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Local history collection gems include church histories, state and county histories, personal narratives, diaries and letters or any other accounts of events which have affected the history of the United States, including records documenting United States military involvement since the Revolutionary War with a concentration on the Civil War.

These resources may be helpful for those interested in local history:

  • Oral history collection
  • Vertical files
  • Atlases and maps
  • Local newspapers, including:
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: January 1886-present
    • Marietta Daily Journal: 1868-present
    • Austell Enterprise: May 1948-December 1978
    • Cobb County Times: August 5, 1916-April 11, 1968
    • Mableton Mail: December 20, 1960-December 30, 1965
    • Sweetwater News Enterprise: January 25, 1979-January 9, 1986