Digital Maryland (previously Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage or MDCH), is a collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. Its mission is to facilitate the digitization and digital exhibition of the historical and cultural documents, images, audio and video held by Maryland institutions.
They have many free, online collections useful for genealogy and family history research including:
Adalbert Volck Etchings – Enoch Pratt Free Library , A selection of etchings and illustrations by Adalbert Volck. Most of the images are those of and for The Wednesday Club, a Baltimore organization of which Dr. Volck was a founder and active member. Included are illustrations for theater programs and the sheet music for Innes Randolph’s cantata The Grasshopper.
Aeronautics in Maryland – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection of twentieth century photographs from the Maryland Department’s Photograph Collection that tell the story of aviation in Maryland from 1908 to 1957.
African American Funeral Programs – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The African American Funeral Programs Collection consists of more than 1800 funeral service programs from the 1960s to the present collected by the African American Department of the Enoch Pratt Free Library / State Library Resource Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Aftermath of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection of photographs, documents, and books that tell the story of the devastation brought on by the great Baltimore fire of 1904 and how Baltimore survived and rebuilt.
Agricultural Industry – Historical Society of Carroll County, This collection from the Historical Society of Carroll County contains items related to the history of the agricultural industry in Carroll County.
All Dressed in White – A Historical Look at Weddings and Brides – HSBC, This collection features items from Baltimore County couples’ weddings from the late nineteenth to late twentieth century including bridal gowns, shoes, accessories and photos.
Allegany County Directory 1895-96 – Allegany College of Maryland, City of Cumberland and Allegany County Directory, 1895-96, published by Bell Publishers of Baltimore. Lists the names, occupations and residences of heads of households in Allegany County, Maryland in 1895.
American Century Project – St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, A collection of oral histories completed by students at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. The American Century Project trains students to understand the challenges associated with oral history as a historical methodology as well as providing the students a chance to collect and preserve a primary source.
Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, This Ann Arrundell County Historical Society Collection contains an early account book, a plat book of a local company, letters, photographs, and other emphemera of life in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Art Clubs of Baltimore, This collection contains artwork, exhibition catalogs, correspondence, ephemera, medals, photographs, and newspaper clippings from the Alfred Winfield Strahan Papers and the James Hill Bready Papers housed at the Baltimore Museum of Art on the Charcoal Club, the Beaux Arts Club, the Baltimore Water Color Club, and the Baltimore Camera Club.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad – a Digital Maryland Collaboration, This collection, primarily from Enoch Pratt Free Library, contains photographs, letters and lithographs about the history of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the first intercity railroad in the United States. They present significant historical railroad buildings in Baltimore, railroad facilities, various types of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and major events related to the history of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company (1828-1987).
Baltimore Centennial Celebrations – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Centennial Celebrations Collection consists of photographs of Baltimore’s Sesqui-Centennial Celebration held October 11-19, 1880 and its Bicentennial Celebration held September 12-15, 1929.
Baltimore Municipal Airport – Historical Society of Baltimore County, This collection of photographs from the Historical Society of Baltimore County consists of over eighty images of the construction and operations of Baltimore Municipal Airport.
Baltimore Museum of Art Building and Exhibitions Photo Collection, A collection of images documenting the building and exhibitions of The Baltimore Museum of Art. The images trace changes in the Museum’s exhibition program and interior and exterior from its earliest days in the Garrett mansion on Monument St. to the construction of its Wyman Park location in 1929, as well as later additions.
Baltimore Recommended Capital Improvement Program – Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Reports and accompanying photographs of recommended capitol improvement projects aimed at improving the flow of traffic in Baltimore. The collection provides a glimpse of city life in the mid-1950’s, and offers a unique perspective on a significant period in Baltimore’s urban planning history.
Baltimore Tower Clocks, 1977 – Joe Schuller and Donald Kobi, A collection of 35mm color slides of tower clocks in Baltimore taken by Donald Kobi and the late Joe Schuller, members of the Maryland Chapter 11 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC).
Baltimore Transit Co. and Potomac Edison Slides – Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, A collection of 35-mm color slides of Baltimore Transit Co. and Potomac Edison streetcars photographed between 1952 and 1953 by Edward S. Miller, capturing a way of life that ended when the last streetcar went out of service in and around Baltimore City and its suburbs and on the Frederick to Thurmont line.
Baltimore Transport Directories, Maps, and Timetables – Jerry Kelly, A selection of Baltimore transit directories, maps, and timetables spanning the years 1927 through 1943 provides a look into Baltimore transit lines during that challenging time when people were moving away from streetcars, with their fixed tracks and routes, to the freedom of engine-powered buses and private automobiles.
