Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Records
Scope and Contents
The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Records documents the history and functions of the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame organization. The collection includes meeting minutes, by-laws, membership and committee records, correspondence, reports, photographs, a history of the GERI Award, records of nominees and award recipients, and copies of publications including newsletters and the annual Blue Book which features the selected individuals inducted into the Hall of Fame each year. Editions of the Blue Book dating between 2004 and 2020 are digitized and available online.
- Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Inc. (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization managed by volunteers that celebrates mature Marylanders (aged 65+) who have made significant contributions to benefit the community. The organization was founded in 1987 and recognizes the volunteer work and achievments of individual senior citizens. Each year the organization reviews nominations and selects up to 50 individuals to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Each of the selected inductees receive a Hall of Fame membership certificate, an official MSCHF lapel pin, and are featured in the annual Blue Book. A sub-group of up to five inductees are also selected to recieve the GERI Award recognizing exemplary community service.
[Information for this historical note was gathered from Blue Books in the collection and the MSCHF website: hmschf.org/history/]
7.25 Linear Feet (18 containers)
Language of Materials
Collection is organized in ten series:
- Organizational Records
- Board of Directors
- Financial Records
- Nominees and Recipients
- Publications, 1988-2020
- Office of President
- Annual Meetings
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Robert C. Lloyd, former Vice President of the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, Inc., on November 7, 2001. Additional accessions have been received from the organization 2014-2022.
Accessing Digital Copies
Digital versions of some 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.
Recent physical and digital copies of the annual "Blue Book" have been added to the Publications series.
- Finding aid for the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Records
- Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011, 2022). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 2011: Descriptive fields added
- 2014-2016: Finding aid prepared from legacy finding aid and added to database
- 2022: DACS notes added, SC note and historical note edited