About NGE

The New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE) is the nation’s first born-digital state encyclopedia. Since 2004 it has provided ready access to authoritative scholarship on a wide variety of topics. All of its entries are written and reviewed by scholars, fact-checked by reference librarians at the University of Georgia, and updated regularly to reflect new information and recent developments. Nearly twenty years after its launch, the NGE remains committed to the notion that history and culture are public resources that should be freely available to one and all. The NGE would not be possible but for the ongoing support of the following partner organizations: Georgia Humanities, the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Georgia Press, and the University System of Georgia/GALILEO.

The People

Editorial Staff

John C. Inscoe Founding Editor
Edward Hatfield Managing Editor
Anna Forrester Assistant Editor


Kristin Nielsen Librarian, University of Georgia
John Prechtel Librarian, University of Georgia
Diane Trap Librarian, University of Georgia

Executive Committee

Lisa Bayer University of Georgia Press
Lucy Harrison GALILEO / University System of Georgia
Sheila McAlister Digital Library of Georgia
Laura McCarty Georgia Humanities

Special Acknowledgements

Today’s NGE reflects the valuable contributions of many people. We are especially grateful to a long list of former staffers and consultants, as well as the section editors and editorial advisors for the first edition of the NGE.

Project Partners

Content Partners

The NGE gratefully acknowledges the libraries, museums, research centers, institutes, and other organizations that have shared both their archival collections and the expertise of their curators and archivists with the project.


State of Georgia
Georgia Power Foundation
Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
University of Georgia
National Endowment for the Humanities
James M. Cox Foundation
UPS Foundation
Peyton Anderson Foundation
Historic Chattahoochee Commission
Technical College System of Georgia
Wachovia Foundation
Watson-Brown Foundation
Tull Charitable Foundation
Imlay Foundation
Frances Wood Wilson Foundation
Merrill-Hall New Media
Katherine John Murphy Foundation
President’s Venture Fund, UGA
Scott Hudgens Family Foundation

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A More Perfect Union

The New Georgia Encyclopedia is supported by funding from A More Perfect Union, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.