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The Bartow History Museum Archives is located on the second floor at 13 North Wall Street, Cartersville, Georgia.

The Archives and Research Library are open:
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Monday by appointment only

The Archives has a variety of primary and secondary source material available for your research needs. These items can be accessed for research purposes or general interest. In many cases, photographs can be copied. Please check with our knowledgeable staff members for pricing and assistance. View a sample of our archival collections below.

Research requests are also accepted by telephone, mail, and email. Please call 770-382-3818 ext. 6283 to submit a telephone request or you can submit a request by mail to the following address:

Bartow History Museum
4 East Church Street
Cartersville, GA 30120

For email requests, please contact Sandy Moore:


Archives and Research Department Holdings

The Bartow History Museum library includes over 1000 books, pamphlets, magazines and other publications covering a wide range of topics.

The library resources include material on local and state issues, events, people and places, as well as general information on antiques and collectibles, preservation and conservation, fashions, identification tools and other helpful research materials.

There is also an extensive vertical file collection containing information on the communities of Bartow County, famous Bartow County residents, area churches, schools, businesses, cemeteries, historic sites, civic organizations, genealogy, and the Civil War.

A sample of other resources in the Bartow History Museum Archives includes:

Bartow County Census Indexes: 1840, 1850, and 1870
Bartow County Newspapers: 1868-1956, 1962-1963, 1965
Business Directory: 1951
Business Farmers Directory: 1881-1882
City Directories (Cartersville): 1883-1884, 1936, 1952, 1970, 1973, 1976, 1982, 1988-1989
Court Records: 1840s-1920s
Genealogy Cross Reference File(s)
Jones Funeral Home ledger: 1926-1933
Oral History DVDs
Phone Directories: Cartersville and Acworth, 1948-1950, 1952, 1955, 1959-1986, 1988-1989, 1991-1992
Phone Directories: 1961-1963, 1965, 1983
Soil Survey of Bartow County: 1926

The Wingfoot Clan, Atco Edition: 1929-1990s (most years)