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Tenants Union Group Records

Identifier: R0122-TUG

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Scope and Contents

The Tenants Union Group Records collection documents the south Baltimore citizens' community group that protested unwarranted evictions and advocated for renters' needs and landlord repairs to properties. Materials include organizational records and meeting minutes, posters, a scrapbook, vacant house surveys, correspondence, rent control literature, and complaint sheets. Photographs and negatives are also present in the collection.


  • 1910-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Tenants Union Group Records (TUG) was a south Baltimore citizens' organization that organized to force landlords to repair property, reduce rents, and improve the community for both tenants and homeowners. The group also advocated rent control and freedom from unwarranted eviction in the 1970s.


2.50 Linear Feet (4 containers)

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged as a folder inventory.

Custodial History

Source of acquisition is unknown

Accessing Digital Copies

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Processing Information

Collection processed by Special Collections and Archives staff after acquisition. Items in the collection were digitized and made available online.

Finding aid for the Tenants Union Group Records
Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff after collection accession. Updated by archives staff (2011-2016). 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