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WMAR-TV Collection

Identifier: R0130-WMAR
Local television news footage and special programs from WMAR-TV station in Baltimore


  • 1948 - 1993


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.


Approximately 4,000 Reels (Film: 16mm)

139 Linear Feet (2185 Videocassettes in 139 boxes) : VHS, U-matic, U-matic S, VHS, Betacam SP

Approximately 300 Reels (videotape) ; 1 and 2 inch

101 Disc (1 Box) : DVD

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.

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

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