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Friends of the Wyman Park Dell Records

Identifier: R0185-WPD

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Content Description

The collection documents local, grassroots, citizen stewardship of a pocket park in North Baltimore City known as the Wyman Park Dell. Types of records contained within the collection include planning and fundraising documents, meeting minutes, annual reports, grant applications, drawings and photographic renderings of the park, event files, and publicity materials.


  • 1987-2018

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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 for some items in this collection may be held by their respective creators.

Historical Note

The Wyman Park Dell is a a Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, documented online by the National Park Service and desecribed as "a 16-acre section of the park known for its steep enclosing slopes and sweeping lawn, which was fully realized and conceived by Olmsted Brothers." It is located in north-central Baltimore City, adjacent to the Baltimore Museum of Art and Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus. It is also a historically significant site of LGBTQIA+ life in 20th century Baltimore. The public park served as the site of Baltimore Gay Pride festivals from 1988 to 1996 and remained a popular meeting spot.


1 Linear feet (1 Record Storage Box)

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged as a folder inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore Foundation by Martha Waldron, President of the Friends of the Wyman Park Dell, on December 15, 2023. The records were physically transferred on December 19, 2023 by Cailin McGough and received by Thomas Dettling and Aiden Faust.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Thomas Dettling in 2023.

Finding aid for the Friends of the Wyman Park Dell Records
In Progress
Finding aid prepared by Aiden Faust (2023)
December 2023
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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