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Research Library and Archives

The Southern Museum’s Library and Archives contains extensive documentary records, manuscripts, and photographic materials related to railroad history in the South and the American Civil War.

Hours of Operation

The Southern Museum Research Library and Archives are currently accepting remote research requests only. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are not able to facilitate in-person research at this time. To make a remote research request, please contact our archivist at 770-427-2117 ext. 3060 or by email at Please understand that due to Covid-19 measures response and fulfillment times on remote research requests will be delayed. Thank you for your understanding.

Research Center Fees
Museum Members: Free
Non-Members: $10 per day

Research Library Fee Schedule

Duplication Services

Looking for a specific document or image? If we have it, we will gladly create a copy for you. Please complete the application below and send to

Duplication Services Application

For additional information or inquiries, contact or 770-427-2117 ext 3060.

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