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View Resource History of the University of Georgia

While the Digital Library of Georgia has many fine projects and online documents, this is one of their latest additions. This massive history (over 3000 pages!) was written by Thomas Walter Reed, the longtime registrar of the University. After presenting the work to the University, Mr. Reed remarked, "It is not such as I would call anything like a finished piece of work, but it may do some good to...
View Resource The New Georgia Encyclopedia

Sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the Office of the Governor and the University of Georgia Press, the New Georgia Encyclopedia represents an ambitious effort to create an authoritative online resource for literally hundreds of topics about the state of Georgia. It would seem that they are well on their way to reaching their goal of 1600 original articles by January...
View Resource Thar's Gold in Them Thar Hills: Gold and Gold Mining in Georgia, 1830s-1940s

When thinking about searching for gold deposits in United States, some may automatically think of the intense activity that took place in California during the middle of the 19th century. Thus it may be of some surprise that there was also a significant amount of gold mining in Lumpkin County in the state of Georgia during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This fine digital archive from the...
View Resource Gay Bolling Shepperson Photographs

Gay Bolling Shepperson was the administrator of three successive federal relief projects in Georgia: the Civil Works Administration (CWA), the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA), and the Works Progress Administration (WPA). This remarkable collection from the Atlanta History Center brings together images that document the activities of these various entities in the 1930s and 1940s....