Roswell Historical Society, Inc.


Preserving & Sharing the Heritage of Roswell, GA

Roswell Historical Society/
City of Roswell
Research Library and Archives

The Research Library and Archives is a repository for research material and historical collections of the Roswell Historical Society and City of Roswell.  Resources include information about the history of the city of Roswell and its environs, early settlers, the area’s textile mills, the Civil War, Cherokee Native Americans, local African American heritage, properties in the historic district, family genealogies, local businesses, social and civic organizations.

  Holdings consist of:
Manuscript collections
Pamphlet files
Audio & Visual material
Family files
Textiles & Artifacts
Visual Arts


The reading room contains over 1000 volumes on the history of Roswell, the state of Georgia and its counties. 

It also contains subject, family, and pamphlet files.


Archival holdings include manuscript collections, maps, photographs, visual arts, personal and family papers, artifacts, audio and visual materials, and textiles.

The photograph collections contain over 3,000 important images of the Roswell area and its residents.


A view of Roswell's Canton Street,
c. 1940s


                                                                                                           Thomas Edward King
                                                                                                           Mayor of Roswell, 1850s


The manuscript collections include personal and family papers, business records, and material pertaining to social and cultural organizations.


Extensive  newspaper collections include the Roswell Herald and North Fulton Herald from the 1940s-1960s.








We are seeking volunteers to staff our Research Library and Archives. Volunteers catalog materials and assist patrons with research. Orientation and training provided.

Open Hours
Monday and Thursday
1:00 – 4:30

Roswell Historical Society Research Library & Archives
Roswell Cultural Arts Center
950 Forrest Street – 2nd floor
Roswell, GA 30075

Phone: 770-594-6405
Certified Archivist: Elaine DeNiro

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