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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on microfilm in Atlanta

Journal-Constitution microfilm is available in many metro Atlanta libraries, including:

  • Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, near the Peachtree MARTA station. Telephone: 404-730-4636. Web: www.af.public.lib.ga.us The main branch has the complete Journal-Constitution holdings, back to 1883 for the Journal, and 1868 for the Constitution.
  • Cobb County Public Library, 266 Roswell St. SE, Marietta, GA. Telephone: 770-528-2320. Web: www.cobbcat.org The main branch has Constitution microfilm back to 1971. The main branch does not carry the Journal microfilm.
  • DeKalb County Public Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. Telephone: 404-370-3070. Web: www.dekalb.public.lib.ga.us The main branch has the complete Journal-Constitution holdings, back to 1883 for the Journal, and 1868 for the Constitution.
  • Gwinnett County Public Library, 455 Camp Perrin Rd., Lawrenceville. Telephone: 770-978-5154. Web: www.gwinnettpl.org The Collins Hill Branch carries the complete Constitution microfilm back to 1868. The Collins Hill Branch does not carry the Journal microfilm.
  • Atlanta History Center, 30 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. Telephone: 404-814-4040. Web: www.atlhist.org/template.cfm?cid=208 The Atlanta History Center has the complete Journal-Constitution holdings, back to 1883 for the Journal, and 1868 for the Constitution.
  • Emory University Libraries, 540 Ashbury Circle, Atlanta. Telephone: 404-727-6875. Web: web.library.emory.edu The main library has selected Journal Constitution holdings, back to 1883 for the Journal, and 1881 for the Constitution.
  • Georgia State University's William Russell Pullen Library, 100 Decatur Street SE, Atlanta. Telephone: 404-651-2185. Web: www.library.gsu.edu The main library has the complete Journal-Constitution holdings, back to 1883 for the Journal, and 1868 for the Constitution.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Telephone: 404-894-4530. Web: www.library.gatech.edu. The main library has the complete Journal-Constitution holdings, back to 1883 for the Journal, and 1868 for the Constitution.
  • Atlanta University Center's Robert W. Woodruff Library, 111 James P. Brawley Dr. SW, Atlanta. Telephone: 404-522-8980. Web: www.auctr.edu The main library has selected Journal-Constitution holdings, back to 1969.
  • A handy link to Georgia public, academic and technical school library catalogs and Web sites is provided by GALILEO at www.galileo.usg.edu

Microfilm sources elsewhere in Georgia

University of Georgia Libraries, Athens. Telephone: 706-542-3251. Web: www.libs.uga.edu The main library has the complete Journal-Constitution holdings, back to 1883 for the Journal, and 1868 for the Constitution.

Microfilm sources elsewhere in the U.S.

  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Telephone: 202-707-5000 Web: www.loc.gov
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY Telephone: 212-930-0800
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA Telephone: 310-825-1201
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO Telephone: 573-882-8044
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Telephone: 919-962-1301
  • University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA Telephone: 206-543-1760

Many other academic and large public libraries have Journal-Constitution microfilm. To find out whether a particular library has the Journal or Constitution microfilm, call 1-800-521-0600.

Indexes of articles

The Atlanta-Fulton County public library central branch has printed indexes for the Journal-Constitution beginning in 1983 to the present as well as a microfilm index to the Journal only covering the mid-1940s to 1979.

Atlanta and Environs, the multi-volume history of Atlanta by Franklin Garrett and Harold Martin, contains many citations to Atlanta Journal and Constitution articles. 

Back issues

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspapers from the past seven days only are available for purchase from our Circulation's Back Issues department. Call 404-522-4141 or 1-800-933-9771. To purchase newspapers older than seven days, please refer to the next section. 

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