Record Groups & Finding Aids

Note: new and newly updated finding aids appear in blue.

Record Group 1. Executive Branch

This record group documents executive functions of County government, including current and discontinued offices, and reflects the work of the County Executive and supporting executive offices. Current records at the Archives:

 

Record Group 2. County Council

Records in this record group include papers of individual Council members and document the achievements of the County Council, the elected legislative branch of the County government. The Archives currently holds the records of:

 

Record Group 3. Legislative Support

This record group documents the activities and functions of offices which support legislative functions. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 4. Finance and Budget

Records in this group document financial management, record-keeping, and the budget-making process. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 5. Human Resources

This record group documents the activities of offices which manage and coordinate human resources for County offices. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 6. Public Works and Transportation

Records in this record group document the maintenance and planning for public facilities, roads, and public property in the County. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 7. Public Safety

Records document the activities and programs of offices in the County which perform public safety functions. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 8. Environmental Protection

This record group documents the activities and programs of County offices charged with protecting the environment, including land and water resources in the County. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 9. Health and Human Services

This record group consists of the records of County offices responsible for providing health and social services to families, children, and individual residents in the County. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 10. Community Development & Housing

This record group documents the functions and activities of County offices responsible for providing housing for low to moderate income residents, and fostering economic development. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 11. Libraries

This record group documents the County’s provision of library services. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 12. Culture and Recreation

This record group documents the activities and functions of County offices which promote recreational and cultural activities in the County. Holdings available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 13. Information and Technology

This record group documents the activities and functions of County offices which are charged with promoting new technologies and generally encouraging wider dissemination of information and education in the County. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 14. Liquor Control Board

Records document the County’s responsibilities for the sale and control of alcoholic beverages in the County. Holdings available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 15. Boards, Committees and Commissions

This record group documents the activities and functions of boards, committees, and commissions appointed exclusively by County government as well as other government or private organizations. Holdings available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 16. Oral Histories

This record group consists of oral history recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted with County officials and other individuals who have significantly contributed to the County’s development or whose recollections represent a unique interpretation of the County’s affairs and historic events.

The Archives holds the oral histories of the following Montgomery County citizens:

    • Abbe, Leslie Morgan, 1971
    • Bain, Henry, 1969
    • Barnesley, Myrtle, 1975
    • Bennett, James V., 1975
    • Bloomer, Esther, 1971
    • Bullard, Dexter M., 1969
    • Burroughs, Mildred, 1975
    • Cahoon, David, 1989
    • Coffman, John W., 1972
    • Curtis, Frances Vinson, 1972
    • Dalrymple, Gertrude Bradley, 1971
    • Donaldson, Mary Macabee, 1972
    • Dove, William, 1975
    • Duvall, C. F., 1975
    • Eig, Sam, 1972
    • Engle, Lavinia, 1971
    • Farquhar, Richard H., 1977
    • Farquhar, Roger B., 1979
    • Farr, Janet, 1975
    • Gardner, Allen H., 1973
    • Getty, Mildred Newbold, 1975
    • Gilchrist, Charles W., 1986-1987
    • Gladhill, Mollie, 1974
    • Gleason, James P., 1987
    • Greene, Alexander J., 1988
    • Gustafson, Forest V. D., 1971
    • Hartley, Dr. Gilbert V., 1975
    • Himstead, Dorothy, 1972
    • Hostetler, Alice, 1971
    • Hovsepian, Dickran, 1988
    • Jarvis, Edith Claude, 1971
    • Jewell, Edgar Guy, 1973
    • Johns, W. Brooks, 1975
    • Jones, Margaret Taylor, 1971
    • Leaf, Munro, 1975
    • Lee, E. Brooke, 1977
    • Lee, E. Brooke – Attachments, 1913-1943
    • Levitan, Laurence; Mathias, Joseph M.; Sedgwick, Byron, 1987
    • Lowe, Mercedes Davis, 1975
    • McGuckian, Paul, 1989
    • Mason, Geneva, 1975
    • Menke, John, 1989
    • Mohler, Mary B., 1972
    • Moore, Steven, 1971
    • Moreland, George B., 1974
    • Nesbitt, George F., 1975
    • Neumann, John W.; Carlin, Austin; Cromwell, James J.; Hewitt, Frank L.; Levitan, Laurence; Mathias, Joseph M.; Sedgwick, Byron, 1987
    • Nichols, Betty, 1975
    • Ofsthun, Neil A., November 1971
    • Potter, Neal, 1998
    • Prather, James E., 1976
    • Rovner, Edmund F., 1986
    • Royer, Martha, 1974
    • Royer, William E., 1976
    • Sandifer, Irene R., 1971
    • Siegel, Joyce B., 1972
    • Sims, Lewis B. [1975]
    • Smith, Lathrop, 1971
    • Smith, Lucy, 1974
    • Stone, R., 1971
    • Talley, Anna L., 1977
    • Walker, Helen Claxton, 1971
    • Walter, Malcolm D., 1974
    • Waters, Madeline V. and Herbert Dorsey, 1974
    • Werner, Stella, 1971-1975
    • Zea, Margaret, 1976

 

Record Group 17. Personal Papers

This record group consists of the papers of individuals who significantly influenced County affairs. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 18. Civic Organizations

This record group consists of civic organizations, associations, and federations in the county which interact with and have influence upon County government. Records available at the Archives:

 

Record Group 19. Audiovisual

This record group includes photographic prints and negatives, slides, audiotapes (exclusive of oral history tapes), videotapes, film, and other audiovisual materials. Current collections include:

 

Record Group 20. Artifacts
This record group includes three-dimensional materials which document County history.