Archives Division



The Archives Division is located on the second floor of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History. The Division collects, preserves and provides access to rare, unique and primary materials concerning people across the African Diaspora, with a concentration on local Atlanta history. Our diverse holdings include personal papers, records of organizations and institutions, photographs, prints, rare books, audio and visual resources, ephemera and subject or thematic materials. Most documents are in English, although there are collections that contain French and Spanish.

Collection Strengths:

  • Local Civil Rights History
  • Southern Women’s Labor History
  • Oral History collections
  • Atlanta photographers
  • Rare Africana maps
  • Arts and Community in Atlanta