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Delve into untold stories, characters, and community development by conducting research at the History Center.

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Our Collections Policy

The archives at the Thomasville History Center contain a broad collection of documents, books, and photographs from the antebellum era through the late-modern period.  Our archives are available to all researchers; email Ephraim Rotter at ephraim@thomascountyhistory.org to schedule an appointment.

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Partner Research resources

Digital Library
of Georgia

South Georgia
Historic Newspapers

Thomas County Board
of Tax Assessors

UGA Sanborn Fire
Insurance Maps

South Georgia
Georgia Archives Virtual Vault

Georgia
Historical Society

Acquisitions

Acquisitions will be made through donation, deposit, and on rare occasion by purchase and are approved by the History Center’s Curator of Collections in accordance with the Collection Policy. Acquisitions will also be based on the History Center’s ability to properly care for the items.

Acquisitions will be limited to those collections that have a primary emphasis on Thomas County and/or Thomas County residents. However, this will not preclude the acquisition of materials of broader scope if they describe conditions or events which directly impacted Thomas County and its development.

Including but not limited to newspapers, pamphlets, brochures, directories, annuals, family histories, and posters.

Printed Materials

Including but not limited to newspapers, pamphlets, brochures, directories, annuals, family histories, and posters.
In all formats related to Thomas County history, including rare and current books for reference, history, and biography.

Books

In all formats related to Thomas County history, including rare and current books for reference, history, and biography.
Including but not limited to printed images in all current and historical formats, digital images on physical media, and non-physical digital images.

Photographs

Including but not limited to printed images in all current and historical formats, digital images on physical media, and non-physical digital images.
In all available formats including but not limited to celluloid film, videotape, digital video discs, and digital files.

Video

In all available formats including but not limited to celluloid film, videotape, digital video discs, and digital files.
Including papers, textiles, letters, diaries, legal documents, speeches, memoirs, ledgers, digital storage media, etc.

Personal Artifacts & Records

Including papers, textiles, letters, diaries, legal documents, speeches, memoirs, ledgers, digital storage media, etc.
Including but not limited to governments, schools, churches, civic clubs, charitable organizations, and fraternal or sporting organizations.

Organizational Artifacts & Records

Including but not limited to governments, schools, churches, civic clubs, charitable organizations, and fraternal or sporting organizations.
In all current and historic formats, including but not limited to wax cylinders, analog records, magnetic tape, compact discs, and non-physical digital files.

Recorded Sound

In all current and historic formats, including but not limited to wax cylinders, analog records, magnetic tape, compact discs, and non-physical digital files.

Contact us for any other item you would like to donate.

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