3-2-15 ALERT:

  • CA's inclement weather policy is in effect for Monday, March 2.

  • Athletic Club, Columbia Gym, Haven on the Lake, Swim Center, & the pool @ Supreme will open at 7am.

  • There will be no classes, programs or activities held before 10:45am.

  • Due to Howard County Public School System's two-hour delay, CA's Before School Program will be delayed two hours.

  • KidSpace will make every effort to open at 9 a.m. Please call the facility ahead to ensure proper staffing.

  • Columbia Ice Rink and Tennis programing will resume at 9am.

  • For additional updates, call CA's Inclement Weather Hotline at 410-715-3154 or visit or

Columbia Archives


Welcome to Columbia Archives


Address: 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD 21044. (Directions can be found here.)  
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • There are times that we close to accommodate off-site outreach programs or staff schedules.
  • Appointments are not necessary, but are strongly encouraged so that we may be able to serve you better.  
Phone: 410-715-3103

Archives Staff:

  • Barbara Kellner- Director, 410-715-3103
  • Jeannette Lichtenwalner- Archives Assistant/Digital Coordinator, 410-715-6781
  • Robin Emrich- Archivist, 410-715-5518

Welcome to Columbia Archives, a service of Columbia Association, which is  located at the downtown lakefront in Columbia, Maryland. Columbia Archives is the primary resource on the history of the planning and development of Columbia, as well as the life and career of its visionary founder, James Rouse. Columbia Archives serves researchers at every level, and welcomes residents and visitors who wish to learn more about Columbia’s past, present and future.