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Ann R. Hull papers

 Collection 0258-UA

Ann R. Hull, a Democrat, served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates representing the second district of Prince George's County from 1967 to 1978 and was Speaker Pro Tem of the House during the 1975-1976 session. During the 1990s, Hull was a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Maryland. Hull's papers relate to both the House of Delegates and to Prince George's County and include notes, reports, pamphlets, and clippings. Issues discussed in her papers include education, civil rights, juvenile courts, public health facilities, and the Constitutional Convention of 1966-1967.


  • 1964-1978

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


21.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Ann R. Hull papers cover the period from 1964 to 1978. The records include memoranda, reports, studies, minutes, and correspondence, which relate to her position as a state delegate. Important topics documented include education, civil rights, housing, state budget, juvenile courts, mental health, and public health facilities. Also covered are the constitutional convention, state merit commission, transportation, police, recreation, George Washington Memorial Parkway, water, women's issues, and the election of a governor by the legislature after the resignation of Governor Agnew. Major correspondents include Marvin Mandel, Francis B. Burch, William J. Peeples, and Joseph Tydings.


Ann R. Hull served in the Maryland General Assembly from 1966 to 1978 as a Democratic delegate from the second district of Prince George's County. During the 1975-1978 session she held the position of Speaker Pro Tem for the House.

Hull was born February 25, 1925, in Seattle, Washington. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B. A. in Geography in 1945, and earned an M. A., also in Geography, from Syracuse University in 1948.

Hull's first forays into politics were through the League of Women Voters. She was the president of the Prince George's County league from 1962 to 1965, and president of the state league from 1965 to 1966. During her years in the state legislature, she was involved with Maryland Community Coordinated Child Care Program, the Prince George's County Merit System Study Commission (1968-1969), the Governor's Task Force on Financing Education (1972), and the Maryland Commission on Intergovernmental Co-operation. She also joined the National Organization of Women Legislators.

After leaving the legislature, she was an executive assistant to Governor Harry Hughes, from 1979 to 1985. She served as vice chair of the Board of Trustees of State Universities and Colleges from August 1983 to June 1988. During the 1990s Hull was a member of the Board of Regents for the University of Maryland.


This collection is organized as three series:

Series 1
State Files
Series 2
Prince George's County Files
Series 3

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Ann R. Hull donated her papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in August 1974. She donated additional materials in September 1977 and in 1996.

Related Material

The Goucher College Archives in Towson, Maryland, contains an oral history interview with Ann Hull from 1981 in its Maryland Women Lawmakers Oral History Project Collection.

Processing Information

Originally, the Ann R. Hull papers consisted of two series, State and Prince George's County. Reports bound by staples and metal clasps were removed from the original bindings. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. Plastic clips replaced all paper clips. Duplicate and reading file materials were discarded. Upon processing the addendum, a third series, correspondence, was created. The 1996 accession received the same preservation treatment before it was incorporated into the three existing series.

Guide to the Ann R. Hull papers
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742