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Philip Perlman papers

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Abstract

Title:
Philip Perlman papers
Author/Creator:
Perlman, Philip
Collection number:
89-98
Size:
25.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1927-1942
Inclusive dates:
1926-1942
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Philip Perlman was a prominent Maryland lawyer and political leader during the 1930s and 1940s who served as U.S. Solicitor General from 1947 to 1952. His papers consist of files relating to Baltimore mayoral, Maryland gubernatorial, and U.S. House and Senate elections; the creation of Maryland laws and legislation; Baltimore City Government; the Great Depression; Maryland and Baltimore political campaigns; presidential campaigns of 1932 and 1940; Assessment of Maryland Zoning Ordinances; the functioning and internal politics of the Democratic National Committee; construction of Clifton Park School; construction of the Baltimore Airport; decision to construct the Chesapeake Bay Bridge; the Fairway Company's negotiations with the government; United Railways and Electric Company legal issues; and Baltimore society. Significant correspondents include Baltimore Mayor Howard W. Jackson and Maryland Governor Albert C. Ritchie.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Philip Perlman papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Philip B. Perlman was born on March 5, 1890, in Baltimore, Maryland, the only child of Benjamin and Rose Nathan Perlman. Perlman's graduated from City College high school in Baltimore, 1908. Soon after,, he secured a job as a reporter for the Baltimore American while studying political economy at the Johns Hopkins University. In 1910, Perlman moved to the Evening Sun as a court reporter while pursuing a law degree at the University of Maryland Law School. Perlman passed the bar on June 24, 1911, a full year prior to receiving his law degree in 1912.

Despite earning his credentials as a lawyer, Perlman remained at the Evening Sun, where he was promoted to City Editor in 1913. After four years, Perlman resigned in order to practice law. Initially, Perlman worked at the Maryland State Law Department as an assistant to Maryland Attorney General Albert C. Ritchie, who became a notable contact and personal friend. Perlman's career took off when he became Assistant Maryland Attorney General in 1918 and Secretary of State under newly elected Governor Ritchie in 1919. Positions in public service appealed to Perlman, who would remain active in politics and government until his death in 1960.

Following three years as Secretary of State, Perlman served the City Solicitor of Baltimore from 1923 to 1926. Though he chose to pursue private practice after eight years in government service, Perlman remained active in Maryland and Baltimore politics as a member of the following commissions: Baltimore Efficiency and Economy Commission; Zoning Commission; the Maryland Water Resources Commission, Baltimore Unemployment Relief Commission; Mayor's Commission on Art Education; and the State Bar Association's Committee on Law. From 1938 to 1936 Perlman contributed his legal talents to the Baltimore Housing Authority in the position of General Counsel. In the 1940s, Perlman also advised Maryland Governor William Preston Lane on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge construction, highway improvement, and similar concerns. A strong presence in the local and state Democratic Party, Perlman worked on numerous state campaigns and served as a delegate to the national convention that nominated Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932. These experiences prepared Perlman for a more prominent position in the national party, as evidenced by his efforts in drafting the Democratic National Convention platform and participating as a state delegate for the second time in 1948.

From 1923 through at least 1942, Perlman operated a private law practice, often with his long-term law partner, Wirt A. Duvall, Jr. The lengthy partnership between Perlman and Duvall began in 1926; and records indicate that they shared an office at least through 1942. Together they represented a number of notable Maryland companies, including United Railways and Electric Company, the Annapolis-Claiborne Ferry Company, the City Ice Company, and the Fairway Company. As legal counsel for these companies, Perlman represented them in court, drafted contracts, witnessed agreements, and served as political liaison among Maryland politicians and lawmakers.

Perlman's contributions to the law extended beyond the practice of his profession. In 1923, he published a compilation of articles as Debates of the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867. Perlman also co-authored a second publication in 1948: Prejudice and Property: An Historic Brief Against Racial Covenants.

Perlman's impressive professional resume suggests a man consumed with his work in politics and the law; however, Perlman also contributed significant amounts of time and money to the Baltimore arts community. A key participant in the expansion of the Walter's Art Gallery in the 1930s, Perlman remained an ardent supporter and active member of the board throughout his life. Perlman also served as a trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art for twenty-seven years and as a member of the following boards at various times: the Baltimore Symphony, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Peale Museum. Perlman also served on the board of the Association of Jewish Charities, of which he was also a financial contributor.

