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

Moving Day! UB Special Collections & Archives Offices are Heading to a New Space

The UB Special Collections & Archives are saying goodbye to the offices in LC 202 on the second floor of the Learning Commons building! Between December 10 and 13, the UB Special Collections & Archives will be closed as we Continue reading Moving Day! UB Special Collections & Archives Offices are Heading to a New Space

Thank You for Supporting the Library for #BowOnPoe and #GivingTuesday!

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for participating and contributing to the RLB Library on #GivingTuesday and #BowOnPoe on December 3, 2019! Thanks to your support, the Library not only met its “Bow on Poe” fundraising goal, we increased Continue reading Thank You for Supporting the Library for #BowOnPoe and #GivingTuesday!

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!

A Look Behind the Stacks: Caleb Paul, 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: Caleb Paul, Intern