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The work of the photoduplication branch of the Hall of Records
is better shown in tabular form:

Photostats 1,357 orders consisting of 11,379 pages $5,864

Projection Prints 195 orders consisting of 1,069 pages 576

Microfilm* 61 orders consisting of 56,683 pages 51

*Of the microfilm, 55,387 exposures were for our holdings of church records, news-
papers, etc. and thus are not reflected in cash receipts. We discourage orders for
microfilm copies from private individuals because of the difficulty of reading them
and because prints of our own microfilms require their being sent to Washington,
D.C. and then being unavailable for use for two or three weeks.


A new catalogue has been prepared for our gift collection. Each
item is represented by at least two cards, donor and subject, and the
larger collections are listed in detail. This task was accomplished by
Miss Patricia Vanorny, Archivist II of our staff.

A new card index to our microfilm holdings was also prepared.
This collection began in 1942 and now consists of approximately
17,000 reels, many of the reels containing two or three items and
presenting difficulties not present in the later film of land records and
probate records series. All of the films have been collected in one
place and every item listed. This work was done by Miss Beverly
Baker, Archivist II of our staff.

An index to the map and plat collection was completed during
the year. Each card gives the source of the map so far as the Hall of
Records is concerned, its number in Philips (A List of Maps of
America in the Library of Congress) and its listing in Matthews (The
Maps and Mapmakers of Maryland). Included as well are the parch-
ments received from the Land Office. This was a much needed and
useful addition to our finding aids. This indexing project was done by
Miss Sue Nettles, Archivist II of our staff. Miss Nettles also prepared
a study of records available at the Hall of Records, dealing directly
with Black History in Maryland.


The figures given here below, will indicate how the materials at
the Hall of Records continue to attract more and more researchers.
The increase in their use is due to genealogists and historians in about


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