Georgia Historic Newspapers Update Winter 2021

This past winter, the Digital Library of Georgia released several new grant-funded newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. Included below is a list of the newly available titles.

Titles funded by the National Digital Newspaper Program

Americus Times-Recorder, 1920-1925

Atlanta Constitution, 1897-1903

Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal, 1901-1918

Golden Age (Atlanta), 1906-1914

People’s Party Paper (Atlanta), 1892-1898

Trench and Camp (Augusta), 1917-1919

Titles funded by the R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation in partnership with the Atlanta History Center.

Atlanta Daily Examiner. 1854-1855

Atlanta Daily Post, 1879-1880

Atlanta Evening Capitol, 1885-1887

Atlanta Evening Herald, 1893

Atlanta Post-Appeal, 1882

Atlanta Weekly Examiner, 1855-1856

Atlanta Weekly Post, 1880-1881

Cherokee Georgian (Canton), 1875-1876

Cherokee Intelligencer (Canton), 1833-1834

Christian Index (Atlanta), 1879-1881

Christian Index (Atlanta), 1892-1897

Christian index and Southern Baptist (Atlanta), 1881-1892

Daily Dispatch (Savannah), 1894

Daily Press (Atlanta), 1894

Evening Sentinel (Augusta), 1878-1879

Georgia Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1845

Georgia Courier (Augusta), 1833-1835

Great Kennesaw Route Gazette (Atlanta), 1886

Kennesaw Gazette (Atlanta), 1886-1890

Living Issues (Atlanta), 1893-1894

Looking Glass (Atlanta), 1894-1897

Marietta Advocate, 1861-1863

National Republican (Augusta), 1868

Savannah Daily Times, 1884-1886

Savannah Morning News, 1881-1883

Savannah Weekly News, 1894-1898

Southern Alliance Farmer, 1889-1892

Southern Confederacy (Atlanta), 1861

Sunday Gazette (Atlanta), 1878-1881

Sunday Phonograph (Atlanta), 1879-1881

Times (Savannah), 1880-1881

Weekly Chronicle & Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1881-1883

Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1843-1846

Weekly Georgia Constitutionalist and Republic (Augusta), 1852-1855

Western Georgian (Rome), 1838

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National Digital Newspaper Program Update

Since August 2019, the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) has been at work on our second round of participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant. The program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Library of Congress (LC) to “develop an Internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages.”

As Georgia’s representative in the program, the DLG coordinates with the NEH, the LC, the Georgia Archives, and vendor partners both domestic and international to digitize some of the state’s most historically significant newspapers. Last year, an advisory board comprised of archivists, genealogists, historians, humanities professionals, librarians, and journalists selected thirteen Georgia newspaper titles for digitization as part of the NDNP grant. The titles listed below will be digitized and made available over the next six months on both the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America website and the DLG’s Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website. The linked titles have already been made available online:

  • Atlanta Constitution, 1887-1903
  • Atlanta Georgian, 1912-1914
  • Atlanta Semi-Weekly Journal, 1901-1920
  • Atlanta Tri-Weekly Journal, 1920-1925
  • Golden Age, 1906-1915
  • Jeffersonian, 1907-1917
  • Watson’s Weekly Jeffersonian, 1907
  • Weekly Jeffersonian, 1907

During our previous NDNP grant cycle, the DLG digitized an additional 110,000 historical newspaper pages between 2017 and 2019. Those newspaper issues are freely available to the public on both the Chronicling America and Georgia Historic Newspapers websites. The following titles were digitized as part of the grant:

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