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Stone Hill in Hampden Collection

Identifier: R0111-SHH

Scope and Contents

The Stone Hill in Hampden Collection contains 47 audio interviews conducted with long-time residents of Hampden in Baltimore, Maryland who reside in the stone houses known as Stone Hill. Interviews were conducted by Guy Hollyday between 1986 and 1993. The collection includes audio cassette tapes and text excerpts of the interviews created and used by Mr. Hollyday for his book, 'Stone Hill: The People and Their Stories.' Collection also includes digitized copies of materials.


  • 1986-1993


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Audio interviews have been digitized and are available through this finding aid.

Conditions Governing Use

The oral history interviews in this collection were donated to the University of Baltimore. The Special Collections & Archives holds the rights and makes this resource available, with attribution, for noncommercial, educational and research use. Commercial or other use requires written permission of the department. Please contact the UB Special Collections & Archives with any questions.

Historical Note

The interviews in this collection were conducted by Guy Hollyday between 1986 and 1993 in Baltimore, Maryland as background research for his book, 'Stone Hill: The People and Their Stories'. In 1982, Guy Hollyday and his wife, Pam Fleming, moved in to their home at 719 Field Street in Baltimore, attracted by the stone houses with fireplaces, big kitchens, yards, trees and gardens. In 1986, Guy began photographing the residents of Stone Hill.

For more than a year, he interviewed and photographed former residents of Stone Hill. In general, he sought out the oldest living members of each of the families that settled in Stone Hill before the 1940s. Many old families have gone unrepresented, however, either becasue Guy was unable to locate living members, or more rarely, because a person declined to be interviewed.

In June 1988, Guy Hollyday's photographs were exhibited at the Hampden Library Center, as part of the centennial of Hampden's annexation into Baltimore City. This also led him to publish a book in 1994, 'Stone Hill: The People and Their Stories'.

[Information for this historical note was taken from the Stone Hill in Hampden Collection project website created by the UB Special Collections & Archives in 2011 and retired in 2020.]


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Series in the collection are divided by format. Within each series, the records are arranged first by street name, then by resident name. The two series in the collection include:
  • Text Excerpts
  • Audio Interviews

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Guy Hollyday on December 1, 1995.

Accessing Digital Copies

Digital versions of items in this collection are available online. Locate records by using the "Print" button above, or browse records in “Collection Organization." Records with associated digital objects are identified with a red Digital Object icon.

Processing Information

Collection was processed by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. In 2011, Aiden Faust and Thomas Hollowak created a multimedia 'Stone Hill in Hampden Collection' project website to provide research access to excerpts of digitized materials from the archival collection. The project website was retired in 2020. Fatemeh Rezaei and Laura Bell further processed and described digitized audio interviews from the collection and updated this finding aid in June 2020 in order to provide online research access to the oral histories.


Stone Hill in Hampden Collection
UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (June 2020).
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Revision Statements

  • 2011: Descriptive fields added
  • 2014-2016: Finding aid prepared from legacy finding aid and added to database
  • June 2020: Descriptive notes added

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

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