The New Georgia Encyclopedia provides an authoritative source of information about people, places, events, institutions, and many other topics relating to the state. On this site you will find articles and images on nearly every aspect of Georgia as well as convenient links to other Web sites related to the history, culture, and life of the state.
The Digital Library of Georgia is a gateway to Georgia's history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. The Digital Library of Georgia connects users to 500,000 digital objects in 90 collections from 60 institutions and 100 government agencies.
Congress History Digital Reference Resources
Web Guides by the Library of Congress Digital Reference Section
The Digital Reference Section has created a variety of
new guides to help you maneuver your way around the Library’s website. Included
are links to information on the various state memory projects to help preserve
local history and primary sources, how to find stories and poem and do
effective poetry analysis, links to resources on the New Deal, the
Revolutionary War and World War 2.
The Library of Congress
- A rich resource of links for both teachers and
students, including lesson plans and ideas for the classroom about the
American election process.
- Comprised of 17,000 of the 28,000 physical items
from The Printed Ephemera collection, dating from the seventeenth century
to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history
Looking for up to date information
about what’s happening on Capitol Hill? Visit the Thomas website where you can
determine the status of a bill of interest, find out which bills your senators
and representatives are sponsoring and read about the latest activities on the
House and Senate floor.
Duke Digital Collections
Images of over 7,000 U.S. and Canadian advertisements covering five
product categories - Beauty and Hygiene, Radio, Television,
Transportation, and World War II propaganda - dated between 1911 and 1955.
Images and transcripts form three digital collections: Hannah Valentine
and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838; Vilet Lester Slave Letter,
1857; and Elizabeth Johnson Harris: Life Story, 1867-1923.
the Veil: African Americans Tell About Life in the Jim Crow South:
Images and audio clips excerpted from the book,Remembering Jim Crow
(New York: New Press/Lyndhurst Books of the Center for Documentary Studies
of Duke University : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., c2001).
Images and transcripts form three digital collections: Rose O'Neal
Greenhow Papers, 1860-1864; Alice Williamson Diary, 1864; and Sarah E.
Thompson Papers, 1859-1898.
- Construction of
Duke University, 1924-1932:
Photos, letters, and scrapbooks related to the construction of the Duke's
East and West campuses.
Primary sources documenting the economic, social, cultural, and political
history of Durham, N.C., from the 1870s through the 1920s.
from the Women's Liberation Movement:
Images and transcripts related to the radical origins of the Women's
Liberation Movement in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
- Duke Football
Images of 584 covers from Duke football game programs.
Images and explanatory descriptions of Duke's collection of nearly 1400
papyri from ancient Egypt.
- Emergence of
Advertising in America:
Images of 9,000 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to
1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a
professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
Spaulding Bryant Letters:
Emma Spaulding Bryant wrote these ten letters to her husband, John Emory
Bryant, in the summer of 1873. The letters reveal much about the
relationships between husbands and wives in this era, and shed light on
women's health issues that were often kept private.
- Everyday Life and
Women in America(Duke campus only):
Documents the social and cultural forces that shaped the everyday lives of
women and men in America from 1800 to 1920. The project comprises images
sourced from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture,
Duke University and the New York Public Library.
of Excellence: An Archial Image Collection Celebrating the 75th
Anniversary of Duke Medicine:
Over 600 digitized photographs and publications from the Duke Medical
Center Archives document the history of Duke Medicine's academic,
clinical, and research activities from 1927 through 1950.
- George Percival
Scriven: An American in Bohol, The Philippines, 1899-1901:
Transcript of a U.S. officer's diary about the American invasion and
occupation of the Philippine Islands.
Images in Medicine:
The Medical Center Library's Historical Images in Medicine (HIM)
collections encompass over 3,000 photographs, illustrations, engravings,
and bookplates from the history of the health and life sciences.
- Historic American
Provides access to images of 3042 pieces from the collection, published in
the United States between 1850 and 1920.
- Hugh Mangum
Photographs, [ca. 1890]-1922:
Hundreds of portraits taken in small towns of North Carolina, Virginia,
and West Virginia, comprising a diverse pictorial history of the region at
the turn of the 20th century.
- Medicine and
Image of over 600 advertisements and historical documents dated between
1911 and 1958, relating to the creation and influence of health-related
- Ration Coupons on
the Home Front, 1942-1945:
Images of ration coupons, stickers, and certificates for tires, bicycles,
typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued
by the U.S. Office of Price Administration from 1942-1945.
Abolition, and Social Justice(Duke campus only):
Digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery
worldwide over six centuries. Content from the John Hope Franklin
Collection of African and African American Documentation at Duke
University, as well as several other North American and European
- Sidney D. Gamble
Approximately 5000 photographs, primarily of China, 1917-1932.
- The Urban
Landscape Digital Image Access Project:
1000 images from fourteen collections pertaining to the theme "The
Manuscript drafts and revisions of Whitman's poetry and prose as well as
proofs and published versions of his work from his early career in
journalism up through the end of his life. Part of the Trent Collection of
Whitmaniana in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
at Duke University.
- William Gedney
Photographs and Writings:
The 50,000 item collection documents Gedney's work from the 1950s to 1989,
in the United States, India, England, Ireland, and France.