When Was Juneteenth First Celebrated? 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 Continue reading Juneteenth: History and Celebration
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
2020 celebrates the centennial of the 19th amendment and women’s suffrage in the United States. To commemorate this exciting anniversary, the UB Special Collections & Archives is excited to announce a new digital exhibit, The League of Women Voters: The Continue reading Digital Exhibits from the Archives: Explore the Legacy of Women’s Suffrage with the League of Women Voters of Baltimore City Records
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
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!
You’ve just been handed an assignment in your HIST 295 class to research the life and times of a person from the past. You can’t help but feel the dread creeping into your core—how and where to go to find Continue reading Going Back in Time … with Newspapers.com
June is Pride Month, but Special Collections & Archives celebrates LGBTQIA+ history every month with the GLCCB Collection! The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland Records (GLCCB) came to the Special Collections & Archives Continue reading Celebrate Pride and LGBTQIA+ History with the Archives!
The Special Collections & Archives are excited to announce that the Thomas H. Ward Papers are open and available for research! Learning about the past never gets old here in the archives. The Thomas H. Ward Papers offer a unique Continue reading From the Archives: The Thomas H. Ward Papers are Open for Research!
This is the second blog post in a two part series about processing the Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection! If you’d like to read the first blog post in this two part series, please click here! Whether it’s when Continue reading Intern in the Archives: Processing Eva Anderson’s Baltimore Dance Theater Collection
Richmond Market, formerly at the location of Howard and Read Streets Hung over from the hustle of last minute holiday shopping? Langsdale Special Collections has an antidote: traveling through time to visit stores–in this case, Baltimore’s public markets–and simultaneously not Continue reading A Time Travel Tour of Baltimore’s Public Markets