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Jo-Ann Orlinsky Political Campaign Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0148-JOO

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of political campaign materials from local, state, and national elections, with an emphasis on Maryland Democratic Party candidates. Campaign materials include bumper stickers, political brochures, flyers, cards, and circulars. The collection also contains governmental reports and publications on a variety of issues, including civil rights, urban planning, highways and roads, juvenile courts and criminal justice, and state economic data from the 1960s through the 1980s.


  • 1960s-1980s


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Jo-Ann Orlinsky was born in 1939 and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1961. She married Walter Orlinsky in 1961 and relocated to Baltimore, where she became involved with Maryland Democratic Party politics. She served as campaign secretary for Carlton R. Sickles, campaign headquarters director for Joseph D. Tydings, and later as special assistant to U.S. Senator Tydings. Orlinsky was also the campaign manager and headquarters director for Walter Orlinsky's campaign for Baltimore City Council President in 1971.

Source: Finding aid to the Jo-Ann Orlinsky papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries


3.00 Linear Feet (3 containers)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Terms of acquisition unknown

Related Materials

Jo-Ann Orlinsky papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries

Finding aid for the Jo-Ann Orlinsky Political Campaign Collection
Finding aid created by Aiden Faust (2015). Revised by Laura Bell (2021).
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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