Established on July 29, 1985, the Montgomery County Archives serves as the institutional memory of the government of Montgomery County, Maryland. The Archives is a repository for permanent records of historical or evidential value created or received by government agencies and their associated boards/committees and commissions, civic organizations, and personal papers of influential community leaders. The Archives identifies, acquires, organizes, describes, and preserves the historic records of Montgomery County.
The Archives is now open Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
Archivist Sarah Hedlund is also heading the Jane C. Sween Research Library in Rockville, with open hours Wednesday-Saturday. Feel free to contact us if you need a special appointment.
Search the Archives
Finding Aids: organized by Record Group and Record Title.
Research Guide: explains how the collections in the Archives are arranged.
Please contact the archivist ahead of your arrival to request specific boxes within a collection, or if you need assistance locating records of interest. This advance work will make your research time at the archives more effective.
Contact the Archives
Sarah Hedlund, archivist
M.L.I.S., University of Maryland
Visit the Archives
The Archives is located within the County Records Center in Gaithersburg (see address and hours below). When you arrive, you will need to ring the bell at the entrance door and say you are there to do research in the archives.
We do not have a closed reading room, but we require that you stow any food or beverage you have with you away from the research tables and that you leave the archives to consume it. No ink pens are allowed near the materials.
You are welcome to take photos of the materials with your camera or cell phone. You are also allowed use of our photocopier at $.25/page to cover the costs of ink and machine maintenance.
8540 Anniversary Circle
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Mondays : 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Tuesdays : 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
and by appointment.