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:


Georgia Historic Newspapers Update Fall 2020

This past spring and 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 newly available titles.

Titles funded by the Burke County Genealogical and Historical Society

True Citizen (Waynesboro), 1902-1926

Titles funded by the Forsyth County Government

Forsyth County News (Cumming), 1959-1995

Titles funded by the Georgia Public Library Service

Adairsville Banner, 1898

Adairsville Ledger, 1890

Bartow Tribune (Cartersville), 1911-1917

Bartow tribune. The Cartersville news, 1917-1923

Cartersville American, 1882-1886

Cartersville Courant, 1885-1886

Cartersville Courant-American, 1888-1889

Cartersville Express, 1880-1889

Cartersville News, 1904-1917

Cartersville Sentinel, 1874

Coffee County Gazette (Pearson), 1880-1881

Coffee County Progress (Douglas), 1913-1925

Courant-American (Cartersville), 1887-1888

Courant-American (Cartersville), 1889-1901

Dade County Gazette (Rising Fawn), 1879-1882

Dade County News (Trenton), 1888-1889

Dade County Sentinel (Trenton), 1901-1908

Dade County Times (Trenton), 1908

Dade County Weekly Times (Rising Fawn), 1884-1888

Dade County Weekly Times (Trenton), 1889

Douglas Breeze, 1895-1902

Douglas Enterprise, 1905-1926

Douglas Weekly Breeze, 1903-1905

Emerson News, 1897

Free Press (Cartersville), 1878-1883

Henry County Weekly (Hampton), 1879-1891

Henry County Weekly (McDonough), 1892-1923

Henry County Weekly and Henry County Times (McDonough), 1891

Kingston Times, 1910

Moultrie Observer, 1899

News (Cartersville), 1901

News and Courant (Cartersville), 1901-1904

Pearson Tribune, 1917-1922

State of Dade News (Trenton), 1891-1901

Voice of the People (Cartersville), 1892

Weekly Cartersville Express, 1866

Willacoochee Record, 1912

Willacoochee Sun, 1907-1908

Willacoochee Times, 1921, 1930

Titles funded by the Houston County Public Library System

Houston Daily Journal (Perry), 2006-2007

Houston Home Journal (Perry), 1993-1994

Houston Home Journal (Perry), 1999-2005

Houston Home Journal (Perry), 2007-2008

Houston Times-Journal (Perry), 1994-1999

Titles funded by the Knox Foundation with support from the Friends of the Augusta Library

Augusta Daily Herald, 1908-1914

Augusta Herald, 1890-1908

Augusta Herald, 1914-1924

Titles funded by the Middle Georgia State University Library through a grant from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC)

Cochran Journal, 1910-1913

Titles funded by the National Digital Newspaper Program

Americus Times Recorder, 1901-1919

Titles funded by the R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation and the Gwinnett Historical Society

Gwinnett Herald (Lawrenceville), 1885-1897

Lawrenceville News, 1894, 1897

News-Herald (Lawrenceville), 1899-1924

Weekly Gwinnett Atlas (Lawrenceville), 1917

Weekly Gwinnett Herald (Lawrenceville), 1871-1885

Titles Funded by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah

Bulletin (Monroe), 1961-1962

Southern Cross (Savannah), 1963-2000