Georgia Historical Society

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The Georgia Historical Society's library and archives, a major research center for Georgia history, houses one of the most outstanding collections of manuscripts, books, maps, photographs, architectural drawings, portraits, and artifacts related to the history of Georgia. The mission of the Georgia Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the history of the State of Georgia. Among the most significant ways in which the Society fulfills this mission is by collecting, receiving, and preserving letters, documents, photographs, art work, books, records, artifacts, and memorabilia pertaining to the purposes of this Society; maintaining an archives building for the better preservation of its collection; and by creating and maintaining an historical library for the use of its members and others of the general public under such rules and regulations for use of the collection.

The primary emphasis of the Georgia Historical Society's collections is on Georgia and/or Georgians. The society also collects materials dealing with the original thirteen colonies or the Southeast in general, especially if those materials describe conditions or events influencing Georgia and its development.
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Name Description
Albert Armor Home Movies, 1946-1949 Home movies of the Greensboro, Georgia-based Armor family from 1946 to 1949
America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia Civil war manuscripts from the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, and the Hargrett Library (UGA).
Annual Reports of the Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, 1855-1923 Annual reports dated from 1855 to 1923 covering Savannah's finances, statistics, trade, and ordinances.
Cherokee Indians Relocation Papers Correspondence and legal documents dating from 1815 to 1838 related to the Cherokee relocation.
Collection on William Harris Crawford Manuscripts from 1814 to 1833 documenting Georgia educator, lawyer, politician, and planter William Harris Crawford's political career.
Georgia Historical Society collections in the Internet Archive Publications of the Georgia Historical Society dating from 1840 to 1989.
Georgia Historical Society Image Catalog Select digitized images of photographs, prints, artifacts, portraits, and manuscripts from the collections of the Georgia Historical Society.
Harold J. Hart Papers Photographs most likely taken by Sgt. Harold J. Hart while he was a member of the 7th Photo Technical Squadron stationed at the 36th Base Headquarters at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia from 1943 to 1945.
James Wright Papers, 1772-1784 Letters, proclamations and reports, written by James Wright when he was Georgia's governor dating from 1772 to 1794.
John Lytjen Home Movies, 1952-1956 Home movies of the Savannah-based Lytjen family from 1952 to 1956
John Macpherson Berrien Papers Personal papers dating from 1781 to 1942 related to Georgia statesman, John Macpherson Berrien
John Reynolds Commissions Commissions dated 1754 of John Reynolds as Vice Admiral Commissary and Deputy in the Office of Vice Admiralty in the Province of Georgia and as Captain General and Governor in Chief over the colony of Georgia,
Juliette Gordon Low papers Papers dating from 1860 to 1927 of Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low.
New Georgia Encyclopedia Encyclopedia articles related to the history and culture of Georgia.
Nineteenth-Century Educational Exhibit Selected documents from the Georgia Historical Society describing nineteenth-century life in the state
Port of Savannah Slave Manifests Manifests of enslaved people shipped from Savannah to various ports from 1852 to 1860.
Twentieth-Century Educational Exhibit Selected documents from the Georgia Historical Society describing twentieth-century life in the state