DeKalb History Center
DeKalb History Center Archives


Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the wide-ranging stories of the people and places of DeKalb County

What is an archives? It is a collection (as well as a building or room) of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people.

In our case, the archives are open to anyone interested in DeKalb County history.


Appointments are required to allow time for the archivist to pull materials, and to make sure that there is enough space for researchers to work in the archives. Otherwise, some material is available digitally. Explore boxes below.


Our resources include genealogical materials, cemetery files, maps, oral histories, photographs, newspapers, and other special types of collections. Click on any of the BIG BLUE BOXES below to explore!


We are not the archives for DeKalb County government or property records. Our materials come from individuals or families, businesses, churches, etc.





DHC Archives