In 1947, President Harry Truman tapped Perlman to become Solicitor General of the United States. Perlman held this post until 1952, when he returned to private practice in the firm Perlman, Lyons, and Browning in Washington, D.C. By this time, Perlman maintained a suite at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. but never relinquished ownership of his home on Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore. Perlman died in 1960 at the age of seventy.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Papers of Philip B. Perlman cover the years 1918 to 1945, with the bulk of the material dating between 1927 and 1942. Document types represented in the collection include personal correspondence, professional correspondence, newspaper clippings, periodicals, newspapers, court documents, appellate briefs, marked-up legislation; published bills; reports; legal agreements and contracts; petitions; financial receipts; wills; political campaign materials; press releases; campaign speeches; radio addresses; maps; and photographs. Subjects include the creation of Maryland laws and legislation; Baltimore City Government; the Great Depression; Maryland and Baltimore political campaigns; presidential campaigns of 1932 and 1940; Assessment of Maryland Zoning Ordinances; the functioning and internal politics of the Democratic National Committee; construction of Clifton Park School; construction of the Baltimore Airport; decision to construct the Chesapeake Bay Bridge; the Fairway Company's negotiations with the government; United Railways and Electric Company legal issues; and Baltimore society. Significant correspondents include Baltimore Mayor Howard W. Jackson and Maryland Governor Albert C. Ritchie.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Mrs. Eloise Crain donated the Papers of Philip B. Perlman to the University of Maryland Libraries in November 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Janna Robinson, December 2005.

Processing note:

The collection was processed in 2005, at which time metal paper clips and staples were removed and replaced with strips of acid-free paper and plastic clips. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. The collection is arranged into six series according to subject. Where accurate original folder headings existed, they were retained, and original folder divisions were also preserved if possible. Loose materials were organized according to content and interfiled with the collection. Within series, folders are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically. In keeping with the original filing pattern, folder contents are arranged in reverse chronological order. Duplicate copies of newspaper clippings, publications, correspondence, and other paper materials were discarded. Photographs and memorabilia are separated and housed separately from the rest of the collection. Newspaper clippings were copied onto acid-free paper and discarded; entire newspapers and newspaper sections were retained and placed between sheets of acid free paper.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Janna Robinson, April 2006.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Personal, 1926-1938 (4.0 linear feet)

Series I includes Perlman's personal correspondence with friends, business associates, social acquaintances, charitable associations, and government agencies. In addition to personal correspondence, this series contains materials related to Perlman's financial investments and the sale of his yacht, the Arla.

Materials relating to Perlman's yacht, the Arla, document the restoration and sale of the yacht by Perlman. Correspondence, receipts, insurance bills, and legal documents represent the bulk of the materials.

Perlman's personal correspondence contains invitations; replies to invitations; thank-you notes; requests for recommendations; letters of recommendation; letters of introduction; letters of congratulations; meeting notices; personal notes; Christmas cards; solicitations for charitable donations; and Jewish publications. This series also includes documents relating to personal business transactions, such as confirmation of doctor appointments; the filing of annual taxes; securing a license plate; and paying a traffic ticket. Filed separately from other business transactions is correspondence pertaining to Perlman's financial investments. This correspondence primarily consists of form letters distributed annually to investors and stock holders.

Arrangement is alphabetical by subject heading and then chronological within each heading.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Arla, 1932-1935 series 1box 1folder 1
The Arla, 1936-1938 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
The Arla -- Receipts, 1933-1935 and undated series 1box 1folder 3
Wirt A. Duvall, Jr., 1929-1930 series 1box 1folder 4
Investments, 1928-1933 series 1box 1folder 5
Investments, 1932-1934 series 1box 1folder 6
Investments, 1932-1934 series 1box 2folder 1
Investments , 1935 series 1box 2folder 2
Investments -- The Equity Corporation, 1932-1934 series 1box 2folder 3
Joseph Meyerhoff, 1930 series 1box 2folder 4
Personal 1926, January-April 1926 series 1box 2folder 5
Personal 1926, April-December 1926 series 1box 2folder 6
Personal 1926 -- Letters of Congratulations, 1926 series 1box 3folder 1
Personal 1927, January-July 1927 series 1box 3folder 2
Personal 1927, July-December 1927 series 1box 3folder 3
Personal 1928, 1928 series 1box 3folder 4
Personal 1929, January-June 1929 series 1box 3folder 5
Personal 1929, June-December 1929 series 1box 3folder 6
Personal 1930, January-September 1930 series 1box 4folder 1
Personal 1930, September-December 1930 series 1box 4folder 2
Personal 1931, January-June 1931 series 1box 4folder 3
Personal 1931, June-December 1931 series 1box 4folder 4
Personal 1932, January-July 1932 series 1box 4folder 5
Personal 1932, July-December 1932 series 1box 5folder 1
Personal 1933, January-March 1933 series 1box 5folder 2
Personal 1933, March-May 1933 series 1box 5folder 3
Personal 1933, May-October 1933 series 1box 5folder 4
Personal 1933, October-December 1933 series 1box 6folder 1
Personal 1934, January-May 1934 series 1box 6folder 2
Personal 1934, June-September 1934 series 1box 6folder 3
Personal 1934, October-December 1934 series 1box 6folder 4
Personal 1935, January-April 1935 series 1box 6folder 5
Personal 1935, Mary-July 1935 series 1box 6folder 6
Personal 1935, August-December 1935 series 1box 7folder 1
Personal 1936, 1936 series 1box 7folder 2
Personal 1937, January-April 1937 series 1box 7folder 3
Personal 1937, May-July 1937 series 1box 7folder 4
Personal -- Community Fund Drive, 1937-1938 series 1box 8folder 1
Personal -- Storrs, 1937 series 1box 8folder 2
United Jewish Campaign, 1926 series 1box 8folder 3

Series 2: Client Files, 1924-1942 (6.0 linear feet)

Series II consists of estate records, wills, court documents, reports, legal agreements and contracts, petitions, financial receipts, and copies of legislation used by Philip Perlman in his legal practice in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to his appointment as Solicitor General of the United States in 1947. His corporate clients included the Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, the City Ice Company, the Fairways Company, and the United Railways and Electric Company. The Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, which operated a ferry service across the Chesapeake Bay, was involved in early discussions regarding the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Under an act of the Maryland legislature in 1941, the State Roads Commission of Maryland took over the assets of the company. Representing the Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, Perlman handled all negotiations with the state in the earliest stages of the process and subsequent dealings with the Chesapeake Bridge Commission. The Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company files include correspondence with Governor Harry W. Nice on the topic of financing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge construction. Personal clients included the estates of Julius Levy and Samuel Frank. Wirt A. Duvall, Jr. worked with Perlman on several of these cases.

