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RBC Collection Overview

Collection Title: Robert Breck Chapman (RBC)

Inclusive Dates: 1967-1996

Bulk Dates: 1976-1990

Size: 34 linear feet

Scope and Contents:  
The collection consists of photographic materials produced by Chapman for Baltimore's Model Cities Program and Urban Services Agency. Photo prints, negatives, slides, and contact sheets document anti-poverty, cultural arts, and youth education programs in Baltimore from the late 1960s through the mid-1990s, including the AFRAM Expo, the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, and Project Survival.

Historical Note:  
Robert Breck Chapman was a staff photographer employed by the City of Baltimore between 1971 and 2002. In addition to working for the Model Cities Agency, the Urban Services Agency, and the Department of Housing, Chapman was also the unofficial photographer for Mayor Kurt Schmoke.

Custodial History:  
Materials in series I through IV were donated to the University of Baltimore by Robert Breck Chapman circa 2000. Series V and VI were donated by Chapman in May 2013.