Bethlehem Steel Co. Maryland – A Digital Maryland Collaboration, This collection consists of photographs taken between 1891 and 1962 of the Bethlehem Steel Company in Maryland–at both its Baltimore Yard on Key Highway in Baltimore City and its Sparrows Point Yard in Baltimore County.
Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection, The Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection consists of posters, banners, clothing, photographs, and ephemeral objects attached to the Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence (BLM Fence) surrounding Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C, from June 2020 to January 2021.
Black Lives Matter- Protest Signs from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Collection of protest signs from the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in Baltimore, Easton, and Cambridge Maryland.
Broadside Verses Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection of broadsides, which were used in Maryland in the mid-19th century for political agitation, advertisements, poems, ballads, and Civil War propaganda.
Boyd’s Business Directory of Maryland, 1875 – Washington County Free Library, The 1875 edition of Boyd’s Business Directory of Maryland lists the occupations and businesses in the five largest cities in Maryland, and all the smaller towns.
Calvert Library Oral History Collection, Calvert Library has collected a variety of oral histories to support History Fair projects and researchers interested in Southern MD history, agriculture and more. Most of the recordings include searchable transcripts.
Calvert Marine Museum Archives, The Calvert Marine Museum Archives contains a wide variety of materials relating to the history of Southern Maryland, including business records, individual manuscripts, maps, and photographs.
Carl Spoerer’s Sons Company – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A collection of photographs, mechanical drawings, and documents of Carl Spoerer’s Sons Company, one of the earliest manufacturers of motor vehicles in Maryland, that shows the transition from the blacksmith and carriage shop to motor vehicle manufacturer.
Caroline County Almshouse Ledger – Greensboro Historical Society, A ledger from the Caroline County Almshouse, which housed the poor and infirmed. It primarily consists of intake, departure, and death records for the years 1901-1940.
Catonsville at the Turn of the 20th Century – Baltimore County Public Library, Catonsville at the Turn of the 20th Centry consists of late 19th and early 20th century photographs of historic buildings, people, and other scenes of life in Catonsville, Maryland.
Charles Carroll School Cornerstone – Historical Society of Carroll County, Items from the Charles Carroll High School cornerstone, which were removed when the building was demoloshed in 2018. The 1929 school was the first consolidated school in Carroll County.
Civil War – Allegany County Historical Society, A collection of Civil War military discharges, ordnance records, muster rolls and other documents. Most of the items pertain to soldiers who served in the 2nd and 3rd Maryland Infantry Regiments of the Potomac Home Brigade.
Civil War Collection – Historical Society of Carroll County, This Historical Society of Carroll County collection contains various types of early photographs, ephemera, and letters concerning the Civil War in Carroll County.
Civil War in Your Attic- Preserving the Legacy of Maryland and the Civil War, Original Civil War era photographs, letters, and other documents from privately held collections throughout the state of Maryland.
Construction Photos of Enoch Pratt Central Library – Enoch Pratt Free Library, This collection contains official photographs, taken by the Hughes Company between June 1931 and February 1933, from the George A. Fuller Company, contractors of the new Central Library building of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland.
Crisfield National Hard Crab Derby Brochures – Somerset County Library, This collection highlights programs from the Crisfield National Hard Crab Derby held every Labor Day weekend in Crisfield, Maryland since 1947.
E.R. Iddings Glass Slide Collection – Montgomery County Historical Society, The E. R. Iddings Glass Slide Collection consists of early 20th century glass plate negatives and lantern slide glass plates of historic buildings, interiors, and other scenes of life at Sandy Spring and other nearby towns in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Early Days of Montgomery College – Montgomery College, This collection of images traces the early development of Montgomery College from its origins at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, to its purchase and use of Bliss Electrical School, to its incorporation of Carver Junior College, to development of its campuses in Rockville, Takoma Park, and Germantown.
Edgar Allan Poe Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection of personal letters, images and poeiana from the Edgar Allan Poe Collection. Includes important letters regarding Poe’s mysterious death in 1849.
Edgar Allan Poe Society Publications – Enoch Pratt Free Library, This collection of Edgar Allan Poe pamphlets was produced by Enoch Pratt Free Library in partnership with the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Maryland and the University of Baltimore.