Arrangement is alphabetical by client name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Baltimore and Eastern Shore Ferry Line Inc., 1927 and undated series 2box 1folder 1
Baltimore Clay Products Company, 1931-1934 series 2box 1folder 2
Baltimore Coach Company (Miscellaneous), 1929 and 1934 series 2box 1folder 3
Brewery Products, Incorporated, 1933 series 2box 1folder 4
E. Brooke Lee, 1928-1929 series 2box 1folder 5
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1929-1930, 1929 series 2box 1folder 6
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1929-1930, 1930 series 2box 1folder 7
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1929-1932, 1929 and undated series 2box 1folder 8
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1929-1932, 1931-1931 and undated series 2box 2folder 1
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1929-1932, 1930-1932 series 2box 2folder 2
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, 1930 and undated series 2box 2folder 3
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company, 1930 and undated series 2box 2folder 4
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1932-1934, 1932-1933 series 2box 2folder 5
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1932-1934, 1933-1934 series 2box 2folder 6
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1932-1933, 1932 series 2box 3folder 1
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company1932-1933, 1933 and undated series 2box 3folder 2
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1932-1933, 1933 series 2box 3folder 3
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1932-1933, 1933 series 2box 3folder 4
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1932-1933, 1932-1933 series 2box 3folder 5
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 1932-1933, Undated series 2box 3folder 6
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company -- Briefs, 1931 series 2box 3folder 7
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 1935 series 2box 4folder 1
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 1936 series 2box 4folder 2
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge, 1937-1938 series 2box 4folder 3
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company -- Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Undated series 2box 4folder 4
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company -- Chesapeake Bay BridgeMiscellaneous, 1933-1935 and undated series 2box 4folder 5
Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company -- Independent Ferry Papers, 1929-1933 series 2box 4folder 6
City Ice Company -- Reorganization 1929-1932, 1929-1932 series 2box 5folder 1
City Ice Company -- Reorganization 1929-1932, Undated series 2box 5folder 2
City Ice Company -- Reorganization 1929-1938, 1929-1932 series 2box 5folder 3
City Ice Company -- Reorganization 1929-1938, 1930-1938 series 2box 5folder 4
City Ice Company -- Reorganization -- Securities and Exchange Commission, 1935-1936 series 2box 5folder 5
Elementary Teachers Association, 1929 and undated series 2box 6folder 1
The Fairway Company, 1924-1929 series 2box 6folder 2
The Fairway Company, 1927-1928 series 2box 6folder 3
The Fairway Company 1928-1937, 1928 series 2box 6folder 4
The Fairway Company 1928-1937, 1929-1937 series 2box 6folder 5
The Fairway Company, 1937-1938 series 2box 7folder 1
Samuel Frank Estate, 1910-1912, 1936 and undated series 2box 7folder 2
Samuel Frank Estate, 1927-1929 and undated series 2box 7folder 3
Samuel Frank Estate, 1930 and undated series 2box 7folder 4
Samuel Frank -- Last will and Testament, 1910, 1919-1925 and undated series 2box 7folder 5
Clay T. Joyce vs. R. Walter Graham, 1925-1928 and undated series 2box 7folder 6
Harry Klaff vs. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, 1926, 1934 and undated series 2box 8folder 1
Klein-Moffet Company, 1927-1928 series 2box 8folder 2
Julius Levy Estate, 1925-1930 series 2box 8folder 3
Julius Levy Estate, 1926-1927 series 2box 8folder 4
The Maccabees, 1940 series 2box 8folder 5
The Maccabees -- Re: John T. Lipps, deceased, 1941-1942 series 2box 8folder 6
Ann Saul Case, 1928 series 2box 8folder 7
Sun Cab Company, Inc./ General Taxicab, Inc., 1930-1932 series 2box 8folder 8
C. Herman Tilghman vs. Elizabeth Woodville and Henry J. Boudoin, Executors, 1920-1921 and 1930 series 2box 8folder 9
United Railways and Electric Company 1928-1935, 1928-1929 and undated series 2box 9folder 1
United Railways and Electric Company 1928-1935, 1930 and undated series 2box 9folder 2
United Railways and Electric Company 1928-1935, 1932-1935 series 2box 9folder 3
United Railways and Electric Company 1929-1932, 1929 series 2box 9folder 4
United Railways and Electric Company 1929-1932, 1930-1932 and undated series 2box 9folder 5
United Railways and Electric Company 1932-1933, 1932-1933 series 2box 9folder 6
United Railways and Electric Company 1932-1933, 1933 series 2box 10folder 1
United Railways and Electric Company -- City Paving Program, 1929-1931 series 2box 10folder 2
United Railways and Electric Company -- Exhibits, 1933 and undated series 2box 10folder 3
United Railways and Electric Company -- Park Tax, 1927-1932 series 2box 10folder 4
United Railways and Electric Company -- Park Tax, Undated series 2box 10folder 5
United Railways and Electric Company -- Receivership 1931-1935, 1931-1933 and undated series 2box 10folder 6
United Railways and Electric Company -- Receivership 1931-1935, 1932-1933 an undated series 2box 11folder 1
United Railways and Electric Company -- Receivership 1931-1935, 1933-1935 series 2box 11folder 2
United Railways and Electric Company -- Safety Council, 1932-1933 series 2box 11folder 3
United Railways and Electric Company -- Skip-Stop Plan -- Folder 1 of 2, 1926-1931 and undated series 2box 11folder 4
United Railways and Electric Company -- Skip-Stop Plan -- Folder 2 of 2, Undated series 2box 12folder 1
Wischhusen, John vs. American Medicinal Spirits Company, 1929-1932 and undated series 2box 12folder 2
Wischhusen, John vs. American Medicinal Spirits Company, 1933 series 2box 12folder 3

