Athens newspapers special editions

Athens newspapers special editions

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Athens Banner. (Athens, Ga. : Newspaper)
Title: Athens newspapers special editions
Dates: 1875-1982
Quantity: 6.75 Linear feet 2 boxes and 8 oversized folders
Coll. Number: ms3709

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Athens Banner

OS BoxFolder
11Athens Commercial Agricultural-Industrial Educational Interests, 1908 August 30
2Memorial Day Edition, 1912 April 26
3Athens City Hall, Mayor William Dorsey on cover - advertisement by The Banner Printers (2 copies), 1906
4Presents Every Inducement - advertisement by The Banner Printers (2 copies), 1908
3 copies.
5A Ten Year Campaign advertisement by The Banner Printers, 1911 August 30
2 copies.
61910 November 3
61912 April 26
61912 April 26
61912 June 20
61912 November 24
71915 January 20
71916 January 19
71916 October 27
71921 January 30
71921 February 18
71921 February 20
OS Folder
8The Banner: The Early Days in Athens, 1912 April 26
The Banner: United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1912 April 26

2. Athens Banner-Herald

OS BoxFolder
29Decade, 1970
Reprinted for public interest from a series from January and February 1970.
9Supplement: College Square, 1981 November 12
10Anniversary Issue, 1982 February 28

3. Athens Daily Banner

OS BoxFolder
211Centennial Edition (4 copies), 1901 June 16
4 copies.
12Souvenir UGA Summer School Edition (3 copies), 1903 June 17
13Souvenir Edition, 1905 June 27

4. Other

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