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Stone Hill in Hampden Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
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

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

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'.


6.17 Linear Feet (9 containers)


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 processed by Thomas Hollowak prior to 2008. Audio cassettes digitized by Aiden Faust in 2010 and published online by Fatemeh Rezaei and Laura Bell in 2020.


Finding aid for the Stone Hill in Hampden Collection
Finding aid prepared by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (June 2020).
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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