Library News & Updates

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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.

12/19/14 - Baltimore City and County Land Records Collection now available. 

12/18/14 - Baltimore Land Records Collection now open to the public.

12/11/14 - Sudbrook Photograph Album now processed and available.

12/10/14 - Tolchester Company Logbook now available to researchers. 

11/20/14 - Hopkins Family Photograph Album Collection now processed. 

11/12/14 - Two Baltimore Academy of Visitation manuscript collections now available.

11/10/14 - George E. Parker Manuscript Collection now processed. 

11/3/14 - Baltimore Hardware Merchants Manuscript Collection now available to researchers. 

10/27/14 - Wyeth Family Manuscript Collection now processed. 

10/23/14 - Two manuscript collections now open to researchers. 

10/22/14 - Bard-Avon School Manuscript Collection now available. 

10/10/14 - Two manuscript collections now available to researchers. 

10/9/14 - Two manuscript collections now processed. 

10/8/14 - Mary Virginia Randall Photograph Collection now available

10/8/14 - Bay View Asylum Receipt Collection now open to researchers. 

10/6/14 - Homeland Photograph Collection now available

10/3/14 - William Duncan McKim Photograph Collection now available

10/3/14 - Baltimore Marine Insurance Company Letterbook now processsed. 

10/2/14 - Dorsey Family Land Patents Collection now open to researchers. 

10/1/14 - Grishington Jones Family Photograph Collection now available

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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.

12/19/14 - Baltimore City and County Land Records Collection now available. 

The Baltimore City and County Land Records Collection, MS 3167 contains documents relating to the sale of properties and land in Baltimore City and County.

12/18/14 - Baltimore Land Records Collection now open to the public.

The Baltimore Land Records Collection, MS 3166 contains deeds and leases for land in Baltimore City and County.

12/11/14 - Sudbrook Photograph Album now processed and available.

The Sudbrook Photograph Album, PP295 consists of 11 photographs of “Sudbrook” the home of James Howard McHenry (1820-1888), located in Pikesville, Maryland.

12/10/14 - Tolchester Company Logbook now available to researchers. 

The Tolchester Company Logbook, MS 3165, the logbook for the "Express" and "Emma Giles" with entries recording times of arrival and departure at stops on the Baltimore to Tolchester route, daily weather conditions, and emergency drills.

11/20/14 - Hopkins Family Photograph Album Collection now processed.

The Hopkins Family Photograph Album Collection, PP294 includes photographs of the Hopkins family and the family’s daily life and travels.

11/12/14 - Two Baltimore Academy of Visitation manuscript collections now available.

The Baltimore Academy of Visitation Essay Book, MS 2245, contains essays and poetry written by students of the Baltimore Academy of Visitation on various subjects, including history, religion, and the school.

The Baltimore Academy of Visitation Scrapbooks, MS 2569, contains newspaper clippings, event programs, tickets, etc. related to Academy of Visitation activities, staff, and alumni.

11/10/14 - George E. Parker Manuscript Collection now processed. 

The George E. Parker Manuscript Collection, MS 2215, focuses on Parker's military service in World War I. This includes a diary documenting Parker’s time with occupation forces marching from France to Germany, copies of orders and memos regarding the war effort, and photographs of places he traveled to while in the service.

11/3/14 - Baltimore Hardware Merchants Manuscript Collection now available to researchers. 

The Baltimore Hardware Merchants Manuscript Collection, MS 2179, contains orders, receipts, and correspondence from Baltimore hardware merchants to Gillet & Co., in Elmira, New York.

10/27/14 - Wyeth Family Manuscript Collection now processed. 

The Wyeth Family Manuscript Collection, MS 2174, focuses on the genealogy of the Wyeth family. Extensive notes on research done on the Wyeth family is included the collection, along with several charts detailing the family tree.

10/23/14 - Two manuscript collections now open to researchers.

The Baltimore County Levy Court Manuscript Collection, MS 2172, consists of receipts and accounts for various supervisors who worked on behalf of the Baltimore County Levy Court. These records detail monies paid to workers and for supplies for projects such as road improvement and bridge building. 

The Daniel Deady Land Papers, MS 2173, contains copies of deeds and leases for property owned or rented by Daniel Deady in Baltimore City and County.

10/22/14 - Bard-Avon School Manuscript Collection now available. 

The Bard-Avon School Manuscript Collection, MS 2789, contains documents related the operations of the Bard-Avon School from 1922 to 1972.

10/10/14 - Two manuscript collections now available to researchers. 

The Eltonhead Manor and Habre de Venture Correspondence Collection, MS 2237, contains correspondence related to the acquisitions of rooms from Eltonhead Manor and Habre de Venture for the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The Nancy B. Waddell Girls Scout Collection, MS 2448, consists of reports of Nancy Waddell as County Director of the Girl Scouts in California from 1919-1920. The reports discuss forming new troops in different Californian cities and activities done by different troops, often related to war efforts during World War I.

10/9/14 - Two manuscript collections now processed. 

The Baltimore Steam Packet Company Collection, MS 2622 contains correspondence and insurance policies for the Baltimore Steam Packet Company. Letters regarding free fare for the families of injured soldiers at Fort Monroe and bids to build a new steamer may be of particular interest.

The Baltimore City College Alumni Association Endowment Fund Papers, MS 2624 consists of a minute book of the Trustees of the Endowment Fund recording meeting minutes, and articles of incorporation, by-laws, financial records, and tax-exemption documents.

10/8/14 - Mary Virginia Randall Photograph Collection now available

The Mary Virginia Randall Photograph Collection, PP190 consists of unidentified photographs, mostly cased, related to the Smith and Hickman families.

10/8/14 - Bay View Asylum Receipt Collection now open to researchers. 

The Bay View Asylum Receipt Collection, MS 2532, contains receipts and cancelled checks for items purchased for the Bay View Asylum from 1866 to 1886.

10/6/2014 - Homeland Photograph Collection now available

The Homeland Photograph Collection, PP192 consists of 37 hand-colored photographs of Homeland, the Baltimore country estate of the Perine family, dating 1891, 1903 and 1920.

10/3/2014 - William Duncan McKim Photograph Collection now available

The William Duncan McKim Photograph Collection, PP186 consists of 138 photographs of members of the McKim family, including Lenora Jackson McKim and William Duncan McKim. 

10/3/14 - Baltimore Marine Insurance Company Letterbook now processsed. 

The Baltimore Marine Insurance Company Letterbook, MS 2214 contains copies of letters sent by the Baltimore Marine Insurance Company from January to June, 1866. The letters discuss claims made by merchants and captains for damage to their ships and cargo. 

10/2/14 - Dorsey Family Land Patents Collection now open to researchers. 

The Dorsey Family Land Patents Collection, MS 3164 is comprised primarily of land patents granted to the Dorsey family in Frederick County, Maryland during the 1750’s.

10/1/14 - Grishington Jones Family Photograph Collection now available

The Grishington Jones Photograph Collection, PP187 consists of 85 photographs relating to Baltimore born Grishington Spicer Jones, Sr. (1802-1879/80) and his descendants.