Kenan Research Center

Kenan Research Center

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Want to learn about your neighborhood's past? Did your family come over on the Mayflower? Find out answers to these questions and more at Kenan Research Center. It's easy to get lost in the aisles or dive into our online databases. That's not a bad thing — we encourage it. Just come in and we'll help you get started!

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. 

Curious about guidelines for using the Kenan Research Center? Check out our FAQs.

For more information, please call 404.814.4040 or email


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