • The Center–Quarterly journal of the Interdenominational Center’s cooperating seminaries and the Stewart Missionary Foundation of Africa dating from 1960 to 1966 and containing articles of wide general interest as well as more detailed discussions or special subjects from the Divisions of Biblical, Historical, Theological, and practical.
  • The Foundation–Quarterly journal published between 1905 and 1980 for  the Gammon Theological Seminary, its alumni, and the Stewart Missionary Foundation for Africa.
  • The Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center–Semi-annual scholarly journal dating from 1973 to 2007 and featuring the work of I.T.C. faculty.
  • The Lantern–Alumni news publication covering the period from 1984 to 2009 highlighting the work of I.T.C. alumni and important events and activities.
  • Yearbooks -Yearbooks of the Interdenominational Theological Center dating from 1945 and 1986 and chronicling the annual activities of Gammon Theological Seminary, The Morehouse School of Religion, Phillips School of Theology, and Turner Theological Seminary.

Morehouse College

  • Morehouse College Photographs–Photographs depicting the buildings and grounds, students, campus events and visitors, faculty, and individuals associated with Morehouse College, the only all-male historically Black college in the United States, dating from the 1880s through the 1970s.

Morris Brown College

  • Catalogs–Course catalogs dating from 1889 to 1998 of historically black, Atlanta-based, liberal arts college, Morris Brown College.

Spelman College

  • Buildings–Photographs tracing the development of the Spelman College campus from the 1880s to the present.
  • Commencement –Photographs depicting Spelman College commencement ceremonies from 1887 to 2005.
  • Presidents–Photographs documenting the leadership history of Spelman College from its founding in 1881 to present day.
  • Theatre–Photographs of productions and performances of the Spelman College Department of Drama and Dance from the 1930s to present.
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Early, Montgomery, Toombs County Newspapers Added to Georgia Historic Newspapers Website

CONTACT: Deborah Hakes, dhakes@georgialibraries.org

ATLANTA, Ga — Georgia HomePLACE and the Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce the addition of nearly 27,000 pages of South Georgia newspapers dating from 1863-1927 to the Georgia Historic Newspapers website.

Cameron Asbell, Director of the Ohoopee Regional Library System, which includes Montgomery and Toombs counties, says “Making these newspapers available online provides a unique glimpse into a dynamic time when the area was transitioning from waterways to railways as the primary transportation of goods. This region was shaped by agriculture, timber, and transportation and we are fortunate that now much of the everyday history recorded in newspapers can be found online for everyone to read.”

Georgia Historic Newspapers includes some of the state’s earliest newspapers providing perspectives often missing in history books, including important African-American, Roman Catholic and Cherokee newspapers, as well as local and regional papers from across the state.

Consisting of six titles and over 4,000 issues covering Early, Montgomery, and Toombs counties, this newest digital collection provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Issues are freely available online through Georgia Historic Newspapers.

“Newspapers remain the number one most frequently-requested digital primary source format in Georgia’s public libraries,” says HomePLACE Director Angela Stanley. “We tend to think of Facebook as our virtual community meeting place, but newspapers have been filling this role since the 17th century. We’re excited to be able to offer greater geographical coverage in communities across South Georgia.”

Georgia Historic Newspapers is compatible with all current browsers, and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Annually, the Digital Library of Georgia digitizes over 100,000 historic newspaper pages with funding from GALILEO, the Georgia Public Library Service, and its partners, and microfilms more than 200 current newspapers.

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Georgia HomePLACE is a project of the Georgia Public Library Service that encourages public libraries and related institutions across the state to participate in the Digital Library of Georgia. HomePLACE offers a highly collaborative model for digitizing primary source collections related to local history and genealogy. HomePLACE is supported with federal Library Services and Technology Act 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.

Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia is a GALILEO initiative that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. The Digital Library of Georgia also serves as Georgia’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America and as the home of the Georgia Newspaper Project, the state’s historic newspaper microfilming project.

 

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