Athens, Ga. – The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive has been added to the Digital Library of Georgia, based at the University of Georgia Libraries.
The archive will provide access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), and the Savannah Republican (1809-1868). Consisting of more than 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date.
The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative, which encourages Georgia public libraries and related institutions to participate in the digital library. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal 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. The project is also part of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO.
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 (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006) and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970).
These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html.