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Community Association of Sudbrook Park Records

 Collection
Identifier: R0136-CASP

Scope and Contents

The collection includes copies of early Olmsted planning documents and early photographs of the community. The bulk of the collection consists of organizational records of the community association. Materials include newsletters, meeting books, membership directories, scrapbooks, newspaper articles, reports, association correspondence, maps, and presentation boards for various community projects.

Dates

  • Other: Date Not Yet Determined

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

Subrook Park is a residential community in Baltimore County, near the northwestern city-county boundary. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. in 1889 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, Sudbrook Park seeks to maintain the historic character of its community. Its community association, formed in 1908 and incorporated in 1941, remains active through the present day. From the 1960s through the 1980s, the association opposed both the Northwest Expressway and Baltimore Metro line on the grounds of historic preservation. In the 1990s, Sudbrook Park worked with Baltimore County to create a community plan that was incorporated into the county's master plans. Annual community events include holiday parades and festivities, flower sales and bake sales, "Art in the Park" programming, and community clean-ups.

Extent

9.25 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

The collection was donated by Melanie Anson of Sudbrook Park, Inc. to Baltimore Heritage, Inc. in 2009 and transferred to the University of Baltimore between 2009 and 2010. Originally part of the "Community Histories" series of the Baltimore Heritage collection, the Sudbrook Park records were organized as their own collection in 2015.

Title
Finding aid for the Community Association of Sudbrook Park Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Aiden Faust (2015). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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