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FRS Collection Overview

Collection Title: Frank R. Shivers Research Collection (FRS)

Inclusive Dates: 1977-2002

Size: 5.8 linear feet

Scope and Contents:  
Research materials used for writing his books on Baltimore history and architecture.

Historical Note:  
Frank R. Shivers, Jr. was born in 1925 in New Jersey.  He studied at Yale University, earning his undergraduate and graduate degrees in English.  He met his wife, Lottchen, in Cincinnati and the couple moved to Baltimore in 1951.  By 1955, they had settled in the Bolton Hill neighborhood, where they have stayed through the present.  

As an local historian and author, Shivers' published work includes: Bolton Hill: Baltimore Classic, Maryland Wits and Baltimore Bards, Walking in Baltimore, and The Architecture of Baltimore (with Mary Ellen Hayward). 

Custodial History:  
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Frank R. Shivers, Jr. on September 3, 1996.