Macon Telegraph Archive

Following is an announcement from GALILEO:

The Digital Library of Georgia is pleased to announce the availability
of a new online resource: The Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908).

The Macon Telegraph Archive provides online access to early issues of
the Macon Telegraph ranging from its inception as a weekly newspaper in
1826, through the daily issues of the early twentieth century.
Consisting of over 50,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides
historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed
by date.

Launched just three years after the city of Macon was incorporated, the
Macon Telegraph provides an inside view into the initial years of the
city’s growth. Macon’s central location within the state provided the
paper with a unique perspective of the news through a period when middle
Georgia was both geographically and politically a focal point of the
state. During the early publication of the newspaper, Macon and its
surrounding areas were guided politically, economically, and racially by
the growth of cotton. Through that lens the paper provides historical
insight into the development of the state during the sectionalism of the
antebellum period, the devastation of the Civil War, and the rise of the
“New South” in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Macon Telegraph Archive is a project of the Digital Library of
Georgia as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The project is
supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of
Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service,
a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

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