Browse our complete collections from the list below. From this list, you can access individual collection guides, which provide information about each collection, including its organization and folder inventory.
Ahlers, John A. (JAA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1895-1971
Personal papers, photographs, artwork and architectural drawings.
American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU)
Dates (Inclusive): 1919-2005
Case files, correspondence, reports, publications, clippings, and programs.
American Clan Gregor Society (ACGS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1863-2010
Yearbooks, artifacts, correspondence, photographs, genealogies, proceedings, publications, and scrapbooks.
American Lung Association (ALA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1902-1980
Correspondence, reports, scrapbooks, photographs, film.
American Society of Pension Actuaries (ASPA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1974-1980
History, procedures, and records of the American Society of Pension Actuaries.
Archives of Maryland Polonia (AMP)
Dates (Inclusive): 1875 - 2001
Newspaper clippings, brochures, correspondence, photographs, books, and other artifacts documenting the Polish community in Baltimore and Maryland.
Bachman, Frederick "Fritz" (FFB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1917-1920
Baltimore Association of Commerce (BAC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1924-1975
Minutes, reports, audits and membership lists.
Baltimore City Department of Planning (BCP)
Dates (Inclusive): 1929-1979
Maps, case files, federal grant applications, correspondence and working papers related to all phases of the City planning process.
Baltimore City Fair, Inc. (FAIR)
Dates (Inclusive): 1971-1991
Accounting and tax records; newspaper clippings.
Baltimore City Public Schools Social Work Services (BCPS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1936-2008
Correspondence, handbooks, administrative files, clippings, and publications.
Baltimore Council for Equal Business Opportunity (CEBO)
By-laws, correspondence, minutes, financial records.
Baltimore Economic Development Commission (BEDC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1968-1975
Financial records, projects reports, minutes, correspondence, and administrative files.
Baltimore Heritage (BH)
Dates (Inclusive): 1961-2004
Minutes, agenda, correspondence, publications, photographs, articles and newspaper clippings related to the organization's efforts in historic preservation.
Baltimore Industrial Development Commission (BIDC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1972-1975
Minutes, correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, and financial records.
Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project (BNHP)
Dates (Inclusive): 1978-1981
Oral history interviews with older residents of six Baltimore neighborhoods. Topics include: migration, immigration, racial and ethnic identity, national and local events, neighborhood and family life, work and religion.
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA)
Neighborhood Study Questionnaires
Baltimore Neighborhoods, Incorporated (BNI)
Dates (Inclusive): 1958-2010
Minutes, reports and financial statements, surveys, tenants' manuals, correspondence, and newsletters. Also included are papers of the Research Advisory Committee and the Leadership Council for Fair Housing in Maryland.
Baltimore Recycling Coalition (BRC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1985-2004
Dates (Bulk): 1990-1994
Newsletters, publications, reports, newspaper articles, by-laws, minutes.
Baltimore Urban Renewal & Housing Authority (BURHA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1962-1967
Materials for Commission meeting, correspondence, community renewal programs, reports,reference materials, pamphlets.
Baltimore Voices Company (BVC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1977-1980
Oral history tapes, transcripts of interviews, biographical sketches, publications, posters,and brochures. See also: Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project.
Belvedere Hotel Corporation (BHC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1904-1970
Correspondence, minutes, contracts, financial records, appraisals and operational records.
Bentley, Helen Delich (HDB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1945-1995
Papers documenting her years as Maritime reporter for the Baltimore Sun through her five terms as a U.S. Congresswoman.
Black, Walter E. Jr. (WEB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1949-1970
Correspondence; campaign brochures, buttons, bumper stickers, broadsides and literature; publications; financial records; minutes; speeches.
Blakeslee-Lane, Incorporated (BLI)
Dates (Inclusive): 1930-1966
Photographs of Baltimore skyline, statues, monuments, museums, churches, parks.
Board of Trade of Baltimore City (BOT)
Dates (Inclusive): 1878-1909
Constitution, by-laws, minutes, and annual reports.
Center for Poverty Solutions (CPS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1989-2005
Annual reports, correspondence, memos, photographs, videotapes.
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore (CCMB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1960-1980
Minutes, correspondence, reports, financial statements, and statistics.
(Formerly Chamber of Commerce)
Chapman, Robert Breck (RBC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1967-1996
Photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, color positive slides, event programs, and newspaper clippings.
