Resources for the history of Baltimore and Maryland are found throughout the Library's collections, as well as online. The Special Collections department of the library maintains the Arnold Collection of works on Maryland history, along with archival holdings. Additional local history resources are listed on the Local History Resources Guide produced by Special Collections.
Titles listed are representative, not comprehensive lists of what is available.
Collections at UB include: Baltimore Neighborhood Heritage Project; Baltimore '68; Baltimore Voices Company; East Baltimore Oral History; Jo An Robinson/Gertrude Williams collection; Negro League Oral History; People's Community Health Center Oral History; Penn-North Oral History; Reservoir Hill Oral History; Stone Hill in Hampden.
The University of Baltimore has established a Web presence for the work presented during the conference "Baltimore '68". The site includes over sixty oral histories, digitized newspaper clippings, local government documents, news footage, and numerous photo galleries along with a chronology of events and commentary that provides context for the primary source material.
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The Afro Newspaper Morgue Collections include newspapers stories, materials related to the story,including photographs, related article clippings and ephemera arranged by subject matter.
A collection of links relating to regional Maryland history with an emphasis on Baltimore. Includes contact and collection information for libraries, museums, historical societies as well as locations of historical newspapers, oral histories, digital images and illustrations, and online documentary projects.
The Maryland State Archives is the historical agency for Maryland and serves as the central depository for government records of permanent value. Records date from the founding of the colony in 1634 to the 1990s. Open to the public. Located in Annapolis.
Founded in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. With over 350,000 objects and seven million books and documents, this institution now serves upward of 100,000 people through its museum, library, press, and educational programs.
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Archives of Maryland Online currently provides access to over 471,000 historical documents that form the constitutional, legal, legislative, judicial, and administrative basis of Maryland's government.
Digital Maryland (previously Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage or MDCH), is headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. The mission is to facilitate the digitization and digital exhibition of the historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.
Archaeological artifacts provide a unique window into the past. This blog will highlight some of the seven million archaeological objects curated at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.
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This guide represents a combination of two previously published works: Avril J. M. Pedley, comp., The Manuscript Collections of the Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, 1968) and Richard J. Cox and Larry E. Sullivan, eds., Guide to the Research Collections of the Maryland Historical Society (Baltimore, 1981).
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Probate records provide valuable information about the lifestyles of people during the colonial and early national periods.Included in the database are 325 inventories of the household items that provide insight into furnishings, dining habits & behavior
The Maryland State Law Library's new Genealogy web pages include infromation on finding death records, obituaries, graves, cemeteries, and burial records, wills and probate, internet sources on genealogy, and law and genealogy.
Name index to marriage records from the state of Maryland. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.
Images of probate records from court record collections from the Register of Wills in Maryland counties. Probate records often include wills, and other records dealing with the administration of estates including bonds, inventories, guardianships, real estate, and various indexes to the records.
The Maryland Judiciary, the 24 elected Court Clerks of Maryland and the Maryland State Archives have joined in partnership to provide up to date access to all verified land record instruments in Maryland. This is a free service but you must apply for an account.
This website provides public access to the case records of the Maryland Judiciary. Information is available on all civil, traffic, and criminal cases in the state. This information includes defendant name, city and state, case number, date of birth, plaintiff name (civil cases only), trial date, charge, and case disposition.