Baltimore City Archives Record Groups, Manuscripts, and Miscellaneous Transferred Collections

Baltimore Record Groups

  • BRG1: Baltimore Town Commissioners
  • BRG2: Early Records of Baltimore
  • BRG3: Baltimore City Commissioners
  • BRG4: Baltimore City Property Tax Records (see more about researching Property Tax Records here)
  • BRG5: Appeal Tax Court
  • BRG6: City Auditor
  • BRG7: Civil Service Commission
  • BRG8: Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation
  • BRG9: Mayor’s Office (see further information about researching the Mayor’s Office here)
  • BRG10: Court House Commissioners
  • BRG11: Election Records
  • BRG12: Cartographic Records
  • BRG13: Law Department (see further information about researching the Law Department here)
  • BRG14: Baltimore Aviation Commission
  • BRG15: National Star Spangled Banner Centennial Commission
  • BRG16: City Council (see further information about researching the City Council here)
  • BRG17: Burnt District Commission
  • BRG18: Economic Development Commission
  • BRG19: Health Department
  • BRG20: Fire Department
  • BRG21: Municipal Museum
  • BRG22: War of 1812 Records (you can view the digital copies of this entire series here)
  • BRG23: Baltimore Emergency Relief Commission/Citizens Emergency Relief Committee
  • BRG24: 1964 Charter Revision Commission
  • BRG25: Water Supply Records
  • BRG26: Baltimore Municipal Journal
  • BRG27: 1969 Commission on Amendments to the Baltimore City Charter
  • BRG28: 1973 Charter Revision Commission
  • BRG29: Department of Legislative Reference
  • BRG30: Electrical Commission
  • BRG31: Department of Education
  • BRG32: Register’s Office
  • BRG33: Redevelopment Commission
  • BRG34: Public Bath Commission
  • BRG35: Contracts and Bonds
  • BRG36: Board of Estimates (see further information for researching the Board here)
  • BRG37: Board of Awards
  • BRG38: Civil Defense Records
  • BRG39: Harbor Records
  • BRG40: Collector of Taxes
  • BRG41: Miscellaneous Administrative Records
  • BRG42: Market Records
  • BRG43: Comptroller
  • BRG44: Municipal Harbor Belt Railroad
  • BRG45: Jones’ Falls Commission
  • BRG46: Harlem Park Commission
  • BRG47: Department of Public Works
  • BRG48: Department of Housing and Community Development
  • BRG49: City Hall Construction Records
  • BRG50: Central Payroll Division
  • BRG51: Department of Recreation and Parks
  • BRG52: Commission on Efficiency and Economy
  • BRG53: Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals
  • BRG54: Bureau of Accounting Operations
  • BRG55: Passenger Arrival Records
  • BRG56: Civil War Records
  • BRG57: Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • BRG58: Street Improvement Records
  • BRG59: State of Maryland Papers Pertaining to Baltimore City
  • BRG60: Department of Planning
  • BRG61: Department of Audits
  • BRG62: Charles Center- Inner Harbor Management, Inc.
  • BRG63: Sewerage Commission
  • BRG64: Baltimore City Jail
  • BRG65: Bureau of Treasury Management
  • BRG66: Model Cities Agency
  • BRG67: Supreme Bench of Baltimore City
  • BRG68: Agency Reports and Publications
  • BRG69: Community College of Baltimore
  • BRG70: City Fair
  • BRG71: Easter Sunrise Service
  • BRG72: Baltimore City Trustees Records
  • BRG73: War Memorial Commission
  • BRG74: Traffic Commission of Baltimore City
  • BRG75: Government Publications
  • BRG76: Reference Indices
  • BRG77: Administrative Files
  • BRG78: Board of Liquor License Commissioners
  • BRG79: Baltimore Center for Urban Archaeology
  • BRG80: Topographical Survey Commission
  • BRG81: Manumission Records
  • BRG82: Department of Transportation
  • BRG83: Councilmanic Services
  • BRG84: Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement

  • Baltimore Manuscript Collections

  • BMS1: New Marsh Wholesale Produce Market
  • BMS2: Walter Ireland Dawkins Papers
  • BMS3: The Baltimore Monumental Subscription Book
  • BMS4: Bouldin Family Survey Records
  • BMS5: Baltimore Sesquicentennial Celebration Records
  • BMS6: Mayor Joshua Vansant Memoirs
  • BMS7: Whetstone Point Land Sale Records
  • BMS8: John W. Kratz Papers
  • BMS9: Joseph Robinson Book Auction Record
  • BMS10: Safeco Title Company Collection [of Maps]
  • BMS11: Association of Veterans of the Mexican War
  • BMS12: Baltimore Equitable Society
  • BMS13: Wisner Photographic Collection
  • BMS14: Classified Municipal Employees Association
  • BMS15: Chapman Family Papers
  • BMS16: Walter Sondheim Jr. Papers
  • BMS17: Baltimore City Firefighters Monument Committee
  • BMS19: Robinson & Cox Insurance Brokers
  • BMS20: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • BMS21: Miscellaneous Microfilm
  • BMS23: Morgan University Research Collection
  • BMS24: Afro-American Newspaper Collection
  • BMS25: Michael Tepper Ship Manifest Collection
  • BMS26: Baltimore City Archives Miscellaneous Photograph Collection
  • BMS28: Antoinette “Toni” Ahrens Fells Point Shipbuilding History and Research Collection
  • BMS29: Sidney Brower Collection- Urban Renewal Plans and Studies
  • BMS30: Jenifer Family Papers Collection (see: MSA SC 6003 for description and inventory)
  • BMS31: Baltimore City Directories Collection
  • BMS32: Baltimore City Historical Society Manuscript Collection
  • BMS33: History of the Baltimore City Police Department Gifts and Acquisitions
  • BMS34: William M. Hackley Collection
  • BMS35: William F. Coye Sr. Photographic Collection
  • BMS36: Jones Falls: plans, images, and other visual records
  • BMS37: Richard J. Cox and Edward C. Papenfuse Map & Atlas Collection for Baltimore City
  • BMS38: Papenfuse virtual collection of subject and original document files relating to Baltimore
  • BMS39: James and Chris Bready Collection of stereo views of Baltimore, manuscripts, books, and postcards
  • BMS40: Cropps and Corrie Murder Trial Scrapbook
  • BMS41: The Builder’s Exchange of Baltimore City Collection
  • BMS42: Olmsted Drawings and The Friends of Maryland’s Olmsted Parks & Landscapes (FMOPL) Collection
  • BMS43: Baltimore City Historical Society Map Collection
  • BMS44: Neighborhood Design Center Projects Archives
  • BMS45: Marie Bauernschmidt Scrapbook Collection
  • BMS46: Baltimore City Archives Digital Research Collection
  • BMS47: Terry Levering Newspaper Collection
  • BMS48: Judge John F. Schnieder Reference Collection
  • BMS49: Judge John Carroll Brynes Collection
  • BMS50: Robert (Bob) Tennenbaum Collection
  • BMS51: Alumni of Eastern High School Collection
  • BMS52: Sun Newspaper Library Reference and Government Publications Collection

  • Baltimore Transferred Collections

  • BTR21: Provident Hospital Archives Collection (on deposit from the Maryland State Archives)
  • BTR31: Maryland Architectural Drawings Collection (on loan from the Maryland Historical Society)
  • BTR35: Barry Bethelehem Steel Collection
  • BTR40: The Peale Center Architectural Reference Collection
  • BTR42: Baltimore City Historical Society Topic Files Collection




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