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

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’

Tribute Honors Donor and Dance Legend Anderson

Anderson in action, courtesy of Langsdale Special Collections Modern dance legend Eva Anderson’s gift of her papers, photographs, publicity materials and artifacts to Langsdale Special Collections helps us celebrate her life in perpetuity. On November 26th at Morgan State University, Continue reading Tribute Honors Donor and Dance Legend Anderson

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

Helping An Undergrad Illuminate Local LGBTQ+ History

Christine Wertz ’17 takes a page from history Many of the most crucial battles in the LGBT+ movement happened in the 1980s, and–as history major Christine Wertz discovered– a number of them happened right here in Baltimore.  Christine already had Continue reading Helping An Undergrad Illuminate Local LGBTQ+ History

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