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Maryland Historical Markers photographs

 Collection 0517-MDHC
Beginning in 1930, historical markers, made of cast iron, were erected alongside Maryland roads and highways, first under the vision of J. Alexis Shriver, of the Harford County Historical Society, and later funded by the Maryland State Roads Commission and the Maryland Historical Society. This accession consists of photographs of Maryland's historical markers (ca. 1935-1940), taken and annotated probably by J. Alexis Shriver. The photographic prints are pasted into notebooks with dated annotations regarding the history, maintenance, and preservation of the roadside historical markers. Includes photographs of people, buildings, cars, and roadways.

Dates

  • 1935-1940

Condition Description

Some photographic prints may be detached from the backing paper. Use of gloves when handling is preferred.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using 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.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 letter-size boxes) : B/W photoprints

Content Description

The collection consists of photographs of historical road markers in Maryland, taken and annotated from 1935-1940 probably by J. Alexis Shriver. The photographic prints are pasted into annotated notebooks. Details include dates and locations as well as history, maintenance, and preservation of the roadside historical markers. Also includes photographs of people, buildings, cars, and roadways.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to University of Maryland libraries by Robert Friedel on November 13, 2018.

Condition Description

Some photographic prints may be detached from the backing paper. Use of gloves when handling is preferred.

Processing Information

These materials were received by University of Maryland libraries in 2018. Upon arrival, the materials were re-housed into archival quality boxes. 3-ring notebooks were left in the original order in which they were received. No rehousing has been done at the folder level.
Title
Guide to the Maryland Historical Markers photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Willem Kalbach
Date
2019-09
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742
301-405-9212