Search Hints for the Southeast Regional Archives
The National Archives (NARA) Southeast Region in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the National Archives' 11 Regional Archives. The Archival Research Catalog (ARC) includes descriptions of records held by the Regional Archives. The online catalog allows you to filter your search results by location. The search hints below highlight the Southeast Region's records available in ARC.
ARC is a work in progress, and NARA staff add new descriptions to ARC all the time. Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Southeast Region staff.
- Tips for New ARC Users
- Advanced Search Tips for ARC
- National Archives Southeast Region home page
- Firsthand History exhibit
Now you can order many records online (including court records, naturalization records, and World War I draft registration cards).
The featured topics are a sample of subjects covered by records held by the Southeast Region and described in ARC. Follow the search instructions, or customize your search with your own keywords.
- Go to http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/.
- Press the yellow Search button to go to the Basic search screen.
- Enter keywords (use some of the sample keywords below or your own) in the Keywords box.
- Select the limit results radio button for 2000.
- (Optional step:) Select the box marked Descriptions of Archival Materials linked to digital copies to retrieve digitized documents and photographs.
- Select the Location filter for NARA's Southeast Region (Atlanta).
- Press the Go button.
- When hits are returned for your search, view the full result of your hit by selecting the Title link.
|Topics||Sample ARC Keyword Searches||Sample Digitized Documents|
|Agriculture||agricultur% or farmers home or extension service|
|Atlanta Federal Penitentiary||
|Civil War Deaths and Interments||
|Immigration and Naturalization||
|Science and Invention||
|Science and Medicine||Tuskegee Syphilis Study|
|Tennessee Valley Authority||