Metro Atlanta Archival Collections and Resources

* The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History:Collections in Civil War and the southern railroad industry after the Civil War.

* Atlanta History Center Archives: Southern history and culture.

* Spelman College Archives: Archives of Spelman College, an historically Black college for women, established in Atlanta in 1881.

* Atlanta University Center Archives: Strong collections in African-American and African diaspora history and culture.

* Georgia State University Special Collection and Archives: Units include the Southern Labor Archives, Popular Music Collection (including papers of song-writer Johnny Mercer), Georgia Government Documentation Project (documents the state's political heritage through oral history interviews and collections of associated papers),and Women's Collections (20th century women in Georgia).

* Georgia Tech Archives: Archives of the Georgia Institute of Technology, founded in Atlanta in 1885.

* Emory University Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library: Strong collections in literature; African American history and culture; and the history of Atlanta, Georgia, and the South.

* University of Georgia Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Rare books and broadsides, historical maps and photographs, published works on Georgia, and University Archives representing over two centuries of the first state-chartered university in America, the University of Georgia, founded in 1785 and located in Athens, Georgia.

* Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History: Specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history and of other peoples of African descent.



* The Georgia Archives: State and local government records, records of the Georgia land lotteries, the Federal Census For Georgia and Georgia State Census, historical and genealogical records.


* The The National Archives and Records Administration includes cornerstone documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, federal records, congressional records, and links to presidential libraries are available at. Click here for a listing of online exhibits at NARA.

* The Southeast Regional branch of NARA is being built next to the Georgia State Archives in Morrow, Georgia, south of Atlanta. Serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, the facility houses records of federal agencies, departments and bureaus in these states.