Research the Collection

Online Research Resources

Search Our Library
Search the Library Catalog for books, pamphlets, and serials.

Search Our Archives
Explore the Archives Catalog for manuscripts, images, artifacts, maps, and drawings.

Additional Resources and Links
Includes resource guides to the GHS collections, vertical file indexes, and other online resources that you may find valuable in your research.

Do you need assistance with your research? Contact our reference staff at or see our Research Services.

The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that the GHS Research Center in Savannah is now open. The Research Center hours of operation are Wednesday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We look forward to welcoming you to our new state-of-the-art facility.

If you wish to access archival material or rare books, research appointments are strongly recommended.  To make an appointment, email the library at or telephone at 912.651.2128.

More information on the Research Center’s renovation is available at

About Our Collections

The Georgia Historical Society’s Research Center is a preeminent research facility for American and Georgia history.

The Research Center houses the oldest and one of the most outstanding collections of manuscripts, books, maps, photographs, architectural drawings, portraits, and artifacts related to Georgia and its role in American history.

Each year thousands of researchers from around the world travel to the Georgia Historical Society to discover our state’s and nation’s past. Please see our list of examples of published works using the Georgia Historical Society’s collection.

To donate your collection to the Georgia Historical Society follow this link.