Savannah Historic Newspapers Expansion

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive.

Savannah Morning News, February 22, 1876

smnbuilding_022276The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to seventeen newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 103,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. Additionally, the site is compatible with all current browsers without the use of plug-ins or software downloads.

The archive now includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Daily Morning News (1850-1864), Daily News and Herald (1866-1868), and Savannah Daily Herald (1865-1866), in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Daily Georgian (1835-1847), Daily Republican (1839-1840), Daily Savannah Republican (1829-1839), Georgian (1819-1823, 1829-1835), Republican and Savannah Evening Ledger (1809-1816), Savannah Daily Georgian (1853-1856), Savannah Daily Morning News (1868), Savannah Daily Republican (1818-1824, 1840-1852, 1855-1858, 1866-1867), Savannah Georgian (1825-1829, 1847-1849), Savannah Georgian and Journal (1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah National Republican (1865), Savannah Republican (1816-1818, 1824-1828, 1853-1855, 1858-1865), and Weekly Georgian (1839-1841).

The Savannah 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.

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 South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the North Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1850-1922), 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


New Collections from Peach Public Libraries

Photograph of Contractor Accessing Flood Damage at Wastewater Treatment Pond, Byron, Peach County, Georgia, 1994 July 8
Photograph of Contractor Accessing Flood Damage at Wastewater Treatment Pond, Byron, Peach County, Georgia, 1994 July 8

The DLG would like to welcome the Peach Public Libraries as a new project partner!

Four new collections have been made available through this partnership:

Everett Square School Photographs (Photographs of the Everett Square School in Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia. The school was built in 1952 and has since been demolished.)

Fort Valley School Photographs (Collection of class photographs from Fort Valley Primary School in Fort Valley, Georgia, 1958-1969)

Peach County Flood Photographs (Photographs of the 1994 flood in Peach County, Georgia caused by tropical Storm Alberto)

Peach Festival Photographs (Collection of photographs taken in 1922-1924 of the Peach Festival, which took place in Fort Valley, Georgia.)

These collections have been digitized as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Public Libraries Partnerships Project (PLPP).

Andrew Vickers, Assistant Director for the Peach Public Libraries system, values the opportunity that PLPP has provided to make DLG’s collaboration with Peach Public Libraries possible, and appreciates how the program has enabled DLG to “really work with each individual system. Not everyone has the staff, the equipment, or the time and money it takes to undergo such a project.”

Many of the images available in these new collections come from Peach County’s local newspaper, the Leader Tribune, as well as from donations from library patrons and board members. Vickers emphasizes that these collections have had a strong local impact. Speaking of the Peach County Flood Photographs collection, he says: “It’s definitely interesting to see the devastating physical effects, but it also warms your heart to see the local community pulling together to pick up the pieces. I believe that it tends to bring out the best in communities.”

Please take a look and enjoy these new collections!