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Morris Goldseker Foundation Records

Identifier: R0071-MGF

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Scope and Contents

The Morris Goldseker Foundation Records document the work of the organization relating to grants it awards to individuals, institutions, and nonprofit organizations throughout the Baltimore community. Materials include administrative records, correspondence, and marketing material relating to various grants. The collection also contains newspaper clippings and photographs.


  • 1973-2021


Conditions Governing Access

Material in the collection is restricted for 25 years from the date of creation. Access to restricted files in the collection requires written permission from The Goldseker Foundation, Symphony Center, 1040 Park Avenue, Suite 310, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

Historical Note

The Goldseker Foundation was established in 1975 with an $11 million bequest from the estate of Morris Goldseker. MGF is a grant-making organization that supports the work of hundreds of nonprofit organizations and projects in the Baltimore metropolitan region.


92.75 Linear Feet (94 containers)

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Collection is organized in 5 series.

  • Series 1: Organizational Documents, 1986-2008
  • Series 2: Grant Files - First Accession, 1973-2001
  • Series 3: Grant Files - Second Accession, 2002-2009
  • Series 4: Grant Files - Third Accession, 2009-2015
  • Series 5: Grant Files - Fourth Accession, 2016-2018

Custodial History

The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Timothy D. Armbruster, President and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation, in 2001. Records accrual #2 was received in 2009; accrual #3 was received from the Foundation by Aiden Faust in August 2019; accrual #4 was received from the Foundation by Aiden Faust in March 2023.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Janie J.C. O'Neal in 2001-2002. Thomas Dettling processed Series 4 in 2022, as well Series 5 and additions to Series 2 in 2023.

Finding aid for the Morris Goldseker Foundation Records
Finding aid prepared by Janie J.C. O'Neal in 2001-2002. Revised by Laura Bell (2019, 2021). Revised by Aiden Faust (2011, 2022). Revised by Thomas Dettling (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