Research the Collection

Online Research Resources

Search Our Catalog
Search the Research Center Catalog for books, pamphlets, serials, maps, and archival collections.

Search Digital Images
Search the Digital Image Catalog for digital images of artifacts, photographs, prints, and other materials.

Search Archival Collection Finding Aids
Search our database of over 2,000 archival collection finding aids including detailed inventories of personal papers, family papers, organizational records, and business records.

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

GHS Research Center Temporarily Closed for Renovation and Expansion

The Georgia Historical Society Research Center in Savannah is temporarily closed to the public as of Thanksgiving 2018. The Research Center will reopen in the fall of 2020 following a much-needed renovation and expansion.

Research and image request services are also unavailable during this time. On-line resources will continue to be available on the GHS website. The administrative offices located in the Jepson House Education Center will continue to operate on a normal schedule throughout the closure. GHS educational programming and the annual Georgia History Festival will not be affected.

If you have any questions please contact Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications, at (912) 651-2125, ext. 122.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming our members and patrons to the newly-renovated Research Center in 2020!

More information on the renovation is available at https://georgiahistory.com/renovation/.

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.