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Kurt L. Schmoke Mayoral Artifacts Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: R0170-SMA

Scope and Content Note

Collection includes 21 pieces of memorabilia consisting of framed photographs, drawings, awards, hats, and clothing from Kurt Schmoke's time as the Mayor of Baltimore in the 1980s and 1990s. The collection highlights several specific accomplishments and projects of Mayor Schmoke. Materials are mainly non-textual. Collection includes oversize materials and textiles in addition to physical awards and plaques.


  • 1987-1999


Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Gloves are recommended when handling fragile and photographic material.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that they own copyright, the donor has assigned the copyright of this collection to the University Foundation. However, copyright in some items in this collection may be held by their respective creators.

Biographical Note

Kurt L. Schmoke (b. 1949 -) served as the 46th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland from 1987-1999. He was the first African American to be elected mayor of Baltimore City. Schmoke is currently the president of the University of Baltimore. As mayor, Schmoke was responsible for numerous urban projects and promoted adult literacy. After leaving office, Schmoke practiced law and in 2003 was appointed dean of Howard University School of Law in Washington, D.C. He became the president of the University of Baltimore in 2014.


17.29 Linear feet (10 containers)


Kurt L. Schmoke served as the 46th Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland from 1987-1999. This collection contains artifacts and memorabilia from his time as mayor and it documents several projects and accomplishments


Collection is organized chronologically as an inventory and contains oversize materials throughout.

Custodial History

Collection transferred from the Peale Museum by Aiden Faust and Angela Koukoui on June 25, 2019.

Related Materials

Related collections can be found at the Baltimore City Archives.

Related resources held by Special Collections and Archives include: the Kurt L. Schmoke Photographs, the Helen Delich Bentley Papers, the National Katyn Memorial Committee Records, and others.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Laura Bell in 2019.

Finding aid for the Kurt L. Schmoke Mayoral Artifacts Collection
Finding aid created by Laura Bell (2019).
August 2019
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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