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Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0016-BNIA

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a data set of neighborhood surveys conducted in 1983 by Matthew Crenson for his book, "Neighborhood Politics." The Data set series documents neighborhoods throughout Baltimore City. The Publications series includes community and neighborhood profiles for various locations in the city dated 1980-1996. This series also includes documentation from 1999 on the proposed structure of the "Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Center."


  • 1979


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA), formed in 2000, was the result of a two-year planning process that brought together local nonprofit organizations, city government agencies, neighborhood groups, and foundations under the direction of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. BNIA's function is to provide current, accurate data about city neighborhoods to local decision-makers in government and business in order to improve the quality of life for residents of Baltimore City. BNIA is currently a program of The Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore.

For more information, see BNIA's website:


21.67 Linear Feet (24 containers)


Collection is arranged in two series: the Data Set series, and the Publications series.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance in 2003.

Finding aid for the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance Records
Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (April 2020).
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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