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Station North Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: R0113-SNOH

Scope and Contents Note

The Station North Oral History Collection contains 10 oral history interviews conducted by Aiden Faust in 2012-2013 with a group of artists and activists who held collective ownership of artists' live-work spaces in Baltimore, Maryland’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Each interview includes digital audio recording, interview transcripts, and photographs of interviewees. Topics discussed in the interviews include the history of the Cork Factory building, development of the state’s first arts and entertainment district, the process of redevelopment and neighborhood change, city planning, and gentrification, as well as personal histories from artists and activists involved with the project.

Dates

  • 2012-2013

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Digital versions of many of the oral history interviews and related documents in this collection are available online through this finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights for this collection are held by the University of Baltimore. UB makes these materials publicly available for research, personal, and educational purposes.

Historical Note

The warehouse at 1601 Guildford Avenue in Baltimore City is currently known as the Cork Factory. After many years as renters, a group of artists and community activists entered into collective ownership of the building in 1997. Their process of working with local government to create a Planned Unit Development and rezone their warehouse for legal residence was a critical phase in the development of the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Collection is arranged as an inventory and organized by the last name of the interview narratory/interviewee.

Custodial History

Ten interviews were created by Langsdale Library digital collections librarian, Aiden Faust, between October 2012 and July 2013. All materials were transferred to and maintained by Special Collections from the point of creation. The project was supported by the Baltimore Renaissance Seed Scholars Fund.

Accessing Digital Copies

Collection is open for research. Digital versions of many of the oral history interviews and related documents in this collection are available online through this finding aid. Selected items were also used in a curated digital exhibit.

Processing Information

Collection was created and processed by Aiden Faust, circa 2012-2013.

Creator

Title
Station North Oral History Collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by Aiden Faust (2013). Revised by Laura Bell (October 2020).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

Contact:
H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA
410-837-4253