Projects & Partnerships

Current Projects and Partnerships

Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage Project (MDCH)- this collaborative, statewide, digitization program is headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. MdHS is just one of many archives and libraries all over Maryland that MDCH has partnered with in an effort to digitize and provide free online access to items relating to Maryland's history and culture.

The Charles Edward Hilgenberg Archive - Once complete, the Hilgenberg Archive will consist of approximately 84,000 digital images of the German-language, Baltimore-based newspaper Der Deutsche Correspondent (1880-1918). Read about how the Archive is being brought to fruition, goals of the project, and partnerships MdHS has made in order to bring this important piece of history to researchers.

The Paul Henderson Photograph Collection - Photojournalist for the Afro-American newspaper Paul Henderson (1899-1988) left behind over 7,000 photographs depicting Maryland's African American community during the Civil Rights Era (ca. 1935-1965). Henderson photographed NAACP activities, including the seven year protest at Ford's Theatre in Baltimore, Morgan State University (then College) graduations and sports events, businesses along and near Pennsylvania Avenue, church groups and congregations, and much more. The collection is mostly unidentified portraits and has a strong focus on Baltimore City. Note: Original negatives are restricted from public use; see the reference photographs available in the library. See also: Paul Henderson Photographs blog; Paul Henderson Manuscript and Ephemera Collection

McKeldin-Jackson Project, 1969-1977 - This collection of 92 oral histories documents the civil-rights movement in Maryland from the 1930’s through the 1960’s. Centered around the lives and contributions of civil rights pioneer Lillie May Jackson and Maryland Governor Theodore McKeldin, the interviews provide a rich and varied look into this important period in Maryland history. Interviewees include Theodore McKeldin Jr, Clarence Mitchell Jr., Juanita Jackson Mitchell, J. Millard Tawes, and more.

Maryland History and Culture Collaborative - The Maryland History and Culture Collaborative is an informal gathering of information professionals from throughout the state of Maryland whose job responsibilities include the acquisition, preservation, and management of collections related to Maryland history and culture. The mission of this group is to facilitate collaboration and communication in order to better serve both our institutions and our researchers. Members range from large academic institutions to public libraries, historical societies and other organizations. 

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