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Local History Research Collection

Identifier: R0058-LHR

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains subject-based vertical files that include ephemera, photographs, news clippings, and academic papers related to the Baltimore metropolitan area and its history. Subjects include architecture, genealogy, local clubs and organizations, Baltimore area commerce, business and labor, neighborhoods and communities, education, religion, transportation, LGBTQ history, historical preservation of buildings and parks, and other topics related to Baltimore history. Materials include documents, photographs, and audiovisual materials.


  • Other: Date Not Yet Determined


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

Academic papers in the collection include research presented at various academic conferences and solicited by former UB faculty member, Jessica Elfenbein.


9.21 Linear Feet (11 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collection is organized in 15 series:

  • Architects & Architecture
  • Biography & Genealogy
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Commerce, Labor, & Industry
  • Communities & Neighborhoods
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Ethnology & Ethnic Heritage
  • GLBT & Gender Equity
  • Health & Human Service
  • History, Parks, & Preservation
  • National & Homeland Security
  • Images & Video
  • Religion
  • Transportation & Utilities

Custodial History

The collection was assembled by former UB archivists, Thomas L. Hollowak and Robert Shindle.

Finding aid for the Local History Research Collection
Finding aid prepared by Thomas L. Hollowak and Robert Shindle. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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