Explore Baltimore’s History with the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights Records in the Archives

The Special Collections & Archives have been busy this past summer working to preserve and make accessible archival collections and digital resources. We are happy to announce that the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights Records, a recently processed collection, Continue reading Explore Baltimore’s History with the Baltimore City Office of Civil Rights Records in the Archives

Celebrate “Baltimore Revisited” at the Release Party!

Congratulations to the editors and contributors of the recently published anthology: Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a U.S. City! Edited by Nicole King and Kate Drabinski of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Joshua Clark Davis Continue reading Celebrate “Baltimore Revisited” at the Release Party!

Going Back in Time … with Newspapers.com

You’ve just been handed an assignment in your HIST 295 class to research the life and times of a person from the past. You can’t help but feel the dread creeping into your core—how and where to go to find Continue reading Going Back in Time … with Newspapers.com

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