Search Our Collections
Welcome to Montgomery History’s collections! 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, or start with this general overview of the scope of our collections:
Montgomery History Collections Catalogs
These resources provide descriptions of our collection materials, housed at the Jane C. Sween Library and Special Collections in Rockville, Maryland. Start here to discover what’s in our collection and how to access the materials.
Montgomery History Digital Collections
Many of our collections materials have been digitized and are available to view online. Explore our growing body of digital collections here!
Montgomery County Archives
Housed in a separate facility but managed by Montgomery History, this collection of government records from Montgomery County agencies and departments dates mostly from the 1950s to the early 2000s. Additional collections include records of civic organizations and citizen-activist groups, personal papers of key government leaders, and an extensive oral history collection.
Montgomery County Newspapers
Explore dozens of newspapers reporting on the Montgomery County area from the early 19th century through the 21st century, including the main papers of record, the Montgomery County Sentinel and the Gazette.
Property Research in Montgomery County
Interested in researching a piece of property? Learn about land records, plats, and original patents and what that research involves.