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.?


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

2. Some items are readable online; other items require an in-person visit

3. Click on the “Contact the Archives” button to request an appointment for in-person research.

4. The archivist will contact you via email.


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