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The collection documents the actions and business of the Butchers Hill Association, a neighborhood civic group in southeast Baltimore City, from the late 1970s through 2020. Topics addressed within the collection include: land use, redevelopment, drug activity, vacant housing, absentee landlords, citizen inspectors, the Baltimore City Fair, work with the Community Law Center and SECO, Patterson Park improvements, and annual events like flea markets, open houses, and garden tours.
The collection documents the historic preservation and subsequent redevelopment of the American Can Company site in the waterfront neighborhood of Canton in southeast Baltimore City. Types of materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, preservation reports, handwritten notes, development corporation circulars, and committee reports from the grassroots activist organization, the Waterfront Coalition.