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Betty B. Baehr was a librarian at the University of Maryland from 1947 until 1983. Her papers consist of an oral history interview (transcripts and cassette tapes) as well as photographs. The interview contains information about Baehr's career at Maryland, including descriptions of the library operations and departments between the 1940s and 1980s.
William Baillie Baird was a Scottish immigrant who became a coal miner and labor organizer in western Maryland. This collection consists of 38 items, mainly correspondence, pertaining to William Baillie Baird's commission as organizer for the Knights of Labor, 1897-1898, and his interest in promoting Robert W. Price as the founder of Labor Day, 1925-1927.
The Baltimore Smallpox Epidemic collection comprises correspondence and financial records relating to an epidemic between 1871 and 1882. Topics of interest include smallpox vaccinations, measures taken to prevent the spread of the epidemic, including destruction of clothing and the quarantine of afflicted patients. There is also personal correspondence on the epidemic.