Course:1: Archives and Archivists
Lesson:Lesson Four: What Is an Archives?
Topic:Archives are Repositories

Defining Archives, continued

Archives are Repositories

"Archives" can also refer to a building or part of a building where archival records are located. Here, "archives" refers to a physical location or facility.

Archival repositories vary widely in size and structure, depending on the needs of the organizations and their budgets.

They range from large, elaborate, well-funded physical facilities (such as the National Archives) to small, limited facilities (such as a room at the local public library).

Resources iconClick here to visit the website "Repositories of Primary Sources" to see a listing of over 5250 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.

Georgia Historical Society Library
The Georgia Historical Society's library and archives house outstanding collections of materials related to the history of Georgia.