Local History in Electronic Resources

Interested in learning about the recent past of Atlanta and neighboring communities? Overdrive and the Libby App have a number of great books examining our recent past - from the days of disco to the halls of Grady hospital. If you prefer a more personal story about growing up in Fulton County, try Rabbit by Patricia Williams or Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey. Enjoy photographs and insights from the Images of America series, or you can browse our Local History and Georgia Authors collections to find a title that fits your interests.

Don't see the names of important local figures in our eBook collection? Search World Book Encyclopedia Online for names like Julian Bond, or watch him speak on Access Video. Both these resources offer pre-formatted citations, as well as their own bibliographies to help you search for more material.

For a real treat, watch the 1992 PBS special The Good Society, which highlights Atlanta life thirty years ago. This portrait of our city is sure to show you sights that you remember, and is a time capsule of the communities that made us what we are today.

The 1992 PBS special The Good Society is a time capsule of the city thirty years ago.