Search Our Collections



Welcome to Montgomery History’s online collections resources! We have several useful ways for you to understand the contents of our collections and access many of our resources remotely. Please use the links below to get started on your research.






Montgomery County History Digital Repository (MCHDR)

Selected materials in our special collections are steadily being digitized and presented here, in their complete form, for at-home research. Once you enter the digital repository, you will be able to choose a specific collection to view, or you can perform keyword searches across all collections at once. Collections available to view:

The Montgomery County Story, 1957-currentOur in-house journal has been in publication for more than 60 years, and features hundreds of articles by respected local historians on the people, places, and events that comprise the 250-year history of Montgomery County. It is now completely scanned and accessible online. You can search for specific issues, or search across all issues.



Past Perfect Online

Montgomery History uses the Past Perfect Online database to provide access to descriptions of our collection materials, housed at the Jane C. Sween Library and Special Collections in Rockville, MD. You can find books in our library, digitized photographs, and finding aids for our special collections. We also have this overview of our Library’s collection available for reference.



Digital Maryland

The following special collections have been digitized by the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center’s Digital Maryland project, available to view online at the following links: