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HIST 300: Other Resources: Museums and Archives Tamara Smith, Reference Librarian Langsdale Library November 7-9, 2006 Plan for Today Finish Web Resources Archives Museums Wrap-up Archives Archives Collections of papers, manuscripts, recordings, photographs, etc.

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hist 300 other resources museums and archives

HIST 300: Other Resources: Museums and Archives

Tamara Smith, Reference Librarian

Langsdale Library

November 7-9, 2006

plan for today
Plan for Today
  • Finish Web Resources
  • Archives
  • Museums
  • Wrap-up
archives4
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
tips for visiting archives
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!)
tips for visiting archives6
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/

archives in maryland
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

archives in d c
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

museums in maryland
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

smithsonian museums in d c
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

other smithsonian museums in d c all free
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)
national register of historic places
National Register of Historic Places
  • Maintained by the National Park Service
  • Sites in all 50 states
  • Travel itineraries available online
thank you
Thank You!

Tamara SmithReference Librariantsmith@ubalt.edu410-837-5072

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