Series 3: Government and Politics, 1922-1945 (7.5 linear feet)

Materials in this series document Perlman's years in public service and active participation in Maryland politics and include correspondence, memos, legal briefs, copies of Maryland bills and laws, reports, press releases, campaign speeches, radio addresses, campaign propaganda, maps, newspapers, and clippings.

An active member of the Democratic Party, Philip Perlman regularly participated in Maryland political campaigns. A strong supporter of both Mayor Howard Jackson and Governor Albert Ritchie, Perlman worked for their re-election to office several times between 1932 and 1942, and assisted Mayor Jackson in his campaign for governor in 1938. The bulk of the materials in this series document the re-election campaigns, offering great insight into the pressing issues of the time and the political maneuvers of both the Republican and Democratic candidates. Perlman lent his time and legal expertise to the candidates, leading Jackson's efforts to contest the outcome of a primary election for governor in 1938. Perlman often annotated copies of bills and newspapers with his own thoughts and ideas concerning Maryland politics and the campaign agenda. Similarly, Governor Ritchie alerted Perlman to particular issues by circling and noting newspaper articles. In addition to documenting Perlman's relationship to those in power, these records offer information related to Maryland and Baltimore politics, and political campaigns in the 1930s and 1940s.

Perlman's growing influence in the national Democratic Party is evidenced by his involvement in additional congressional campaigns and his role in drafting the Democratic National Convention platform in 1940. Furthermore, Perlman rebutted internal criticisms launched by John O'Connor in a publicized debate. Copies of both O'Connor's letter and Perlman's response can be found in the folders titled "O'Connor's Letter."

