Scope and Content of Collection
The Albert Ritchie papers cover the years 1903 to 1939, the bulk of which date from Ritchie's years as Governor of Maryland, 1919-1934. Most of the material covers official government matters; little personal material is included. The papers include correspondence, reports, printed material, newspaper clippings, speeches, memorabilia, and photographs. Subjects include political affairs, especially campaigning and elections; economic matters, especially government involvement in the economy; Ritchie's financial affairs; areas of local interest, in particular state taxes, politics, and construction; and the state government.