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Samuel Ready School Records

Identifier: R0117-SRS

Scope and Contents

Minutes, correspondence, reports, student and teacher files, publications, photographs, and newspaper clippings.


  • 1864-1977


Conditions Governing Access

An access restriction of 75 years was imposed by the donor on March 9, 1978 on student records. Material marked "restricted" cannot be viewed until 2053.

Historical Note

The Trustees of the Samuel Ready Asylum for Female Orphans was incorporated by Act of the General Assembly of Maryland in 1864. The school's name changed to the Trustees of the Samuel Ready School for Female Orphans in 1894. In 1947, an Act of the Maryland General Assembly extended the use of corporate facilities of the school for maintenance and education of female children of any age, and to charge fees that might be deemed advisable.

On July 1, 1977, the Samuel Ready School became Samuel Ready Scholarships, Inc., done officially by Articles of Amendment and Restatement filed with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation June 7, 1977. Thus, the Corporation became a supporting organization to provide scholarships for girls in Supported Schools selected by the Trustees. The first three Supported Schools in 1977-1978 were the Bryn Mawr School, the Garrison Forest School, and Roland Park Country School.


43.5 Linear Feet (44 boxes)

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Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Herbert B. Williams in December 1977. Additional materials were donated by Patricia Care Tate and Helen Tangires and added to the collection in 2020.

Separated Materials

One item donated in 2020 was separated to the Samuel Ready Scholarships, Inc. Records.
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Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Regional Studies Archives Repository

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