From the Archives: the Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection

This is the first blog post in a two part series about processing the Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection in the Special Collections & Archives The Special Collections & Archives are excited to announce that the Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Continue reading From the Archives: the Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection

Preserving Local History at the Special Collections & Archives 2nd Annual Community Archives Workshop

We all have a story to tell. Your family may have lived in the same city for generations. You may have photographs of ancestors long past. Perhaps, you’re part of a neighborhood or community that created organizations or events that Continue reading Preserving Local History at the Special Collections & Archives 2nd Annual Community Archives Workshop

From the Archives: Do You Know About “The Kinderman?”

We all have favorite childhood memories, stories, books, and television shows. If you were a child in Baltimore, Columbia, or the surrounding region during the late 1980s or 1990s, one of your favorite TV shows may have been “It’s Kindertime” Continue reading From the Archives: Do You Know About “The Kinderman?”

From the Archives: The David H. Hugel Papers

Happy American Archives Month! Celebrate this October by visiting the archives and learning about some local history! The UB Special Collections & Archives is excited to announce that the David H. Hugel Papers are newly processed and open for research! Continue reading From the Archives: The David H. Hugel Papers

From the Archive: The Fred E. Weisgal Papers are Open for Research!

The Special Collections and Archives Department is happy to announce that the Fred E. Weisgal Papers are now open for research! Fred E. Weisgal (b. 1919 – d. 1991) was a prominent civil rights attorney in Baltimore during the twentieth-century. Continue reading From the Archive: The Fred E. Weisgal Papers are Open for Research!

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

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’

A Time Travel Tour of Baltimore’s Public Markets

Richmond Market, formerly at the location of Howard and Read Streets Hung over from the hustle of last minute holiday shopping? Langsdale Special Collections has an antidote: traveling through time to visit stores–in this case, Baltimore’s public markets–and simultaneously not Continue reading A Time Travel Tour of Baltimore’s Public Markets

First Television Station in Baltimore

In 1956, 2” Quad became the first videotape format with commercial success. From that point until the late 1970s, this video format was used to record the vast majority of broadcast television. The playback equipment needed to view 2” Quad tape is Continue reading First Television Station in Baltimore

Online Sources: Baltimore and the Black Arts Movement

Cover art from a 1980 issue of Chicory magazine From 1966 until 1983, Enoch Pratt Free Library published Chicory, a literary magazine by Baltimore residents. According to historian Mary Rizzo, Chicory began as a federally funded Great Society program run Continue reading Online Sources: Baltimore and the Black Arts Movement