Church Women United of Greater Baltimore (CWU)
Dates (Inclusive): 1926-1996
Newsletters, brochures, correspondence, reports, financial statements, and statistics.
Citizens for Environmental Planning Today & Tomorrow (CEPT)
Dates (Inclusive): 1975-1984
Engineering design standards for housing and traffic.
Citizen Schaefer (CS)
Dates (Inclusive): 2008
Video interviews for Maryland Public Television's 2009 film portrait of William Donald Schaefer's fifty year political career.
Citizens Housing Council of Baltimore (CHCB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1940-1941
Minutes, Resolutions, correspondence.
Citizens League of Baltimore (CLB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1964-1974
Assessments, design, coordination, conservation, adoption technique, plan promotion, planning program.
Citizens Planning & Housing Association (CPHA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1941-2009
Correspondence, minutes, administration records, reports, publications, directories, and reference materials.
Commission on Government Efficiency and Economy (CGEE)
Dates (Inclusive): 1929-1974
Minutes, correspondence, administrative files, financial records, research reports and publications. The collection also contains an extensive newspaper clipping file for the years 1929-1969.
Community Economic Development Program (CED)
Dates (Inclusive): 1960-1980
Dates (Bulk): 1972 -1978
Reports, planning documents, newsletters, Regional Planning Council files.
Concerned Citizens for Butchers Hill (CCBH)
Dates (Inclusive): 1977-1997
Articles of incorporation, minutes, correspondence, financial records, publications, deeds, grants.
Cooperating Libraries of Central Maryland (CLCM)
Dates (Inclusive): 1972-1979
Correspondence, display descriptions, reports, policy statements and photographs.
Criminal Justice Commission (CJ)
Dates (Inclusive): 1917-1973
Dates (Bulk): 1947-1970
Materials on the criminal justice system in Maryland.
D'Alesandro, Thomas J. Jr. (TJD)
Dates (Inclusive): 1927-1969
Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, speeches, publications, artifacts covering Thomas J. D'Alesandro, Jr.'s years serving as U. S. Representative and Mayor of Baltimore.
Denny, John F., Inc. (DENNY)
Dates (Inclusive): 1848-1969
Records of the J.F. Denny & Sons Funeral Home. Includes: expense and sales records,ledgers and indexes, photographs, journals, and history.
Donaho, John A. & Associates (DA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1950-1969
Preliminary and finished reports of the John A. Donaho & Associates consulting firm. The organization worked primarily for state, local and internationl governments
Dugan, Pierre C. & Nephew, Inc. (PCD)
Dates (Inclusive): 1873-1975
Realty company records containing correspondence, financial and other related records.
East Baltimore Oral History (EBOH)
Dates (Inclusive): 1997
Oral history interviews with 13 East Baltimore residents.
Emmart Memorial Award (EMA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1974- Annual award named for the late local journalist, A.D. Emmart (1902-1973).
The collection contains correspondence, lists of recipients, winning articles.
French Posters and Newspapers (FPN)
Dates (Inclusive): 1848-1849
Newspapers and broadsides concerning the collapse of the government of Louis-Phillipe and the ensuing revolution.
Froelicher, Jr., Hans (HF)
Dates (Inclusive): 1890-1976
Personal and working papers on his activities including: correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings, photographs, Park School, Citizens Planning and Housing Association.
Gallagher, E.J. Realty Company (EJG)
Dates (Inclusive): 1886-1964
Correspondence, financial papers, ledger books, house cards, inventories, mortgage papers,loan applications, insurance certificate contracts, deeds, leases, newspaper clippings, deed restrictions, and photographs.
Goldseker, Morris Foundation (MGF)
Dates (Inclusive): 1973-2009
Administrative records, correspondence and marketing material relating to grants to individuals and institutions throughout the Baltimore community.
Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1955-1972
Subcommittee minutes and reports, correspondence, cartographic records, case files, federal grant applications, and special project files.
Greater Baltimore Housing Development Corporation (GBHDC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1965-1975
By-laws, correspondence, minutes, contracts, legal papers, accounting records, cost estimates, newspaper clippings, mailing lists, membership lists, speeches, and housing plans. GBHDC was established to assist the development of low and moderate income housing in metro Baltimore.
Guilford House Plans
See: Roland Park Civic League
Health & Welfare Council of Maryland (HWC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1933-1992
Pamphlets, reports, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and newsletters on the needs and problems associated with human services throughout Maryland.
