Leo M. Frank collections

Leo M. Frank collections

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

Materials on Leo M. Frank, the superintendent of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta, who was convicted of the murder of factory worker Mary Phagan in 1913; then lynched by a mob in Marietta in 1915 after Governor John M. Slaton commuted Frank's death sentence to life imprisonment.

Suwanee First Methodist Church Historic Documents

Suwanee First United Methodist Church (Suwanee, Ga.)

Historic documents created by Suwanee First Methodist Church (Suwanee, Ga.) leaders that reflect the church’s history from the 1880s through the 1950s, including vital statistics (records of marriages, infant baptisms, and dates of death) before the state of Georgia began retaining such information in 1919.

W. W. Law Collection

Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection

Collected moving image footage of Savannah, Georgia community leader and civil rights worker W. W. Law.

DeKalb County plat map books, years 1912-1936

DeKalb History Center (Decatur, Ga.)

Ten DeKalb County plat map books dating from 1912-1936, containing maps that show various subdivisions, streets, and property owner names throughout DeKalb County, created by the DeKalb County government for showing boundaries of properties for tax purposes. Each book contains approximately 100 maps.

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.

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