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

Telling Baltimore’s Stories: Lawrence Lanahan’s Research in the Archives and His New Book

The UB Special Collections & Archives want to congratulate Lawrence Lanahan on his recently published book: The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide. The Lines Between Us tells the story of inequality in Continue reading Telling Baltimore’s Stories: Lawrence Lanahan’s Research in the Archives and His New Book

A Look Behind the Stacks: Leah Ruggiere, Intern

In archives and libraries “the stacks” refers to the many archival collections, books, and resources held by the repository for students and researchers to use. Archivists, librarians, and others work hard to preserve and make these resources accessible and to Continue reading A Look Behind the Stacks: Leah Ruggiere, Intern

Making a Difference in the Community: The Betty Garman Robinson Papers

Community organizers, activists, advocates, volunteers, and nonprofit organizations play a key role in the history of Baltimore City. Though the city has changed over time, these community groups and leaders advocate for the people living in the neighborhoods and communities Continue reading Making a Difference in the Community: The Betty Garman Robinson Papers

From the Archives: The Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association Records Are Open for Research!

The UB Special Collections & Archives is excited to announce that a new collection, the Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association Records, are now available for research! Baltimore is a city full of many distinct and unique neighborhoods. Each community has its Continue reading From the Archives: The Ednor Gardens-Lakeside Civic Association Records Are Open for Research!

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?”

Join Us for #AskAnArchivist Day Oct. 3!

  October is American Archives Month and October 3, 2018 is #AskAnArchivist Day! Archivists nation-wide will be on Twitter answering your questions about archives and archivists! This is a one-day event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Archivists have Continue reading Join Us for #AskAnArchivist Day Oct. 3!

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

The Special Collections & Archives are 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. If Continue reading From the Archives: The Fred E. Weisgal Papers are Open for Research!