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The Joshua Theodore Fritz Manuscript Collection, 1822-1948, MS 3202, contains correspondence and records related to Joshua Theodore Fritz and his time as a field clerk and translator with the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.
The Richard Childress Photograph Collection, PP177 consists of photographs taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Richard Childress. Childress worked at the Sun from 1961 until his death in 1984. He covered virtually everything newsworthy for the paper over his more than two decade career: protests, sports, social and cultural events, politics, automobile accidents, house fires, fairs, festivals, and parades, military events, and more.
The Griffin-Murray-Studds-Douty Manuscript Collection, 1846-1992, MS 3201, contains correspondence and ephemera related to the Griffin, Murray, Studds, and Douty families. This includes such documents as letters between family members, birth certificates, and death notices. Of particular interest is correspondence from William M. Griffin to his mother and siblings during his service with the Union Army.
The Griffin-Murray-Studds-Douty Photograph Collection, 1839-1967, PP322, contains portraits of the Griffin, Murray, Studds, and Douty family.
The William S. Marston School Photograph and Ephemera Collection, 1925-1931, PP320, contains photographs and ephemera related to the William S. Marston School. Photographs of individual students represent the majority of the collection, but teacher portraits and team and class photographs are also included.
The Bennard Bloch Perlman Scrapbook Collection, MS 3200 consists of 11 scrapbooks which contain letters, newspaper clippings, programs catalogues, ticket stubs, honor certificates and other assorted ephemera related to the career of Baltimore artist Bennard Bloch Perlman.
The Lawrence J. Connolly Manuscript Collection, 1829-1974, MS 3199, contains correspondence of Lawrence J. Connolly during his service in World War I. He sent many letters to his mother and father while serving with the United States Army in France. Documents related to the Baker family, such as bills of sale for slaves, are also included.
The Clayton-Evans Family Photograph Collection, PP261 consists of 52 photographs of members of the Clayton-Evans families of Eastern Maryland and Northern Delaware.
The Harold Williams Collection, contains photographs and other materials related to Baltimore Sun writer Harold William's column "I Remember."
The Thomas Family Photograph Collection, 1859-1966, PP255 contains portraits and photographs related to the Thomas family and associated families. The Duval and Whitridge families are also represented throughout the collection. Professional portraits, photographs of ancestral homes, and travel photographs comprise the collection.
The Milburn Family Photograph Collection, PP193 consists of 544 photographs realted to the Milburn family of Maryland
Ephemera: Financial Documents consists of checks, receipts, drafts and other financial forms from various Maryland businesses
The Jospeh Kohl Photograph Collection, PP284 consists of 88 boxes housing over 55,000 images produced by photojournalist Joseph Kohl who covered Baltimore’s cultural “underground” of the 1980s and 1990s, the city’s bohemian scene, nightlife of that era, politics, sports, and more.
The Douglas Hamilton Thomas Manuscript Collection, 1798-1919, MS 3090, contains newspaper clippings related to the life and career of Douglas H. Thomas, Sr. The clippings document Thomas’ involvement in Baltimore politics, his banking career, and his interest in American history and genealogy, as well as obituaries for his family, friends, and colleagues. Documents related to the sale of enslaved woman Martha Ann “Patty” Atatvis and the Whitridge family, such copies of John Whitridge’s will, are also included in the collection.
The Ephemera collection of Trade and Business Cards consists of two boxes of cards from Maryland businesses and manufacturers.
The Ephemera Collection of Valentines is now available, containing valentine cards dating from 1845 to the present.