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HIST 300: Other Resources: Museums and Archives

Tamara Smith, Reference Librarian

Langsdale Library

November 7-9, 2006


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Plan for Today

  • Finish Web Resources

  • Archives

  • Museums

  • Wrap-up



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Archives

  • Collections of papers, manuscripts, recordings, photographs, etc.

  • Controlled environment to ensure reservation of material (temperature, light humidity)

  • Limited access and handling of documents

  • By appointment only


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Tips for Visiting Archives

  • Check online for catalogs, collection guides/finding aids, visitor information, etc.

  • Call ahead and make an appointment

  • Be prepared for high security

  • Bring paper and pencils (no ink!)


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Tips for Visiting Archives

Research in Special Collectionshttp://www.lib.umd.edu/special/research/

Using Manuscripts and Archives: A Tutorialhttp://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/tutorial/tutorial.htm

Manuscripts Research Tutorial Glossaryhttp://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/manuscripts/glossary/


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Archives in Maryland

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MDhttp://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/

  • Depository for government records

  • Vital Records

  • Business records

  • Private papers

Source: Maryland State Archives


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Archives in Maryland

University of Maryland College Parkhttp://www.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/

  • Most material at Hornbake Library

  • Manuscripts, music scores, audio and video recordings

  • Online research guide through ArchivesUM

Source: University of Maryland Website


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Archives in Maryland

Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MDhttp://www.mdhs.org/explore/library.html

  • Admission fee for non-MHS members ($6)

  • Online catalog and collection guides

  • Oral histories, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and more

Source: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~jlehnert/mhs.jpg


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Archives in Maryland

National Archives at College Parkhttp://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park

  • One of 3 NARA locations in Maryland (43 nationwide)

  • Paper records

  • Microfilm, maps, photographs

  • On-site programs

Source: http://www.archives.gov


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Archives in D.C.

National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/

  • Exhibit halls (Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence)

  • Genealogy, pre-WWII military information, Congress, District of Columbia

  • Maps, architectural records, pictures, etc.

Source: http://www.archives.gov


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Archives in D.C.

The Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/

  • Research arm of Congress (Congressional Research Service)

  • Largest library in the world

  • More than 130 million items (29 million books)

  • Also has recordings, maps and manuscripts

Source: http://www.visitingdc.com



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Museums in Maryland

Baltimore Civil War Museumhttp://www.mdhs.org/explore/baltcivilwar.html

  • Part of the Maryland Historical Society

  • President & Fleet Streets

  • $4 adults/$3 children 13-17, students w/ID, seniors

  • First bloodshed of the Civil War

Source: Maryland Historical Society Website


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Museums in Maryland

Banneker-Douglass Museumhttp://www.mdhs.org/explore/baltcivilwar.html

  • Housed in old Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church (Annapolis)

  • State's official repository of African-American material culture

  • Includes art, historical documents, oral histories, rare books

Source: Maryland Historical Trust Website


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Museums in Maryland

Antietam & Monocacy National Battlefields

http://www.nps.gov/

  • Maintained by the National Park Service

  • Free admission (call ahead for groups of 12 or more)

Antietam (source: NPS Website)

Monocacy (source: NPS Website)


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Museums in Maryland

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

http://www.civilwarmed.org/

  • Over 1,500 original artifacts relating to Civil War medical care

  • Also operates as the Pry House Field Hospital Museum (Antietam)

  • $6.50 adults/$6 college students w/ID, seniors, and military

Source: National Museum of Civil War Medicine Website


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Smithsonian Museums in D.C.

National Museum of American History

http://americanhistory.si.edu/

  • Closed for Renovation Until Summer 2008

  • Online & traveling exhibits

  • Civil War-era artifacts

  • Star-Spangled Banner

  • September 11 exhibit

  • All SI museums are free

Source: Smithsonian Legacies Website


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Other Smithsonian Museums in D.C.(all free!)

  • National Museum of African Art

  • Air and Space Museum

  • American Art Museum

  • National Museum of the American Indian

  • Anacostia Community Museum

  • Freer + Sackler Galleries

  • Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

  • Natural History Museum

  • Postal Museum

  • Portrait Gallery

  • National Zoo (not a museum, but still fun)


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National Register of Historic Places

  • Maintained by the National Park Service

  • Sites in all 50 states

  • Travel itineraries available online



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Thank You!

Tamara SmithReference [email protected]

HIST 300 Course Page: http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/howto/course_websites/hist300_nix_fa06.htm


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