Florence Green Shay of Baltimore, Maryland served in World War I in the Army Nurse Corps in France. Her son, Thomas Reed Shay of Denver, Colorado, served in World War II as an Army radio technician in Europe. The collection consists of a diary written by Florence Green Shay, correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and a newspaper clipping. The majority of these materials document the service of Florence Green Shay in World War I and of Thomas Reed Shay in World War II.
Carlton Sickles served in the Maryland House of Delegates and the United States House of Representatives. His papers contain administrative files, press releases, newspaper clippings, bills, and audio tapes. Subjects include the Vietnam War, NASA, civil rights, education, and Sickles' political campaigns. This collection is unprocessed, but a preliminary inventory is available as an external document.