Celebrate Pride and LGBTQIA+ History with the Archives!

June is Pride Month, but Special Collections & Archives celebrates LGBTQIA+ history every month with the GLCCB Collection! The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland Records (GLCCB) came to the Special Collections & Archives Continue reading Celebrate Pride and LGBTQIA+ History with the Archives!

From the Archives: The Thomas H. Ward Papers are Open for Research!

The Special Collections & Archives are excited to announce that the Thomas H. Ward Papers are open and available for research! Learning about the past never gets old here in the archives. The Thomas H. Ward Papers offer a unique Continue reading From the Archives: The Thomas H. Ward Papers are Open for Research!

Intern in the Archives: Processing Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection

This is the second blog post in a two part series about processing the Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection! If you’d like to read the first blog post in this two part series, please click here! Whether it’s when Continue reading Intern in the Archives: Processing Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection

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

The Other Side of Summer

Dance Troupe, 1972. Robert Breck Chapman Collection. Via flickr When I decided last week to do a seasonal library display of items in Special Collections with a theme of “summertime leisure”, I couldn’t imagine a fluffier, less serious topic. I Continue reading The Other Side of Summer

Welcoming the Fellows, Part 1: Caitlin Rathe

Caitlin sizes up the scene When Caitlin Rathe, a student at University of California Santa Barbara, jetted into chilly Baltimore from the sunny Left Coast last February, she wasn’t entirely sure she was going to find what she was searching Continue reading Welcoming the Fellows, Part 1: Caitlin Rathe

Roots in the Road Fights

Photo credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk “Mikulski’s legacy starts with the ‘battle of the road.’” That’s the Baltimore Sun headline that caught my eye on the iPad this morning. Columnist Dan Rodricks highlights the roots of Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Continue reading Roots in the Road Fights

Special Collections Highlight: Baltimore Voices Company

Today we are highlighting a collection from the Library’s Special Collections Department (offices and Research Room can be found on the 4th Floor of the Learning Commons): the Baltimore Voices Company Collection.  Formed in 1979, the Baltimore Voices Company (BVC) Continue reading Special Collections Highlight: Baltimore Voices Company