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Gainesville city directories

Hall County Library System (Ga.)

Collection of city directories for Gainesville, Georgia dating from 1882 to 1960.

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Lemon Street (Marietta, Ga.) Photographs and Calendar, Circa 1940-2004

Kennesaw State University. Department of Archives, Rare Books and Records Management

The Lemon Street (Marietta, Ga.) photographs and calendar collection consists of five photographic prints and a calendar with photographic reproductions documenting African American life on historic Lemon Street.

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Parade of Quartets Collection

Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

Footage dating from 1980-2011 of the Parade of Quartets television program, an African American gospel program featured on WJBF-TV in Augusta, Georgia.

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Peachtree City: Plans, Politics, and People, "New Town" Beginnings and How the "New Town" Grew

Peachtree City Library

Materials documenting the history of Peachtree City, Georgia from incorporation in the late 1950s to 2007.

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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Civil War in the American South

In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the start of the American Civil War, Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

ASERL members hold deep and extensive collections documenting the history and culture of the American South, developed over hundreds of years to support scholarly research and teaching. Many of the special or unique manuscripts, photographs, books, newspapers, broadsides, and other materials have been digitized to provide broader access to these documents for scholars and students around the world. Civil War in the American South is a collaborative initiative to provide a single, shared point of access to the Civil War digital collections held at many individual libraries.

This site currently links to more than 10,000 items from 32 libraries. The shared collection continues to grow, providing ready access to a world-class collection of primary source materials from the American Civil War era.

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Filling in the Blanks — Researching Georgia Photographers

Lee Eltzroth, independent scholar, author of the popular photographic history blog Hunting and Gathering, and president/ CEO, Friends of the Peachtree City Library shares how she has used the Macon and Columbus city directories, as well as the Georgia Historic Newspapers website to research Georgia photographers throughout history.
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Callie McGinnis, retired Dean of Libraries at Columbus State University, shares how she has used the Georgia Historic Newspapers website to share historic events in the “Early Columbus Georgia” Facebook group.
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Joshua Kitchens, director of the archival studies program at Clayton State University, describes how he has used the Georgia Historic Newspapers website to research Atlanta foodways.