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Presentations Library

As part of the Maryland State Archives' education and outreach mission, we provide this library of past presentations which include training videos, historical lectures, how-to workshops, and author talks. Please note that some of this material was recorded in collaboration with other partner organizations, and we are grateful for them for making the links available to share.

How To

To view the following lectures:
'How to Use the Maryland State Archives Homepage'
'Introduction to Vital Records'
'Baltimore City Vowel Indexes'
'Montgomery County Indexes'
'Searching by Soundex'
'Creating an Account'
'Searching Historical Land Records'
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Past Talks

Mysterious Maryland - - Stories of the Bizarre and Unexplained from the Stacks of the Maryland State Archives by Rachel Frazier

State Archivist Elaine Rice Bachmann and co-author James Archer Abbott discuss their publication, Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and Its Legacy in a White House Historical Association podcast, July 2021

Tea Time with Anne Catherine Green by Diane Rey
August, 2021

'Sisters in Conflict: Baltimore Women and Benevolence During the Civil War'
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'What Role Should Archivists Play in the National Debate over Public Monuments?'
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To view the following lectures: 'Macabre Maryland'
'Maryland Government House'
'Genealogical Resources at the Maryland State Archives'
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The Battle of Brooklyn

Records Management Guidance

World Artists Experience Virtual Summit: Who Are Marylanders? Connecting Communities

Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Maryland's Colonial Capital with Dr. Travis G. Parno, Director of Research and Collections at Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland

Maryland’s Artistic Property, Highlights & Recent Acquisitions by Catherine Rogers Arthur, Senior Curator Director of Artistic Property

Black History

Researching Baltimore’s Historic Laurel Cemetery by Dr. Isaac Shearn and Dr. Elgin Klugh

'Historical Representation in the Maryland State House: The Statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass'
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Network to Freedom Research - Researching Underground Railroad History in Maryland
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Harriet Tubman & Frederick Douglass: A Virtual Tour

Freedom Through Flight by Chris Haley, Director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland, Maryland State Archives

Fatal Path To Judgment: Laws of Racial Control and Oppression from Maryland's Founding to Post-Revolution by Chris Haley

1430 Connection / the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland WNAV's Donna Cole talks with Chris Haley

Reflections on Finding Your Roots by Chris Haley on behalf of the African American Civil War Museum, 2020

Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams: The Power of the Ballot by Dr. Ida E. Jones