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Reservoir Hill Oral History Collection

Identifier: R0103-RHOH

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains six text transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with residents of the Reservoir Hill neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland in 2010 by UB students. The Reservoir Hill neighborhood is traditionally defined as being bordered by North Avenue, Eutaw Place, Druid Park Lake Drive and Mount Royal Terrace. Topics discussed during the interviews include the Baltimore City SCOPE programs that helped homebuyers purchase and rehabilitate city-owned houses in the early 2000s, changes in the neighborhood over time as it's residents became more diverse, the presence of the synogogue as a community center, and growth of the community.


  • 2010 October-November


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights for this collection are held by the University of Baltimore. It makes these materials publicly available for research, personal, and educational purposes.

Historical Note

The collection was created as part of the University of Baltimore's Seminar in Public History course offered in fall 2010, taught by Dr. Elizabeth Nix. As part of the course, students worked on a project in conjunction with the Reservoir Hill Improvement Council. UB students conducted oral history interviews involving residents of Reservoir Hill to discover and tell the history of racial succession in this Baltimore neighborhood.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 container)


Collection is arranged as an inventory and organized by the last name of the interview narrator/interviewee.

Custodial History

The collection was transferred to Special Collections by Dr. Elizabeth Nix in 2011. The Larry Schaaf interview was transferred by Dr. Nix in March 2023.

Accessing Digital Copies

Digital versions of 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.

Finding aid for the Reservoir Hill Oral History Collection
Special Collections and Archives staff. Finding aid revised by Laura Bell (October 2020). Finding aid revised by Aiden Faust (2011, 2023).
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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