DHC Collections

DeKalb History Center Archives: Collections

Acquisition and Collection Policy


 

DeKalb Neighbor Newspapers

 

(Reference and Periodicals) 43 volumes: Set of bound neighborhood newspapers from various years covering 1974-1991. Clarkston, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Decatur, Dunwoody, and more.

Recently discovered in the archives of the Marietta Museum of History, these bound newspaper books are now at home in the DeKalb History Center archives. Capturing the early 1970s through 1991, these newspapers feature articles about Clarkston, Tucker, Stone Mountain, Decatur, Chamblee and Dunwoody neighborhoods. Contact the archivist today to set an appointment to see these marvelous books and take a step back in time!

DHC Collections: DeKalb Neighbor Newspaper

 


 

Crossroads Newspaper Collection

 

(Reference and Periodicals) Publication began in the mid-90s, serving south DeKalb County. Delivered its last print edition in 2018. The archives holds paper editions from years 2000-2018.

DHC Collections: Crossroads News

 


 

Dunwoody Crier Newspaper Collection

 

(Reference and Periodicals) Publication began in 1976, serving north DeKalb County. The archives holds paper editions from 1977-1989.

DHC Collections: Dunwoody Crier Newspaper

 


 

City of Clarkston, Georgia

 

(Subject Files) We have a large selection of files on the city of Clarkston, including news articles and copies of the Clarkston Clarion newsletter from the 1940s. We are always looking for primary source material (letters, photos, etc.) from citizens of Clarkston.

DHC Collections: Clarkston, Georgia

 


 

Knollwood Elementary

 

(Special Collections) Now called Wadsworth Elementary in Decatur, Knollwood originally opened in 1955. The archives holds the collection of Ms Feemster, who was one of the first teachers at the school. Collection includes a large quantity of photos.

DHC Collections: Knollwood Elementary School

 


 

DeKalb County Board of Health

 

(Special Collections) This collection includes photos, scrapbooks, newsletters, and more.

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Acquisition and Collection Policy

Archival Collections

Materials to be retained or accessioned into the organization should be created by, owned by, or pertain directly to a DeKalb County person, organization, business, or institution. Special research needs of the community, organization, and exhibitions will be taken into consideration.

Materials accepted include primary and secondary works such as correspondence, photographs, diaries, journals, legal materials, business materials and organizational records, ephemera, writings, audiovisual materials, maps, scrapbooks, ledgers, official publications and serials, and books.

The size, organization, and physical condition of the materials will be a major consideration in acquisition, because each requires resource commitments.

Due to limitations of space, materials that are already in the collection or otherwise available elsewhere will not be accepted. We do not accept textbooks or newspapers.

With regards to donations of audiovisual materials, consideration will be given as to the availability of technology onsite to access the materials.

Retrospective Acquisition

The Archives always seeks additional manuscript materials related to its current holdings. Almost all such acquisitions will be by gift.