Emily A. Powell Diary – Worcester County Library, Berlin Branch, The Emily Ann Powell Warrington Annotated Diary consists of handwritten pages in three separate volumes containing newspaper and magazine clippings, letters, and photographs that tell her story as well as give a glimpse into the life and culture of Berlin, Maryland from just before the Civil War to 1878.
Emory Grove Camp Meeting Collection – Emory Grove Association, This collection from the Emory Grove Association of Baltimore contains pamphlets, postcards, photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera about the camp meetings held at Emory Grove in Glyndon, Maryland starting in the late 19th century.
Enoch Pratt Free Library Archives, The Enoch Pratt Free Library Archives collection documents the history of the Baltimore public library system, established in 1882, and contains library cards, performance charts, documents, photographs and engravings.
ERCO Collection Photographs – College Park Aviation Museum, Photographs from the Engineering and Research Corporation (ERCO) Collection documenting the production of the Ercoupe plane at the company’s Riverdale, Maryland factory in the 1940’s. The development of this small aircraft was one of ERCO’s most significant achievements in the aeronautics industry.
F.W. Fraley General Merchandise Store Ledgers Catoctin Furnace Historical Sociey, Ledger books from the F.W. Fraley General Merchandise Store which operated in Catoctin Furnace, Maryland from 1903 until 1977.
Fair Hill Boarding School Letters – Montgomery County Historical Society, Fair Hill Boarding School circulars and a selection of correspondence between Fair Hill students and friends or family members. The circulars contain facts and information about the school.
Federalsburg after the Flood – Federalsburg Historical Society, This Federalsburg Historical Society collection consists of photographs taken by William C. Kenney after the 1935 Federalsburg flood and an accompanying brochure produced in 1987 by the Caroline County Public Library when these photographs were first exhibited.
Ferdinand C. Latrobe Papers – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, This selection from the Ferdinand C. Latrobe papers includes his hand-written speeches. Latrobe was an influential figure in Maryland politics, serving as Mayor of Baltimore seven times and as Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates twice.
Fishing Club Oral History Collection – Captain Avery Museum, A selection of interviews from the Fishing Club Collection, a project undertaken in 2007. The goal of the project was to further explore and capture the interim history of the Captain Avery Museum property, which is located in Shady Side, a watermen’s community on Maryland’s West River.
Frances Benjamin Johnston Photographs of the U. S. Naval Academy, This collection of photographs taken in 1893 by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) of the United State Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland captures the life both of the institution and of the cadets training there.
Franklin Academy – The evolution of a school – A Digital Maryland Collaboration, This collection contains items related to Franklin High School (formerly known as Franklin Academy) from a mid-19th century street sign, to Franklin High School diplomas, and panoramic photographs of the classes.
Fred Van Hoesen Lantern Slides – Montgomery County Historical Society, The Fred Van Hoesen Glass Slides Collection contains glass slides that show Montgomery County just before and a few years after (1917-1924) World War I.
Frederick Co. Extension Agent Annual Reports – Frederick Co. Public Libraries, This collection of Frederick County (Maryland) Extension Service reports written and compiled between 1917 and 1945 provides a glimpse into the county’s agriculture, farms, and farm families in the first half of the twentieth century.
Greeting Cards from Holidays Past Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The earliest greeting cards were handmade and date to ancient China, but by the 1850s they were being published thanks to advances in printing and the invention of the postage stamp in 1840.The Enoch Pratt Greeting Card Collection contains over 71,000 items dating back to 1870. The majority of the cards are Christmas, but other celebratory events are represented including Valentine’s Day, Easter, baby shower, and graduation.
Gutman and Starin Map Collections – Talbot County Free Library, A selection of maps from the Maryland Room of the Talbot County Free Library. Taken from its Arthur J. Gutman and Starin collections, this selection consists of maps of Maryland, including a 1631 map of the colony before it received its name and a rare 1878 map of a proposed Chesapeake and Delaware Canal that never was built.
H.L. Mencken House Oral History Collection – Enoch Pratt Library, The H. L. Mencken House Oral History Collection: The Preservation of 1524 Hollins Street comprises oral history interview recordings and transcripts, photographs, and historical materials on the community-based efforts to preserve, redevelop, and restore the H. L. Mencken House in downtown Baltimore. Seventeen interviews were conducted and produced by Dr. Stacy Spaulding, and recorded from 2014 to 2020.
Hagerstown City Directory, 1893 – Washington County Free Library, The first listing of the residents of Hagerstown includes name, address and also occupation of the populace. In addition, it records African Americans, county officials, churches and secret societies.
