1. Welcome

The National Archives at Atlanta holds in trust original records documenting the settlement and development of a unique section of the United States. It maintains historical records from regional offices of Federal agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These records are the documentary evidence of day-to-day occurrences that have become part of our history.

This presentation highlights treasures in the region's holdings. It tells intriguing stories of the people who once inhabited this land. Some documents are about famous people and events. Others chronicle the lives of everyday peopleómen and women who never imagined that at some future date someone would be interested in their lives.


Construction Photographs and architect's rendering of the National Archives at Atlanta facility in Morrow, Georgia.

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Portions of this online exhibit are culled from our inaugural exhibit, Firsthand History, containing over 500 unique, regional holdings. This live exhibit is free and available in our main Lobby 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tues. - Sat.