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Peter Franchot papers

 Collection 0318-MDHC

Peter Franchot, Democrat, represented the 20th District, Montgomery County, Maryland (Takoma Park and Silver Spring), in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1987 to 2006. He was a member of the Appropriations Committee and served as the chair of the Transportation and the Environment Subcommittee. Through his career, Franchot has been an advocate for education, health care, transportation, and environmental protection initiatives. His papers include documentation pertaining to bills that he supported, on topics such as gun control and transportation issues. Peter Franchot was elected Comptroller of the State of Maryland in 2006.


  • 1989-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1994-2005

Use and Access to Collection

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

Duplication and Copyright Information

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.


6.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Peter Franchot papers cover the period from 1989-2006; the bulk of the materials date from 1994-2005. The collection consists of clippings, committee files, correspondence, minutes, and working papers pertaining to bills that Franchot supported on topics such as gun control and transportation issues while a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Peter Franchot in 2006.

Guide to the Peter Franchot papers
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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