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Board of Trade of Baltimore City Records

 Collection
Identifier: R0017-BOT

Scope and Contents

Collection contains materials documenting the incorporation, meetings, and work of the Board of Trade of Baltimore City between 1878 and 1918. Materials include articles of incorporation and by-laws, meeting minutes, and annual reports.

Dates

  • 1878-1918

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Board of Trade of Baltimore City was established in 1836. According to the document titled, "An Act to Incorporate the Board of Trade of the City of Baltimore" located in this collection, the function of the Board of Trade was to consider the issues affecting the city's commercial, industrial, and legislative interests and to promote the city's commerce and manufacturing industries. The membership of the Board was made up of representatives of "Trade Bodies" with business interests in Baltimore City. The Board officers met monthly to discuss and advocate for their interests.

The Board of Trade merged with the Merchants & Manufacturers Association in 1924 to form the Baltimore Association of Commerce (the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore after 1964).

Information about the functions of the Board of Trade were found in this collection: "An Act to Incorporate the Board of Trade of the City of Baltimore," Board of Trade of Baltimore City Records, box 1, folder 1: Incorporation and Rules. University of Baltimore Special Collections and Archives.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Arrangement

Collection is arranged in a folder inventory.

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore on January 23, 1978.

Accessing Digital Copies

Digital versions of items in this collection are available online. Locate records by using the "Print" button above, or browse records in “Collection Organization." Records with associated digital objects are identified with a red Digital Object icon.

Separated Materials

Materials separated from this collection at acquisition and held at UB Special Collections & Archives include:
  • Baltimore Association of Commerce Records (R0006-BAC)
  • Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Baltimore Records (R0022-CCMB)

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Special Collections & Archives staff.
Title
Board of Trade of Baltimore City Records
Author
Finding aid created by UB Special Collections & Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (April 2020).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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