Harford County Living Treasures – Harford County Public Library, An audio/video collection of oral histories recorded as part of the Harford County Living Treasures Oral History Project. The goal of the project is to preserve for future generations firsthand accounts of what life in Harford County has been like for previous generations.
Harry Sythe Cummings Manuscript Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library, This collection consists correspondence that covers his life as arguably the most influential African-American in Baltimore for two and a half decades, documenting civil rights and segregation in Baltimore, Baltimore schools, his nomination speech for Theodore Roosvelt, and a testimonial dinner held in his honor in 1916.
Hays-Heighe House Horse Racing Photographs Collection – Harford Community College, The Hays-Heighe House Horse Racing Photographs Collection contains color and black and white montages of race day photographs taken between 1934 and 1951 of prize-winning horses raised and trained at Prospect Hill Farm owned by Robert H. and Anne Heighe of Harford County, Maryland.
Henry White – John Hay Correspondence – Hampton National Historic Site, This collection of letters exchanged between American diplomats John Hay and Henry White between the years 1897 and 1905 constitutes a small but significant part of the Henry White Family Papers deposited at Hampton National Historic Site in Towson, Maryland, where White, son of Eliza Ridgely White, spent much of his childhood.
Hilda Holme Book Illustration Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection from the Hilda Holme Book Illustration Collection showing the chronological development of book illustration from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.
Hugh H. Young Collection of Colonial Maryland Papers – Enoch Pratt Free Library, This collection consists of seventeenth and early eighteenth century documents related to the founding and development of the Colony of Maryland.
James Wilfong Architectural Photographs – Prince George’s County Historical Soc., The James Wilfong Collection of the Prince George’s County Historical Society consists of architectural photographs collected between 1921 and 1987 by James C. Wilfong, Jr. of old houses, mansions, taverns (inns), churches, mills, slave quarters, hospital, and other structures built in Prince George’s County between the early 17th century and the mid 20th century.
John Franklin Goucher Papers,A collection that includes diaries, papers, correspondence, and publications about John Franklin Goucher, a Methodist Minister and missionary who was responsible for the founding of many schools and institutions of higher education.
John Byers Collection – Historical Society of Carroll County, A selection of photographs from the Historical Sociey of Carroll County taken between 1930 and 1960 by John Byers that captures small town and rural life in Maryland.
Joshua Fitze Photography Collection – Baltimore County Public Library, This collection of photographic images are mostly of people and places in the rural farming community along what became Cockey’s Mill Road in Reisterstown, Maryland between the years 1902 and 1909, originating from glass plate negatives taken by Reisterstown farmer Joshua Peter Fitze.
Julius Anderson Photograph Collection – Maryland Center for History and Culture, The Julius Anderson Photograph Collection contains images of historic Baltimore buildings photographed between 1920 and 1930.
Lefty Grove – George’s Creek Regional Library, A selection of items from the illustrious history of the left-handed pitcher from Lonaconing, Maryland, Robert Moses Grove, also known as Lefty Grove. This collection includes a photograph of Grove’s MVP trophy, photographs, baseball cards, and paintings.
Leonard A. Robinson Collection – National Federation of the Blind, This collection contains documents from the Leonard A. Robinson collection with emphasis on his role in the Randolph-Sheppard Act of 1936.
London Town and Gardens Collection, A collection of forms, photographs, reports and other materials from the Historic London Town and Gardens, which provide archaeological, architectural, and historical information on the development of London Town, and it’s importance to Maryland history.
Manumissions, Indentures, Bills of Sale – Howard County Historical Society, A collection of manumissions, indentures, bills of sale, and other documents related to slavery primarily in Howard County, Maryland in the decades before and just after the Civil War, including several manumissions of slaves who entered military service during the War.
Mapping Maryland’s Counties – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection of historic maps that provides snapshots of the growth and development of Maryland’s counties and the City of Baltimore from 1650-1939.
Maryland in Postcards – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection of vintage postcards sent from Maryland during the years 1905-1922. They document famous landmarks and tourist attractions, streets and natural scenery, parks, buildings and city panoramas, lakes and rivers, etc.
Maryland Menus – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collection of Maryland Menus includes ephemera associated with dining at various Maryland clubs, hotels, lunchrooms, railroads, and ships.
Maryland Rainbow History- Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Maryland Rainbow History Collection comprises oral history interviews of LGBTQ+ people living in Maryland, including the founders of a number of early lesbian and gay rights organizations in Baltimore.
