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The Saint-Memin Print Collection consists of more than 250 portraits created by French engraver Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin. The items span the years 1796-1809.
The Joseph St. Lawerence Print Collection contains 36 prints and other items created by Baltimore artist Joseph St. Lawrerence. Much of the works are portraits and figures, often nudes, based on biblical and mythological sources. St. Lawerence, an essentially self-taught printer, sculptor, and painter, was one of the first to make use of dry-plate lithography invented by Baltimore printer Harry Gipe in the 1960s.
The Medium Prints Collection includes over 600 depictions of events, people, and places important to Maryland’s history. Lithographs, woodcuts, newspaper images, and advertisements represent just some of the various print formats contained in this collection. Images of famous houses, portraits, Baltimore city views, and Civil War fortifications and camps are particular strengths of the collection.
The Harry Hughes Gubernatorial Campaign Photograph Collection, PP287 contains photographs related to Maryland Governor Harry Hughes gubernatorial campaign and inauguration in 1978 -1979.
The Benjamin Henry Latrobe Collection, MS 1638 contains correspondence, diaries, journals, accounts, newspaper clippings, and sketches all relating to Latrobe’s family and work in architecture and design.
The Theodore R. McKeldin Photograph Collection, PP286 contains photographs from the personal collection of Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin (1970 -1974). The majority of the images were taken during McKeldin’s term as Governor (1951-1959) and his two terms as Mayor (1943-1947; 1963-1967).
The Mitchell Fur Company Scrapbook (MS 3149) contains photographs and newspaper clippings related to the opening of the Mitchell Fur Company's store in the Loch Raven Shopping Center at Loch Raven and Taylor Avenue in the Baltimore suburbs.
The manuscript of "Baltimore Steamboats, 1813-1954" (MS 3150) by William Calvert Steuart contains information about the various Chesapeake Bay steamboat lines that operated out of Baltimore, such as years of operation, company nicknames, etc. and descriptions of Baltimore-based steamers, including size, tonnage, ownership, and major events.
The Katherine M. Chin Collection (MS 3148) contains documents relating to Katherine and Calvin Chin's involvement in the Asian American community in Maryland. Materials highlight their work to strengthen business relations between Maryland and Asian countries, especially China, as well as educate Marylanders about Asian culture.
The Levin James Colston collection (MS 3147) contains manifests, receipts, and correspondence related to his shipping business.
The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage Historic Houses Photograph Collection, PP 285 contains photographs of historic houses in Maryland from the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, a non profit organization that has provided tours of historic homes in Maryland since its founding in 1930. Close to 200 houses are represented in the collection including many that that are on the National Register of historic places such as the Hammond-Harwood House and Chase Lloyd House in Annapolis, Tulip Hill in Anne Arundel County, Wye House in Talbot County, and Doughoregan Manor in Howard County.
The Rebecca Lloyd Nicholson Post Shippen collection (MS 3144) primarily contains correspondence written to Rebecca Shippen, as well as ephemera saved by the family. Shippen was a prominent member of Baltimore society, most known for her participation in the Brown Veil Club.
The Frank H. Robinson collection (MS 3143) contains various items collected by the donor, Frank H. Robinson.
PP254, Louis A.M. Krause Photograph Collection contains photographs related to Baltimore Dr. Louis Krause's personal and professional life. Krause worked at many Baltimore hospitals including Provident Hospital, and was a member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland.
The Caleb Winslow Collection (MS 3142) contains various passes and permissions for Dr. Winslow in Virginia and North Carolina during the Civil War. Winslow was a prominent family physician who practiced in North Carolina and Baltimore, Maryland.
Robert W. Wayland Collection (MS 3145) contains correspondence and ephemera related to Robert W. Wayland’s participation in various yachting clubs in Maryland and his service to the North American Yacht Racing Union as an Executive Committee member.
The William M. Andersen World War I collection (MS 3140) contains documents relating to Andersen's service with the Quartermaster Corps during World War I.
The Diary of Frank Rush Webb (MS 3141) chronicles the composer's time at the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, Ohio during 1877. This diary fills in some of the gaps in MS 1015, the Frank Rush Webb diaries collection.
Two collections, PP283, N. Louise Young Photograph Collection and MS 3137, N. Louise Young Manuscript Collection, related to Dr. N. Louise Young, the first practicing female African-American physician in Maryland are now processed.
The George Blakiston World War II collection (MS 3139) contains letters from Captain George Blakiston to his friend, William Hughlett Naylor from 1942 to 1944 about his military service in World War II.
The Shoemaker Family Printed Ephemera Collection, MS 3138 consists of cards and invitations collected by the Shoemaker Family of Baltimore. The Shoemaker family gained local and national notoriety as partners and owners in the Adam’s Express Company.