Welcome to the Baltimore City Archives

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ADDRESS: 2615 Mathews St, Baltimore MD 21218 Directions
PHONE: 410-396-3884
HOURS: The Public Searchroom is CLOSED
E-MAIL: msa.bca@maryland.gov

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS: All visits are by appointment only and online. However, on-site visits are suspended temporarily. Please review our Research at the Baltimore City Archives, Planning Your Visit and Fees and Charges pages. Digital cameras are welcome; see Policies.

VIRTUAL "Tuesday with Ed" APPOINTMENTS: Ed Papenfuse will field academic research-oriented questions via Zoom. Sessions are limited to 40 minutes and will be focused on research strategies as well as an effort to provide answers. Click on the banner below to request an appointment.

Image of Ed Papenfuse, State Archivist, Retired

The Status of the BCA

The Baltimore City Archives, with help from the Maryland State Archives, is the central depository for Baltimore City government records. Through a memorandum of understanding between the City of Baltimore and the Maryland State Archives, with some funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a portion of the historical records of Baltimore City have been cataloged into the Maryland State Archives online Guide to Government Records.

Please consider supporting the ongoing work of the Baltimore City Archives by becoming a member of the Friends of the Maryland State Archives.