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Enhanced Macon Telegraph Archive

2016 July 21
by Donnie Summerlin

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the re-release of the enhanced Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive:


First Issue of the Macon Telegraph, November 1, 1826

The Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is now compatible with all current browsers and provides access to early issues of the Macon Telegraph ranging from its inception as a weekly newspaper in 1826, through the daily issues of the early twentieth century without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads. Consisting of over 51,000 newspaper pages, the website provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

The archive includes the following titles: Daily Telegraph and Messenger (1873), Georgia Telegraph (1832-1835, 1844-1858), Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Georgia Journal & Messenger (1869-1880), Georgia Weekly Telegraph, Georgia Journal & Messenger (1880-1882), Macon Daily Telegraph (1860-1863, 1865-1869, 1908), Macon Georgia Telegraph (1836-1844), Macon Telegraph (1826-1832, 1894-1905), Macon Telegraph and Messenger (1873-1882), Macon Tri-Weekly Telegraph (1862-1863), Telegraph and Messenger (1871-1873), Twice-A-Week Telegraph (1907), Weekly Georgia Telegraph (1858-1869), Weekly Telegraph (1885-1895), Weekly Telegraph and Messenger (1884-1885).

The Macon Telegraph Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, a part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive (1809-1880), the South Georgia Archive (1845-1923), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the West Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1843-1942), 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


Society of American Archivists Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference August 3rd

2016 July 12
by Mandy Mastrovita

Registration for the Society of American Archivists Teaching with Primary Sources Unconference August 3rd at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History in Atlanta, GA is still live.

Attendance is free and aiming to bring together a multiplicity of professions (artists, scientists, historians, educators, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, digital humanities, etc.). All welcome!

Register here:

Questions? Contact Jill Severn

Please share with colleagues who may be interested–all welcome!



An informative and fun day, with a variety of workshops and attendee-driven conversations, covering all aspects of Teaching with Primary Sources. Join your colleagues and like-minded professionals, including educators at all levels, archivists and librarians from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) and Rare Books and Manuscripts Section of ACRL (RBMS), and across allied fields.  Hosted by the wonderful folks at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History and organized by the SAA Reference, Access and Outreach Section’s Committee on Teaching with Primary Sources.

Open to individuals with all levels of experience who use primary source material in classroom and instruction settings. Tell your non-archivist teaching friends!
This is an à la carte, drop-in/drop-out event and you don’t need to come to the whole thing.  If you don’t know what SAA is and don’t have any idea what goes on at the annual conference, that doesn’t matter!  We want primary-source-educators from all walks of life to gather together to learn from each other about what works and what doesn’t.

For your archivists: Registration will be a separate process from the Society of American Archivists 2016 Conference registration — you can attend this event without attending the conference.  Lunch on your own with many nearby options.  Registration is first-come first-served.