Robert Breck Chapman Photographs Edit


R0102 RBC


  • 1967 – 2002 (Creation)


  • 43 Linear Feet (Whole)


  • Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of photographic materials produced by Chapman for Baltimore's Model Cities Program, Urban Services Agency, and Department of Housing and Community Development. The collection documents anti-poverty, cultural arts, and youth education programs in Baltimore from the late 1960s through the mid-1990s, as well as public housing in the 1990s through 2002.

  • Historical Note

    Robert Breck Chapman was a staff photographer employed by the City of Baltimore between 1971 and 2002. In addition to working for the Model Cities Agency, the Urban Services Agency, and the Department of Housing, Chapman was also the unofficial photographer for Mayor Kurt Schmoke.

  • Custodial History

    Series 1-4 were deposited at the University of Baltimore by Robert Breck Chapman circa 2000 and donated May 21, 2013. Series 5 was transferred by Chapman May 21, 2013. Series 6 was transferred September 21, 2017.

  • Accessing Digital Objects

    Digital copies of items in this collection can be found under the “Components” section below. Locate records either by browsing through the “Record Tree” or by using the “Search Components” function.

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