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!

The McNeil Center for Early American Studies is putting out a call for papers for a conference exploring the creation and development of plantations in the eighteenth and nineteenth century mid-Atlantic Region. You can read more about the program here.

06/25/18 - Maryland Vietnam War Stores Oral History Project now available

06/19/18 - Mark Procopio Collction now processed and available

05/10/18 - Marjorie Martinet collections newly processed

05/02/18 - John McPherson Brien Manuscript Collection processed and available

04/17/18 - 2018 Lord Baltimore Fellows announced

04/11/18 - Bartlett Hayward Company Photograph Collection now processed and available

04/10/18 - McKim family collections now processed and available

04/07/18 - New finding aid created for Cohen Family Photograph Collection

02/24/18 - Daily Record Photograph Collection now available to researchers

01/31/18 - Treadwell and Kenney Photograph Collection processed and available

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06/25/18 - Maryland Vietnam War Stores Oral History Project now available

Maryland Vietnam War Stories, 2013-2015 consists of 98 oral history interviews conducted for Maryland Vietnam War Stories, a documentary produced by Maryland Public Television (MPT) in 2016. The documentary tells the story of the Vietnam War through interviews with Maryland veterans of the conflict

06/19/18 - Mark Procopio Collction now processed and available

The Mark Procopio Collection, MS 3218 consists of ephemera, newspapers, and audiovisual material related to the LGBTQ movement in Maryland. Much of the material relates to Free State Justice, and its predecessor, Equality Maryland, which provide legal aid to the LGBTQ community

05/10/18 - Marjorie Martinet collections newly processed

The Marjorie Martinet Manuscript Collection, MS 3214, contains correspondence, financial documents, ephemera from organizations to which Martinet presumably belonged, and more.

The Marjorie Martinet Photograph Collection, PP327, contains photographs of her visits to Maine. Also included are photographs of the sculpture of Beatrice Fenton.

05/02/18 - John McPherson Brien Manuscript Collection processed and available

The John McPherson Brien Manuscript Collection, MS 3215 consists of letters from Baltimore merchant Robert Gilmor (1774-1848) to John McPherson Brien (1807-1849), owner of Antietam Iron Works and Catoctin Furnace & Iron Works 

04/17/18 - 2018 Lord Baltimore Fellows announced

The Maryland Historical Society is delighted to announce our 2018 Lord Baltimore Fellows. These scholars will be in the library at various times from June 1 through May 31, 2019, researching their chosen topics in the society’s rich collections. Fellows will present their findings at Brown Bag lunch talks and on “underbelly,” the library’s award-winning blog

04/11/18 - Bartlett Hayward Company Photograph Collection now processed and available

The Bartlett Hayward Company Photograph Collection, PP229 consists  of photograph albums related to the Bartlett Hayward Company manufacturing for the defense industry during World War I.

04/10/18 - McKim family collections now processed and available

The McKim Daingerfield Photograph Collection, PP325 and the McKim Daingerfield Manuscript Collection, MS 3213 contain photographs, journals, correspondence and other materials related to the McKim family of Maryland.

04/07/18 - New finding aid created for Cohen Family Photograph Collection

The Cohen Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1860-1900s, PP326, includes 61 photographs of members of the prominent Baltimore Cohen family of Maryland, their descendants, and family friends.

02/24/18 - Daily Record Photograph Collection now available to researchers

The Daily Record Photograph Collection, 1953-1999, PP320 contains the over 8,000 images taken by staff photographers. The collection is arranged in four series: Portraits; Buildings, Businesses, Events, Places; Negatives; and Prints. Portraits of prominent business people, lawyers, and other professionals from the 1970s to 1990s comprise the bulk of images.

01/31/18 - Treadwell and Kenney Photograph Collection processed and available

The Treadwell and Kenney Photograph Collection, PP324 consists of 81 nitrate negatives taken by C.W.E Treadwell and William Kenney of various Maryland scenes and events including the 1927 Fair of the Iron Horse in Halethorpe.