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Original Northwood Association Records

Identifier: R0143-ONA

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Scope and Contents

Collection includes 10 boxes containing records describing the work of this constituent group of the Northwood Covenant Association between 1955 and 1995. In addition to general records, one section of the collection documents the work of a Task Force regarding a shopping center, and another section includes a drawing of an address on Argonne Drive. Materials are mainly textual and include various records documenting the covenant community, meeting minutes, correspondence, and newsletters.


  • 1955-1995


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Historical Note

Development of Northwood began in 1930s. Architect John Ahlers designed and managed Original Northwood's development. Created as a covenant community, Original Northwood's approximately 400 homes require approval from the community's governing board prior to any alterations to their exteriors. The area was designated a National Historic District in 1998.


10.00 Linear Feet (10 containers)

Language of Materials



Collection is currently organized in groupings of materials housed in each box. The Vouchers, Greater Northwood Covenant Association section includes a folder inventory and some digitized materials.

  • Box 1: Covenant Correspondence
  • Box 2: Subject Files
  • Box 3: Shopping Center Task Force
  • Box 4: Drawing, 1302 Argonne Drive
  • Box 5: Minutes, 1955-1995
  • Box 6: Minutes, 1977-1984
  • Box 7: Newsletters, 1974-1989
  • Box 8: Financial Accounts
  • Box 9: Vouchers, Greater Northwood Covenant Association, 1981-1987
  • Covenant Issues
  • Custodial History

    The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Dean Wagner on January 6, 2003.

    Accessing Digital Copies

    Digital versions of some documents in this collection are available online through this finding aid. 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.

    Finding aid for the Original Northwood Association Records
    Finding aid prepared by Special Collections and Archives staff, circa 2003. 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