Columbia Archives

Columbia Archives

Mailing Address
6310 Hillside Court, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046

Contact: Barbara Kellner, Manager; Robin E. Emrich, Archivist
Phone: 410-715-3103; 410-715-5518
Finding Aids:

Access to Collections: Open to the public.

Hours of Service
Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm
There are times that we close to accommodate off-site outreach programs or staff schedules. Appointments are not necessary, but are strongly encouraged so that we may be able to serve you better. Please call 410-715-3103 or email us at

The Columbia Archives collection documents the planning, development, and continuing physical, institutional, governmental and cultural growth of Columbia, Maryland, and the life of its founder James Rouse. Holdings include a wide range of formats with over 700 linear feet of personal papers and organizational records, 6,000 visual images and graphic materials, over 300 audio-visual recordings, and numerous books, reports, local newspapers and artifacts. Taken together, the holdings are a rich resource for investigating any question on Columbia.

Special Services

  • Cameras (at staff discretion)
  • Digital cameras (at staff discretion)
  • Photo print service
  • Photocopies
  • Photoduplication services
  • Scanning (by staff)

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