Bandy Heritage Center

Archival Collection

The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia contains a repository for documents, manuscripts, photographs, and visual culture pertaining to the history and culture of the Northwest Georgia region. The collection is acquired by loan, donation, and purchase and closely supports the institution’s mission in five central collecting areas:

  • Native American history
  • Pioneer settlement and Appalachian culture
  • Civil War
  • Textile Industry
  • Modern Georgia

As the archive continues to grow, the Bandy Center will offer a wide range of research services to patrons and scholars. Currently, items held in the Bandy Center archival collection may be viewed by appointment only by emailing Project Director Brian Hilliard.

In addition to the archival collection on Northwest Georgia, the Bandy Heritage Center also works closely with the archival collection chronicling the history of Dalton State College held by the Derrell C. Roberts Library on the Dalton State campus.

Recent additions to the collections include: 

  • 6" Cavalry Museum photograph collection
  • Hamilton Healthcare photograph and archival collection
  • Dalton Utilities photograph collection and ledger books
  • NAACP Archives for Black Lives collection