Montgomery College Student Newspapers – Montgomery College, This incomplete collection of Montgomery College student newspapers includes Knights’ Quest from its earliest days at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, to Excalibur from its Takoma Park campus, to The Spur from its Rockville campus, to The Paper, The Griffinette, and The Globe from its Germantown campus.
Mutual Benefit Society of Baltimore Ledgers, The Mutual Benefit Society ledgers from the collection of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture, includes three volumes from the company. The “Death Register” documents member deaths and payouts from June of 1938 through December of 1947. The “Life Register” records life insurance payouts from March 1918 thru September 1919 and “Daily Cash Record MBS Estate Lease Hold” records payments made from September 1940 thru December 1948.
O’Donnell Family Papers – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, The O’Donnell Family Papers Collection includes letters, photographs, and an 1870 diary written and compiled by the descendants of one of Baltimore’s most prominent and wealthy families, the John and Sarah Chew Elliott O’Donnells.
Old Houses of Queen Anne’s County – Queen Anne’s County Free Library, A scrapbook containing photographs and watercolor paintings of old houses that are located in Queen Anne’s County, Maryland. The scrapbook was created by the Homemakers’ Clubs of Queen Anne’s County.
Orlando Wootten Photograph Collection – Nabb Research Center, Salisbury Univ., The collection of photographic prints from the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University documents the people of Maryland’s Eastern Shore during the mid-20th century through the lens of photographer Orlando V. Wootten.
Pannell Family Correspondence – Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, This Star-Spangled Banner Flag House collection consists of correspondence written between 1796 and 1899 relating to the Pannell family of Baltimore, Maryland.
Portraits of the Six Lords Baltimore – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The paintings in this collection portray an entire dynasty of colonial proprietors, the six Lords Baltimore. One after the other, they controlled, in gradually lessening degree, the peopling, the economic development, and the government of Maryland for 137 years.
Preservation Maryland Collection – Preservation Maryland, A selection of photographs and documents that highlight the history of Preservation Maryland, as well as Preservation Maryland’s newsletter, The Phoenix, from the 1970s through 2009.
President’s Collection Photographs – Baltimore Streetcar Museum, A set of vintage photographs of Baltimore streets and streetcars. It is believed that the photographs were taken at the request of the President of the United Railways & Electric (UR&E) Company to document some aspects of managing and maintaining streetcars in Baltimore.
Public Monuments and Sculpture of Baltimore – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A collection of photographs and documents put together by Henry A. Naylor Jr. and his wife, Caroline Naylor, that show the public monuments and sculpture of Baltimore in the 1970s and 1980s.
Riviera Beach Library History – Anne Arundel County Public Libraries, This collection consists of branch documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs referencing branch programs, events, and projects starting in 1964.
Road Fight Collection – University of Baltimore, This collection contains documents and photographs pertaining to issues, organizations, meetings, and statements regarding the planning and development of the interstate highway system in the 1960s and 1970s in and through Baltimore City.
Sachse’s Bird’s Eye View of City of Baltimore 1869 – Enoch Pratt Free Library, This 5 1/2 by 12 foot map of Baltimore was lithographer Edward Sachse’s most ambitious work. The images in this digital collection allow the viewer not only to see the exquisite detail of the original map’s 12 parts, but also to view and appreciate in composite form this achievement in art and mapmaking.
Saunders Kramer Lantern Slide Collection- SPACE 3.0 Foundation, The Saunders B. Kramer Lantern Slide Collection, held by Space 3.0 Foundation, Inc., consists of various diagrams, illustrations, and photographs of space vehicles that Kramer amassed during his time working for Lockheed-Martin.
Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman – Eastern Shore Regional Library, Written by Sarah H. Bradford, this book was published in 1869 and became the source of most of the stories about and, later, books on Tubman’s life and deeds up to and during the American Civil War.
Schoolhouses of Frederick & Montgomery Counties, This collection consists of materials on the history of mostly one- and two-room schoolhouses built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in what was then rural Frederick and Montgomery Counties.
Somerset County Library Vertical File, Historical primary sources – including newspaper clippings, pamphlets, event brochures, and photographs – documenting Somerset County history, primarily in the 20th century.
Southern Maryland StoryCorps Project – Southern Maryland Regional Library Assoc., This collection consists of audio excerpts from interviews conducted by the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association (SMRLA) and StoryCorps. The interviews were done as part of an oral history project commemorating SMRLA’s fiftieth anniversary.
St. Joseph’s Academy Postcard Collection – Daughters of Charity, St. Louise, The postcard collection depicts, through photographs and illustrations, the college at various periods of its existence, from the early 20th century through the 1960s and early 1970s.
