Historical Background

In 1989, staff at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library developed an interest in creating an exhibit about the Liberty Ships that were built in Brunswick during World War Two. This exhibit was to accompany a 44th anniversary celebration to be held in Brunswick that would honor those who worked at the shipyard.

In the process of research and acquisition of materials for the exhibit, library staff contacted the Jones Group, formerly J.A. Jones Construction, for assistance. Upon learning about the proposed exhibit, the Jones Group donated photographs and other documents from its archives to the library for use in the exhibit and by future researchers. The materials that were donated now make up the J.A. Jones Construction Collection housed in the Brunswick Library's Heritage Room.

The photographs donated to the library later found an additional home in the Digital Library of Georgia in its Ships for Victory collection. Digital scans of the photographs are now available to students, researchers, and others who may not be able to visit the Brunswick-Glynn County Library. Digitized photographs from the Ships for Victory collection were selected for this exhibit.

About the Marshes of Glynn Libraries

The Marshes of Glynn Libraries (GA) is a public library system dedicated to enhancing and enriching the lives of all Glynn County residents and visitors to the Golden Isles. Anchored by two libraries, Brunswick and St. Simons Island, the system provides responsive, dynamic library services to meet their informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs.

About the DigEx Program

This digital exhibit is part of the Georgia Public Library Service's DigEx Program. The DigEx Program empowers libraries to use their unique digitized materials to tell the stories of their libraries and communities. GPLS provides administrative support for digital exhibits while leaving local site-level control to the libraries to create their digital content.

This site was created by the Marshes of Glynn Libraries, with support from the Georgia Public Library Service, using Library Service and Technology Act funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.