Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Harry A. Cole
MSA SC 3520-12087


Books -

Maryland Manual 1957-1958.  Annapolis:  The Hall of Records Commission, 1958.

Chapelle, Suzanne Ellery and Glenn O. Phillips.  African American Leaders of Maryland:  A Portrait Gallery.  Baltimore:  The Maryland Historical Society, n.d.

Newspaper/journal articles (in chronological order) -

"Senator-Elect Harry Cole Stands Guard as ..."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 27 November, 1954.

"Recheck."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 30 November 1954.

"Black judge hopes to command respect." The Evening Capital, 3 January 1973.

"Supreme Bench judges give views." The Afro-American, 28 June 1975.

"Five urged for appeals court post." The Baltimore Sun, 26 October 1977.

"Black votes affect Lee's court selections." The Baltimore Sun, 21 November 1977.

"Cole gets Maryland judgeship." The Baltimore Sun, 2 December 1977.

"Cole named to state's top court." The Baltimore Sun, 2 December 1977.

"Cole Named First Black On Appeals Court." The Baltimore News American, 2 December 1977.

"Cole's swearing-in at his old State Senate environs."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 13 December 1977.

"Judge Cole takes Appeals Court oath." The Baltimore Sun, 13 December 1977.

"Black business, politics mixed--often in Jewish alliance."  The Baltimore Sun, 19 March 1979.

"The Court of Appeals."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 February 1982.

"Court Rules '- - - -' Not Obscene." The Washington Post, 14 October 1982.

"Md. Court Says Juveniles Can Be Executed." The Washington Post, 18 August 1984.

"Maryland's High Court Rules Teenagers May Be Executed."  The New York Times, 19 August 1984.

"Murder Convictions Upset; New Trial Order in P.G. Armed Robbery."  The Washington Post, 24 April 1985.

"Order Needed, Judge Says."  The Baltimore Sun, 8 February 1988.

Schultheis, Nicole.  "Personality Profile.  Judge Cole Honored With A Surprise Retirement Dinner." The Barrister, Winter 1991.

"Harry A. Cole--A Piece of Maryland History." Bar Bulletin, February 1991.

"Equal, Not Separate."  The Baltimore Sun, 4 March 1994.

"Judge Harry Cole heads Marshall's statue commission."  The Afro-American, 28 May 1994.

"Politics of self-interest."  The Baltimore Sun, 8 June 1994.

"Schmoke, Schaefer back studies on casino gambling."  The Baltimore Sun, 23 September 1994.

"Vote Against Question J."  The Baltimore Sun, 4 October 1994.

"Panel to study casino impact on racing."The Baltimore Sun, 7 October 1994.

"Judges denounce amendment."  The Baltimore Sun, 2 November 1994.

"Women's club broke the lock of white power.  Politics:  A group in Baltimore has dedicated 50 years to trying to get African-Americans in elective offices."  The Baltimore Sun, 30 December 1996.

"Trying to build city's GOP.  Courthouse races:  Next time around, Republicans should try to mount challenges in these races."  The Baltimore Sun, 4 October 1998.

"Judge Cole dies at age 78." The Baltimore Sun, 15 February 1999.

"Harry Cole, trailblazer."  The Baltimore Sun, 16 February 1999.

"Harry Cole Dies; First Black on Md. High Court."  The Washington Post, 16 February 1999.

"Judge Cole recalled with warm memories." The Baltimore Sun, 20 February 1999.

"Cole found common ground."  The Baltimore Sun, 21 February 1999.

"Cole learned politics early and well." The Baltimore Sun, 21 February 1999.

"The Essence of Etiquette."  The Baltimore Sun, 17 March 1999.

Young, Patricia.  "Remembering Harry Augustus Cole '49."  JD Magazine (Fall 1999), 26.

"A Celebration of Life for The Honorable Harry A. Cole:  The Morgan years."  The Spokesman (Morgan State University paper), undated copy.

"Baltimore Lawyers and Judges Of the 20th Century."  The Daily Record, 19 September 2000.

"City/County Digest."  The Baltimore Sun, 20 September 2000.

Other sources -

"Color at the Bar:  The Rise of African-Americans in the Maryland Legal System." Maryland Public Television, February 12, 2001.
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Dedication of a portrait of Judge Harry Cole at the Court of Appeals Courtroom - June 3, 1999

Maryland State Archives GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Black Caucus Blueprint) "A History of the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus: A Decade of Progress,"
        pages 8-14, 1983 MdHR 850804, 2/4/6/13, L136.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Biographical Series) Curriculum vitae written by Harry A. Cole, undated,
        Harry A. Cole file, MSA SC 3520-12087, 2/11/11/43.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Senates Past Collection) MSA SC 5123, 1999 Publication.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Senates Past Collection), MSA SC 5123, 2000 Publication.

Test book entries for those admitted to the Maryland bar in 1949, Test Book of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1916-1957.

University of Maryland School of Law Alumni Directory, class of 1949.

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