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Issues of the Augusta Herald dating from 1898 to 1924 are now freely available at the Georgia Historic Newspapers website

ATHENS, Ga. — Issues of the Augusta Herald dating from 1898 to 1924 are now freely available at the Georgia Historic Newspapers website. Through a partnership with the Augusta-Richmond County Library System, the Digital Library of Georgia has completed the … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Talk with Award-Winning Writer Libby Copeland

Thursday, October 29th at 2:00 pm Join Libby Copeland for a discussion of her new book, The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark … Continue reading

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Decades of episodes of Augusta, Georgia’s pioneering African American gospel television program Parade of Quartets now available freely online

ATHENS, Ga. — Decades of episodes of Augusta, Georgia’s pioneering African American gospel television program Parade of Quartets now available freely online The Digital Library of Georgia has partnered with the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day is for remembering

Whether officer or enlisted, every man and woman who has entered military service has made such a vow. For most, obeying the orders of the President (and others appointed over as applicable) amounts to going to work each day and … Continue reading

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Fugitive Slave Notices in the Augusta Chronicle

They were far from home and fearful of all. Already one of their number had been captured. As Bachus, Duke, and Prince hid in the swamps and marshes of what is now Jasper County, South Carolina that hot September day … Continue reading

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1970 Augusta Riot

Fifty years ago in mid-May of 1970, Augusta suffered one of the most violent chapters in its history. The brutal murder of a sixteen year old Black teenager named Charles Oatman inside a city jail, ignited a powder keg of … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Memories

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10! Take a little time out of your day to preserve some memories of your loving mother or maybe your grandmother or a beloved aunt. Bond with them over a FaceTime call, … Continue reading

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Stories from the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic from the Library of Congress Ethnographic Collections

Continuing our celebration of Preservation Week 2020, today we are exploring how the Federal Writer’s Project of the Works Progress Administration documented stories during the Great Depression of everyday people who lived through the 1818 Spanish Flu pandemic. We have … Continue reading

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Celebrate Preservation Week with the Augusta Public Library

Now in its tenth year, Preservation Week April 26 – May 20, 2020 promotes the role of libraries, and other institutions in preserving personal and public collections, and treasures. This year’s theme is preserving oral histories. An oral history is … Continue reading

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National Library Week Digital Scavenger Hunt Part 2

We hope you enjoyed the first part of the Digital Scavenger Hunt. As promised, here is part 2. This time we will be focusing on the digital archives of the Augusta Chronicle. If you’d like to share your results or … Continue reading

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