Hall of Records Commission

of a Meeting at the Maryland State Archives
Electronic Classroom
12 Noon, November 14, 2001

Call to Order by the Chairman
Chairman Bell called the meeting to order at 12:29 p.m.  After welcoming everyone, he referred to September 11, 2001, and asked for a moment of silence for those who died, and for the heroes and heroines who have done so much since that day.
Attendees and Introduction of Special Guests

Reports and Minutes of Previous Meetings

Records Retention and Disposal Schedules

Old Business

Archivist's Report & Staff Activities

     (see the Maryland State Archives Bulldog for additional details) At 12:50 p.m. Uma Ahluwalia, representing Alvin Collins, arrived at the meeting.

Forthcoming special meetings of the Commission & events of interest

Recent Acquisitions and Patron Use of the Archives

Finding Aids, Reference Services, and Publications

Education & Outreach

  • Courses in progress and to be taught by the State Archivist:
  • Baltimore and the Bay (Fall 2001, Johns Hopkins University)
  • Public History (Spring 2002, University of Maryland)

  • Race and the Law:  The Maryland Experience taught with Larry Gibson (Fall 2001, University of Maryland School of Law)
    In this course, Dr. Papenfuse reviews every court case involving an African American lawyer where the case made it to the Court of Appeals.  There are an extraordinary number of these, especially in the early part of the 20th century, dealing with such things as housing in Baltimore.  Dr. Papenfuse was also responsible for teaching the first part of the course in which the early history of race relations and slavery in Maryland during the colonial period was discussed.
  • What is History, (Spring 2002, Johns Hopkins University)
  • Judicial Institute, Maryland Legal History in the Revolutionary Era (October 18, 2002)
  • At Judge Bell's and Judge Wilner's request, Dr. Papenfuse will continue his seminar in the Maryland Judicial Institute on Maryland Legal History concentrating on the Era of the American Revolution.

    Administrative & Fiscal Matters

    Chairman Bell asked if there were any questions or comments.

    At this time, Chairman Bell recognized and welcomed Mr. Bret Schreiber, representing Dr. Brody, and Uma Ahluwalia, representing Alvin Collins, to the meeting.

    Next meeting

    Spring meeting at the call of the Chair


    There being no further business to discuss, Mr. Kenderdine offered a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:21 p.m., which was seconded by Dr. Phillips and unanimously approved, the Chairman concurring.

    Approved by the Hall of Records Commission, June 4, 2002

                                                        The Honorable Robert M. Bell, Chairman

                                                        Edward C. Papenfuse, Jr., Secretary

    Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse
    State Archivist

    Maryland State Archives
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