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Midtown Academy Records

 Collection
Identifier: R0073-MID

Scope and Contents

The Midtown Academy Records contains records from Sarah Fawcett-Lee, a former president of the nonprofit Midtown Academy, Inc., and Wendy Samet, a founding member of the organization. The records relate to Midtown Academy, a public K-8 charter school in Baltimore, Maryland, and the governing nonprofit's work and functions. The collection documents administrative work, board meetings, fundraising, an oral history project, volunteer work, and governance related work. Materials are mainly textual and include correspondence, memoranda, handbooks, directories and minutes.

Dates

  • 1996-2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

The Midtown Academy (PS #321) is a public charter school located at 1398 West Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland. It serves students in kindergarten through grade eight and is governed by a nonprofit organization, The Midtown Academy, Inc. The Academy was founded in 1997 by a coalition of parents and teachers in Reservoir Hill and Bolton Hill and became part of Baltimore City Public Schools' "New Schools Initiative." Under state legislation passed in 2003, The Midtown Academy converted to a charter school in 2005.

Extent

7.6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is organized in two series:

  • Sarah Fawcett-Lee Records, 2003-2004
  • Wendy Samet Records, 1996-2006

Custodial History

Series 1 was donated to the University of Baltimore by Sarah Fawcett-Lee, former President of Midtown Academy, Inc., in 2004. Series 2 was donated by founding member, Wendy Samet, on August 5, 2016.

Processing Information

Series 1 was processed by archives staff and includes a folder inventory. Series 2 is described at the series level.

Title
Finding aid for the Midtown Academy Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by staff (2016). Revised by Laura Bell (2022).
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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