The Montgomery County Archives 

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 will be CLOSED for two weeks starting June 26.
We will reopen on Monday, July 10 for normal business hours. Happy 4th of July!
 

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.
 
 
Location
 
8540 Anniversary Circle
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
 
 
Open Hours
 
The Archives will be CLOSED for two weeks starting June 26.
We will reopen on Monday, July 10 for normal business hours. Happy 4th of July!
 
Mondays :   10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursdays : 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
and by appointment.