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Carol S. Petzold papers

 Collection 0317-MDHC

Carol Stoker Petzold, Democrat, represented the 19th District, Montgomery County, Maryland, in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1987 to 2006. She was a member of the Judiciary Committee and the chair of the Special Committee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Her papers include documentation pertaining to bills that she supported in areas such as drug and alcohol abuse, civil rights, fair housing, education, health care, and transportation. Other topic areas covered include the Intercounty Connector (ICC) and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC).


  • 1974-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1993-2006

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research, and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


73.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Carol S. Petzold Papers contain material from 1950 to 2012; the bulk of the materials originating between 1987 and 2006. The collection is primarily comprised of correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, bills and research material, including official committee reports. The vast majority of the materials relate to her position in the Maryland House of Delegates. A very few items of political memorabilia, such as plaques, are included.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Carol S. Petzold donated her political papers to the University of Maryland libraries between 2006 and 2015.

Guide to the Carol S. Petzold papers
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Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742