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Thomas J. S. Waxter, Jr. Papers

Identifier: R0125-WAXTER

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, files, reports, publications, and notes. The pre-1962 papers include professional correspondence, a social welfare book draft, anonymous history of Baltimore city hospitals, scrapbooks, tapes and transcripts, research note cards, and annual reports. Most of the papers after 1962 concern an unpublished draft of a biography of Waxter by David Bremner.


  • 1929 - 1976


Biographical Note

Thomas Jacob Shryock Waxter was a leader in public welfare in Maryland for over three decades. He received his law degree from Yale and held these major positions: Judge, Baltimore Juvenile Court, 1929-1935; Director, Baltimore Department of Public Welfare, 1935-1953; Director, Maryland Department of Public Welfare, 1953-1962. The Waxter Center for Senior Citizens in Baltimore was dedicated as a memorial to him.


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Custodial History

The collection was donated to the Social Welfare History Archives Center at the University of Minnesota in 1976 by Peggy Ewing Waxter. In November 1982, the papers were transferred to University of Baltimore and received by Adele Newburger of the Baltimore Region Institutional Studies Center.
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

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