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About the Archives

The Archives Division of the Auburn Avenue Research Library 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.

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The Archives Division can be accessed by appointment 7 days a week. A 24-hour notice is requested. To schedule an appointment, please call 404-613-4032 or email aarl.archives@fultoncountyga.gov.