Homeland House Plans
See: Roland Park Civic League
Hughes, William Papers (HUG)
1 box, (19 audio and 6 video tapes)
Dates (Inclusive): 1990-2001
Personal papers relating to William Hughes’ career as a newspaper and radio commentator.
Lafayette Square Community Center (LSC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1958-1969
By-laws, constitution, reports, correspondence, minutes, and publications.
Lazarus, Esther Papers (EL)
Dates (Inclusive): 1915-1980
Dates (Bulk): 1950-1979
Photographs, speeches, correspondence.
League of Women Voters (LWV)
Dates (Inclusive): 1922-2000
Correspondence, administrative files, minutes, biographies, research reports, directories, publications, and reference materials related primarily to the LWV for Baltimore City.
Light Rail (LR)
Dates (Inclusive): 1965-1996
Correspondence, publications, reports, and newspaper clippings.
Local History Research (LHR)
Research papers, videos, photographs and slides on a variety of topics focusing on Baltimore and Maryland subjects.
Maritime History of the Chesapeake Bay (MHCB)
50 taped interviews with specialists on various aspects of Chesapeake Bay history from the colonial period to present.
Maroger, Jacques (JM)
Photographs, books, other printed matters.
Maryland Churches United (MCU)
Dates (Inclusive): 1971-1975
Maryland Committee for Children (MCH)
Dates (Inclusive): 1958-1978
Publications, press releases, correspondence, and reports.
Maryland Conference of Social Welfare (MCSW)
Dates (Inclusive): 1909-1976
Minutes, general correspondence, memoranda, general reports, committee reports, case files,directories, programs, and other publications.
Maryland Council of Churches (MCC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1904-1971
Minutes, correspondence, annual reports, studies, staff reports, juvenile court cases, maps, photographs, posters, publications, financial records.
Maryland Food Bank (MFB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1979-2005
Minutes, correspondence, reports, photographs, and financial records
Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame (MSC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1987-2002
Minutes, correspondence, reports, photographs, and publications.
Maryland Sports Complex Authority (MSCA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1972-1975
Correspondence and financial records.
Maryland State Poetry Society (MSPS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1956-1986
Correspondence, publications, and newsletters about Maryland poets and their poetry.
Maryland Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program (MVVLP)
Dates (Inclusive): 1981-1988
Reports, newsletters, correspondence, financial records, grant applications, newspaper clippings, and press releases.
Mash Glass Negatives (MASH)
Dates (Inclusive): 1903-1908
Photographic prints and glass negatives of scenes in and around Baltimore.
McDonald, Patricia Research Papers (PM)
Dissertation research materials on women in 19th century Baltimore.
Merchants and Manufacturers Association (MMA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1904-1923
Minutes and reports.
Midtown Academy (MID)
Dates (Inclusive): 2003-2004
Correspondence, memoranda and minutes relating to a public, K-8 charter school.
Miller, Mary Owings (MOM)
Dates (Inclusive): 1918-1972
Correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and photographs.
Model Urban Neighborhood Demonstration (MUND)
Dates (Inclusive): 1967-1974
Policy papers, master plan, budget proposals, area socio-economic surveys, project status reports, personnel records, press releases, photographs, graphics and reference material.
Mount Royal Improvement Association (MRIA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1928 -1979
Minutes, correspondence, newsletters, membership lists, financial records, flyers, legal briefs, newspaper clippings, maps, blueprints, and scrapbook.
Mount Washington Improvement Assocation (MWIA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1894-1996
Minutes, correspondence, Baltimore City Council ordinances, newspaper clippings, reports, legal briefs and newsletters.
Mount Washington Parent-Teacher Organization (MPTO)
Dates (Inclusive): 1978-2002
Dates (Bulk): 1989-1993
Minutes, correspondence, financial records and newsletters.
Mount Washington Preservation Trust, Inc. (MWPT)
Dates (Inclusive): 1989-2003
Minutes, correspondence, and financial records related to a Baltimore neighborhood land trust
Movement Against Destruction (MAD)
Dates (Inclusive): 1968-1988
Publications, minutes, correspondence, legal briefs, newspaper clippings, press releases, newsletters, brochures and reports.
National Association of Social Workers - Maryland Chapter (NASW)
Dates (Inclusive): 1927-1990
Press releases, financial records, minutes, reports, newsletters, and library materials.
