Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Honolulu Claire Manzer McKeldin (1900-1988)
MSA SC 3520-2291
First Lady of Maryland, 1951-1959



Callcott, George H. Maryland & America: 1940 to 1980.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.

Hall of Records Commission of the State of Maryland. Maryland Manual 1951-1952.  Baltimore: 20th Century Printing Co, Inc., 1952.

White, Frank F., Jr. The Governors of Maryland 1777-1970.  Annapolis:  The Hall of Records Commission, 1970.

Newspaper/Magazine Articles-

"Son Born to McKeldins," The Sunday Sun, January 3, 1931.

"McKeldin Speaks Out on Bay Bridge Project," The Morning Sun, September 6, 1932.

"Home And Garden is 1st With Mrs. M'K," The Baltimore Sun, May 6, 1943.

"One Politician In Family Enough- Mrs. McKeldin," Baltimore News-Post, August 30, 1950.

Forbes, Alice. "Mrs. McKeldin Is Campaign Widow," The Evening Sun, October 26, 1950.

"New First Lady Will Avoid The Limelight," The Evening Capital, January 10, 1951.

"McKeldins Will Serve Only Soft Drinks At Mansion," The Evening Capital, January 11, 1951.

"Guests Throng Mansion to Greet Governor And Mrs. McKeldin," The Evening Capital, January 11, 1951.

"Mrs. McKeldin Signs Up For Active Role in Civil Defense," The Evening Capital, October 12, 1951.

"Food Is Fun -- Especially At The McKeldins," The Evening Capital, March 15, 1952.

"Whirlwind Tour of Europe Enjoyed By Mrs. McKeldin," The Evening Capital, May 6, 1952.

"McKeldins To Dinner At White House Tonight," The Evening Capital, April 1, 1953.

"First Lady To Be Guest Of NAWC," The Evening Capital, April 3, 1953.

"McKeldins Dine At White House With President," The Evening Capital, April 4, 1953.

"Welcome Tea Will Honor Mrs. Eisenhower's Visit," The Evening Capital, April 6, 1953.

"First Lady Honored At Reception By NAWC:  Mrs. Eisenhower Attends Tea At Officers' Mess," The Evening Capital, April 8, 1953.

"Housecleaning Scaled To Fit:  Mansion-Keeping Would Be Problem Without System," The Evening Capital, April 17, 1953.

"Mrs. McKeldin Gets An Honorary Degree," The Baltimore Sun, May 25, 1954.

"Queen To Receive Maryland Vase," The Baltimore Sun, November 5, 1954.

"Crowds Line City Streets As British Queen Mother Arrives For State Visit," The Evening Capital, November 8, 1954.

"Britain's Queen Mother Captivates Citizens Of Annapolis In Brief Royal Visit To City," The Evening Capital, November 9, 1954.

Shaw, Bynum. "British Recapture Old Annapolis," The Baltimore Sun, November 9, 1954.

Henry, Helen. "McKeldins' Objets d'Art, Antiques," The Sunday Sun Magazine, September 13, 1964.

"Mrs. McKeldin Due Tribute From Institute of Banking," The Evening Sun, November 18, 1964.

"McKeldin Sees An Easier Pace for Pat Hughes," The Evening Sun, December 5, 1978.

"Honolulu McKeldin, Md. first lady, dies," The Baltimore Sun, August 11, 1988.

Other Sources:

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Theodore R. McKeldin Collection 1932-1939) Theodore R. McKeldin Papers, Series V, Box 19: Scrapbook 1932-Dec. 1934, MSA SC 4674-1-1, M11736:

    "McKeldin Stricken With Appendicitis," The Post, May 31, 1932.

    "Theodore R. McKeldin Undergoes Operation," The Baltimore Sun, May 31, 1932.

    "Undergoes Emergency Operation," June 1, 1932.

    Telegram to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. McKeldin from Galen L. Tait, October 30, 1932.

    "Robber Beats Woman, 65, and Takes Her Money," February 5, 1933.

    "Urge M'Keldin To Run," The News-Post, August 3, 1934.

    "He Talked His Way Into The Political Arena"

    "Home Garden Contest Winners Announced"

    "Rotarians Hold Ladies Night at Colonial Hotel Wednesday"

    "Sign Language Service"

    "Theodore McKeldin Presented With Son"

Maryland Law Library Microfilm Collection (The Baltimore Sun) August 11, 1988. Tombstone of Honolulu M. McKeldin, Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

Portraits of First Ladies and Official Hostesses of Maryland from the State Collection,  pamphlet prepared by the Maryland Commission on Artistic Property.

A Visit to the Governor's Mansion,  pamphlet published by the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development.

Maryland State Archives SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Legislative History Project) Governor Theodore R. McKeldin, MSA SC 1138-1484, 2/11/11/10.

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