NOTE from DearMYRTLE: The following was received today from the Digital Library of Georgia. For more information contact Donnie Summerlin, firstname.lastname@example.org or Toby Graham, email@example.com.
Historic newspapers from four south Georgia cities are now available online at the Digital Library of Georgia.
The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to six newspaper titles published in Albany, Americus, Thomasville, and Valdosta from 1845 to 1922. Consisting of more than 81,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.
The address is http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/sgnewspapers.
The archive includes the following south Georgia newspaper titles: Albany News (1870-1883), Albany Patriot (1845-1866), Americus Times Recorder (1881-1921), Sumter Republican (1870-1885), Thomasville Times Enterprise (1873-1922), Valdosta Times (1908-1912).
“We will add additional titles from the region in coming months,” said P. Toby Graham, deputy university librarian and DLG director.
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 (1827-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), and the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006).
These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html