Round-up of recent additions to GALILEO

November 8, 2005 – 7:43 PM

These resources have been added to GALILEO recently:

Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922

Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922 consists of fire insurance maps created by the Sanborn Map Company that depict the commercial, industrial, and residential areas of Georgia cities. The highly-detailed, color-coded maps document the changing face of Georgia cities by depicting not only the community but also each building, block, and neighborhood. The maps detail building construction, sizes, and usage as well as city services such as water and fire services.

Productscan Online

Productscan Online contains detailed descriptions of over one-half million new products, introduced from 1980-present worldwide. Coverage of consumer packaged goods encompasses foods, beverages, health and beauty aids, household products, and pet supplies. Ways you can search the product description include:

  • Brand or product name
  • Manufacturer
  • Product category or industry
  • Flavor or fragrance
  • Health or product claim
  • Ingredient
  • Packaging type or material
  • Innovation rating
  • UPC code
  • Country and date of introduction

There are also graphing and charting capabilities to identify trends and gaps in product introductions.

Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards from the Collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System

Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards from the Collection of the East Central Georgia Regional Library System consists of forty turn-of-the-twentieth century Augusta-related picture postcards selected from the collection Augusta and Environs: Picture Post Cards in Color held at the East Central Georgia Regional Library in Augusta, Georgia. The postcards in this collection depict the commercial development, economic prosperity, and social customs of Augusta and its inhabitants during the opening years of the twentieth century. Furthermore, the picture postcards document the interplay between Augusta, Georgia, North Augusta, South Carolina, and Summerville, Georgia before and immediately following Summerville’s incorporation into the city of Augusta in 1912. The postcards, as collected by Augusta resident Ella C. Mayo Belz at the turn of the twentieth century through 1914, include images of notable Augusta landmarks such as the Augusta Canal, Augusta Country Club, Bon Air Hotel, Lake Olmstead, Meadow Garden, Medical College of Georgia, and the Partridge Inn. Several postcards in the online collection relate specifically to Augusta’s position as the second largest inland cotton market in the United States. These postcards show cotton fields, harvested bales, mills, and other scenes of production associated with the cotton industry in Augusta. There are also many scenic postcards that depict views along the Savannah River and the commercial and residential streetscapes along both Broad and Greene Streets.

Comprehensive Molecular Insect Science

This resource gives a detailed overview of the physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, behavior, and control of insects. It includes information on insect reproduction, development, endocrinology, and molecular biology as well.

The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s: Selections from the Records of Macon’s Douglass Theatre

The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s consists of selected correspondence, financial records, contracts, and advertising materials from the theater’s records found in the Charles Henry Douglass, Jr. business records at the Middle Georgia Archives, which document the amusements available to Macon’s African American population, and the business dealings of this African American entrepreneur from 1912 to the 1930s. The bulk of these selected records feature the period between 1920 and 1929, and describe the sporting events, vaudeville, and films brought to the theater, as well as the efforts to ensure its financial success. Handbills and booking correspondence document Georgia-based fighters such as Tiger Flowers and Texas Tanner who sought to fight at the venue in 1927. Douglass and Ben Stein, a white businessman who assumed ownership of the theater between 1927 and 1929, were affiliated with the Theatre Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.), a vaudeville circuit. This gave them access to bring prominent acts to Macon’s African American community, such as well-known blues musicians Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith, comedians Butterbeans and Susie, as well as musicals, revues, and sacred theater. When not hosting live acts, the Douglass also exhibited a wide variety of sound and silent motion pictures. Selected records feature race films (movies made specifically for African American audiences) of producers such as the Norman Film Manufacturing Company and Oscar Micheaux. The selections highlight other Southern African American theaters, such as the Palace Theatre in Valdosta, Georgia, Liberty Theatre in Columbus, Georgia, and the Liberty Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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