Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Robert P. McGuinn (1898-1950)
MSA SC 3520-13701


Books -

Farrar, Hayward.  The Baltimore Afro-American 1892-1950.  Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1998.

Coleman, E.W.  Coleman Directories in Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (COLEMAN DIRECTORIES) 1913-1946 MSA SC 5339-56 (Available in digital format only).

Polk's Baltimore (Maryland) City Directory 1942.  Washington, D.C.:  R. L. Polk & Co., 1942.  2/3/14/17.

Williams, Juan.  Thurgood Marshall:  American Revolutionary.  New York:  Random House, 1998.

Newspaper articles (in chronological order) -

"Vote In City For State Legislature."  The Baltimore Sun, 7 November 1934.

"Wife of Robert P. McGuinn Gains Legal Freedom." The Afro-American, 6(?) May 1935.

The Baltimore Afro-American, 22 February 1936.  (McGuinn/Marshall report on the conditions of black schools in Baltimore County.)

"Colored Golf Players Lose Course Rights." The Baltimore Sun, 10 June 1942.

"Golfers to Carry Fight to Courts." The Baltimore Afro-American, 13 June 1942.

"Golfers Refused Tickets for Municipal Course--They'll Go to Court."  The Afro-American, 16 June 1942.

"Golfers Sue Park Board."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 20 June 1942.

"Local Golf Players Build $561 Fund for Fight." The Afro-American, 20 June 1942.

"Lawyers Lose Suit Against Cops." The Afro-American National Edition, 20 June 1942.

"Golfing Permit Case Heard."  The Baltimore Evening Sun, 25 June 1942.

"Trial on Golfing Rights Due Today." The Baltimore Sun, 26 June 1942.

"Negro Course Is Inferior, Says Murphy." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 26 June 1942.

"Golfers Win First Round in Park Suit." The Baltimore Afro-American, 27 June 1942.

"Golf Suit Put In Hands Of Jury." The Baltimore Evening Sun, 27 June 1942.

"Negroes Win Golf Rights in Baltimore." The Baltimore Sun, 28 June 1942.

"Golf Case Great Victory."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 28 June 1942.

"Judge O'Dunne's Opinion Opening Golf Courses to All."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 28 June 1942.

"Golf Verdict Attacked By City."  The Evening Sun, 29 June 1942.

"O'Dunne Rebukes Conduct of City; Opens Parks to All."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 4 July 1942.

"Md. Court Reverses Order Opening Balto. Golf Courses to All."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 12 December 1942.

"High Court Refuses to Reopen Golf Case." The Baltimore Afro-American, 2 February 1943.

"Baltimore Is a Morally Bankrupt City."  Editorial, The Baltimore Afro-American, 24 April 1943.

"U.S. Judge Kills Golf Segregation." The Baltimore Afro-American, 19 June 1948.

"Robt. McGuinn, Attorney, to Be Buried on Wednesday."  The Baltimore Afro-American, 18 April 1950.

"Deaths."  The Baltimore Sun, 19 April 1950.

Archival sources -

Maryland State Archives BALTIMORE CITY CIRCUIT COURT No. 2, T1001 - (Divorce Decrees), 1908-1974, 2/67/7/51.


Maryland State Archives BALTIMORE CITY REGISTER OF WILLS (Wills, Index) MSA C255.  Index checked; no will found.

Maryland State Archives COURT OF APPEALS (Test Book, Index) Mas-McW, 1916-, MSA S433-24.

Maryland State Archives COURT OF APPEALS (Test Book) 1916/10/01-1957/06/30.  SR 2261-1, MSA SM 126-1.

Other sources -

Robert P. McGuinn vs. Officers Rembold and Griffith.  Trial Brief in the Court of Common Pleas of Baltimore City, No. 146, May Term.  Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Biographical Series) Robert P. McGuinn file, MSA SC 3520-13701, 2/11/11/59.

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