South Georgia Newspapers Added to the Georgia Historic Newspapers Website

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the addition of the previously digitized South Georgia newspaper titles to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) website.

https://gahistoricnewspapers.galileo.usg.edu/

Daily Times Enterprise (Thomasville), March 9, 1916

GHN now provides online access to forty seven South Georgia newspaper titles published in eleven cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cairo, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, Vienna, and Waycross) between 1845 and 1922, including:

Advertiser (Brunswick), 1875

Advertiser and Appeal (Brunswick), 1888

Albany Daily Herald, 1906

Albany News, 1869-1880

Albany Patriot, 1845-1866

Albany Tri-Weekly News, 1867

Albany Weekly Herald, 1892-1901

Americus Daily Recorder, 1884-1890

Americus Recorder Tri-Weekly, 1881-1884

Americus Times-Recorder (daily), 1891-1900

Americus Times-Recorder (weekly), 1891-1902, 1907-1910, 1817-1821

Americus Weekly Recorder, 1883-1891

Americus Weekly Times-Recorder, 1902-1907

Bainbridge Democrat, 1881-1909

Bainbridge Search Light, 1903-1913

Bainbridge Weekly Democrat, 1872-1876

Brunswick Advertiser, 1875-1881

Brunswick Advertiser and Appeal, 1881

Brunswick Weekly Advertiser, 1889

Cuthbert Appeal, 1866-1884

Cuthbert Enterprise and Appeal, 1884-1888

Daily Advertiser-Appeal, 1888-1889

Daily Times-Enterprise (Thomasville), 1890-1922

Grady County Progress (Cairo), 1910-1917

Post-Search Light (Bainbridge), 1916-1922

Search Light (Bainbridge, 1901-1903

Thomasville Times, 1873-1889

Thomasville Times-Enterprise, 1893-1903

Tifton Gazette, 1892-1919

Times-Enterprise Semi-Weekly Edition (Thomasville), 1913-1922

Times-Recorder (Americus, daily), 1891

Times-Recorder (Americus, weekly), 1891

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

Tri-Weekly Republican (Americus), 1870

Valdosta Times, 1905-1912

Waycross Evening Herald, 1911

Waycross Headlight, 1884-1887

Waycross Herald, 1892-1893

Waycross Journal, 1901-1914

Waycross Weekly Herald, 1893-1902, 1908-1910

Waycross Weekly Journal, 1914

Weekly Advertiser Appeal (Brunswick), 1888

Weekly Edition of the Waycross Evening Herald, 1904-1908

Weekly News and Advertiser (Albany), 1880-1892

Weekly Sumter Republican, 1870-1885

Weekly Times Enterprise and South Georgia Progress, 1905-1908

Weekly Times-Recorder, 1910-1917

The site offers full text searching and multiple browsing options. GHN is compatible with all current browsers, and the newspaper page images can be viewed without the use of plug-ins or additional software downloads.

This summer, the Digital Library of Georgia will be adding several previously digitized newspaper titles, including titles from the Savannah and Athens Historic Newspaper Archives. Upcoming new releases will include dozens of R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation-funded antebellum titles from around the state, the NDNP-funded Savannah Morning News, and several CLIR-funded student newspapers fromĀ Atlanta University Center and Spelman and Morehouse Colleges.

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Letters to Santa

Waycross Evening Herald, December 22, 1911

The tradition of children writing letters to Santa ClausĀ  rose in popularity in the second half of the nineteenth century in the United States. By the early 1900s, newspapers in south Georgia began publishing these letters in their December issues. They provide amusing and sometimes poignant insight into Christmas culture, familial relationships, charity, war, and consumerism from a century ago. The letters hint at other traditions related to Santa Claus, including his list of good and bad children and the practice of leaving foods for him to eat. The letters reproduced below and hundreds of others can be found in the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive.

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Waycross Journal, December 16, 1902

 

Bainbridge Search Light, December 15, 1911

 

Daily Times Enterprise (Thomasville), December 24, 1918

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Valdosta Times, December 12, 1905

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Americus Times-Recorder, December 11, 1913

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Daily Times Enterprise (Thomasville), December 24, 1918

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Americus Times-Recorder, December 11, 1913

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