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Oral Histories

Montgomery History has initiated multiple oral history projects since the late 1960s, amassing a sizable collection of interviews that encapsulate our county’s history through first-person accounts. Learn what it was like to live in Montgomery County through many historical periods, from people who were actually there.

You can support Montgomery History’s oral history initiative by making a donation to the “Save Our Voices” campaign.

Jane C. Sween Research Library and Special Collections

Discover Oral Histories from 1967 onward, available at our premiere research facility in Rockville.

Each collection record summarizes the interview and gives biographical information about the subject.

Oral History Collection at Sween →

Montgomery County Archives

Explore the rich collection of Oral Histories available in the Montgomery County Archives in Gaithersburg, including many collected by the League of Women Voters in the early 1970s.

A list of the interviewees is available, along with a finding aid for each that summarizes topics covered during each interview.

Oral History Collection at the Archives →