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Maryland Communications Center Records

 Collection — Box: S1-B1-Dup
Identifier: R0068-MDC

Scope and Contents

The Maryland Communications Center Records consists of an image library created by between 1980 and 2000. The collection holds mainly audiovisual materials and contains over 125,000 photographs, slides, videos, and audio tapes that document Maryland's economic development and the accomplishments of various agencies and officials.

Some topics documented by the collection include transportation, buildings, students, workers, Baltimore scenery, and presentations made to CSX, Westinghouse, NAACP, Catholic Charities, and the National Football League. The collection also includes photographs of Kurt Schmoke, William Donald Schaefer, and other politicians, musicians, and individuals. Also present in the collection are clippings, newspaper articles, and reports.


  • 1980-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for viewing. Gloves are recommended when handling photographic material.

Conditions Governing Use

The images in this collection may be used for audio visual viewing only. The images may not be used for print, internet, or any other medium. For all other uses, please contact the photographer. The three primary photographers whose work is represented in the collection are Rick Lippenholz, Greg Pease, and Dave Harp. Copyrights are held by the photographers.

Historical Note

The Maryland Communications Center, Inc. dissolved as a corporation on September 30, 2000. At that time, the corporation contacted the University to donate its multimedia library, which documented the accomplishments of the Greater Baltimore Committee (and its predecessor, the Economic Development Council), the Maryland Economic Growth Associates, the Maryland Awards for Economic Excellence, Maryland's National Executive Forums, the Mayor's Office during the Schaefer and Schmoke Administrations, and numerous sales and marketing presentations to CSX, Westinghouse, NAACP, Catholic Charities, and the National Football League.


18.29 Linear Feet (21 containers) : Approximately 125,000 items including photographs, slides, videos and audio tapes

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged in 4 series:

  • General Slide Collection
  • Prints and Negatives
  • Printer Materials
  • Audio and Video Tapes

Custodial History

The collection donated to the University of Baltimore by the Maryland Communications Center on October 3, 2000.

Related Materials

Related materials held by UBalt Special Collections and Archives include:

  • The Greater Baltimore Committee Records
  • Baltimore Economic Development Commission Records

Finding aid for the Maryland Communications Center Records
Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Baltimore Studies Archives Repository

H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons, Room 104
1415 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21201 USA