Georgia Historical Quarterly Celebrates 100th Volume, 1917 – 2016

Savannah, Ga., May 6, 2016 – The Georgia Historical Society, publisher of the award winning Georgia Historical Quarterly (GHQ), is celebrating the publication of the journal’s 100th volume.

“For almost 100 years, the GHQ has been front and center in helping Georgians understand our common history as we look toward building the future,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. “It provides a unique platform for the best cutting-edge scholarship on Georgia history and its people, and it continues to play a prominent role in helping GHS fulfill its mission as an educational and research institution.”

First published in March 1917, the GHQ has remained one of the premier state historical journals in the United States. The Quarterly features the finest scholarly articles on Georgia history, book reviews covering all aspects of southern and Georgia history, edited primary sources, oral histories, and essays by and about contemporary history-makers. In1999 the GHQ was recognized by the Governor of Georgia with a Governor’s Award in the Humanities.

“The Georgia Historical Quarterly is a truly unique journal because its content is held to the highest standards of historical scholarship, and yet it is totally accessible to a general audience of readers interested in the history of Georgia and the South,” said Dr. Glenn McNair, Editor of the GHQ and a professor of history at Kenyon College. “Serving as the editor of the Georgia Historical Quarterly has been the high point of my career as a historian because it’s allowed me to play a significant role in shaping our understanding of Georgia’s history, as well as to work with outstanding academic and public historians.”

In celebration of a new century of scholarship, the GHQ has received a bold, contemporary new design that will allow readers to immerse themselves in the latest scholarly articles while also enjoying additional graphics and images, in a larger, easy-to-read format that is already garnering rave reviews.

The Georgia Historical Quarterly is received by all members of the Georgia Historical Society, as well as almost 1,000 university, college, and public libraries, historical societies, and other educational and governmental institutions across the U.S. and around the world.



Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.

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