Learning in the Archives: An Intern’s Experience

One of the most rewarding aspects of working in Special Collections & Archives is the opportunity to host student learning experiences. We work with undergrads and grads who are students from UB and area colleges on a variety of projects—internships, Continue reading Learning in the Archives: An Intern’s Experience

The History of the University of Baltimore

There are multiple ways to learn more about the history of the UB. The UB photographs and Yearbook collections are the best way to start. The University of Baltimore Photographs Collection includes images from the University Archives that depict the Continue reading The History of the University of Baltimore

JHU Students Explore Langsdale’s Special Collections on Baltimore ‘Gayborhoods’

Langsdale’s Special Collections was recently featured in Johns Hopkins University HUB after their students took great advantage of the wealth of resources at home in UB’s Learning Commons: “Students sift through archives to uncover the history of Baltimore’s ‘gayborhoods’”. Johns Continue reading JHU Students Explore Langsdale’s Special Collections on Baltimore ‘Gayborhoods’

New to the Archives in 2017

Definition from the Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology So far this year, the library’s Special Collections department has accessioned four brand new archival collections about 20th century Baltimore history. We’re proud of this accomplishment! But what does that really mean? Continue reading New to the Archives in 2017

Be Kind, Rewind: Putting Endangered Collections First

Quad Tape, soon to appear at a nonprofit regional archive near you. Tick-tock! Time is running out for videophiles to enjoy the glitchy, retro pleasures of analog media. Last year, the last videocassette recorder (VCR) was manufactured in Japan, and Continue reading Be Kind, Rewind: Putting Endangered Collections First

A Beautiful Day in the ‘Gayborhood’

these presentations put the “power” in Powerpoint!  Natalie may have seemed like the most studious and reserved person in her study group, but after spending time in Langsdale Special Collections, she was dishing the dirt like a millennial-age Hedda Hopper. Continue reading A Beautiful Day in the ‘Gayborhood’

The Joy of Archives

Holiday billboards on Antique Row. From the BLI Collection.  University of Baltimore has a brief holiday respite coming up this week– a perfect time to reflect on what is sparking joy for us in Langsdale Library Special Collections. To wit: We’re collaborating Continue reading The Joy of Archives

Newest Additions to the Archives

Highlights from the Lidinsky Political Campaign Collection at Langsdale We are pleased to announce the addition of two new archival collections this fall: the Frank Lidinsky Political Campaign Collection and the Betty Garman Robinson Papers on community organizing. Both collections are Continue reading Newest Additions to the Archives