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Athens newspapers special editions

Athens newspapers special editions

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens newspapers special editions
Creator: Athens Banner (Athens, Ga. : Newspaper)
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1982
Language(s): English
Extent: 6.75 Linear Feet 2 boxes and 8 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms3709
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The newspapers in this collection all stemmed from two competing newspapers in Georgia in the mid-1800s: the Southern Banner and the Southern Watchman. In 1882, these two papers merged, becoming the Banner-Watchman. In 1889, the newspapers became known as simply "The Banner." In 1923, the Athens Banner joined with the Athens Herald, another competing paper, to form the Athens Banner-Herald.

Scope and Content

This collection contains special edition newspapers printed in Athens, Georgia. The content usually relates to a special occasion, such as Memorial day, Centenniel celebrations, and other various anniversaries related to the city and the University of Georgia. The items date from 1875-1982, with most being from the early 1900s. Many of the items relay information regarding the history of Athens with pictures of important places, including many historic houses that are no longer standing.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens Newspapers Special Editions, ms3709, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Newspapers -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Athens Banner

11Athens Commercial Agricultural-Industrial Educational Interests, 1908 August 30
12Memorial Day Edition , 1912 April 26
13Athens City Hall, Mayor William Dorsey on cover - advertisement by The Banner Printers (2 copies), 1906
14Presents Every Inducement - advertisement by The Banner Printers (2 copies), 1908
3 copies.
15A Ten Year Campaign advertisement by The Banner Printers, 1911 August 30
2 copies.
161910 November 3
161912 April 26
161912 April 26
161912 June 20
161912 November 24
171915 January 20
171916 January 19
171916 October 27
171921 January 30
171921 February 18
171921 February 20
8The Banner: The Early Days in Athens, 1912 April 26
8The Banner: United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1912 April 26

2. Athens Banner-Herald

29Decade , 1970
Reprinted for public interest from a series from January and February 1970.
29Supplement: College Square, 1981 November 12
210Anniversary Issue, 1982 February 28

3. Athens Daily Banner

211Centennial Edition (4 copies), 1901 June 16
4 copies.
212Souvenir UGA Summer School Edition (3 copies), 1903 June 17
213Souvenir Edition, 1905 June 27

4. Other

214Athens Evening Call, 1907 October 28
Handwritten note: "Galdswith Gift via Athens Regional Lib."
215Athens Herald: "Athens in 1914" (3 copies), 1914
2 copies.
16Atlanta Constitution: Gravure Pictorial Section, 1924 May 4
17Banner-Watchman: Review of our Railroads, City and Section, 1887
18Banner Watchman: Jefferson Davis coming to Athens to the Fair, 1887 October 23
19Clarke County Legionnaire: First Annual Armistice Edition, 1919 November 11
With handwritten note: "Do not destroy - B.C. Lumpkin."
20The Northeast Georgian: Extra- The Memorial, 1875 April 26
21Semi-Weekly Banner, 1895 May 7
Gift from Dr. Jessie Mize, Dawson Hall, South Campus.
22University of Georgia Atlanta Journal: The University of Georgia, 1801-1901, 1901 June 15