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William C. Kerr papers

 Collection 0037-MDHC

This collection relates primarily to the affairs of the Kerr family of Catonsville, Maryland. Subjects include local society, politics, and business and church affairs in Baltimore.


  • 1915-1927

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

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.


0.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The Kerr family resided in Catonsville during the 1920’s. Son William, while beginning in business, moved to Mobile, Alabama and then to Detroit, Michigan. Correspondents are members of his family and the content relates mainly to family activities, local society, politics, business and church. The William C. Kerr Collection covers the period from 1915 to 1927.

Custodial History

The papers of William C. Kerr were accessioned in the University of Maryland Archives in 1972.

Guide to the William C. Kerr papers
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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