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Harry Hughes Gubernatorial Campaign Photograph Collection, PP287

Finding Aid to the Harry Hughes Gubernatorial Campaign Photographs Collection, PP287

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

Collection summary


Harry Hughes Gubernatorial Campaign Photograph Collection



Call number


Inclusive dates

June 3, 1978 – January 17, 1979

Bulk dates



1 box; 311 negatives


This collection contains photographs related to Maryland Governor Harry Hughes gubernatorial campaign and inauguration in 1978 -1979.



Administrative summary


H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

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Unknown as of March 2013.

Accession number

Unknown as of March 2013.

Processing note

Processed by Damon Talbot, March 2013

Biographical Note

Harry Hughes (1926 -) was born on November 13, 1926 in Easton, Maryland. Prior to his election as the 57th Governor of Maryland in 1978, Hughes was an attorney and began his political career as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates where he served from 1955-1959. In 1959 he was elected to the Maryland State Senate, representing District 15 comprised of Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties. From 1971 to 1978 he was Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation. In 1978, he defeated Republican John Glenn Beall Jr. to claim the Governorship of Maryland, serving from 1979 to 1987.

Scope and Content

The Harry Hughes Gubernatorial Campaign Photograph Collection contains 311, 35 mm negatives. The photographs were taken at various campaign related functions in 1978 and 1978 including a fundraiser with then President Jimmy Carter and Hughe’s Gubernatorial Inauguration on January 17, 1979. Contact sheets were created for some of the negatives and are included in the folders. The descriptions for the photographs were taken from the original envelopes containing the negatives.

Container List



Image ID


Harry Hughes and Sam Bogley (Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 1979-1983)

June 3, 1978

PP287.01 - PP287.27


"Harry Hughes Victory!"

September 12, 1978

PP287.28 - PP287.57


Fundraiser with President Jimmy Carter

October 18, 1978

PP287.58 - PP287.180


Harry Hughes at Columbia Mall

October 27, 1978

PP287.181 - PP287.201


Victory Party at the Lord Baltimore Hotel

November 7, 1978

PP287.202 - PP287.256


Harry Hughes Gubernatorial Inauguration

January 17, 1979

PP287.257 - PP287.311