The DLG would like to welcome the Peach Public Libraries as a new project partner!
Four new collections have been made available through this partnership:
Everett Square School Photographs (Photographs of the Everett Square School in Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia. The school was built in 1952 and has since been demolished.)
Fort Valley School Photographs (Collection of class photographs from Fort Valley Primary School in Fort Valley, Georgia, 1958-1969)
Peach County Flood Photographs (Photographs of the 1994 flood in Peach County, Georgia caused by tropical Storm Alberto)
Peach Festival Photographs (Collection of photographs taken in 1922-1924 of the Peach Festival, which took place in Fort Valley, Georgia.)
These collections have been digitized as part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Public Libraries Partnerships Project (PLPP).
Andrew Vickers, Assistant Director for the Peach Public Libraries system, values the opportunity that PLPP has provided to make DLG’s collaboration with Peach Public Libraries possible, and appreciates how the program has enabled DLG to “really work with each individual system. Not everyone has the staff, the equipment, or the time and money it takes to undergo such a project.”
Many of the images available in these new collections come from Peach County’s local newspaper, the Leader Tribune, as well as from donations from library patrons and board members. Vickers emphasizes that these collections have had a strong local impact. Speaking of the Peach County Flood Photographs collection, he says: “It’s definitely interesting to see the devastating physical effects, but it also warms your heart to see the local community pulling together to pick up the pieces. I believe that it tends to bring out the best in communities.”
Please take a look and enjoy these new collections!