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Urban Renewal Files

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: R0124-URF

Scope and Contents

The Urban Renewal Files collection contains 2 boxes that include correspondence, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings, community flyers and pamphlets, community organizing materials, and legislation related to the issue of urban renewal at the municipal, state, and national levels between 1960 and 1970. Urban renewal efforts and neighborhood preservation initiatives were prominant community concerns in Baltimore City throughout this time period.


  • 1960-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

This collection was created by Ann and Bill McCloskey, who were involved with the Bolton Hill Homeowners Association and the fight for neighborhood preservation. This area was part of Baltimore City's urban renewal efforts during the 1960s in which large portions of early housing and architecture were demolished and replaced with contemporary structures.


1.42 Linear Feet (2 containers)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged as a folder inventory.

Custodial History

In 1994 Ann McCloskey donated the files to University of Baltimore Foundation via Dr. Michael P. McCarthy, who was Director of the University's Baltimore History Project.

Related Materials

Related collections at UBalt Special Collectiosn & Archives include, but are not limited to:

  • the Thomas H. Ward Papers
  • the Baltimore Urban Renewal and Housing Authority Records
  • the Mount Royal Improvement Association Records
  • the Greater Baltimore Housing Development Corporation Records
  • the Greater Baltimore Committee Records

Accessing Digital Objects

Digital versions of items in this collection are available online. Locate records by using the "Print" button above or the “Collection Organization" column to the right.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by archives staff. A number of records from box 1 have been digitized and are available through this finding aid. Additionally, selected items have been digitized and are available through an online digital exhibit. Links are available through this finding aid.

Finding aid for the Urban Renewal Files
Finding aid created by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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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