The following was first published in the blog of the Digital Library Of Georgia:
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) announced today the 7 recipients of its latest set of digitization service awards. These awards expand the scope of the Georgia communities documented in the Digital Library of Georgia. Among the awardees are 5 new partners. Awardee projects include documentation of the Leo Frank trial and folk pottery of Northeast Georgia.
The GALILEO-funded program increases the diversity of contributors to the DLG and its content. The Breman Museum, the DeKalb History Center, the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia, Island Ford Baptist Church, and the Suwanee First United Methodist Church are all new partners. These awards enhance the DLG’s coverage of the growth of Gwinnett and DeKalb counties and of elementary education in Clarke County. Materials covering the Leo Frank trial and its aftermath will supplement those currently available. Documentation of Georgia folk life and pottery traditions rounds out the awards.
The recipients and their projects include:
Athens-Clarke County Library
Chase Street PTO Scrapbooks
Digitization of 17 scrapbooks and one photo album of the Athens-based Chase Street Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization from 1926 to the early 2000s.
Atlanta History Center
John Burrison Folklore Archives Collection
Digitization of oral history interviews created between Fall 1973 and Fall 1977 by Georgia State University folklore students. The interviews discuss Southern crafts, storytelling, and traditions.
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Leo M. Frank Collection
Digitization and description of the materials highlighting the repercussions experienced by those who stood up for Leo Frank’s innocence.
DeKalb History Center
Digitizing DeKalb County plat map books
Digitization of DeKalb County plat map books that detail the subdivisions, streets, and property owners throughout the county from 1912 to 1936.
Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia
Folk Pottery Project
Digitization and description of the Folk Pottery Museum Collection, composed of more than 300 ceramic objects created by Georgia folk potters from the mid-19th century onwards.
Island Ford Baptist Church
Suwanee Creek Chapter, NSDAR Historic Preservation Project
Digitization and description of the records of Sugar Hill’s earliest church, Island Ford Baptist Church, dating from 1833 to 1917. The records document enslaved individuals and the early settlers of Gwinnett County.
Suwanee First United Methodist Church
Suwanee First United Methodist Church Historical Documents
Digitization and description of the records of the first church established in Suwanee, Georgia, that document the church’s marriages, baptisms, and deaths from the 1880s through the 1950s.