National Katyn Memorial Committee (NKMC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1990-2001
Minutes, financial records, correspondence, reports, newsletters, photographs and videos.
Negro League Oral History (NLOH)
Dates (Inclusive): 1998
Tentative questions, transcripts, interview index, biographical information and taped interviews.
North Avenue (NA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1985-2005
Oral histories, slides, student research papers, newspaper articles.
Northeast Community Organization (NECO)
Dates (Inclusive): 1969-1979
Minutes, correspondence, subject files, financial records, flyers, newsletters,and photographs.
Northwood House Plans
See: Roland Park Civic League
Orchards House Plans
See: Roland Park Civic League
Order of the Founders & Patriots (OFP)
Dates (Inclusive): 1896-2000
Lineage papers and administrative records.
Original Northwood Association (ONA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1955-1995
Records, minutes, correspondence and newsletters of this constituent group of the Northwood Covenant Association
Palladi Construction Company (PCC)
7 boxes; includes 47 sets of house plans
Dates (Inclusive): 1924-1964
Plats, drawings, correspondence and accounts concerning the work of this development company, particularly in the West Hills area of Baltimore City and County.
Palmer, Nes, Cornbrooks & Partners (PL)
49 boxes and apx. 1,400 sets of drawings
Dates (Inclusive): 1907-2000
Architectural records of Edward L. Palmer, Jr., and the succeeding firms of Palmer, Lamdin and partners (1925-1952); Fisher, Nes, Campbell and partners (1952-1971); Richter, Cornbrooks and partners (1972-2000); as well as the firm continued by Nes, Campbell and partners (1972-2000).
People's Community Health Center Oral History (PCH)
Dates (Inclusive): 2011-2014
Transcripts from a UB undergraduate oral history project.
Planned Parenthood (PP)
Dates (Inclusive): 1927-1973
Dates (Bulk): 1929-1966
Minutes, correspondence, policy papers, client social economic statistics, evaluations, status reports, fundraising, scrapbooks and reference materials.
Poe, Edgar Allan Society (POE)
Dates (Inclusive): 1923-2002
Organizational records including meeting minutes, publications, clippings, photographs, and financial records.
Polish Heritage Association of Maryland (PHA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1974-2009
Organizational records including: bylaws, correspondence, publications, clippings, and financial records.
Porter, Alexander Gibson (AGP)
22 architectural plans of residential and commercial properties.
Post Card Project at the University of Baltimore (PPB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1900-2001
Postcards from the collection of Bert Smith, Greg Otto, Great Blacks in Wax Museum. depicting Baltimore people and places.
Reservoir Hill Oral History (RHOH)
Dates (Inclusive): 2010
Retired Teachers Association of Baltimore City, Inc. (RTB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1988-2010
Minutes, memoranda, and correspondence.
Rich, Giles Sutherland (GSR)
Dates (Inclusive): 1950-1987
Dates (Bulk): 1953-1977
Draft legislation, correspondence, and supporting documents dealing with design protection law.
Risteau, Mary (MR)
Dates (Inclusive): 1920-1970
Articles, newspaper clippings, publications, correspondence.
Robinson, Jo Ann and Gertrude Williams (GW)
Dates (Inclusive): 1970-2009
Reports, correspondence, clippings, interview tapes, transcripts, photographs.
Roland Park Civic League (RPCL)
Dates (Inclusive): 1903-1959
Minutes, ledgers, blueprints, correspondence, membership cards, financial records and houseplans for the communities of: Roland Park, Guilford, Homeland, the Orchards, and Northwood.
Roland Run Valley House Plans
See: Roland Park Civic League
Samuel Ready Scholarships, Inc. (SSI)
Dates (Inclusive): 1977-2000
Minutes, correspondence, reports, student files, and publications.
Samuel Ready School (SRS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1864-1977
Minutes, correspondence, reports, student and teacher files, publications, photographs and newspaper clippings.
Schaefer Political Cartoons (SPC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1972-1992
Original pen and ink drawings covering William Donald Schaefer's years as Mayor of Baltimore and Governor of Maryland.
Schafran, Conrad - Jazz Plus (CSJ)
Approximately 8,000 jazz, blues, rock, folk, show tunes. recordings.
Schmoke, Kurt L. (KLS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1990-1997
Photographs taken by Robert Breck Chapman.
