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John W. Frece papers

 Collection 0519-MDHC

This collection documents the work of John W. Frece and Senator Joseph D. Tydings in authoring Tydings' autobiography, My Life in Progressive Politics: Against the Grain. Frece previously served as a longtime reporter for the Baltimore Sun


  • Majority of material found within 2013-2017
  • 1960-2017

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room.

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.


1.75 Linear Feet (1 record storage box and 1 letter size box)

Scope and Contents

John W. Frece, a longtime Baltimore Sun reporter, collaborated with Senator Joseph D. Tydings to write Tydings' autobiography, My Life in Progressive Politics: Against the Grain. The papers consist of drafts of Tydings' autobiography, oral history interview transcripts between Tydings and Frece, and copies of articles and outside interviews that Frece consulted while working on the book.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to University of Maryland Libraries by John W. Frece on June 21, 2018.

Processing Information

These materials were received by the University of Maryland Libraries in 2018. Upon arrival, the materials were re-housed into archival quality boxes and placed in acid-free folders.

Guide to the John W. Frece papers
Willem Kalbach
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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