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We are thrilled to announce that our campus is now open. Our 33-acre experience features award-winning exhibitions, historic houses, and gardens. If you’re looking for history, knowledge, and adventure, you’ve come to the right place!

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The Barb Brings ATL’s Queer Culture Online

The Barb covered a variety of subjects relevant to its in-town audience, including arts and entertainment, health, politics, and community events. By fully digitizing the collection, researchers are now able to unpack a crucial time in the history of Atlanta’s LGBTQIA+ community from anywhere in the world.

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Fifty Years of Atlanta Pride

Our city’s LGBTQIA+ history is nuanced and vast—and too complex to be contained in a single story. While this article provides an overview of more than half a century of activism in our city, it is by no means exhaustive.

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Op-Ed: Change is the Climate of the Era

"Growing up during a time of protests in the streets and calls for structural change has made me realize that I want to be a part of an America that responds to youth activism and learns from an unbiased telling of the past."

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Not Just Sports: Arts and Culture of the ’96 Games

Though today’s Olympic Games promote excellence in sport, that hasn’t always been the case. In the early 20th century, participants could win gold medals for art and literature alongside their athletic counterparts.

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Other People’s Houses: Inside the Philip Trammell Shutze Architectural Drawings Collection

The Philip Trammell Shutze Architectural drawings collection comprises 638 sets of architectural drawings, 497 of which are digitized and available on our digital database.

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Fighting on the Home Front: Black Veterans Help Us Tell A More Complete American Story

Black soldiers have served this country since the Revolutionary War and their stories are vital in creating a more complete, more accurate picture of America’s past.

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