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The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH), founded in 1901, was the nation's first publicly funded, independent state archives agency. Located in Montgomery, ADAH identifies, preserves, and makes accessible records and artifacts of enduring historical value to the state and serves as the official repository for records created by state agencies. For more than a century, the department has followed its core tenets of advocating for the preservation of the state's historical resources and promoting education, specifically regarding Alabama's history.

The Albert Gore Research Center is a manuscripts repository dedicated to preserving and making available for research primary source materials related to Tennessee history. Through its public programming, educational activities, oral history program, and exhibits, the Center also goes beyond preservation to promote the active study of region's history by its citizens. The Center's collections focus on the history of politics and public policy and on Middle Tennessee State University and the region it serves. The papers of Albert Gore, Sr., who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1938 to 1952 and in the Senate from 1953 to 1970, form the cornerstone of the Center's collections. Center staff also assist Rutherford County in operating its County Archives.

The Atlanta History Center is located on 33 acres in the heart of Atlanta's Buckhead district and includes: one of the Southeast's largest history museums; a research library and archives that annually serves more than 10,000 patrons; two historic houses illustrating over a century of Atlanta's history; a two-acre midtown campus which houses the Margaret Mitchell House & Museum; and a series of gardens unique in both design and horticultural presentation in the metropolitan area.

Constructed in 1982, the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is named in honor of the late Robert Winship Woodruff, philanthropist and former CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world's largest consortium of HBCUs: Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Spelman College. As the "center of the Center," the AUC Woodruff Library is the intellectual and information hub of the Atlanta University Center.

The Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries is located on the Ground Floor of Ralph Brown Draughon Library and houses published and unpublished materials which, because of their uniqueness or condition, require special care and handling. The Special Collections & Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries collects, preserves, makes available, and publicizes institutional records, personal manuscripts, photographs, rare books, and selected artifacts in support of the research, teaching, and outreach missions of Auburn University. The department serves as the official repository of Auburn University records and publication, acquires manuscript collections and rare books in accord with its collection policies, arranges and describes the archival and manuscript material it acquires, balances the needs of security and access, utilizes technology in ways that support its mission, publicizes its holdings through exhibits, lectures, and other media, including electronic, works cooperatively with other libraries, archives, and museums, and helps define the unique nature of the Auburn University Libraries.