Arrangement is alphabetical by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Airport, 1928-1931 series 3box 1folder 1
Airport -- Engineer Report, 1928-1931 series 3box 1folder 2
Airport -- Engineer Report, 1931 series 3box 1folder 3
Baltimore City Government -- Budget, 1938 series 3box 1folder 4
Baltimore City Government -- Employees, Undated series 3box 1folder 5
Baltimore Emergency Relief -- Proposal of Clothing Dealers, 1931 series 3box 1folder 6
Bar Association Committee on Amendment of the Law, 1940-1942 and 1946 series 3box 1folder 7
Bar Association Committee on Amendment of the Law, 1941 series 3box 2folder 1
Bar Association Committee on Amendment of the Law, 1941-1942 series 3box 2folder 2
Bar Association Committee on Amendment of the Law, 1942 series 3box 2folder 3
Bar Association Committee on Amendment of the Law, 1942-1945 series 3box 2folder 4
Bar Association Committee on Amendment of the Law -- Legislative Program, 1942-1945 series 3box 2folder 5
Charter Commission , 1926 series 3box 2folder 6
Democratic National Convention -- Folder 1 of 3, 1940 series 3box 2folder 7
Democratic National Convention -- Folder 2 of 3, 1940 series 3box 2folder 8
Democratic National Convention -- Folder 3 of 3, 1940 and undated series 3box 2folder 9
Democratic Ticket -- Election Documents and Materials, 1940 series 3box 2folder 10
Efficiency and Economy Commission -- Folder 1 of 2, 1926 series 3box 3folder 1
Efficiency and Economy Commission -- Folder 2 of 2, 1926-1932 series 3box 3folder 2
Franklin and Bath Streets Viaduct -- Folder 1 of 2, 1929-1932 series 3box 3folder 3
Franklin and Bath Streets Viaduct -- Folder 2 of 2, Undated series 3box 3folder 4
Gasoline Tax Laws, 1926 series 3box 3folder 5
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor, 1934 and undated series 3box 3folder 6
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor, 1936-1938 series 3box 3folder 7
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor -- Folder 1 of 2, 1938 series 3box 3folder 8
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor -- Folder 2 of 2, 1938 series 3box 4folder 1
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor, 1938 series 3box 4folder 2
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor, 1938 and undated series 3box 4folder 3
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for governor, 1938 series 3box 4folder 4
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor, 1938 series 3box 4folder 5
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor, 1938-1939 series 3box 4folder 6
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Governor -- Elections, 1938 series 3box 4folder 7
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Mayor, 1931 and undated series 3box 5folder 1
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Mayor -- Folder 1 of 2, 1939 series 3box 5folder 2
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Mayor -- Folder 2 of 2, 1939 series 3box 5folder 3
Howard Jackson -- Campaign for Mayor -- Miscellaneous, 1932-1942 and undated series 3box 5folder 4
Howard Jackson -- Election Court Case, 1938 series 3box 5folder 5
Howard Jackson -- Election Court Case Challenge, 1938 series 3box 5folder 6
Howard Jackson -- Election Court Case Challenge, 1938 series 3box 5folder 7
Howard Jackson -- Election Court Case Challenge, 1938 series 3box 6folder 1
Judiciary Committee, 1922-1924 series 3box 6folder 6
Legislation -- Folder 1 of 3, 1929 series 3box 6folder 7
Legislation -- Folder 2 of 3, 1929 series 3box 6folder 8
Legislation -- Folder 3 of 3, 1929 and undated series 3box 7folder 1
Legislation -- Folder 1 of 2, 1931 series 3box 7folder 2
Legislation -- Folder 2 of 2, 1931 series 3box 7folder 3
Legislation -- Folder 1 of 4, 1933 series 3box 7folder 4
Legislation -- Folder 2 of 4, 1933 series 3box 7folder 5
Legislation -- Folder 3 of 4, 1933 series 3box 8folder 1
Legislation -- Folder 4 of 4, 1933 series 3box 8folder 2
Legislation -- Drive-it-yourself and Rent cars, 1927 and undated series 3box 8folder 3
Legislation -- Montgomery County -- Folder 1 of 3, 1927-1931 series 3box 8folder 4
Legislation -- Montgomery County -- Folder 2 of 3, Undated series 3box 8folder 5
Legislation -- Montgomery County -- Folder 3 of 3, Undated series 3box 8folder 6
Legislation -- Proposed -- Folder 1 of 2, 1922 series 3box 9folder 1
Legislation -- Proposed -- Folder 2 of 2, 1922 series 3box 9folder 2
Maryland State Board of Agriculture -- Folder 1 of 3, 1928-1929 and undated series 3box 9folder 3
Maryland State Board of Agriculture -- Folder 2 of 3, 1928-1929 series 3box 9folder 4
Maryland State Board of Agriculture -- Folder 3 of 3, Undated series 3box 9folder 5
Maryland Dairyman's Association -- Folder 1 of 2, 1929-1933 series 3box 9folder 6
Maryland Dairyman's Association -- Folder 2 of 2, 1933 and undated series 3box 9folder 7
John A. Meyer -- Campaign for Congress -- Folder 1 of 3, 1940 series 3box 10folder 1
John A. Meyer -- Campaign for Congress -- Folder 2 of 3, 1940 series 3box 10folder 2
John A. Meyer -- Campaign for Congress -- Folder 3 of 3, 1940 and undated series 3box 10folder 3
O'Connor Letter -- Folder 1 of 3, 1940 series 3box 10folder 4
O'Connor Letter -- Folder 2 of 3, 1940 series 3box 10folder 5
O'Connor Letter -- Folder 3 of 3, 1940 series 3box 10folder 6
O'Connor Letter -- Democratic National Convention, 1940 series 3box 11folder 1
Presidential Campaign -- Fall of 1940, 1936-1940 series 3box 11folder 2
Public Improvement Commission -- Folder 1 of 2, 1926 and undated series 3box 11folder 3
Public Improvement Commission -- Folder 2 of 2, 1927-1929 series 3box 11folder 4
Public Improvement Commission -- Correspondence, 1926-1927 series 3box 11folder 5
Public Improvement Commission -- Extra Copies, 1926 series 3box 11folder 6
Radcliffe Campaign/ Meyer Campaign, 1939-1940 series 3box 11folder 7
Reorganization -- City of New York, 1926-1928 series 3box 11folder 8
Governor Albert Ritchie -- Presidential Campaign -- Folder 1 of 4, 1932 series 3box 12folder 1
Governor Albert Ritchie -- Presidential Campaign -- Folder 2 of 4, 1932 series 3box 12folder 2
Governor Albert Ritchie -- Presidential Campaign -- Folder 3 of 4, 1932 series 3box 12folder 3
Governor Albert Ritchie -- Presidential Campaign -- Folder 4 of 4, 1932 and undated series 3box 12folder 4
Governor Albert Ritchie -- Presidential Campaign -- Publications , 1932 series 3box 12folder 5
Governor Albert Ritchie -- Presidential Campaign -- Publications, 1932 series 3box 13folder 1
Governor Albert Ritchie -- Presidential Campaign -- Speaker's Kit, 1932 series 3box 13folder 2
Franklin D. Roosevelt -- Presidential Campaign, 1932 and undated series 3box 13folder 3
Roster -- U.S. Congressmen, Undated series 3box 13folder 4
Smith Campaign -- Folder 1 of 3, 1928 series 3box 14folder 1
Smith Campaign -- Folder 2 of 3, 1928 series 3box 14folder 2
Smith Campaign -- Folder 3 of 3, 1928 series 3box 14folder 3
Unemployment Relief Committee -- Folder 1 of 4, 1932 series 3box 14folder 4
Unemployment Relief Committee -- Folder 2 of 4, 1932 series 3box 14folder 5
Unemployment Relief Committee -- Folder 3 of 4, 1932-1933 series 3box 14folder 6
Unemployment Relief Committee -- Folder 4 of 4, 1933-1934 series 3box 14folder 7
Zoning Ordinance -- Folder 1 of 4, 1928-1929 series 3box 15folder 1
Zoning Ordinance -- Folder 2 of 4, 1929-1934 and undated series 3box 15folder 2
Zoning Ordinance -- Folder 3 of 4, 1930 series 3box 15folder 3
Zoning Ordinance -- Folder 4 of 4, Undated series 3box 15folder 4
Zoning Ordinance -- Newspaper Articles, 1927-1928 series 3box 16folder 1
Zoning Ordinance -- Correspondence, 1926-1927 series 3box 16folder 2
Zoning Ordinance -- Correspondence, 1928-1931 series 3box 16folder 3

