Library News & Updates

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Be sure to check out the library's blog, "underbelly: From the Deepest Corners of the Maryland Historical Society Library," for more news and to learn about the collections!

03/3/15 - Donald Reichle Photograph Collection now processed and available.

02/26/15 - Harry S. Scott Photograph Collection is now open to researchers. 

02/25/15 - William N. Kolb, Jr. Photograph Collection now available to researchers. 

02/13/15 - Blanche Hungerford Latimer Collection now reprocessed. 

02/09/15 - Gustavus A. Dobler Collection now available. 

01/30/15 - Finding aid created for the Jesse Tyson & Sons Records. 

01/23/15 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Collection now available to researchers. 

01/17/15 - Baden Papers now available to researchers. 

01/16/15 - New manuscript collection processed and call for submissions.

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03/3/15 - Donald Reichle Photograph Collection now processed and available

The Donald Reichle Photograph Collection, PP290 of photographs of historic structures in Maryland taken by Donald Reichle, a resident of Columbia, Maryland. Counties represented include: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Dorchester, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Saint Mary’s, Talbot, and Washington. Images from Baltimore City, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, can also be found in the collection. 

02/26/15 - Harry S. Scott Photograph Collection is now open to researchers. 

The Harry S. Scott Photograph Collection, PP297 contains photographs taken by Harry S. Scott of Baltimore City. Parks and open space in the city were Scott’s main subjects, but photographs of the Chesapeake Bay are also included.

02/25/15 - William N. Kolb, Jr. Photograph Collection now available to researchers. 

The William N. Kolb, Jr. Photograph Collection, PP296, contains photographs of the Kolb family. It holds several portraits of family members, as well as photographs of places they visited and events they attended.

02/13/15 - Blanche Hungerford Latimer Photograph Collection now reprocessed. 

The Blanche Hungerford Latimer Photograph Collection, PP69, contains photographs taken by Latimer. Subjects range from scenes in New York City to portraits of her friends and family. The collection also includes her husband's, Walter R. Latimer, work on similar subjects. Other photographers represented in the collection are Paul L. Anderson, Alice Willet, Clarence H. White, and H. R. Neeson. 

02/09/15 - Gustavus A. Dobler Collection now available. 

The Gustavus A. Dobler Collection, MS 3169, contains the journals of Gustavus A. Dobler, a Maryland State Senator, from 1861-1873. He discusses both personal and current events, such as his work in the paper industry and the Civil War. 

01/30/15 - Finding aid created for the Jesse Tyson & Sons Records. 

The Jesse Tyson & Sons Records, MS 2371, contains documents relating to the family's business in the flour trade. 

01/23/15 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Collection now available to researchers.

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Collection, MS 2157 contains documents relating the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, primarily dealing with the creation of the Northwestern Virginia Railroad.

01/17/15 - Baden Papers now available to researchers. 

The Baden Papers, MS 2608, contain letters congratulating Richard T. Baden on his appointment to President of the National Association of Credit Men. 

01/16/15 - New manuscript collection processed and call for submissions.

The Baltimore County Survey Memoranda Book, MS 2354 contains notes on properties in Baltimore County and their sruvey points and ownership, including land near Patapsco Road, Bark River, and Mount Hays. 

The Baltimore City Historical Society is seeking submissions for the Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore's History for 2014. Deadline is February 16, 2015. Click here for entry information and further details.