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 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.

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.