The University of Georgia Press has received a three-year, $207,554 Humanities Open Book grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant will be used for the Georgia Open History Library, which will publish open digital editions of 50 out-of-print volumes to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. in 2026.
The titles selected for the project focus on Georgia and its relationship with other groups, colonies, countries and the new Union. They include studies of Adams and Jefferson; the American Revolution in Georgia; the Creek Nation; the papers of Revolutionary War Gen. Lachlan McIntosh and the colony’s founder, James Edward Oglethorpe; and records of the German-speaking Protestant Salzburger settlement. The digital editions will include new forewords, introductions, timelines, glossaries and other supplementary material written by leading scholars.
The digital collection will be hosted by Affordable Learning Georgia, the University System of Georgia’s Open Educational Resource website and the Digital Public Library of America. It will be available via a range of open-access aggregators including Project Muse, Books at JSTOR and HathiTrust.