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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.

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Henry Newton Papers, 1842-1900

Columbia Theological Seminary

Papers dating from 1842-1900 belonging to Henry Newton, a Presbyterian preacher raised in Athens, Georgia, who served numerous churches throughout northeast Georgia.

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Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Ga.) Records, 1822-1916

Columbia Theological Seminary

Church records from the Lexington Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Ga.) dating from 1822 to 1916 that document the names of enslaved members of the church, and prominent educators and politicians who resided in Oglethorpe County, 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.

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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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.
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How I Identified The Earliest Surviving Film Footage of African American Baseball Players

Margaret Compton, film archivist for the Brown Media Archives, discusses how issues of the Thomasville Daily Times-Enterprise (digitized by the DLG) helped her identify the earliest surviving film footage of African American baseball players at Chinquapin Plantations in 1919.
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How I Built A Funeral Program Collection for African Americans in Atlanta

Tamika Strong, a reference archivist at the Georgia Archives, and founder of the Wesley Chapel Genealogy and Historical Research Group in DeKalb County describes how she established a new archive of African American funeral programs based upon the African American funeral programs from the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System collection that she discovered in the DLG.