Welcome to the Baltimore City Archives

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ADDRESS: 2615 Mathews St, Baltimore MD 21218 Directions
PHONE: 410-396-3884
Appointments available Tuesdays - Thursdays, 10:00AM to 3:00PM
3rd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-8:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Appointments must be confirmed by staff.
E-MAIL: msa.bca@maryland.gov

RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS: All visits are by appointment only, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10:00AM to 3:00PM, with evening hours on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:00-8:00pm. Appointment requests must be confirmed by staff at least 48 hours in advance. 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: Dr. 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 Dr. Ed Papenfuse, Retired State Archivist

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, the majority of the historical records of Baltimore City have been cataloged into the Maryland State Archives online Guide to Government Records. State employees Robert Schoeberlein, PhD, and Jeni Spamer, MSI, staff the Baltimore City Archives.

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