Mercer University: COPA receives Georgia Humanities grant for work to document African American history in Coastal Georgia

Mercer University: COPA receives Georgia Humanities grant for work to document African American history in Coastal Georgia. “Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement recently received a $2,500 grant from Georgia Humanities for its latest work in a nearly decade-long research-based, service-learning project to document African American history in Coastal Georgia.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Digital Library of Georgia Awards Digitization Subgrants to 6 Georgia Cultural Heritage Institutions Across the State

Digital Library of Georgia: Digital Library of Georgia Awards Digitization Subgrants to 6 Georgia Cultural Heritage Institutions Across the State. “The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) announced today the 6 recipients of its 10th set of digitization service awards. Among the awardees are four new partners. Awardee projects include documentation of the Augusta Jewish community and Evans County African American genealogical materials.”

Georgia Libraries: Nearly a Century of Georgia Newspapers Now Freely Available Online at all Georgia public libraries

Georgia Libraries: Nearly a Century of Georgia Newspapers Now Freely Available Onlineat all Georgia public libraries. “Georgia Public Library Service and the Digital Library of Georgia are pleased to announce the addition of over 53,000 pages of newspapers dating from 1877-1967 to the Georgia Historic Newspapers (GHN) portal. The portal is the largest provider of free online access to digitized licensed and public domain Georgia newspapers and currently includes titles dating from 1763-2021.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Radio professionals launch Friends of Georgia Radio

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Radio professionals launch Friends of Georgia Radio. “A group of former and current radio professionals have launched a nonprofit organization Friends of Georgia Radio to provide scholarships for would-be broadcasters, chronicle Georgia radio history and hold social events…. [Dennis] Winslow said they want to create social activities and build an online museum to ensure Georgia radio history is honored.”

Digital Library of Georgia: R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation-Funded Magruder Newspapers Now Available

Digital Library of Georgia: R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation-Funded Magruder Newspapers Now Available. “The newly-released collection includes rare nineteenth-century titles from north Georgia and previously unavailable titles from larger cities across the state. The project creates full-text searchable versions of the newspapers. It presents them online for free in its Georgia Historic Newspapers database.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Issues of the Mission Messenger Now Available Freely Online

Digital Library of Georgia: Issues of the Mission Messenger Now Available Freely Online. “19th and 20th-century issues from the journal of the largest group of Protestant women in the world have just been digitized. Mercer University Special Collections and Archives have partnered with the Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) to digitize Mercer’s run of the Mission Messenger from 1895-1921, published monthly by the Woman’s Baptist Missionary Union of Georgia (WBMU), more commonly known today as simply the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU).”

University of North Georgia: Professor compiles Georgia arts and music archive

University of North Georgia: Professor compiles Georgia arts and music archive. “As a historian, Dr. Ben Wynne knows the importance film, literature and music have had on American culture. ‘It reflects our collective being and is part of the glue that holds our society together,’ the professor of history at the University of North Georgia (UNG) said. ‘Anything not preserved can quickly be lost and forgotten.’ To protect that information and its artifacts, Wynne is compiling a Georgia arts and music archive for higher education and the community.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Historic Materials from the Rylander Theatre, President Jimmy Carter’s Childhood Theatre in Rural Americus, Georgia, Now Available Online

Digital Library of Georgia: Historic Materials from the Rylander Theatre, President Jimmy Carter’s Childhood Theatre in Rural Americus, Georgia, Now Available Online. “The items in this collection show the ‘first life’ (1921- c. 1951) of the Rylander Theatre and the various types of entertainment the establishment hosted, including live musicals, vaudeville shows, and movies (both silent and ‘talkies’). In addition, a 1929 school club card and a 1930 theater coupon book show a detailed picture of Depression-era Americus, the popular tastes of this South Georgia town, and details of how local businesses sought to incentivize commerce in their communities during dire times.”

Georgia Public Broadcasting: GPB Education’s 21 Favorite New Resources Launched In 2021

Georgia Public Broadcasting: GPB Education’s 21 Favorite New Resources Launched In 2021 . “As we look back on 2021, we see a lot accomplished by our small but mighty team at GPB Education. We are honored to continue to support Georgia’s teachers, students, and parents with free digital learning resources. So, as we prepare to ring in 2022, here’s a look back at 21 of our favorite things we launched, hosted, and accomplished in 2021.”

Savannah archives: Historic postcards of Savannah now online (Savannah Now)

Savannah Now: Savannah archives: Historic postcards of Savannah now online. “A new collection of Savannah-area postcards donated by the city’s deltiologist (a fancy word for postcard collector), Alderman Nick Palumbo, is now open to the public for research. This new addition to the Palumbo collection of Savannah-area materials includes over 600 postcards that show Savannah’s streets, squares, buildings, neighborhoods, historical events, and much more (some images never before seen by Municipal Archives’ staff)!”

Digital Library of Georgia: The Georgia Open History Library launches today!

Digital Library of Georgia: The Georgia Open History Library launches today!. “The Georgia Open History Library is an open-access selection of single-authored scholarly titles and two multivolume series and primary documents going back to the founding of Georgia as a colony up to statehood and beyond. It is important to note that new forewords written by contemporary historians were commissioned by UGA Press for each volume in this collection, adding important current scholarly context to these materials.”