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LGBTQ Collection

Georgia State University. Special Collections

Materials documenting Georgia's LGBTQ community from 1890 onwards. Recently added are the Carol Brown Papers, 1993-2012 (bulk 1993-1994) that document pro- and anti-LGBTQ activities and demonstrations around arts censorship, and the Olympics in Cobb County circa 1995.

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Georgia Open History Library

University of Georgia. Press

Open-access digital editions of almost fifty individual volumes in history and primary documents that focus on the colony and eventual statehood of Georgia and its relationship with other groups, colonies, countries, and the new Union.

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Georgia B. Williams Nursing Home Archives

Georgia B. Williams Nursing Home

Registers of the mothers and babies born between 1949-1971 at the home of midwife Beatrice ("Miss Bea") Borders (1892–1971) the first and only maternity shelter where African American women were allowed by local doctors to receive midwife delivery for their newborns.

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Collection

Georgia State University. Special Collections

This collection includes concert series programs, photographs, scrapbooks, and broadcast sound recordings of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra dating from 1930 to 2018.

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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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.
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Martha Bass Holsey, Institution Building, and Early Black Activism in Athens, Georgia

Sidonia Serafini, a Ph.D. candidate in English at, the University of Georgia discusses the history of Martha Bass Holsey, an African American woman who established an orphanage and a daycare for working Black families in Athens, Georgia during the Jim Crow 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.