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Digital Harbor Recreation Center Photographs

Identifier: R0140-DHRC

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two accessions of materials totaling 18 boxes of unprocessed photographic material from the Digital Harbor Foundation. The photographs in the collection, including 200 color prints, document Baltimore City life with an emphasis on youth and recreation. The photos were found in Digital Harbor's facility at 1045 Light Street in South Baltimore.


  • circa 1970s-2000s

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Gloves are recommended when handling photographic material. Some materials may require additional resources to make access available.

Historical Note

The Digital Harbor Foundation was founded in 2011 by Sean Lane. Originally begun as an organization to award scholarships, Digital Harbor evolved into a digital literacy nonprofit that seeks to build the local technology workforce. Digital Harbor celebrated its grand opening in January 2013 at 1045 Light Street, site of the former South Baltimore Recreation Center. A collection of Baltimore City recreation center photographs found at the site was subsequently transferred to Lansdale Library Special Collections.


13 Linear Feet (18 boxes)

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Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore Foundation by the Digital Harbor Foundation on January 14, 2013. An additional accession of approximately 200 color photo prints was transferred by Amber Grimes Cochran of the Digital Harbor Foundation on October 23, 2015.

Finding aid for the Digital Harbor Recreation Center Photographs
Finding aid created by Aiden Faust (2015). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
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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