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Special Collections Frequently Asked Questions and Topics

Q: What newspapers have been published in Milledgeville?
Early newspapers published in Milledgeville include the Milledgeville Intelligencer, Milledgeville's first newspaper which began and ended publication in 1808, the Georgia Argus (1808), the Georgia Journal (1809-1840), the Southern Recorder (1820-1872), and the Federal Union (1830-1872). In 1872, the Southern Recorder and the Federal Union merged to form the Union and Recorder (1872-1884). Since 1884, it has been known as the Union-Recorder (1884-present). Current newspapers include the Union-Recorder and the Baldwin Bulletin.

Q: What newspapers do you have in your collection?
All of these early newspapers are available on microfilm which is located in the Photocopy Room. The newspapers prior to 1924 are available online through the Digital Library of Georgia. Please check them out at the Historic Milledgeville Newspaper. Current newspapers are available in the Periodicals section of the library.