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Collections by Geographical Location: Suburban Washington (Prince George's and Montgomery Counties, Maryland)

A Selected List of Holdings in Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries

For more information about how to access materials in this guide, please visit the Maryland Room web page or fill out an information request.

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Maryland Manuscripts

Included in this collection are approximately 6000 individually cataloged letters, diaries, military and court records, ledger books, and printed ephemera (broadsides, handbills, etc.) related to the Maryland region--principally dating from 1750 to 1900.

There are over three hundred records in the Maryland Manuscripts Collection relating to Montgomery and Prince George 's Counties. Significant items include those documenting commerce in these counties, such as the Findlay, Hopkins, and Company, Glasgow ( Scotland ) accounts of their Bladensburg store in Prince George 's County (MDMSS 199). Also included are materials documenting the zoning and representation of these districts, such as assessments in the election districts 1-14, Prince George 's County (MDMSS 66).

University Publications

The university publications collection includes course catalogs, schedules of classes, minutes, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, yearbooks, scientific and technical reports, and student publications. Holdings primarily document the period from the 1970s to the present, but retrospective sets of catalogs, bulletins, and other miscellaneous publications date from the 1850s. The following university units will have information relating to Prince George's County and Montgomery County, Maryland:


A guide to the University of Maryland 's photographic collections is available in the Maryland Room. Photographs that specifically relate to Prince George 's and Montgomery Counties can be found in this guide. Of particular interest are the photographs of the College Park Airport, the Agriculture Experiment Station, the Beltsville Agricultural Center, the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair and various school and road renovations implemented by the Federal Works Project Administration.


A guide to the University of Maryland's memorabilia collections is available in the Maryland Room. Memorabilia that specifically relate to Prince George 's and Montgomery Counties can be found in this guide. Of particular interest are the ballots, buttons, bumper stickers, and other campaign paraphernalia from various Montgomery and Prince George's Counties elections.