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Whether you are a classroom teacher, a home schooling parent, or a community youth organization leader, we have quality resources to help you teach students about the history, politics, and culture of Georgia. We offer educator aids and services for online users, the regional community, and Archives visitors.
Our website is a valuable resource for educators, allowing access to organized general information, research databases, and scanned versions of primary documents. In addition, our site serves as a reference to additional quality resources available via the Internet.
Frequently-Requested Information – Some of the topics most frequently requested by educators and students are:
Records Available Online
Historic Images – Use the Vanishing Georgia Collection to find historic images for your classroom. This collection of nearly 18,000 photographs spanning over 150 years of Georgia’s history can be searched a variety of ways including by topic and geographic region. Click here to find interesting images from your town or county. Important note: There are some disturbing images in the collection. It is recommended that educators conduct test searches before allowing younger students access to the Vanishing Georgia site.
Local Historical Resources – Would you like help finding individuals in your community who are interested in history and may be able to help you in the classroom? Would you like help finding local historic sites for field trips? The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board (GHRAB) maintains the Historical Organizations and Resources Directory through the Georgia Archives website.
GHRAB Awards – The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board’s Outstanding Archives Awards Program is an excellent way to encourage students and to highlight local programs. Nomination forms are available online. The submission deadline is June 1.
Capitol – The Secretary of State also supports educators with resources available at the Capitol. See their website for more information about Capitol building tours and educational programs.
Getting Started with Primary Documents– Why and how do you use primary documents in the classroom?
Group visits must be scheduled in advance with Public Services. For basic information about visiting the Georgia Archives including driving directions, parking, and holiday schedules, please see our “Where We Are Located” page.
Reference Services – Our secure environment preserves historic materials while allowing access to approximately 100,000 cubic feet of government records (1732 to the present), non-government collections, books, and periodicals. The Reference Room is open Friday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to registered researchers. Registration is free but requires a valid photo ID. Researchers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Exhibits – The Georgia Archives building supports a state-of-the-art display room. Exhibits pertain to Georgia history and are rotated throughout the year. The Archives also has online exhibits.
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