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The Port that Built a City

Identifier: PORT

Scope and Content Note

Between 1950 and 1965 Helen Delich Bentley, a maritime editor for the Baltimore Sun, hosted her regular program titled, “The Port That Built the City,” and covered maritime and shipping news with WMAR. Bentley later served as the U.S. Representative from Maryland between 1985 and 1995.


  • 1948-1993

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Material from the collection may be viewed in the Special Collections Research Room. Some items may have access limitations due to physical format. Some footage from the the collection has been digitized and made available online for streaming through the Internet Archive and is available through this finding aid.


From the Collection: Approximately 4,000 Reels (Film: 16mm)

From the Collection: 139 Linear Feet (2,185 Videocassettes in 139 boxes) : VHS, U-matic, U-matic S, VHS, Betacam SP

From the Collection: Approximately 300 Reels (videotape) ; 1 and 2 inch

From the Collection: 101 Disc (2 Box) : DVD

Language of Materials



Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA