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Four boxes of Maryland State Government related ephemera including materials on Maryland Day, Maryland anniversaries (tercentary, etc.), Maryland State Archives, Maryland State Fair, Maryland Department of Economic Development (tourism), Maryland Homecoming Week (excluding Maryland).
The Nursery and Child's Hospital Collection, PP308, ca. 1880-1960 contains photographs of the buildings and children at the Nursery and Child’s Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Nursery and Child's Hospital Manuscript Collection, MS 3180, 1879-1970, contains the records of the Nursery and Child’s Hospital, including Board of Directors meeting minutes, patient rosters, and financial documents, which show the evolution of the hospital’s function and treatment styles over the years.
The Kemp Family Manuscript Collection, MS 3181, contains the correspondence and financial, legal, and genealogical records of the Kemp family, especially that of Thomas and John W. Kemp.
1 box of lottery tickets and advertisements dating from 1763-1997 has recently been inventoried and is available through our Ephemera Collections page.
The Somerset County Prayer Book, MS 3179, contains prayer book "for the use of Somersett-Parish in Somersett County in the Province of Mary-land by William Stoughton."
Nineteen boxes of ephemera related to various Maryland Organizations has recently been inventoried and is available through our Ephemera Collections page.
Advertising Club of Baltimore Photograph and Ephemera Collection, PP307, contains photographs of club events collected by various members. This includes the club’s annual Maypole Dance, Man of the Year award ceremony, and other events from the 1950’s to the 1980’s.
The Banks Family Manuscript Collection, MS 3109, contains notes on the Banks family genealogy and associated families. This includes letters between family members, print outs and photocopies from various genealogical resources, and marriage announcements and obituaries from newspapers in Maryland and Virginia. Extensive research was conducted on Colonel Julius Heileman and Alexander Wilson. A limited amount of original documents also comprise the collection, including the deeds to family home in Reisterstown, “Chatsworth,” wedding invitations, and letters.
The Banks Family Photograph Collection, PP268, contains photographs of the Banks and associated families, including the Heilemans and Wilsons.
The Dr. Gustavus Warfield Record Books, MS 3178, contain the doctor's business ledgers, which include detailed entries about patients' ailments, treatments he prescribed, and payment information.
The E.J.Gallagher Realty Company was one of the premier builders of rowhomes in Baltimore in the first half of the 20th century. Its most famous creation was the Ednor Gardens development. Two collections of photographs, ephemera, manuscript materials, and blueprints are now processed and available:
The Davenport Photograph Album, 1986.98.15, contains photographs of the Gray family. The majority of the images are unidentified portraits which show the family in backyards, parks, and at the beach. Several of the portraits were taken in front Mattie B. Taylor Dressmaker shop, perhaps modeling her dresses. The photographs are primarily undated appear to be from the 1920’s and 30’s.
The Reis Photograph Collection, 1989.50 documents the life of the Ball/Milnor family, including portraits and images of the family home, as well as Baltimore landmarks, such as Druid Hill Park. Most of the photographs of people are unidentified but date from the 1890’s. Several stereoview negatives are included in the collection.