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If you've got Georgia on your mind, there are several very useful collections of online archives covering the state's history and records.
 
The Virtual Vault is a very varied collection of digital materials, as should be evident from a quick scan of the titles: 
  • Ad Hoc Collection
  • Campaign Materials Collection
  • Capitol Art Collection
  • Carnegie Family Collection
  • Chatham County Deed Books
  • Colonial Will Books
  • Colonial Wills
  • Confederate Enlistment Oaths and Discharges
  • Confederate Pension Application Supplements
  • County Maps
  • County Records Microfilm Index
  • County Tax Digests
  • District Plats of Survey
  • District Survey Field Notebooks
  • Flag Collection
  • General Name File
  • Georgia Death Certificates
  • Georgia Non-Indexed Death Certificates
  • Georgia Colonial and Headright Plat Index
  • Georgia Power Photograph Collection
  • Governors' Letterbooks
  • Headright and Bounty Plats
  • Historic Maps
  • Historic Postcard Collection
  • Lamar Q. Ball Collection
  • Leo Frank Clemency Application, 1915
  • Marriage Records from Microfilm
  • Militia Enrollment Lists, 1864
  • Confederate Pension Applications
  • Small Print Collection
  • Spanish-American War Service Summary Cards
  • Touring Georgia
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Vanishing Georgia
  • Virtual Georgia
 
Most of the collections belong to the Georgia Archives proper, but a few come from other sources, such as the Georgia Capitol Museum. The collections include a smattering of family history information, but most archived vital records in Georgia have not yet been digitized.
 


Georgia State University has two digital archive collections, one devoted to university documents such as research papers, conferences and the like, while the other, the library's Digital Collections, include numerous historical items broadly related to the state of Georgia and to the interests of some its prominent citizens:
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Photographs
  • Georgia State University
  • Lane Brothers Photographs
  • Johnny Mercer Collection
  • Printed Material
  • Southern Labor Archives
  • Tracy O'Neal Photographs
  • Visual Collections
  • Women's Collection
  • W. J. Usery photos
  • Faceville, Georgia, Photographs
  • Great Speckled Bird
  • Broadcasting Collections
  • Restricted to On-Site Users
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Archives
 
 
 
The last resource (and from the looks of it, the largest) is the Digital Library of Georgia, a collaboration between the University of Georgia and numerous libraries, agencies and nonprofit organizations. Their list of content is impressive:
 
  • A Thousand Wheels Are Set in Motion
  • Adams-Cates Company Photograph Collection, 1956-1973
  • Adelaide Ruff McCarty Photographs, 1905
  • Adolph Rosenberg Photographs, 1945-1955, undated
  • African American Funeral Programs from the East Central Georgia Regional Library System
  • Allen D. Albert Photographs, 1860-1958
  • Allen Family Photographs, 1840-1990, undated
  • American Turpentine Farmers Association Minute Books, 1936-1999
  • Anne Fannie Gorham Diary Collection
  • Annual Reports of the Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, 1855-1917
  • Arthur S. Montgomery Photograph Collection
  • Artwork of Savannah
  • Athens Historic Newspapers Archive : Georgia Historic Newspapers
  • Athletics Photographs
  • Atlanta Art Association Film
  • Atlanta Blue Print and Graphics Company Photographs, 1961-1962, undated
  • Atlanta Housing Authority Photographs, 1940-1942
  • Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic Railroad Photograph Collection
  • Baldy Editorial Cartoons, 1946-1982, 1997
  • Barnard's Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign, ca. 1866
  • Beauty in Stone: The Industrial Films of the Georgia Marble Company
  • Bedford Pine Neighborhood Photograph Collection, 1970-1971
  • Belle Isle Family Photographs, circa 1900-1940
  • Berry O. Pyron photographs, 1968-1978
  • Bill Horne Marietta Street Film
  • Black History Society Photograph Collection
  • Buford Burch Photographs, 1969-1974
  • Buildings and Grounds Photographs
  • Campaign Materials Collection
  • Carlisle Family Photographs, circa 1870-1960
  • Carnegie Family Collection
  • Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., 1960-1981, undated
  • Charles E. Troutt Photographs
  • Civil Unrest in Camilla, Georgia, 1868: Reconstruction, Republicanism, and Race
  • Colonial Will Books, 1754-1779
  • Colonial Wills, 1733-1778
  • Columbus Enquirer: Georgia Historic Newspapers
  • Columbus Public Library Association Minutes, January 1881 to April 1883
  • Community Art in Atlanta, 1977-1987
  • Confederate Enlistment Oaths and Discharges
  • Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960
  • Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864-1865
  • Cortlandt F. Luce, Jr. Photographs, 1948-1988, undated
  • Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862
  • Dale Elliott Roberts Photographs, 1954
  • Darlene Roth & Associates Photographs, 1984
  • Delta Air Lines Photographs of Atlanta, Georgia, 1953-1972
  • District Plats of Survey
  • Documents from UGA's History
  • Dodson W. Hancock Photograph Collection, February 1954
  • Duane L. Cronk Photographs, 1978-1980, undated
  • Early Walker County Papers
  • Eighteenth-Century Educational Exhibit
  • Emory Cocke Photographs, 1943-1952, undated
  • Enumeration and Enrollment Censuses, compiled 1893-1913
  • Faceville, Georgia Photographs
  • First-person Narratives of the American South
  • Floyd Jillson Photograph Collection, 1957-1992 and n.d., (bulk 1965-1975)
  • Frances Oultar Photograph Collection, circa 1950, 1952-1953
  • Fred L. Howe 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition Photographs, 1895
  • Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills Digital Collection
  • Gay Bolling Shepperson Photograph Collection, 1933-1945 (bulk 1935-1937)
  • Georgia's Political Heritage Program
  • Georgia-related Publications from the Hathi Trust Digital Library
  • Georgia-related Publications from the Internet Archive
  • Georgia Aerial Photographs
  • Georgia Association of Historians records
  • Georgia Death Certificates, 1919-1927
  • Georgia Government Publications
  • Georgia Historic Books
  • Georgia Historic Newspapers
  • Georgia Marble Company Collection
  • Georgia Power Photograph Collection
  • Georgia Tech Advertisements
  • Georgia Tech: Telling It Like It Was
  • Georgia Women's Movement Oral History Project Collection
  • georgia.gov
  • GeorgiaInfo
  • Gordon County, GA Obituaries
  • Governors' Letterbooks
  • Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library Rare Map Collection
  • Harvey Dan Abrams Photographs of Medora Field Perkerson, 1924-1961
  • Headright and Bounty Plats of Survey, 1783-1909
  • Historic Postcard Collection
  • Historical Broadsides
  • Historical Images of the Medical College of Georgia
  • Historical Sketches of the Greater Atlanta YWCA
  • History of the Medical College of Georgia
  • History of the University of Georgia by Thomas Walter Reed
  • IAMAW Publications
  • J.J. Allen Photographs, 1954
  • Jack Etheridge Photographs, 1961-1962
  • Jo Beth Garrard Photograph Collection, 1915-1976
  • Joseph C. Fisch Photographs, 1954, 1963
  • Joseph Rucker and Clarinda Pendleton Lamar Papers
  • Kathleen Moon Photographs
  • Leo Frank Clemency File
  • Lester Maddox Photographs, 1934-2000, undated
  • Living in Savannah, Volume 2
  • Local History: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Lockheed Aircraft Corporation Photographs, 1942-1945, 1951-1952
  • Louise Jones DuBose Papers
  • Mackle Construction Company Photographs, 1916-1920
  • Manning, Selvage & Lee Forward Atlanta Campaign Photographs, 1960-1970
  • Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive: Georgia Historic Newspapers
  • Minor Studio Photograph Collection
  • Mrs. William Gayle photographs, circa 1953
  • New Georgia Encyclopedia
  • Nineteenth-Century Educational Exhibit
  • Norman F. Bielowicz Photographs, 1978
  • North American Slave Narratives
  • O.J. Coogler Photographs, 1954
  • Pandora: Yearbook of the University of Georgia
  • Parade of Progress of Colored Atlanta Film
  • Parker Lowell Photograph Collection, 1949
  • Patricia Kennedy Photographs, circa 1940
  • Photographs of the Historic American Buildings Survey: Georgia
  • Picturing Augusta: Historic Postcards
  • President Jimmy Carter Daily Diary
  • Ralph McGill FBI Files
  • Rare Books Online
  • Raymond B. Nixon Photographs, 1943
  • Reeves Studios Photographs, 1925-1930, undated
  • Robert D. Klein Photographs, circa 1920-1925
  • Robert E. Williams Photographic Collection: African-Americans in Augusta circa 1872-1898
  • Robert Toombs, Letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs, 1850-1867
  • Ross Ingram Photographs, circa 1885-1969, undated, bulk 1964-1969
  • Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum
  • Sam Nunn Papers
  • Samuel Hugh Hawkins diary, January-July 1877
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922
  • Sarah Slaughter Photographs, 1910-1920
  • Savannah Images Project
  • South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive: Georgia Historic Newspapers
  • Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
  • Southern Changes Online: Past Issues of the Southern Regional Council's Journal
  • Southern Israelite: Georgia Historic Newspapers
  • Southern Labor Archives
  • Stephen Goldfarb Photographs, 1979
  • T. Cobb Benning Photographs, 1897-1898
  • Testimony from Hosea Williams, John Lewis, and Amelia Boynton et al. v. Honorable George C. Wallace
  • The Blues, Black Vaudeville, and the Silver Screen, 1912-1930s
  • The Church in the Southern Black Community
  • The Janice Daugharty Collection
  • The Joyce Joyce Collection
  • The Pinecones
  • The Red and Black: An Archive of the University of Georgia Student Newspaper
  • The University Bumble Bee: From the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
  • Thomas Bethune/Thomas Wiggins/Blind Tom Collection
  • Thurston Hatcher Photographs, 1916, 1948-1952
  • Tina Beatrice Maxey Photograph Collection
  • Touring Georgia
  • Trademark Registrations, 1894-1959
  • Troup County Digital Archives Project Photograph Database
  • Troup County Superior Court Records
  • Twentieth-Century Educational Exhibit
  • U.S. Geological Survey 15-, 30-, and 7.5-minute topo maps, 1880s-1950s
  • U.S.S. Atlanta Photograph Collection, 1942
  • UGA SACS Compliance Documents
  • University of Georgia Centennial Alumni Catalog
  • University of Georgia Press Georgia History Ebook Project
  • USDA Soil Surveys of Georgia, 1901-1954
  • Van Buren Colley photographs, 1873-1970, undated, (bulk 1953-1970)
  • Vanishing Georgia
  • Vincent A. Irick Photographs
  • VSU Archives Online Image Collection
  • W. J. Usery, Jr. Photographs, 1949 to 1985
  • W.M. Edwards Photographs, 1923
  • William Stanford, Sr. Photographs, 1960
  • Yamacraw Athletics Images
 
Whew! Happily, their search function searches all collections at once. Have fun!
  
 
 
 
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