DeKalb History Center
DeKalb History Center Archives


Dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing the rich history of DeKalb County

Have a question about DeKalb County history, people, neighborhoods, etc.?  Start here:


1. Click on any of the BIG BLUE BOXES below. You’ll see lists of things we have here in the archives.

2. Explore the content for the topic, event, or person you’re looking for.

3. While exploring, click on the “CONTACT THE ARCHIVES” button and fill out the form.

4. The archivist will contact you regarding an appointment.


See these helpful flyers for information on how to research your house:

Researching Your House| House History Research Sheet



Additional Information

The Archives Reading/Research Room is open by appointment. Appointments are required to allow time for the archivist to pull records and to make sure that there is enough space for researchers to work in the Archives.


We are not the repository for DeKalb County government records- if you are looking for school records or other government documents, contact the county department(s) directly.

DHC Archives