Georgia Archives

University System of Georgia


The Georgia Archives identifies, collects, provides access and preserves Georgia’s historical documents. Whether you love history, or simply want to know how we serve the citizens of Georgia, we invite you to explore our website or visit us in the City of Morrow, located just south of Atlanta. We look forward to serving you!

COVID-19 Announcement: In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Georgia Department of Public Health, the Georgia Archives has suspended public access to its building, except for individuals requiring access to original records. Although the Original Document Reading Area will remain open, researchers are asked to call 678-364-3710 prior to arrival to ensure we have the desired records available. We encourage patrons to use our online resources. The Reference Room and meeting rooms will be closed, including the Library, Microfilm, and Computer Terminals effective end of business March 28. If you have any questions about resources, please use our Ask an Archivist Form.


  • Virtual Lunch and Learn!  Family Legends and Stories: What to Believe

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020. Join historian Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., for Family Legends and Stories: What to Believe. The presentation will be available on the YouTube Channel Georgia Archives.

  • Online Resources for Research

    Please explore these online sources for research during this COVID-19 emergency.

  • From the Vaults

    New! Georgia Archives Newsletter, From the Vaults.


Lunch & Learn Virtual Lectures are Live Events hosted through Microsoft Teams. Use browsers Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge. If you plan on using an iPhone or tablet, you may have to download the Microsoft Teams app.

  • August 14, 2020
    Family Legends and Stories: What to Believe
    Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., Historian