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Johns Hopkins University collection of Maryland African American history and culture

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0846
The Johns Hopkins University collection of Maryland African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection which spans from the 18th to the 20th century. The collection consists of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections.

Dates

  • 1788-1944

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.47 Cubic Feet (1 legal full-sized box)

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection of materials selected by the curators of Special Collections. Please see the series descriptions for biographical or historical information regarding specific items.

Scope and Contents

The Johns Hopkins University collection of Maryland African American history and culture is an artificially assembled collection which spans from the 18th to the 20th century. The collection includes personal and organizational materials, photographs, scrapbooks, and documents from institutions such as the St. James A.M.E. Church and Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore. The collection also includes records related to the history of slavery in Maryland from 1788 to 1860, primarily in Frederick County. See individual files for additional information regarding specific materials.

Custodial History

Some of the materials in this collection were originally a part of the Johns Hopkins University Black Americana collection, MS.0672.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection consists of purchases from various antiquarian dealers and booksellers. Please see individual series descriptions for more information.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2013 by Jordon Steele with additional processing by Bex Dansereau, Kristen Diehl and Austyn Wohlers from 2017 to 2019.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA