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Augusta Jewish Museum Collection

Augusta Jewish Museum

Historic materials dating from 1850 to 2022 that come from a diverse group of Jewish creators, including youth, women, clergy, and congregations that offer unique insights into the greater Augusta, Georgia region's Jewish life, philanthropy, foodways, and experiences.

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African American Funeral Programs, 1960-2022

Evans County Community Center (Claxton, Ga.)

African American funeral programs dating from 1886-2019 held by the Evans County Community Center in Claxton, Georgia.

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Mighty Eighth Air Force Collection

National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force

Digitization of materials that focus on the activity at Savannah Army Air Base (Hunter Field), Savannah, Georgia to prepare the Eighth Air Force for combat following its activation on January 28, 1942.

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Julia King Collection

Midway Museum (Midway, Ga.)

Family papers and records belonging to Julia King, a descendant of the Roswell King family of coastal Georgia plantation owners and managers, dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. The collection includes documents related to slavery, including estate appraisals and inventories.

Civil Rights Digital Library

The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. The CRDL features a collection of unedited news film from the WSB (Atlanta) and WALB (Albany, Ga.) television archives held by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries. The CRDL provides educator resources and contextual materials, including Freedom on Film, relating instructive stories and discussion questions from the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, and the New Georgia Encyclopedia, delivering engaging online articles and multimedia.

CRDL is a partnership among librarians, technologists, archivists, educators, scholars, academic publishers, and public broadcasters. The initiative received support through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Georgia Historic Newspapers

Georgia's print media history began in 1763 with the establishment of the state's first newspaper, the Savannah Gazette. Considered history's "rough draft," newspaper journalism has wide ranging impact. Beyond a reporting of facts, newspapers reflect the social and cultural values of the time in which they were compiled and as such, are invaluable to scholars and the general public alike. These publications document not only cities and counties throughout the state, but also record the activities of the state's various ethnic, religious, and educational groups.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers portal provides free, full-text searchable access to over 1 million pages of Georgia newspaper content dating from 1763 to 1968. Newspaper titles are regularly digitized and added to the archive.

The Georgia Historic Newspapers database is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of Georgia HomePlace. The project is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Additional support has been made available by the R.J. Taylor Foundation, Flint Energies, and a number of other local foundations and public libraries.

See all the newspaper issues or collections digitized by DLG.

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Flannery O’Connor’s Appearances in the Georgia Catholic Diocesan Paper The Bulletin

From 1956 to 1964, Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor regularly contributed to the book reviews section of the Georgia Catholic diocesan paper The Bulletin, that show her intellectual engagement with Catholicism.
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How the DLG Helps the Georgia Senate Press Office Conduct Its Research

Andrew Allison, director of the Georgia Senate Press Office, describes how he and his staff use the Digital Library of Georgia to perform research to fulfill the communication needs of Georgia's fifty-six state senators and to produce the Parliamentary Inquirer, the monthly newsletter produced by the Senate Press Office.
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A History Graduate Student Uses DLG Resources to Build an Online Exhibit on Jim Crow in Savannah’s Park System

Jeff Ofgang, a graduate student at Georgia Southern University, discusses how he used resources from the Digital Library of Georgia while working with its partner, the City of Savannah Municipal Archives as an intern during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown to build an online exhibit on Jim Crow in Savannah’s park system.
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The Rylander Theatre Collection Brings Viewers to Cinephile Jimmy Carter’s Childhood Landmark

Justin Broseman, an experiential learning intern in the Digital Library of Georgia, provides us with information about President Jimmy Carter's affinity for motion pictures, how it was shaped during his youth, at the Rylander Theatre in Americus, Georgia, and the films he watched during his term in office as President of the United States.