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Historical Research at Montpelier Mansion

Archives Content Summary

Montpelier’s mission states that we are a “…museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting the mansion and its grounds from 1783 to the 1960’s with special emphasis on the Snowden Family occupation (1783-1831).”

Much of the archival collections focus on materials of interest to genealogists of not only the direct Montpelier branch of the Snowden family, but also the extended family such as the Warfields, Contees, and Reese/Johnson Lines. Within these collections, there is a wealth of information about the family and their activities through documents such as correspondence, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, and land record materials.

We also have architectural and ground drawings of Montpelier showing the architectural evolution of the structure itself as well as some of the changes regarding land development surrounding the mansion. It is important to note that new materials are being acquired all the time and will be added to the webpage once they have been fully processed and a finding aid created.

Research Questions and Access Procedures

All questions about the archival collections held by Montpelier and access to those collections should be directed to either the main office at 301-377-7817 or the Collections Manager at 301-377-7836. Please note that all access to the collections is by appointment only. Please be prepared to explain the nature of your research and which of the collections are of interest to you.

Published Finding Aids

Montpelier Building and Grounds Drawings Collection

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The Gordon Kirwan Collection
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The Helen Warfield Burgess Bebermeyer Seymour Archival Collection
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The Gladys B. Brigham Document Collections
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The Joseph S. Snowden, Pennsylvania Document Collection

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The Cameron Robinson, Snowden Family Document Collection
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Stan Hunter Mapping Project Collection
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Susan R. Buswell Archival Collection
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Shirley Baltz Research Collection on Breckinridge Long and Montpelier
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Promotional Montpelier and Our Town Laurel Image Collection

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The Friends of Montpelier History Collection

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The William Grover Cook Research Materials Collection
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