Digital Collection of Civil War Materials Receives Georgia Historical Records Award

Savannah, GA., October 20, 2015 –  The Georgia Historical Society is honored to have partnered with the Digital Library of Georgia on the award winning project, “America’s Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.” The project received the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council 2015 Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History.

This vast collection, now available online to researchers around the world, was funded by a Digitizing Historical Records grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. It contains approximately 113,777 items from collections belonging to GHS, the Atlanta History Center, and the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia that will now be freely available on the Web.

“The American Civil War was one of the most significant events in American history, and this project brings the diverse experiences and perspectives of military leaders, soldiers, women, and African Americans from our collections to the computer screens of scholars and researchers around the world,” said Lynette Stoudt, Director of the Research Center at the Georgia Historical Society. “We look forward to our collections informing new and emerging ideas and scholarship about the people, places, and events of the era.

“America’s Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia” is available at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/turningpoint_search.html.

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