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Baltimore Association of Commerce Records

 Collection
Identifier: R0006-BAC
This collection contains committee meeting minutes, reports, audits, and membership lists from the Baltimore Association of Commerce dated 1924-1980. The collection documents the work of the organization board of directors and executive committee, general committees, and organization audits.

Dates

  • 1924-1980

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

8.25 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains meeting minutes, reports, audits, and membership lists from the Baltimore Association of Commerce dated between 1924 and 1980. The BAC was the business and civic organization of Baltimore and predecessor to the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore.

Historical Note

The principal business and civic organization of Baltimore, Maryland, the Baltimore Association of Commerce was the result of the merger of the Board of Trade of Baltimore with the Merchants and Manufacturers Association in 1923. The latter organization published Baltimore magazine from its inception in 1907 and the Association continued to publish this periodical as well as monograph reports on Baltimore. In 1964, indicating its interest in Baltimore County and adjoining Maryland counties, the BAC became the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in 3 series:
  • Executive Committee & Board of Directors, 1924-1975
  • General Committees
  • Audits, 1936-1955

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore on January 23, 1978.

Separated Materials

Materials separated from this collection at acquisition and held at UB Special Collections & Archives include:
  • Board of Trade of Baltimore City Records (R0017-BOT)
  • Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore Records (R0022-CCMB)

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Special Collections & Archives staff. Series 3, Audits, 1936-1955, does not currently include a folder inventory.
Title
Baltimore Association of Commerce Records
Author
Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (April 2020).
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

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

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

Contact:
H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA
410-837-4253