African American History Resources
The National Archives at Atlanta has several publications and textual records available to assist research in the history of African-Americans, Africa, and other areas of the African diaspora from the mid-18th century to the 20th century. Points of interest include slavery, the slave trade, colonization, blacks in the military before WWI, service in the American Diplomatic Corps, activities of the Freedmen's Bureau, relations with Indian nations, federal court cases, employment, conscription in WWI and WWII, and other topics.
African Slave Trade Cases
This finding aid provides a listing of cases that dealt with the slave trade and were filed in U.S. District Courts in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
- The African Slave Trade
This resources provides a brief overview and history of the The Antelope and its involvement in the African slave trade.
- The Antelope
The Barque Azor
This resource provides a brief history and overview of the Azor as it transported over 200 African American passengers from Charleston, South Carolina to Monrovia, Liberia, in 1878 to begin new lives in Africa.
- The Barque (Bark) Azor
This resource provides a brief history and overview of the Clotilda, the last known ship to transport slaves into the United States.
- The Clotilda
Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
This finding aid provides a step-by-step procedure for analyzing Freedmen’s Bureau records in each of the featured states and provides additional locations where these records may exist as well as suggested readings that may assist researchers with further inquiries.
- Freedmen's Bureau Records
This finding aid provides information and citations for U.S. Customs Service records and court cases involving the Wanderer, one of the last know ships to transport slaves into the United States.
- The Wanderer
Civil Rights Resources
The National Archives at Atlanta, a repository for the historically valuable noncurrent records of the federal government, is a major source for research for the study of Civil Rights.
Civil Liberties Cases
This finding aid contains information about U. S. District Court records that constitute a sample of cases relating to civil liberties in the custody of the National Archives at Atlanta.
Civil War Resources
The National Archives at Atlanta, a repository for the historically valuable noncurrent records of the federal government, is a major source for research for the study of the Civil War.
Civil War Resources
This finding aid identifies records that contain valuable historical information relating to soldiers, battles, civilians, and the Union and Confederate governments.
Construction, Housing, and Town Planning
Civilian COnservation Corps
This finding aid is a guide to records relating to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the custody of the National Archives at Atlanta. The records are found within four main record groups; RG 75 Bureau of Indian Affairs, RG 95 U.S. Forest Service, RG 114 Soil Conservation Service and RG 142 Tennessee Valley Authority. The records include maps, photographs, and textual records.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction
This finding aid provides a brief overview and description of several of the record series from our Corps of Engineer holdings.
The information contained in this resource guide is intended to aid the researcher in identifying records that speak to the impact environmental hazards have on the natural world and public health. In addition, many of the records contribute to an understanding of how pollution problems spur government agencies and/or private organizations to address how environmental hazards can be controlled and prevented.
Genealogy Research Tutorial and Resources
This finding aid provides guidance on where to locate key research online and through archival repositories. The sites in this tutorial contain free websites. Many of the sites referenced are used in the Research Room through the ‘Online Resources’ Homepage.
This tutorial includes information on State Census, finding graves, locating cemetery information, locating historical newspapers, information on land records, wills, and adoptions. A summary of contacts of other repositories in the Southeast Region has also been included.
This finding aid contains a listing of the various federal periodicals created by federal agencies across the Southeast.
Russia, The Soviet Union, and the Development of the Cold War
This finding aid contains a range of documents dating from 1802 through 1966. The documents focus on internal happenings of Russia prior to the development of the Soviet Union and extend through United States response to the developing tensions with the USSR.
Native American Resources
Researching individual native americans
This guide is designed to provide a framework for researching individual Native Americans at the National Archives at Atlanta. It is organized primarily by tribe. Each section lists available resources in chronological order and includes textual, microfilm, online, and published records and indexes.
Science and technology
The National Archives at Atlanta is a major source for research in the study of science, technology, natural resources, and the environment. The records contain valuable historical information relating to the environment, including land use, natural resources, water, and wildlife, as well as scientific and technological advances in aeronautics, atomic energy, civil and marine engineering, and public health.
Atomic Energy Commission and Oak Ridge
The Oak Ridge Files contains mostly textual documents produced by the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the city of Oak Ridge, colleges and universities participating in the Manhattan Project and the various offices located in cities across the United States. Most of the documents were produced between 1940 and 1948. There are some records that were produced in the mid-1960 and late 1970’s but few reach beyond 1972.
National Aeronautics and space administration records
This finding aid lists and describes the record series that are available in NASA holdings.
Science, Technology, and Inventions
This finding aid lists and describes record series that pertain to science, technology, and inventions found within the National Archives at Atlanta.