Celebrate Juneteenth 2021

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The History of Juneteenth Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom from slavery in the U.S. and is the oldest holiday celebrating Emancipation in the country. The holiday honors June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas Continue reading Celebrate Juneteenth 2021

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

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

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”

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

Recording Your History During the Pandemic

In February and March 2020, life changed dramatically when the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic began to spread in the United States. The pandemic has affected every person and almost every aspect of life. Work and school went online or stopped for Continue reading Recording Your History During the Pandemic

A Look Behind the Stacks: Meet the Library with Jamal Hunter

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