Archive for the ‘Digital Library of Georgia’ Category

Georgia Trivia: How well will you do on our quiz?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Who doesn't like a good game of trivia? The Digital Library of Georgia is home to a wealth of answers to interesting, educational, and sometimes useless Georgia trivia. How many can you get right without clicking on the links? [caption id="attachment_1149" align="alignright" width="152" caption="The Oldest City in Georgia in 1734"][/caption] What is ...

New Research Guide for Aerial Photos

Monday, September 13th, 2010 - phoebe

Wonder what Athens looked like from the air in the 1950s?  The new subject guide for air photographs, produced by the UGA Map Library, will help you discover our print and digitized/online collections of aerial views from Georgia (many available through the Digital Library of Georgia) and around the world. Click ...

The Blood-stained letter and Native American documents

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 - Jean Cleveland

“When you see this letter stained with the blood of my husband …” Of the 1,000 or so original documents and visual images preserved in the Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842 collection, few evoke pathos for the Indians’ plight as “the blood-stained letter” – written by the widows of Creek leader ...

90th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. To mark the occasion, we would like to highlight portions of our collection dealing with the struggle for suffrage by women in Georgia. Georgia suffragists ...

Historic architecture and landscapes

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 - Andy Carter

[caption id="attachment_598" align="alignleft" width="243" caption="Cherokee Phoenix print shop "][/caption] The Hubert Bond Owens and John Linley collections contain some 1,500 images of representative architectural sites and landscapes in Georgia. Owens and Linley were professors in the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia and were well-known in landscape architecture ...

Top Five DLG Sites for Genealogists

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Interest in genealogical research has grown rapidly over the last half century and the advent of the internet has opened up a whole new world to those interested in researching their family history. Resources that were once difficult to locate and navigate are now readily available to anyone with a ...

What Happened to Anna? A mystery in the DLG

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 - Andy Carter

Archives hold mysteries waiting for the curious to come along and solve. One of these can be found in the diary of Anna Fannie Gorham, a young woman living in Hamilton at the beginning of the Civil War. A transcription of her last diary entry is pictured (click to enlarge). Anna ...

Remember Me? A look back at Y2K, from the DLG

Friday, July 16th, 2010 - Andy Carter

Y2K...anyone? Planes falling from the sky, computers unable to tell time, nano-level Keystone Kops type stuff bringing everything to a complete stop. I forget exactly what the fear was (we'd wake up on the LOST island?). This First Friday Briefing (pictured) from the Georgia Department of Defense recounts the "sigh of ...

UGA Libraries capture an Emmy!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - Jean Cleveland

The University of Georgia Libraries has a new addition – a statuette awarded at the 2010 Southeast Regional Emmy Awards Saturday in Atlanta. Andrew Young Presents: How We Got Over was recognized for technical achievement, one of three Emmys it received. The documentary is largely based historical news footage made ...

Expansion of Online Southern Israelite Archive

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - phoebe

The Digital Library of Georgia and the Cuba Archives of the Breman Museum are pleased to announce the expansion of the Southern Israelite Archive. The Southern Israelite Archive now includes issues from 1959-1983, and spans the years 1929-1986, including over 48,000 images. Rabbi H. Cerf Straus established ...