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Posted April 21, 2020

100,000 New Pages in Georgia Historic Newspapers

Digital Library of Georgia will soon begin work to digitize an additional 110,000 pages of Georgia historic newspaper, increasing the number of pages freely available through Georgia Historic Newspapers to almost 2 million.

A second round of funding from the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) is making the additional work possible. An advisory board of academics, librarians, archivists and journalists selected the additional newspaper content, which focuses on the Progressive Era, a period in the U.S. from 1890 to 1920.

The new digital content journeys through the New South, Populist, and Suffrage movements, including the 1906 Atlanta race riot, the notorious murder trial of Leo Frank, and the Cotton States Exhibition held at what is now Piedmont Park.

Two African-American newspapers, a set of populist newspapers edited by Tom Watson, and a World War I military camp publication are among the new resources. Users will begin to see the new content in the winter.

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