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The Suburbanization of Montgomery County, Maryland: A Guide to Sources of Information

The Mary Kay Harper Center for Suburban Studies is pleased to provide access to the following sources of information on the suburbanization of Montgomery County, MD. These resources are intended to support research on and build understanding of Montgomery County as a suburban enclave of Washington, DC.

Sources of information available from Montgomery History:

Jane C. Sween Research Library

Selected books, articles, and photographs in a searchable database

The Montgomery County Story

Selected articles from this Montgomery History publication: PDF with links

Montgomery County Archives

Government records organized in record groups with searchable finding aids 

Other sources of information:

Sources held by other Montgomery County organizations, agencies, and communities 

PDF document with links to finding aids

Selected secondary sources 

PDF  of  related materials from A Historical Bibliography of the Built Environment in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area (2001, rev. 2015): compiled by Richard L. Longstreth, PhD.