Georgia Archives

University System of Georgia

Donate Materials


The Georgia Archives has a strict collecting policy regarding donated books. Please read the Georgia Archives Collection Development Policy before sending book donations to the Archives. Books which do not meet Collection Development Policy guidelines will be returned to the donor.

Please send donations to:

Georgia Archives
5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260


The Georgia Archives accepts photographs that complement state government records. If you have photographs which are associated with state government that you would like to donate, please contact the Archives at

Organizational Records and Personal Papers

The Georgia Archives accepts donations of family and organizational papers and records that are closely associated with the state government. Georgia has many professionally-run historical repositories which collect non-government papers. We encourage people who have historical records not associated with state government to donate them to one of these repositories. You can find such repositories in the Directory of Historical Organizations under the Featured Content links on our main page. If you have papers or records which are associated with state government, or if you would like donation advice, please contact the Archives at

Please note that the Georgia Archives does NOT collect:

  • Artifacts
  • Facsimile reproductions of items in archival repositories
  • Photocopies of records owned by archival repositories
  • Digital copies of original documents or records
  • Newspapers
  • Bibles
  • Genealogical research collections
  • Grants and plats–In general, the Georgia Archives does not collect loose land grants and plats. The loose land grant and plat was given to grantees as their copy for their personal records. The Georgia Archives has the recorded copy of the grant and plat, which is the official copy. We will be happy to assist you in recommending a suitable home for your loose land grant or plat.

Family Vertical File Material

The Georgia Archives accepts up to 25 pages (double or single sided) of vertical file material per family name per contribution. These can be:

  • Pamphlets
  • Family charts
  • Photocopies of Bible records
  • Photocopies of personal family records not in another repository
  • Obituaries
  • Photocopies of newspapers clippings

We only accept completed research projects. The Georgia Archives does not accept

  • Photocopies of records owned by archival repositories
  • Printouts of information available online
  • Applications to lineage societies with supporting documentation.