University of Baltimore RLB Library Awarded CLIR Grant for Recordings at Risk

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On April 30, 2021, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) announced the award of nearly $553,000 to fund 17 Recordings at Risk projects. Among this year’s recipients is The University of Baltimore Foundation for the 12 month project: Continue reading University of Baltimore RLB Library Awarded CLIR Grant for Recordings at Risk

Behind the Stacks: Meet the Library with James

In archives and libraries “the stacks” refers to the many resources held by a repository for students and researchers to use. Librarians, archivists, student workers, interns, and others work hard to preserve and make these resources and collections accessible and Continue reading Behind the Stacks: Meet the Library with James

Learn About Women from University of Baltimore’s History

In celebration of Women’s History Month, UB Special Collections & Archives is highlighting some of the many important and influential women from right here in Baltimore and University of Baltimore. Today, learn about the writing of UB graduate, Carol Boston Continue reading Learn About Women from University of Baltimore’s History

Celebrate Women’s History with Baltimore Women: Ethel Ennis

In honor of Women’s History Month, UB Special Collections & Archives is highlighting some of the most important and influential women from right here in Baltimore. Ethel Ennis (1932-2019) was born and raised in Baltimore, where she nurtured her musical Continue reading Celebrate Women’s History with Baltimore Women: Ethel Ennis

Explore Baltimore Arts History with UB Special Collections & Archives

Though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to limit many of our activities like in-person archives research, in-person instruction, community events, and other gatherings, we can celebrate and explore Baltimore history through digital exhibits from UB Special Collections & Archives. February is Continue reading Explore Baltimore Arts History with UB Special Collections & Archives

Seeing Baltimore Through the Archives: “Between the World and Me”

Toni Morrison called Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book, Between the World and Me, “required reading” when it was published in 2015. Amid the events of 2020, including the dangers of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the protests alongside a national reckoning with racism Continue reading Seeing Baltimore Through the Archives: “Between the World and Me”

Celebrate Archives Month with Oral History Collections Online

American Archives Month

This October UB Special Collections & Archives is celebrating American Archives Month. You can celebrate too by exploring our oral history collections and our digital exhibits online. Archives provide us with a window into the records and raw data of Continue reading Celebrate Archives Month with Oral History Collections Online

Remembering Betty Garman Robinson (b.1939-d. 2020)

UB Special Collections & Archives is deeply saddened by the loss of Betty Garman Robinson, a civil rights activist and Baltimore community organizer. Betty passed away this past weekend at the age of 81. We remember her life, her work, Continue reading Remembering Betty Garman Robinson (b.1939-d. 2020)

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

This year, 2020, marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment which secured the vote for women by prohibiting the government from denying the right to vote based on a U.S. citizen’s sex. The amendment was ratified on August 18, Continue reading Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment

Documenting AIDS/HIV Advocacy in the Archives

The AIDS Legislative Committee Records, a collection documenting the work of a Maryland grass-roots advocacy non-profit, was recently processed and is available for research at the UB Special Collections & Archives. This collection provides researchers with a glimpse into the Continue reading Documenting AIDS/HIV Advocacy in the Archives