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October 30, 2012

South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive expansion

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the expansion of the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive:

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive now provides access to fifteen newspaper titles published in nine south Georgia cities (Albany, Americus, Bainbridge, Brunswick, Cuthbert, Thomasville, Tifton, Valdosta, and Waycross) from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of over 141,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.

The archive now includes the following Athens newspaper titles: Albany Herald (1892-1893, 1900-1901, 1906), Albany News (1867-1892), Bainbridge Democrat (1872-1909), Bainbridge Search Light/Post-Search Light (1901-1922), Brunswick Advertiser/Advertiser and Appeal (1875-1889), Cuthbert Appeal (1866-1886), Tifton Gazette (1892-1919), Waycross Headlight (1884-1887), Waycross Herald (1892-1914), and Waycross Journal (1901-1914) in addition to the titles previously included in the archive: Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912).

The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. 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.

Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html

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Donnie Summerlin, C.A.

Digital Projects Archivist

Digital Library of Georgia

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602-1641

706-583-0212

donsum@uga.edu

 


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