Baltimore Chronicle Newspaper Collection, MS 3185

Finding Aid to the Baltimore Chronicle Newspaper Collection, MS 3085

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

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Collection summary


Baltimore Chronicle Newspaper Collection


Larry Krause (1945-2010), publisher and collector

Call number

MS 3185

Inclusive dates

1973 - 2002


8 boxes


This collection contains issues from of the Baltimore Chronicle newspaper (founded as The City Dweller) published by Larry Krause. There are also issues of other publications Krause published or was involved with including Aura of the Arts, Downtown Monumental Times, Festival News, and Rambler.

Administrative summary


H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

[email protected]

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

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Gift of Larry Krause, 2003.

Accession number

Acc# 7105

Processing note

Processed by Damon Talbot, May 2016

Historical Note

In 1973 Larry Krause founded The City Dweller as a free monthly alternative community newspaper serving Baltimore. In 1977 the name was changed to the Baltimore Chronicle. The paper specialized in “airing different points of view on local as well as national issues” with a particular focus on “controversial stories that some of the bigger newspapers in town tend to overlook.” It routinely covered stories ranging from politics, community issues, local theater, arts and music, to anti-nuke rallies and labor protests. The newspaper ceased publication of the print edition in 2003, transitioning to an online newspaper that is still in existence as of June 2016.

Scope and Content

The Baltimore Chronicle Newspaper Collection consists of 8 boxes of newspapers published by Larry Krause between 1973 and 2002. The majority of the collection consists of issues of The City Dweller and Baltimore Chronicle. The collection consists of almost the entire run of the newspaper from April 1973 to Winter 2002 when it ceased print publication. Missing issues are noted in the container list below.

The collection also contains some issues of other publications Krause either published or contributed to: Aura of the Arts (renamed the Aura), featuring stories on art and local artists; Downtown Monumental Times, a small newspaper covering events in downtown Baltimore; Festival News, an annual newspaper that ran with the tagline “Baltimore Artists celebrating Peace; and Rambler, a bi-monthly literary publication which Larry Krause contributed to.

Container List

Box 1

The City Dweller, April 1973 – April 4, 1977

Box 2

Baltimore Chronicle, April 1977 –June 1981 (Missing all issues from 1980)

Box 3

Baltimore Chronicle, July 1981 – December 19, 1984

Box 4

Baltimore Chronicle, December 19, 1984 – June 1988

Box 5

Baltimore Chronicle, July 1988 – May 1992

Box 6

Baltimore Chronicle, June 1992 – February 1996

Box 7

Baltimore Chronicle, March 1996 – December 1999

Box 8

Baltimore Chronicle, January 2000 – Winter 2002 (Missing August 2000; July 2001, November 2001)

Aura of the Arts (Aura), 1978 – 1979

Downtown Monumental Times, September, November 1976

Festival News, May 1988, June 1989, June 1990, June 1991

Rambler, 1979, No. 2, 3 and 4 (2 copies each)