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Fred Simmons papers

 Collection 0234-MDHC

This collection consists primarily of Volumes I through VI of A History of the White House: A Tavern in Vansville, Maryland (1984), a compilation of information on this 1834 structure edited by John William Wohlfarth. Wohlfarth acknowledged Fred Simmons as the principal researcher in this history, but others contributed as well to the investigation of White House Tavern. The Tavern still stands as part of the Del Haven White House Motel complex on Route 1, just north of College Park, and was built early in the nineteenth century when Route 1 was the Baltimore-Washington Turnpike and the main stagecoach route. The collection is unprocessed.


  • 1984

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

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.

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Guide to the Fred Simmons Papers
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Library Details

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