Judy Goins & Mark Cox Gallery

Documenting History

The everyday documents produced by local, state, federal and even colonial governments during the history of the United States are important sources of information. Far from boring, the birth certificates, marriage records, tax documents, deeds, and voter registrations created in Montgomery Count bear witness to the lives lived within its borders.

Inequality and progress were part of the past and both are found in governmental documents. As we navigate our modern digital work, it is important to remember the power of paper.