Collection Title: Walter Sondheim, Jr. (WS)
Inclusive Dates: 1942-1994
Size: 11.7 linear feet
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence, photographs, reports, publications, newspaper clippings, etc.
PERSONAL: July 25, 1908 - February 15, 2007
Married Janet E. Blum, February 15, 1934
Children: John Sondheim & Ellen S. Dankert
Grandchildren: Sara K. Baron and Rebecca E. Baron
EDUCATION: Park School, Baltimore, Maryland - Graduated 1925
Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania - B.S. 1929
BUSINESS: 1929-1970: Hochschild Kohn & Company
1944-1946: U.S. Navy
1972-1984: Chairman, Charles Center - Inner Harbor
1982-1984: Chairman, Market Center Development Corporation
1984: Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Baltimore
1984: President, Charles Street Management Corp.
1985: Management, Inc.
SELECTED CIVIC ACTIVITIES: Maryland State Chairman, Crusade for Freedom, 1954-55
President, Board of School Commissioners, Baltimore, 1954-57
Chairman, Baltimore Urban Renewal and Housing Commission and Housing Authority of Baltimore City, 1951-1963
Chairman, Advisory Committee, Baltimore City Health Department
Chairman, Board of Trustees Goucher College
President, Board of Directors Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
President, Board of Directors Jewish Family and Children’s Bureau
Executive Committee, Greater Baltimore Committee, Inc.
Director, Associated Jewish Charities of Baltimore
Director, Baltimore Chapter, American Jewish Committee
Director, Baltimore Jewish Council
Director, Baltimore Goodwill Industries
Director, Baltimore Urban Coalition
Director, Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore, Inc.
Director, Citizens Planning and Housing Association
Director, Council for Equal Business Opportunity
Director, Mercy Hospital, Inc.
Director, Provident Hospital
This collection is restricted until January 1, 2017. Access to any materials from this collection requires written permission from Sondheim family; please contact Special Collections for more information.
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by John Sondheim and Ellen S. Dankert in April 2007.