Series 4: The Debates of the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867, 1923-1928 and 1931 (0.5 linear feet)

Series IV consists primarily of correspondence pertaining to The Debates of the Maryland Constitutional Convention o f 1867, which Perlman compiled and published in 1923. The State of Maryland commissioned the book, and appropriations in the State budget paid for the publication. Some of the correspondence addresses Perlman's research for the book; the remainder pertains to matters of publication and reviews. Other types of materials that relate to the correspondence include advertising brochures, order forms, and newspaper clippings.

Perlman drew on his research again in 1931 when he delivered an address before the Maryland General Assembly on the Constitution and the adoption of amendments. The 1931 correspondence consists largely of responses to Perlman's address.

Arrangement is chronological.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Debates of the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867 -- Correspondence, 1923-1928 series 4box 1folder 1
The Debates of the Maryland Constitutional Convention of 1867 -- Correspondence, 1931 series 4box 1folder 2

Series 5: Photographs, 1921-1929 and undated (100 items)

This series consists of 100 black and white photographs that were separated from the textual materials of the collection. The majority of the photographs document the work of the Fairway Company, a Maryland paving business, and transportation conditions in 1920s Maryland. Also included are some photographs of Baltimore City.

Arrangement follows the order of the series, boxes, and folders from which the photographs originated.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 6: Memorabilia, ca. 1930 (1 item)

The single item in this series is a campaign pin that reads "John A. Meyer for Congress." It has been transferred to the Memorabilia Collection, Memorabilia #1848.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Memorabilia series 6box 1folder 1
Campaign pin that reads "John A. Meyer for Congress", ca. 1930 series 6box 1folder 1item 1948

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