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About the Georgia Room

About the Georgia Room

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large red book titled "Marietta Directory" sitting on an open telephone directory

The Georgia Room, located in the Switzer Library, is a genealogical and historical Special Collection. The Georgia Room collection serves the needs of a broad spectrum of users with diverse informational and educational pursuits. We welcome everyone who wishes to use these special resources to search for ancestors or research the history of Cobb County, Georgia and beyond.

While the Georgia Room collection is a reference collection and does not circulate, the room is open to everyone who wishes to use the collection. Appointments are not required, and our helpful staff is available for assistance with research projects. The purpose of the Georgia Room is to develop and maintain an in-depth collection of materials having lasting historical and genealogical value to support the informational, educational, and research needs of its users.

View a floorplan of the room

History of the Georgia Room

The Georgia Room was founded in 1970 through the generous bequest of Miss Virginia Vanstone Crosby in memory of her father, Charles Mayo Crosby. Miss Crosby was an active community member and the first Marietta woman to run for mayor of the city. Since its inception, many have contributed to the growth and development of the Georgia Room collection. In 2007, the Georgia Room was greatly expanded as a result of a generous donation from the Library Foundation.

Contact the Georgia Room

Have a research or genealogy question? Use the form below to contact our Georgia Room staff.