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
As Women’s History Month is underway, the RLB Library would like to highlight contributions made by women. We have curated this Libguide to draw attention to resources recognizing the numerous contributions made by women in their communities, nationally, and around Continue reading Celebrate Women’s History Month with the RLB Library!
UB Special Collections & Archives staff are excited to introduce our online digital exhibits! The Special Collections & Archives aims to provide educational and research access to our Baltimore history and University of Baltimore history collections for researchers and students Continue reading Exhibits from the Archives: Check Out the Digital Exhibits from the UB Special Collections & Archives!
Cover art from a 1980 issue of Chicory magazine From 1966 until 1983, Enoch Pratt Free Library published Chicory, a literary magazine by Baltimore residents. According to historian Mary Rizzo, Chicory began as a federally funded Great Society program run Continue reading Online Sources: Baltimore and the Black Arts Movement
Oxford University Press is at Langsdale for a limited time! Langsdale is hosting trials for four Oxford University Press resources up until February 16. You can find them here, as well as on our Databases page. Check out the right Continue reading Try Out Oxford University Press
Screen capture of Preserve the Baltimore Uprising online Local cultural heritage organizations and university faculty members are working together to create an online digital collection related to the events surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody on April Continue reading Preserve the Baltimore Uprising
As mentioned in a previous blog post, the WJZ-TV and WMAR-TV Collections at the Langsdale Library hold approximately three hundred 2-inch Quad reels that are in need of digitization to preserve their unique audiovisual content. One of these reels was digitized recently Continue reading The Soul of Baltimore
Photo credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Bill Hrybyk “Mikulski’s legacy starts with the ‘battle of the road.’” That’s the Baltimore Sun headline that caught my eye on the iPad this morning. Columnist Dan Rodricks highlights the roots of Senator Barbara Mikulski’s Continue reading Roots in the Road Fights
I’ve been thinking a lot about digital video the last few days. My new graduate assistant, Antoinette Woods, will be starting work at Langsdale next week, and her job will be to create short, original videos for the library. These Continue reading Digital Video – at Langsdale and from the White House
At the end of last year, sometime right around the beginning of the holiday shopping season, it seemed editors and writers in just about every popular-news-and-editorial-based magazine and website were complaining that publishing was coming to an end as we Continue reading From the “Langsdale Link”: The Ways We Read Books