Kurt L. Schmoke Photographs
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Scope and Contents
The Kurt L. Schmoke Photographs collection contains photographs taken by Robert Breck Chapman showing Kurt L. Schmoke during his time as Mayor of Baltimore City. The photographs document Schmoke's public engagements and outreach to Baltimore's neighborhoods and communities in the 1990s during the middle of his 12-year term as Mayor of the City of Baltimore. Portions of the collection have been digitized and can be viewed in the digital exhibit.
- Chapman, Robert Breck (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Gloves are recommended when handling photographic material. A digital exhibit is available online, the link is at the bottom of this finding aid.
Conditions Governing Use
To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright for some items in this collection are held by their respective creators.
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 Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke.
Kurt L. Schmoke (b. 1949 -) served as the 46th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland from 1987-1999. He was the first African American to be elected mayor of Baltimore City. As mayor, Schmoke was responsible for numerous urban projects and promoted adult literacy. After leaving office, Schmoke practiced law and in 2003 was appointed dean of Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He became the president of the University of Baltimore in 2014.
[Information for this historical note was gathered from the digital exhibit description and from the Kurt L. Schmoke Mayoral Artifacts Collection finding aid.]
5.2 Linear Feet (18 containers)
Language of Materials
Collection is organized in 3 series:
- Photo Negatives, General
- Photo Negatives, Mayor's Office of Public Information
- Supplemental Information
The collection was deposited at the University of Baltimore by Robert Breck Chapman circa 2000 and donated May 21, 2013.
Collection processed by Aiden Faust in 2014. Approximately 46,000 black and white 16 mm photographic film negatives were digitized by Jeffrey Borneman, 2014-2015. Photographs were selected for a digital exhibit by Aiden Faust in 2015.
- Finding aid for the Kurt L. Schmoke Photographs
- Finding aid prepared by archives staff circa 2000s. Revised by Aiden Faust and archives staff (2011-2012). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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