Posts Tagged: atlanta

Proquest Historical Newspapers: The Atlanta Constitution, 1868-1984

The Robert W. Woodruff Library is pleased to announce expanded digital coverage of the Atlanta Constitution Historical. Nearly 40 years of reporting have been added to the Proquest Historical Newspapers database, which now extends through 1984. This is the first time that Civil Rights-era back files of the flagship newspaper have been made available to researchers…

Newsweek: A Reflection

In October 2012, Newsweek announced that it would be ending its print publication and transitioning to an all-digital format by year’s end. The announcement occasioned yet another round of hand-wringing by media watchers, but little real surprise. Once a fixture in American households, the venerable newsweekly had struggled to find its footing in the digital…

“What Will We Do With Atlanta?”: Mayor Hartsfield and the Annexation Question

  Share Related Links: William Berry Hartsfield Collection Southern Historical Collections Map of Atlanta  Join the discussion On January 23rd, 1970, Dixie Dowis, an eighth-grade student at Decatur's Gordon High School, wrote a letter to former Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield. In a florid hand, she explained that a school assignment required her to write…

A Chance Meeting in MARBL

It happens sometimes that MARBL has multiple patrons visiting and using our reading room at the same time who are working on similar themes or researching the same collections. In those cases, we like to let the patrons know so they can possibly discuss their work and gain further insights into their research. On October…