Star-Spangled Banner Replica Project – Star-Spangled Flag House Museum, This collection provides letters, photographs, lists of participants, and newspaper clippings about the Star-Spangled Banner flag replica created for the Maryland pavilion of the New York World’s Fair of 1964-1965.
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Collection, The Flag House collection spans more than 150 years of material culture, War of 1812 correspondence, Baltimore history, and Star-Spangled Banner related artifacts. The first trustees of the Flag House Association began collecting late 18th century and 19th century decorative arts, Young-Pickersgill family artifacts, and Star-Spangled Banner anniversary celebration ephemera to furnish and exhibit in the historic Flag House for the public opening of the house in 1928. The first objects entered the collection as early as 1927 and today the collection represents more than seventy years of acquisitions. This digitized collection is meant to give increased access to the Flag House’s general collection and rarely exhibited objects.
Stoneyhurst Quarries – Montgomery County Historical Society, The Stoneyhurst Quarries collection consists of postcards, memoranda, letters, legal papers, photographs, and ledgers about Stoneyhurst Quarries, a stone quarrying business once located in Bethesda, Maryland.
Swan Island Club – Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Among the Ward Museum (Salisbury, Maryland) collections are the game record books of the Swan Island Club, a waterfowl hunting and social club established in 1870 in Currituck County, North Carolina.
Swepson Earle Lantern Slide Collection – Baltimore Museum of Art, The Swepson Earle Lantern Slides of Chesapeake Bay Architecture include lantern slides depicting historic Maryland vernacular architecture and scenes of daily life within the Chesapeake Bay region between the years 1923 and 1934.
Thomas Johnson letters – Frederick County Public Libraries, Thomas Johnson, Maryland’s first elected Governor, held a variety of positions throughout his life in the political arena as well as in the private sector. This collection includes letters written to Johnson from a variety of sources, and the commission of Gov. Johnson as one of the Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.
United States Naval Academy Photographs – United States Naval Academy, This collection contains images of the buildings and grounds of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland between the years 1861 and 1904.
Views of African American Life in Maryland – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The photographs in this collection provide a glimpse into the social, economic, and political lives of African American Marylanders over time. The images feature scenes from Baltimore City and various counties throughout the state, including views at work, school life, recreation, communities, public spaces and individuals.
Walter Thurston – Salisbury University, This Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University collection consists of photographs taken by Walter C. Thurston, Jr., showing Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties in Maryland, and Sussex County, Delaware, from the 1950s through the 1970s.
War of 1812 – Maryland Center for History and Culture, Paintings, manuscripts, American military accessories, prints, weapons, and photographs related to the War of 1812 from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Museum and Special Collections Departments.
War Posters – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Enoch Pratt Free Library houses over 500 original World War I and World War II posters. Acting as a propaganda tool, the posters urged Americans to work, conserve, and fight for the war effort.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts – a history – Washington County MFA, The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, located in Hagerstown’s city park, opened its doors in 1931. This collection of photographs and documents from the Museum’s archives traces the formative years of the Museum’s remarkable history.
Wine and Food Society of Baltimore – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Wine and Food Society of Baltimore Collection consists of a sampling of historical documents, invitations, and dinner programs from the years 1947 to 1982.
Winkler Collection, Photographs of La Plata, MD – Charles County Public Library, Since its incorporation as a town in 1888, La Plata, Maryland has seen many changes. This collection of photographs from the early to the mid-twentieth century includes rare views of the town transformed by weather, time, and development.
Woman Suffrage in Maryland Collection – Enoch Pratt Free Library, The Woman Suffrage in Maryland Collection consists of a selection of letters, pamphlets, and other ephemera dating from 1884 to 1928 taken from the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s larger collection on the struggle for woman suffrage in Maryland.
This Montgomery County Historical Society collection contains notes, letters, news clippings, photographs, and other documents related to the District of Columbia branch of the Woman’s Land Army of America which sent young women to work on farms in Montgomery County, Maryland between 1918 and 1923.
World War I – Historical Society of Carroll County, A selection of items from the Historical Society of Carroll County consisting of photographs and memorabilia related to the participation of Carroll County residents in World War I.
World War I Collection – McDonogh School Archives & Special Collections, Letters, postcards and photographs drawn from the collections of McDonogh School about alumni who served during World War I and the Mexican Border Campaign.
World War II in Maryland – Enoch Pratt Free Library, A selection of items depicting what life was like for Maryland residents during World War II, including pamphlets, programs, advertisements, ration books, and other artifacts.