Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Gertrude L. Poe (1915-2017)
MSA SC 3520-15217


Newspaper/journal articles -

Dzwonchyk, Melanie. "Gertrude Poe, 101, edited Laurel Leader for 41 years." The Baltimore Sun, 14 July 2017.

Dzwonchyk, Melanie. "Gertrude Poe, Laurel's pioneering journalist, celebrates 100th birthday." The Baltimore Sun, 17 September 2015.

Murchison, Joe. "Leading the Leader." Laurel Leader, 30 January 1997.

"News Agency Role Viewed." The Baltimore Sun, 15 February 1958.

Peddicord, Louis. "Gertrude Poe, Lady Editor." Maryland 7, no. 4 (Summer 1975), 41-43.

Poe, Gertrude. "Time for Reflection." News Leader, 26 June 1980.

Yengich, Karen. "Gertrude L. Poe --- On the Maryland, National and Laurel Scenes - 1939080." The News Leader, 18 September 1980.

"6 Will Be Inducted into Maryland Women's Hall of Fame." The Capital, 26 March 2011.

Books -

Pauline Mae Brannan, The Poe Family Line (Bel Air, MD: Pauline Mae Brannan, 1974), 264-267.

Gertrude L. Poe, Lady Editor (Ashton, MD: Gertrude L. Poe, 2004)

Carolyn B. Stegman, Women of Achievement in Maryland History (University Park, MD: Women of Achievement, 2002), 327-328.

Therese C. Yewell, Women of Achievement in Prince George's County History (Upper Marlboro, MD: The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1994), 104.

Other sources -

Tribute to Gertrude Poe by Congresswoman Gladys Noon Spellman as published in The Congressional Record, 22 September 1980, p. 26676.

Maryland State Archives Guide to Maryland Newspapers entry for the Leader

Maryland State Archives Guide to Maryland Newspapers entry for the News Leader

National Newspaper Association, Amos and McKinney Awards (

Lindsey Wotanis, “Using a Newspaper to Stabilize a Community.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL, August 6, 2008. (

“Pioneering Journalist Creates a Legacy,”

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