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Georgia History, Culture & Demographics

New Georgia Encyclopedia Georgia Humanities Council, et al
Provides access to authoritative information on people, places, events, history, and other topics about the state of Georgia. The site includes articles and images on every aspect of the state and includes links to related Internet sites.

America: History & Life GALILEO logo from ABC Clio
FOR OFF-CAMPUS ACCESS, get GALILEO PASSWORD. This database lets you search the contents of 2,000 English language historical journals and selected local history journals. It does not provide full text, but does supply detailed abstracts. The Georgia Historical Quarterly is among the periodicals covered by this database. (This journal's own index in book format only covers 1917-1976.) Articles from The Georgia Historical Quarterly can be accessed in the Academic Search Premier database from 2002 to the present.

Georgia Census
Quick statistical facts about the state and all Georgia counties.

Digital Collections - Georgia

Digital Library of Georgia GALILEO logo NO PASSWORD NEEDED
Gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, and other materials. Includes the following, and more:

Georgia Historic Books
Contains full-text, fully searchable books related to Georgia's history and culture. Most are from the 19th to early 20th century and focus on Georgia history, biography, and literature.

Georgia Historic Newspapers
An ongoing project to digitize Georgia newspapers. See project description.

Historic Architecture and Landscapes of Georgia
Images of important and representative architectural sites and landscapes in the state with an emphasis on Athens and Middle Georgia. The collections, held at the Owens Library in the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia, consist of color slides and black and white photographs taken from the 1940s through the 1980s.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922
Fire insurance maps created by the Sanborn Map Company that depict the commercial, industrial, and residential areas of Georgia cities. The highly-detailed, color-coded maps document the changing face of Georgia cities by depicting not only the community but also each building, block, and neighborhood. The maps detail building construction, sizes, and usage as well as city services such as water and fire services.

Vanishing Georgia
Contains nearly 18,000 photographs from the Georgia Archives documenting over 100 years of state history. Topics covered include family and business life, street scenes and architecture, agriculture, school and civic activities, important individuals and events in Georgia history, and landscapes.

Virtual Vault: Digital Treasures from the Georgia Archives

Digital Collections - Savannah

Digital Collections at Lane Library
Includes Savannah Biographies written by Armstrong students; scrapbooks of photos taken by Armstrong students from 1939-1941 focusing on poor districts called Living in Savannah; the Armstrong History Department's Savannah Images Project and more.

Savannah Area Geographic Info System
Interactive mapping of data from Savannah property tax records.

Visual Historic Savannah from Savannah College of Art & Design
Contains data on Savannah neighborhoods by date.

Annual Reports of the Mayor of Savannah, GA, 1855-1917
Includes information on city activities and finances, commercial statistics, health, death, and illness statistics, and information on trade, public schools, weather, charitable institutions and city ordinances. The documents also include reports of the City Attorney, the Police Department (including crime statistics), the City Engineer, the Fire Department (including statistics on fires and property losses), and the Board of Trade, among others.

Georgia Government

Georgia General Assembly
Provides access to both Georgia House and Senate bills. The database is searchable by keyword, bill number, code section, authors, co-signers, and committee sponsors. Also provided are the governor's budget and committee meeting schedules.

Georgia State Agencies
Links to web sites maintained by many state agencies.

Georgia Code (Laws now in force)

Georgia Legislative Documents
The database currently contains the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia for the years 1799-1999, with a few gaps.

Georgia Government Publications
Over 26,000 public documents of agencies within the Georgia state government. Coverage encompasses audit reports, budget documents, monographs, newsletters, periodicals and serials from agencies including agriculture, arts, community affairs, courts, education, human resources, industry and trade, labor, legislature, natural resources and recreation. The database contains documents published from 1994 to the present.

Georgia Administrative Rules & Regulations
The rules and regulations governing the conduct of business in the state.

Library Collections

Georgia Historical Society
"One of the most outstanding collections of manuscripts, books, maps, photographs, architectural drawings, portraits, and artifacts related to the history of Georgia"

The Florence Powell Minis Room at Lane Library
Endowed by the Minis Family in memory of Florence Powell Minis, this room houses a collection of books about Savannah and first editions by Savannah authors. Manuscript Collections, such as The Spencer Papers are also described here.

Lane Library's online catalog

Catalog for the combined libraries of the University System of Georgia

Lane Library's Historic Georgia Newspapers
On microfilm, located in Microfilm Cabinets on second floor.

UGA Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Journals - access holdings by clicking titles

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