Seidenberg, Roderic/Dwight, Mabel (RS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1917-1974
Correspondence, personal files, news clippings, publications, short stories, and manuscripts.
Shivers, Frank R. Research Collection (FRS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1977-2002
Research materials used for writing his books on Baltimore history and architecture.
Society of Colonial Wars - General (SCW)
Dates (Inclusive): 1892 -2006
Minutes, by laws, yearbooks, membership applications, and publications for the General Society and individual State Societies.
Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Maryland (MDSCW)
Dates (Inclusive): 1893 -2000
Minutes, speeches, obituaries, membership applications, colonial court records, and publications.
Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Maryland (SWE)
Dates (Inclusive): 1889-2000
Newsletters, correspondence, publications, and membership papers.
Sondheim, Walter, Jr. (WS)
6 Boxes (Inclusive): 1942-1994
Correspondence, photographs, reports, publications, newspaper clippings.
Sons of the American Revolution in the State of Maryland (SAR)
Dates (Inclusive): 1889-2001
Minutes, correspondence, by-laws, membership applications, quarterly and annual reports,photographs, newspaper clippings, and publications.
Sons of Union Veterans, U.S.A. - Maryland Division (SOV)
Dates (Inclusive): 1886-1916
Minutes, correspondence, flyers, by-laws, membership applications, quarterly and annual reports. This organization was formed by male descendants of Civil War Veterans.
Southeast Community Organization (SECO)
Dates (Inclusive): 1972-1996
Articles of Incorporation, minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs,annual reports, financial records and publications.
Southeast Council Against the Road (SCAR)
Dates (Inclusive): 1959-1992
Articles of Incorporation, by-laws, correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, photographs, and clippings.
Southeast Development, Incorporated (SDI)
Dates (Inclusive): 1977-1987
Records of development company which was an outgrowth of the Southeast Community Organization.
Spatz, H. Donald Papers (HDS)
Dates (Inclusive): 1960-1969
Photographs and transcripts of radio commentaries on WBAL-AM Radio.
Station North Oral History (SNOH)
Dates (Inclusive): 2012-2013
Audio interviews, interview transcripts, and photographs of interviewees.
Stone Hill in Hampden (SHH)
Dates (Inclusive): 1988-1993
Oral interviews with long-time residents of Hampden who reside in the stone houses known as Stone Hill. The collection includes taped interviews and text excerpts.
Tenants Union Group (TUG)
Dates (Inclusive): 1910-1975
Posters, scrapbook, vacant house surveys, correspondence, rent control literature, and complaint sheets.
United Fund (UF)
Dates (Inclusive): 1927-1949
30 oversized scrapbooks of clippings.
University Archives (UB)
Dates (Inclusive): 1925-2011
Minutes, correspondence, financial and administrative records, yearbooks and other publications, newspaper clippings, construction and renovation records, photographs.
Urban Renewal Files Collection (URF)
Dates (Inclusive): 1960s
Correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, speeches.
Waterfront Coalition (WC)
Dates (Inclusive): 1986-2004
Correspondence, reports, plans, clippings, minutes, and publications.
Waxter, Thomas J. S., Jr. (WAXTER)
Dates (Inclusive): 1929-1976
Correspondence, files, reports, publications, and notes.
Weaver, John V. A. (WEAVER)
Dates (Inclusive): circa 1920-1932
Transcripts of manuscripts, plays and poems.
WJZ-TV (Television station: Baltimore, Md.) Collection (WJZ)
Dates (Inclusive): 1966-2000
News footage and local programing. Over 20,000 items.
Wickwire, Chester L. Collection (CLW)
Dates (Inclusive): 1886-1985
Correspondence, brochures, clippings, photographs, articles, reports.
WMAR-TV (Television station: Baltimore, Md.) Collection (WMAR)
Dates (Inclusive): 1948-1987
Raw news footage and special programs from this local television station. Over 6,000,000 feet of film and videotape.
Woodbridge Valley Improvement & Civic Association, Inc. (WVI)
Dates (Inclusive): 1970-2000
Minutes, contracts and agreements, newsletters, directories, photographs, case files, correspondence, reports, by-laws and rosters.
Young Men's Christian Association of Central Maryland (YMCA)
Dates (Inclusive): 1835-1976
Annual reports, minutes, correspondence, membership books, financial records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and publications.