The Galileo Initiative


21 March 2014

Even if you don’t do research in Georgia, you’ll find the University of Georgia Library’s "Digital Library of Georgia," a Galileo initiative ( to be a treasure trove. Much of the site’s material covers people and places outside the state. As a sampling of its thousands of online collections:

First-person Narratives of the American South

“First-Person Narratives of the American South” is a collection of diaries, autobiographies, memoirs, travel accounts, and ex-slave narratives written by Southerners. The majority of materials in this collection are written by those Southerners whose voices were less prominent in their time, including African Americans, women, enlisted men, laborers, and Native Americans.

Georgia Historic Newspapers

Searchable issues of three important historic Georgia newspapers, the Cherokee Phoenix, the Dublin Post, and the Colored Tribune from the microfilm holdings of the Georgia Newspaper Project.

Georgia Historical Society Image Catalog

Select digitized images of photographs, prints, artifacts, portraits, and manuscripts from the collections of the Georgia Historical Society. 

Historic Documents of Georgia

Significant state documents from Georgia's history dating from 1732 to 1983 from the collections of the Georgia Archives

Manuscripts and Printed Material

Printed materials and manuscripts focusing on Georgia and the South. 

Rare Books Online

Scanned books from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library covering Georgia history, literature, education, figures, and Native American and African American life in the state 

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842

Over 2,000 documents and images on the history of Native Americans in the Southeastern U.S., letters, legal proceedings, military orders, and more from the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Museum of the CherokeeTennessee State Library & Archives, the Tennessee State MuseumHoskins Special Collections Library, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Frank H. McClung Museum, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Southern Israelite: Georgia Historic Newspapers

Searchable issues of the Southern Israelite from 1929 to 1958 and from 1984 to 1986.