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They Endure: A Chronicle of Courage Oral History Project

Roddenbery Memorial Library

From 1981-1982, interviewers Frank Robuck and Robert Hall recorded oral histories in Cairo, Georgia focused on documenting Black history and preserving memories of Cairo during the early 20th century. Interviewees come from a wide range of backgrounds including military veterans, educators, farmers, midwives, and church officials. Each interview provides insights into the personal lives of the Black community in Cairo, with a particular focus on religious, social, and educational organizations.

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Gregson and Ellis Architectural Drawings

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

Architectural drawings of Georgia public medical and mental health carerawings created and produced by the architectural firm Gregson and Ellis and its predecessor, Gregson and Associates from 1940 to 1979.

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St. Paul's Church of Augusta Collection

St. Paul's Church (Augusta, Ga.)

Materials dating from 1820 to 1960 belonging to Saint Paul’s Church of Augusta, the oldest church and institution in the city of Augusta and one of the oldest in Georgia.

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Pandora: Yearbook of the University of Georgia from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Hargrett Library

Volumes from 1965 to 1974 have been digitized, documenting the years following desegregation and the first social movements for black students, women’s liberation, gay liberation, and campus free speech as they manifested themselves on the UGA campus.

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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Making an Active Historic Church’s History Available Online

Susan Yarborough, chair of the St. Paul's Church of Augusta, Georgia’s History Committee shares her experience working with DLG staff as a subgrant winner and describes one of her favorite items in their newly digitized collection: a page dating from 1864 that was included inside of a parish register.
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A Georgia Newspaper Journalist Uses DLG Resources

Augusta Chronicle writer Bill Kirby recently wrote an article delving into the history of Augusta's Woodlawn School, which educated the children of Augusta cotton mill employees, using the DLG's newly released collection of historic Augusta newspapers, The Augusta Herald, 1898-1908, The Augusta Daily Herald, 1908-1914, and The Augusta Herald, 1914-1924.
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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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Sharing Columbus History in “Early Columbus Georgia” Facebook Group

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.