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Beginning Monday, March 23, McDaniel College Archives will be CLOSED until further notice. For help with reference inquiries, please contact the College Archivist (via Email or Research Request Form). For more information, see the McDaniel College COVID-19 Information Page.

Research Services: Resources for Local Research

Additional Resources

Working on a local history project? Filling out your family tree? Explore these resources for further research!  

  • Carroll County Times Archive: Sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library, the Carroll County Times Archive provides access to digitized copies of The Carroll County Times from 1911-2018. The database allows for full-text keyword searching as well as the ability to browse issues by date.  

  • Historical Society of Carroll County: Founded in 1939, the Historical Society of Carroll County collects, maintains, and provides community access to materials relating to the history of Carroll County from the settlement period to the present.  

  • Digital Maryland: Digital Maryland (previously Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage or MDCH), is a collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. Its mission is to facilitate the digitization and digital exhibition of the historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions. 

  • Maryland Historical Society: Founded in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society ( MdHS ) is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. In keeping with the founders’ commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland’s past, MdHS remains the premier institution for state history.  

  • Maryland State Archives: The State Archives serves as the central depository for government records of permanent value. Its holdings date from Maryland's founding in 1634, and include colonial and state executive, legislative, and judicial records; county probate, land, and court records; church records; business records; state publications and reports; and special collections of private papers, maps, photographs, and newspapers.

  • Archives of Maryland Online: The ongoing Maryland State Archives publication series, Archives of Maryland Online, currently provides access to over 471,000  historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government. Online access enables users to research such topics as Maryland's constitutions and constitutional conventions' proceedings, session laws, proceedings of the General Assembly, governors' papers, and military records. This project allows the Archives to place into electronic form and preserve for future generations records that are scattered among a number of repositories and that often exist only on rapidly disintegrating paper. 

  • The Democratic Advocate (newspaper) from Library of Congress, Chronicling America: Newspaper published in Westminster, MD from 1865-1972. Digital copies available from 1865-1922. 

  • Library of Congress, Chronicling America, Maryland Newspapers: Digitized historical newspapers published in Maryland.