Digital Library of Georgia: Materials from the Augusta Jewish Museum documenting more than two centuries of Jewish life, culture, foodways, and tradition are now available online.

Digital Library of Georgia: Materials from the Augusta Jewish Museum documenting more than two centuries of Jewish life, culture, foodways, and tradition are now available online.. “The collection contains historical materials dating from 1850 to 2022 that come from a diverse group of Jewish creators, including youth, women, clergy, fraternities, and congregations that offer unique insights into the greater Augusta, Georgia region’s Jewish life, philanthropy, foodways, and experiences.”

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.”

Mercer University: Collaborative project identifies nearly 1,000 slave transactions in Macon from 1823-65

Mercer University: Collaborative project identifies nearly 1,000 slave transactions in Macon from 1823-65. “For years, Bibb County deed books from the 1800s sat unopened, collecting dust inside the courthouse. But since 2018, a team of researchers has been studying and cataloging their contents, which include the sale and lease of enslaved people alongside transactions of land, horses and other property. Now, those records have been digitized and a searchable database is in the works, which will allow the untold stories of these African Americans to be shared and the public to learn more about the history of their ancestors as well as Macon.”

Digital Library of Georgia: The Civil Rights Digital Library Relaunches With A New Look And Fifteen Years Of Updated Content

Digital Library of Georgia: The Civil Rights Digital Library Relaunches With A New Look And Fifteen Years Of Updated Content. “This project brings together more than 200 libraries, archives, and museums to provide free online access to historical materials documenting the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. These collaborative partnerships are the bedrock of this national project.”

Wanted: New homes for historic bridges (Capitol Beat)

Capitol Beat: Wanted: New homes for historic bridges. “The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is trying to find homes for historic bridges that have outlived their usefulness and need to be replaced. The agency’s Office of Environmental Services announced Wednesday the launching of a website that will spread the word about historic bridges that are available for relocation and preservation.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Family Papers Documenting The Lives Of Enslaved People In Liberty County, Georgia, Dating Back To The 1700s, Are Now Available Online.

Digital Library of Georgia: Family Papers Documenting The Lives Of Enslaved People In Liberty County, Georgia, Dating Back To The 1700s, Are Now Available Online.. “In partnership with the Midway Museum, the Digital Library of Georgia has just made the Julia R. King Collection available online…. The collection includes essential documents related to slavery, including estate appraisals and inventories that include the first names of enslaved African Americans. It will be of particular interest to those doing family research on people enslaved in Liberty County, Georgia.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Materials documenting the Georgia-based Eighth Air Force, who fought the air war on behalf of the United States against Nazi Germany in World War II, Are Now Available Online.

Digital Library of Georgia: Materials documenting the Georgia-based Eighth Air Force, who fought the air war on behalf of the United States against Nazi Germany in World War II, Are Now Available Online.. “The Eighth Air Force, an American bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, was World War II’s most extended military campaign. It was the only battle fought inside the German homeland until Allied soldiers crossed into Germany in the final months of the war. Activated in 1942 in Savannah, Georgia, the Eighth Air Force moved to England to support the Allied air war against Nazi Germany.”

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.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Savannah’s pioneer female landscape architect Clermont Lee transformed our public spaces. Now you can see her drawings online

Digital Library of Georgia: Savannah’s pioneer female landscape architect Clermont Lee transformed our public spaces. Now you can see her drawings online. “Drawings by Georgia’s first female landscape architect Clermont Lee are now publicly available online thanks to a collaboration between the Georgia Historical Society and the Digital Library of Georgia. From 1940 through the mid-1980s, she made landscape designs for clients in Savannah, Georgia, and throughout the Southeast.”

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.”

Revisiting and Archiving Civil Rights and Atlanta in the 1960s: Introducing the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive (Georgia Tech Libraries)

Georgia Tech Libraries: Revisiting and Archiving Civil Rights and Atlanta in the 1960s: Introducing the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive. “This one-day symposium will formally introduce the Mayor Ivan Allen Digital Archive, while at the same time exploring the intersection of archives, Atlanta history, and art. The sessions will showcase how communities are preserving their experiences in ways that encourage us to creatively think about the future of archives.” This event does not seem to have a virtual component; I note it here because of the launch of the digital archive.