Augusta-Richmond County Public Library and Coastal Heritage Society receive Competitive Digitization grants from the DLG

  • The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library and Coastal Heritage Society are recipients of the third set of grants awarded in a program intended to broaden partner participation in the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG). The DLG solicited proposals for historic digitization projects in a statewide call, and applicants submitted proposals for projects with a cost of up to $5,000. The projects will be administered by DLG staff who will perform digitization and descriptive services on textual (not including newspapers), graphic, and audio-visual materials.Preference in the selection process was given to proposals from institutions that had not yet collaborated with the DLG. The Coastal Heritage Society is a new partner for the DLG.

    The recipients and their projects include:

  • Augusta-Richmond County Public Library (Augusta, Ga.)

Digitization and delivery of the Augusta Chinese-American Oral History Project, which includes twenty-six oral history interviews of individuals who either immigrated to Augusta from China, and/or grew up in Augusta during the early to the middle twentieth century. The interviews were gathered in 2011 and 2012 by members of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of Augusta (CCBA). Anyone interested in studying immigration, minority cultures, economic history, race relations, or the establishment of Chinese-American organizations in the South will find the interviews informative.

  • Coastal Heritage Society (Savannah, Ga.)

Digitization and delivery of a Civil War period ledger spanning the years 1860 to 1864 that documents work conducted at the Carpentry Shop, within the Savannah Shops complex of the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia. Sections of the ledger record the tasks of specific workers, including employees, laborers, and African American workers. The Carpentry Shop ledger is a snapshot in time at one of the busiest industrial railroad complexes in the South just prior to and during the American Civil War.

Sheila McAlister, director of the Digital Library of Georgia notes: “Thanks to our review partners from Georgia Humanities, Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia Arts Council, Georgia Historic Records Advisory Council, and DLG partner volunteers, we’ve selected another strong slate of digital projects that reflect the diversity of Georgia. The collections document the Chinese-American community in Augusta and Georgia’s railroads during the Civil War and will be of interest to a wide audience.”

About the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System

The Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (ARCPLS) is a public library system serving more than 250,000 county residents. As a member of Public Information Network for Electronic Services (PINES), a program of the Georgia Public Library Service covering 53 library systems in 143 Georgia counties, ARCPLS supports any resident in the PINES network and provides access to over 10 million books. ARCPLS has a collection size of over 316,000 with a circulation of more than 478,000 annually. ARCPLS facilitates programs and classes to educate and entertain all ages at no cost. In addition to being a vital meeting place where the community can gather, explore new worlds, and share ideas and values, ARCPLS is a community hub and a critical anchor for our residents and neighbors. With a committed and diverse staff, ARCPLS continues to bring innovative and adaptive information and technology to its patrons.

About the Coastal Heritage Society (Savannah, Ga.)

The mission of Coastal Heritage Society is to provide educational experiences for the public through the preservation and presentation of the historic resources of coastal Georgia and adjacent regions. Coastal Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1975 which operates five historic museums for visitors to explore. These include the Georgia State Railroad Museum, the Savannah Children’s Museum, the Savannah History Museum, Old Fort Jackson, and the Pin Point Heritage Museum.

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Georgia Historic Newspaper Update – Spring 2018

The Digital Library of Georgia has added several new newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website in 2018. Included below are a list of the most recent additions.

Augusta Chronicle and Gazette of the State, 1789-1806

Augusta Herald, 1799-1821

Augusta Washingtonian, 1843-1845

Daily Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1840-1859

Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1847-1851

Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1856-1859

Georgia State Gazette, or, Independent Register (Augusta), 1786-1789

Houston Home Journal (Perry), 1991-1993

Lyons Progress, 1905-1924

Mirror of the Times (Augusta), 1808-1814

Southern Centinel, and Gazette of the State, 1795-1796

Tri-Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel, 1839-1851, 1872-1875

Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1850-1867

Tri-Weekly Republic (Augusta), 1849-1851

Toombs County Local (Vidalia), 1911

Washingtonian, or Total Abstinence Advocate (Augusta), 1842-1843

Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1838-1857

Weekly Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1856-1863

Weekly Georgia Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1851

Weekly Georgia Constitutionalist and Republic (Augusta), 1851-1855

Weekly State Rights’ Sentinel (Augusta), 1836

 

The DLG has also added several previously digitized newspaper titles to the GHN website, including:

Advertiser (Brunswick), 1875

Advertiser and Appeal (Brunswick), 1882-1886

Albany Weekly Herald, 1892-1901

Albany Patriot, 1845-1866

Bainbridge Democrat, 1881-1909

Bainbridge Weekly Democrat, 1872-1876

Brunswick Advertiser, 1875-1881

Brunswick Advertiser and Appeal, 1881

Cuthbert Appeal, 1867-1884

Cuthbert Enterprise and Appeal, 1884-1888

Post-Search Light (Bainbridge), 1903-1913

Red and Black (Athens), 1994-2006

Search Light (Bainbridge), 1901-1903

Tifton Gazette, 1892-1919

Tri-Weekly Sumter Republican (Americus), 1866-1867

Vienna News, 1902-1918

Waycross Evening Herald, 1911

Waycross Weekly Herald, 1894-1902

Waycross Weekly Herald, 1908-1910

Weekly Advertiser-Appeal (Brunswick), 1888

Weekly Sumter Republican (Americus), 1870-1885

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