Newsletter of
The Maryland State Archives

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father-in-law who had written a contemporary account of the actions of his communications platoon at the Battle for Peleliu.

Internships for the summer are possible this year largely through partnerships with other institutions and a grant to the Slavery Commission. Participating institutions include Morgan State University, Spring Grove Hospital, and the Moss Family Foundation. 

Other, long-term partnerships with other state offices help preserve and make accessible many important records. The Judiciary and the Archives are working on a project to produce and preserve electronic images of land record indexes and many of the instruments themselves. An agreement with the Maryland Historical Trust will result in web enabled access to the Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties documentation. 

Ed reported that the Department of General Services has developed a plan to revamp the landscaping around the Hall of Records building and to add lighting to the front brick area. Boyd Rutherford, the new Secretary of the Department of General Services attended his first meeting of the Commission, and introduced his middle school daughter who was observing her father as part of Take Your Child to Work Day. 

Budget constraints have resulted in reductions in reference services and preservation of paintings. At the same time,  the Archives remains a viable entity because of the willingness of the staff to solve problems and strive for success. Ways are found, for example, to produce exhibits in state buildings or to arrange for lunch for the Commission meeting. 

A Friends of the Archives organization represent another source of support for archival activities. Ed used the example of the recent publication of The Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608 - 1908, a revision of the book issued 20 years ago. Joseph M. Coale III provided maps and inspiration for both editions and arranged for much of the funding. The first map book led to a relationship with Russell Morrison whose Huntingfield Collection of maps were given to the Archives and became the source for many of the illustrations in the new map book. Ed presented Mr. Morrison with a copy of the book in the slipcover edition. 

Funding for the second edition of the Atlas came from the Rosenberg Foundation that had previously furnished support for other archival projects. Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. was honored for this long standing support of the Archives and specifically for his commitment to the atlas book. Delegate Mary A. Conroy presented him with a House of Delegates Resolution, Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller presented a Senate Resolution, and Judge Bell presented a commendation from the Governor. In addition, Ed gave Mr. Rosenberg a copy of the book in the slipcover edition. 

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Carroll, Charles, 1737 - 1832. Dear Papa, 
   Dear Charley: the peregrinations of a 
   revolutionary aristocrat, as told by Charles
   Carroll of Carrollton and his father, 
   Charles Carroll of Annapolis, with sundry 
   observations on bastardy, child-rearing, 
   romance, matrimony, commerce,
Chapelle, Howard Irving. Baltimore Clipper:
    Its Origin and Development
Clayton, Ralph. Cash for Blood: The 
   Baltimore to New Orleans Domestic Slave