Since the Historical Society’s founding in 1939, generous donors have helped it gather and preserve many primary source records, documents, pamphlets, clippings, pictures and books relating to the history of Carroll County. This collection is key to promoting the research and study of county history. Articles written by HSCC for The Baltimore Sun and The Carroll County Times highlight events and people in county history. Unique collections such as the Dr. Arthur Tracey Papers (which includes drawings, surveyors’ books, maps and file cards for eighteenth century Western Maryland land tracts and families) and the Basil Crapster papers (which chronicle Taneytown’s history) can aid researchers interested in tracing their Carroll ancestors.
The Library is temporarily closed to in-person research. Please use the methods listed below to make research requests.
The Library is closed December 20-January 5
Contact the Research Library: 410-848-6494 x204 or Library@HSCCmd.org
Printable Research Request Form