Kenan Research Center

Preserving primary source holdings for the study of Atlanta and the surrounding region.


10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm

Kenan Research Center is currently open by appointment only. To schedule a time to visit, please contact us at 404.814.4040 or at least two business days in advance.


The Kenan Research Center preserves extensive primary source holdings for the study of Atlanta and the surrounding region, including a special collection for Southeastern horticultural history in our Cherokee Garden Library. The center also has a collection dedicated to collecting and sharing the stories of our veterans through the Veterans History Project.

Researchers can explore much of Atlanta History Center’s museum, archival, and oral history collections online. Because we like sharing history with everyone! Check out our online collections, where you can explore everything from books to newspapers and magazines, manuscripts, and our visual collections of digitized photographs, audio, and video recordings. 

The Research Center is dedicated to James G. Kenan who is remembered for his lifelong philanthropic support of historical scholarship and literature.

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FAQ. Know before you go.

McElreath Hall

Kenan Research Center is located in McElreath Hall.


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