Monthly teacher reports from African American rural and city schools operating during the 1930s in Laurens County, Georgia now available online

The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) is pleased to announce the availability of the Teacher’s Monthly Reports Collection at https://dlg.usg.edu/collection/zhe_tmr. The collection, which belongs to the Oconee Regional Library System, is available online thanks in part to the DLG’s 2018 Competitive Digitization grant program, a funding opportunity intended to broaden DLG partner participation for statewide historic digitization projects.

The Teacher’s Monthly Reports collection includes monthly teacher reports from African American rural and city schools operating from 1930 to 1939 in Laurens County, Georgia. These monthly reports were created by individual teachers to be submitted to the Laurens County Superintendent. The reports list student names, age, grade and attendance for the month. Many of these records also show teacher salaries, addresses, and other information. The DLG has digitized 126 folders with reports for 58 schools.

Cristina Hernández Trotter, Head of the Reference Department and the Heritage Center of the Oconee Regional Library System describes the impact this new collection will have for researchers and genealogists: “Family and local historians will be thrilled to have online access to this information. Genealogists will eagerly pore over these pages in search of relatives. Local historians can use these records to paint a more detailed picture of our county’s educational system during the 1930s. Because these records contain the home address of some teachers and principals, any scholars interested in the history of the micropolitan nature of Dublin, Georgia will find these primary source documents of interest.”

“We are so excited to be able to partner with DLG to make these documents discoverable online,” Trotter continues, “This collection will have such a great impact on our community. Scholars interested in the history of education and civil rights in Georgia will be pleased to discover the rich historical information this collection contains.”

About the Oconee Regional Library System

The Oconee Regional Library System (OCRL) is a public library system that serves the Georgia counties of Glascock, Laurens, Johnson, Treutlen, and Washington. The headquarters for the library system is in Dublin, Georgia and the system serves a population of over 83,000 people across 2,011 square miles. Visit OCRL at http://www.ocrl.org/.

About the Digital Library of Georgia

Based at the University of Georgia Libraries, the Digital Library of Georgia https://dlg.usg.edu is a GALILEO initiative that collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions of education and culture to provide access to key information resources on Georgia history, culture, and life. This primary mission is accomplished through the ongoing development, maintenance, and preservation of digital collections and online digital library resources. DLG also serves as Georgia’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America and as the home of the Georgia Newspaper Project, the state’s historic newspaper microfilming project.

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Georgia Historic Newspapers Update Summer 2018

Over the summer, 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 new titles along with titles added from previous newspaper websites.

Titles funded by the R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation

Albany Courier (Albany), 1847

American Standard (Albany), 1855

Athens Gazette, 1814-1820

Corner Stone (Columbus), 1853-1861

Carrollton Advocate, 1860-1861

Cartersville Express, 1860

Cassville Standard, 1855-1857

Columbus Daily Times, 1858-1861

Columbus Sentinel, 1837

Columbus Times, 1841-1849

Columbus Weekly Times, 1859-1862

Daily Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1860

Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta), 1860

Daily Locomotive (Atlanta), 1860

Daily True Democrat (Augusta), 1860

Democratic Platform (Calhoun), 1859

Foreign Correspondent & Georgia Express (Athens), 1809-1810

Georgia Courier (Albany), 1853-1855

Georgia Express (Athens), 1808-1809

Georgia Express (Athens), 1812-1813

Georgia Platform (Calhoun), 1858

National American (Atlanta), 1860

North-east Georgian (Clarkesville), 1857

Richards’ Weekly Gazette (Athens), 1849-1850

Southern Literary Gazette (Athens), 1848-1849

Southern Literary Gazette (Charleston), 1850-1852

South-Western News (Americus), 1856

Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta), 1857-1861

Weekly True Democrat (Augusta), 1860

Western Herald, 1833-1834

 

Titles funded by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR):

Clark Atlanta University Panther, 1991-1996; 2017

The Panther, 1965-1980

Spelman Campus Mirror (Atlanta), 1925-1950

 

Titles funded by a National Digital Newspaper Program Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities:

Savannah Morning News, 1881-1887

 

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

Daily Georgian (Savannah), 1835-1847

Daily Morning News (Savannah), 1850-1864

Daily News and Herald (Savannah), 1866-1868

Daily Republican, 1839-1840

Daily Savannah Republican, 1829-1839

Georgian (Savannah), 1819-1823, 1829-1835

Georgian for the County (Savannah), 1822

The Republican; and Savannah Evening Ledger, 1809-1816

Savannah Daily Georgian, 1853-1856

Savannah Daily Georgian & Journal, 1856

Savannah Daily Herald, 1865-1866

Savannah Daily Morning News, 1868

Savannah Daily Republican, 1818-1824, 1840-1853, 1855-1858, 1866-1868

Savannah Georgian, 1825-1829, 1847-1849

Savannah Georgian (tri-weekly), 1822-1831

Savannah Georgian & Journal, 1856

Savannah Morning News, 1868-1880

Savannah Republican, 1816-1818, 1824-1829, 1853-1855, 1858-1865

Weekly Georgian (Savannah), 1839-1841

 

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