WMAR-TV Collection Edit


R0130 WMAR


  • 1948 – 1993 (Creation)


  • Approximately 4,000 Reels (Part)
    Film: 16mm
  • 122 Linear Feet (Part)
  • Approximately 300 Reels (Part)
    1 inch videotape and 2 inch videotape


  • Scope and Contents

    Local television news footage and special programs from WMAR-TV station in Baltimore

  • Historical Note

    WMAR-TV was the first television station in Baltimore and the eleventh in the United States. Its first broadcast aired on October 30, 1947.

  • Custodial History

    The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Abell Communications, Inc. in 1984.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Material from the collection may be viewed in the Special Collections Research Room. Some items may have access limitations due to physical format.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Material from the collection is available for onsite use in the Special Collections Research Room by appointment only. All requests for digitization and duplication services require written permission from WMAR-TV in advance. WMAR must handle liscensing and rights. Please contact Special Collections for more information.