Scope and Content of Collection
The Anne St. Clair Wright papers consist of materials that document Wright’s career with Historic Annapolis, Inc. (now Historic Annapolis Foundation), a prominent historic preservation group in Annapolis that she helped found in 1952, as well as her work in other private and public sectors. The collection dates from 1952 to 1994, with the bulk of the material dating between 1978 and 1993. These materials include memos and correspondence, minutes and agendas, writings, research materials and notes, historic site files (William Pace House and Gardens, Brice House, Calvert Site, Clark’s Pond, Hancock’s Resolution, Morven, Reynold’s Tavern, Shiplap House), legal and legislative items, publications, newspaper clippings, lecture notes, reports, brochures and pamphlets, photographs, drawings, maps, memorabilia, and personal records. Series 5 consists of materials related to the archaeological work of Anne Yentsch and Mark Leone with Historic Annapolis. Documenting the history and development of the historic preservation movement in Annapolis in the latter half of the 20th century, the collection offers a perspective on the administrative, legal, and historic evolution of a prominent historic preservation program under Wright’s leadership.