Digitization grants awarded to eight Georgia institutions
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG), a University System of Georgia virtual library initiative, has awarded eight institutions – and nine projects – grants of up to $7,500 to digitize historical resources. The goal of the grants is to make these oral, photographic and printed resources available online for free. This is the ninth batch of grants DLG has awarded.
There’s something for just about every interest in the projects receiving this year’s grants, including:
- A collection of photos taken by University of Georgia’s Alexander Campbell King Law Library staff encompassing 50 years of legal and political history.
- The Atlanta History Center’s 149 oral history interviews of rural Georgians and Southeasterners conducted between 1969 and 1970 on topics that provide insight into underrepresented Southern cultures.
- Lexington Presbyterian Church records from 1822 to 1916 at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur.
- Columbia Theological Seminary’s Henry Newton papers from 1842 to 1900, which document the preacher’s time at several Northeast Georgia churches.
- Mercer University Archives’ Mission Messenger, published by the Women’s Baptist Missionary Union of Georgia from 1895 to 1921.
- Materials from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force in Pooler that focus on preparation for combat in World War II.
- Conference journals dating from 1867 to 1939 at Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library.
- Materials belonging to the Friends of the Rylander Theatre documenting downtown Americus and the role of the theater from 1921 to 1957.
- Yearbook collections from 1975 to 1995 at the University of North Georgia’s Special Collections and Archives in Dahlonega.
In addition to funding support, DLG collaborates with Georgia’s libraries, archives, museums and other educational and cultural entities to provide online access to information about the state’s history, culture and life. This is done primarily through the development, maintenance and preservation of digital collections and digital library resources.