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Baltimore City Fair, Inc. Records

Identifier: R0042-FAIR

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Scope and Contents

The Baltimore City Fair, Inc. Records documents the work of the organization that managed the Baltimore City Fair between 1970 and 1991. The collection consists primarily of financial records, but also includes newspaper clippings.


  • 1971-1991

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.

Historical Note

Begun in 1970, the Baltimore City Fair was held annually each September as an urban counterpart to county Fairs held throughout Maryland. Until 1984, the fair was held in various venues in the Charles Center-Inner Harbor area.

In 1985, it was moved to a site beneath the Jones Falls Expressway. After four years it returned to the Inner Harbor then into Festival Hall for its twentieth year. A last City Fair was held at Memorial Stadium in 1991, but the organization and the tradition ended when the next year’s fair was cancelled.


1.00 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Collection is arranged as an inventory.

Custodial History

The financial records were donated to the University of Baltimore by Charles M. Solomon in 1995; and John Carroll Byrnes gave the additional papers in 2001.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Special Collections and Archives Staff after accessions were acquired in 1995 and 2001.

Finding aid for Baltimore City Fair, Inc. Records
Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff circa 2001. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2021).
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

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