Library News & Updates

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Be sure to check out the library's blog, "underbelly: From the Deepest Corners of the Maryland Historical Society Library," for more news and to learn about the collections!

05/23/26 - Lowe Family Genealogical Collection now open to researchers. 

05/20/16 - Barney-Bonnycastle Photograph Collection now available. 

05/16/16 - Commodore Joshua Barney Manuscript Collection now processed. 

04/27/16 - Erma Davis Bates Print Collection available

04/26/16 - Hill Collection of Stereoviews available

04/22/16 - Small Print-Subject Collection now available

04/15/16 - New finding aids available for Eubie Blake collection

03/03/16 - Ephemera: Non-Maryland Business & Manufacturers now inventoried and available

02/23/16 - Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation Photograph Collection now processed and available

02/19/16 - David Bailie Warden Manuscript Collection now processed. 

02/16/16 - John Stratton Gilman Manuscript Collection now open to researchers. 

02/13/16 - Ephemera: Maryland State Government now inventoried and available

02/09/16 - Nursery and Child's Hospital Photograph Collection now open to researchers. 

02/08/16 - Nursery and Child's Hospital Manuscript Collection now available. 

01/28/16 - Kemp Family Manuscript Collection now available to researchers. 

01/15/16 - Ephemera: Lottery Tickets and Advertisements now inventoried and available

01/08/16 - Somerset County Prayer Book now available to the public.

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05/23/26 - Lowe Family Genealogical Collection now open to researchers. 

The Lowe Family Genealogical Collection, MS 3106, 1895-1997, contains extensive genealogical research on Lowe (Low) and associated families, includes manuscript of "Lowe Family Genealogy," compiled by Charles Ellet Rieman and edited by Joseph Rieman McIntosh (CS71.L913 1990) and some additional material.

05/20/16 - Barney-Bonnycastle Photograph Collection now available. 

The Barney-Bonnycastle Family Photograph Collection, PP310, ca. 1815-ca. 1920, contains photographs, primarily cartes des visites and cabinet cards, of Commodore Joshua Barney’s relatives and descendants, including the Bonnycastle, Yoe, Harrison, and White families.

05/16/16 - Commodore Joshua Barney Manuscript Collection now processed. 

The Commodore Joshua Barney Manuscript Collection, MS 3168, 1711-1978, contains the papers of Joshua Barney and his descendants. This includes correspondence, financial documents, land records, business papers, military service records, and more. Commodore Joshua Barney, widely regarded as a naval war hero, served in both the American Revolution and War of 1812. His command of the Chesapeake Flotilla during the War of 1812 helped propel the Americans to victory over the British.

04/27/16 - Erma Davis Bates Print Collection available.

The Erma Davis Bates Collection consists of etchings by Lutherville artist Erma Davis Bates. Images include the Washington Monument, Homewood House, and Goucher College when it was located on St.Paul and 23rd Street in Baltimore.

04/26/16 - Hill Collection of Stereoviews available.

The Hill Collection of Stereoviews, PP309 consists of 35 Stereoviews of various Maryland and Baltimore scenes, dating from ca 1860 – 1910s.  Views include Druid Hill Park, Barnum’s Hotel, The Peabody Institute, harbor views and U.S. Naval Academy. There are also 3 cabinet cards of unidentified people.

04/22/16 - Small Print-Subject Collection now available.

The Small Print-Subject Collection consists of over 1,300 advertisements, woodcuts, etchings, drawings, newspaper images, newspaper clippings, small booklets, and other items.

04/15/16 - New finding aids available for Eubie Blake collection.

The Eubie Blake Collection, consisiting of coorespondence, photographs, ephemera, and other items has been reinventoried and new more detailed finding aid have been created:

Eubie Blake Photograph Collection, PP301

Eubie Blake Manuscript and Ephemera Collection, MS 2800

03/03/16 - Ephemera: Non-Maryland Business & Manufacturers now inventoried and available.

Three boxes of Non-Maryland Business & Manufacturers is available

02/23/16 - Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation Photograph Collection now processed and available.

The Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation Photograph Collection contains over 2400 photographs of buildings in various Baltimore neighborhoods, including Seton Hill, Bolton Hill, Union Square, Dickeyville, and others primarily in West Baltimore. The photographs were taken in the 1960s as part of an architectural survey of neighborhoods by CHAP.

02/19/16 - David Bailie Warden Manuscript Collection now processed. 

The David Bailie Warden Manuscript Collection, MS 3184, 1812-1843, contains letters to David Bailie Warden from John Rodman, Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, and Jared Sparks. These letters discuss politics, such as United States political appointments in France and the War of 1812, literature, and literary and philosophical societies.

02/16/16 - John Stratton Gilman Manuscript Collection now open to researchers. 

The John Stratton Gilman Manuscript Collection, MS 3183, 1846-2007, contains correspondence from John Stratton Gilman to his brother Eliphalet Gilman. The letters discuss family matters as well as their business in the iron industry.

02/13/16 - Ephemera: Maryland State Government now inventoried and available

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).

02/09/16 - Nursery and Child's Hospital Photograph Collection now open to researchers. 

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.

02/08/16 - Nursery and Child's Hospital Manuscript Collection now available. 

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. 

01/28/16 - Kemp Family Manuscript Collection now available to researchers. 

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.

01/15/16 - Ephemera: Lottery Tickets and Advertisements now inventoried and available

1 box of lottery tickets and advertisements dating from 1763-1997 has recently been inventoried and is available through our Ephemera Collections page.

01/08/16 - Somerset County Prayer Book now available to the public.

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."

 

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