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)
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
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!
There are times when each of us feels overwhelmed or discouraged in our lives. In times of worry and uncertainty, I take refuge in the words of writers I admire. One of my literary heroes is James Baldwin, whose work Continue reading Who’s Your Literary Hero?
And read Delores Redman’s article about the movie in the recent issue of Langsdale Link.
Langsdale’s Special Collections department has been very busy with efforts to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech. Digital Archivist Aiden Faust worked with Continue reading Langsdale honors anniversary of 1963 March on Washington