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

Langsdale Lends a Hand with ‘Rat Film’ Research

Inspection by Health Department, courtesy of the CPHA Collection, via flickr Next week, Langsdale Special Collections is hosting a colloquium where three fellows are going to give presentations on their research into structural inequality, sharing the information they unearthed in Continue reading Langsdale Lends a Hand with ‘Rat Film’ Research

Trust the Process

We’ve all been there. It’s midnight the night before a big paper is due. The coffee is percolating 6 hours too early, and I know I’ve got at least 7 hours of work to do before I can submit this Continue reading Trust the Process

Location, Location, Location

If you’ve visited the library recently and come away feeling a little starstruck, you’re not alone. That’s because Langsdale is featured extensively in the buzzy new true crime documentary The Keepers on Netflix, about the 50-year-old mystery of a slain Continue reading Location, Location, Location

Finding AV in Special Collections

There have been a few blog posts written before about the WMAR-TV and WJZ-TV Collections, but today I would like to discuss the process of actually finding and accessing an AV item that is requested. First, how might researchers even Continue reading Finding AV in Special Collections

Baltimore in Shades of Grey

A few days have passed since the closing night of the 16th annual Maryland Film Festival (MFF), and the overall consensus seems that it was a huge success–despite lacking The Charles as a venue. In its stead, there were several Continue reading Baltimore in Shades of Grey