Oral Histories

Montgomery History has initiated and collected multiple oral history projects taken from the late 1960s through 2019, to 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. 




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 the Sween Library



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