About the Georgia Room
While the Georgia Room collection is a reference collection and does not circulate, the room is open to everyone who wishes to use the collection. Appointments are not required, and our helpful staff is available for assistance with research projects. The purpose of the Georgia Room is to develop and maintain an in-depth collection of materials having lasting historical and genealogical value to support the informational, educational, and research needs of its users.
History of the Georgia RoomThe Georgia Room was founded in 1970 through the generous bequest of Miss Virginia Vanstone Crosby in memory of her father, Charles Mayo Crosby. Miss Crosby was an active community member and the first Marietta woman to run for mayor of the city. Since its inception, many have contributed to the growth and development of the Georgia Room collection. In 2007 the Georgia Room was greatly expanded as a result of a generous donation from the Library Foundation.
Collection OverviewMaterial concerning Cobb County and Georgia is of primary importance, with an emphasis on genealogical and historical materials relating to the southeastern United States. Most of the materials in the Georgia Room collection are in book form, although other formats are included. The Georgia Room does not purchase individual family histories, but does accept them as donations.
HoursMonday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Georgia Room Arrangement
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