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Southern Maryland Studies Center

The College of Southern Maryland established the Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC) in 1976 in order to provide a central location for research on the historically important region of Southern Maryland. Students, faculty and staff, historians, genealogists, and the general public use SMSC's resources to study the culture and development of Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's and the southern areas of Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties. Researchers will find state and federal census records, newspapers, colonial records, church records, and local and state records on microfilm to the early 20th century. The manuscript collections contain records of organizations, individuals and families from the 18th century to the present and provide insights into the economic, social, and political currents that shaped this region. The collection of print materials includes books, newspapers, photographs, slides and maps. Our oral history collection is comprised of over 300 interviews with people from all walks of life.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, PO Box 910, La Plata, 20646

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Coordinator Southern Maryland Studies Center

Location Type: Facility