The Southern Changes Digital Archive

" is not simply final outcomes but processes of change which are significant to people's experience of their world."

Photo © David Zeiger

Between 1978 and 2003, the Atlanta-based Southern Regional Council published Southern Changes, a journal featuring social research,cultural analysis, reportage, commentary, reviews, and interviews by an extraordinary list of writers, scholars, and activists. The Southern Changes Digital Archive is a searchable database that provides full-text versions of each issue of Southern Changes over this twenty-five year period. The articles in Southern Changes range across many subjects: racial justice and the freedom struggle, voting rights, educational opportunity, economic democracy, social equality and inclusion, women's rights, environmental justice, critical regional studies, regional-global issues, and popular culture.

Users of this digital archive have several ways to access Southern Changes content. You may Browse from a list of the journal's issues, by volume and number. You can then choose a particular issue to review a list of its articles; you can select an article to read in full text. Users can easily navigate from article to article and from issue to issue. Articles can also be browsed by algorithmically generated topics; for each topic, you can view a list of representative articles and a wordcloud summarizing the content. You can also use the Search feature linked from the Home page to enter key words and phrases (e.g. "voting rights," "desegregation," "poverty"), author, and dates, to locate and retrieve articles from Southern Changes. This digital archive contains the complete text of articles, but without photographs or images.

The Southern Changes Digital Archive is produced in collaboration with the Beck Center for Electronic Collections at Emory University and the Southern Regional Council.

Prof. Allen Tullos
Editor of Southern Changes, 1982-2003.
SCDA Project Director.

Alice Hickcox
Electronic Text Specialist
Beck Center, Woodruff Library
Emory University

Sara Palmer
Electronic Text Specialist
Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Woodruff Library
Emory University