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Columbia Archives

10227 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD 21044
Manager: 410.715.3103
Archivist: 410.715.5518
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Columbia Archives
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Appointments are recommended.
Contact Columbia Archives to ensure access.

The Columbia Archives grew out of a community initiative. In 1982, long-time Columbia resident Rebecca Orlinsky organized a display of clippings and other ephemera for the Columbia Forum Day of Work. Enthusiasm for the exhibit led to a petition to form an archives to chronicle the history of the then 15-year-old community. A year later the Museum and Archives of the History of Columbia, MD, aka Columbia Archives, was incorporated and Orlinsky and Ruth McCullough began working as volunteers on a daily basis. Donations of materials from those involved in the planning and development of Columbia, as well as residents and others who helped shape the city, began to pour in. Former Rouse Company employees Mickey Dunham and Jeanne Shea, and community activist Norman Winkler, were among the first donors. In 1985 we mounted The Land Puzzle, an exhibit featuring the surveyor’s land plats of the property sold to The Rouse Company for the development of Columbia, photographs of some of the landowners and original drawings of the first concepts of Columbia.



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