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Anne St. Clair Wright papers

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Abstract

Title:
Anne St. Clair Wright papers
Author/Creator:
Wright, Anne St. Clair
Collection number:
99-197
Size:
26.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1978-1993
Inclusive dates:
1950-1995
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:

Anne St. Clair Wright was a founder of Historic Annapolis, Inc., today the Historic Annapolis Foundation. She served four terms as president, and later as chair and chair emeritus of the Board, and chair of the William Paca Garden Restoration Committee. Her leadership and influence greatly impacted the historic preservation movement in Annapolis and other historic towns and cities, for which she received numerous awards and recognition. The Anne St. Clair Wright papers consist of materials documenting her work with Historic Annapolis, as well as her personal life and other historic preservation interests. These materials include memos and correspondence, minutes and agendas, reports, research notes, administrative and financial files, writings, historic site files, photographs, publications, and newspaper clippings.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred citation:

Anne St. Clair Wright 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

Summary:Anne St. Clair Wright, a dedicated historic preservationist and landscape designer, greatly impacted the historic preservation field in Annapolis, MD and across the country during the second half of the twentieth-century. As a leading founder of Historic Annapolis, Inc. in 1952 (now Historic Annapolis Foundation), she was the first to advocate for the preservation of an entire historic district instead of a specific historic property or site. As a result of Wrights activism, downtown Annapolis was designated as a Historic District and a Registered National Landmark by Stewart Udall, secretary of the interior, in 1965. Under Wrights leadership, Historic Annapolis was able to restore more than 30 buildings of all types, from the mansions of the elite to the homes and businesses of common citizens, throughout the eighteenth-century core of the city. Her work with Historic Annapolis set important precedents for other preservationists interested in saving streetscapes, towns, and historic communities.

Full History:Anne St. Clair Wright was born in 1910 in Newport News, Virginia. As a child of a Navy family, she spent her youth in many different countries. She first came to Annapolis in 1912 and stayed there until 1914, when the family began a long period of traveling. After high school in North Carolina, Wright attended Mary Baldwin College in Virginia and received a B.A. from the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts in Baltimore in 1932. She married Navy Captain Joseph Martin Pickett Wright in 1932 in Panama and permanently settled in Annapolis in 1953 when Captain Wright retired from the Navy.

Wright devoted much of her work with Historic Annapolis to beautifying and preserving the historic landscape of the town. Her largest garden project was the archaeological excavation and restoration of the private garden of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. She also managed the restoration of the William Paca House, the keystone project of Historic Annapolis, which began in 1970 with the aid of state and federal funding and private monies raised by Wright. Her other historic building projects in Annapolis included Brice House, Calvert Site, Clarks Pond, Hancocks Resolution, Jonas Green House, Reynolds Tavern, Shiplap House, and many others.

Wright held numerous civic volunteer offices throughout her life, including: advisor for Maryland, National Trust for Historic Preservation; commissioner, Maryland Commission on the Capital City; director, Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities; chairman of the Board, Preservation Action; member, Mid-Atlantic Regional Advisory Committee of the U.S. National Park Service; member, Committee of Twenty to establish goals and programs for the National Trust for Historic Preservation; director, Nature Conservancy; trustee, Maryland Environmental Trust; director, Southern Garden History Society; member at large, Garden Club of America; and member, Governor's Maryland Scenic Beauty Commission.

Wrights pivotal contributions to historic preservation in Annapolis earned her national recognition for her dedication and activism in the field. She received many awards during her lifetime, including a citation for service in preservation by the Maryland House of Delegates and a distinguished citizens award by Maryland Governor, J. Millard Tawes, both in 1965; the Louise DuPont Crowninshield Award in 1968; an honorary doctoral degree from Towson State University in 1975 (one of the first in the nation for Preservation); Woman of the Year award in 1975 by the Maryland Colonial Society; an honorary degree as a doctor of public service from the University of Maryland in 1985; the Phoenix Award from the American Society of Travel Writers in 1985; in 1992 Family Circle Magazine featured her as one of the Women Who Make A Difference. In 1997, four years after Wrights death, the University of Maryland established a graduate scholarship in Historic Preservation in her name. Wrights passion for historic preservation is remembered annually at the St. Clair Wright Lecture Series held in Annapolis each spring.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Anne St. Clair Wright papers consist of materials that document Wrights career with Historic Annapolis, Inc. (now Historic Annapolis Foundation), a prominent historic preservation group in Annapolis that she helped found in 1952, as well as her work in other private and public sectors. The collection dates from 1952 to 1994, with the bulk of the material dating between 1978 and 1993. These materials include memos and correspondence, minutes and agendas, writings, research materials and notes, historic site files (William Pace House and Gardens, Brice House, Calvert Site, Clarks Pond, Hancocks Resolution, Morven, Reynolds Tavern, Shiplap House), legal and legislative items, publications, newspaper clippings, lecture notes, reports, brochures and pamphlets, photographs, drawings, maps, memorabilia, and personal records. Series 5 consists of materials related to the archaeological work of Anne Yentsch and Mark Leone with Historic Annapolis. Documenting the history and development of the historic preservation movement in Annapolis in the latter half of the 20th century, the collection offers a perspective on the administrative, legal, and historic evolution of a prominent historic preservation program under Wrights leadership.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Wright family donated the Papers of Anne St. Clair Wright to the University of Maryland Libraries in 2000.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Laura Kopp Starr, May 2009 and Tiffany Draut, March 2012.

Processing note:

There was no particular arrangement to the collection when it was received except that files were loosely grouped into broad chronological files. Therefore, the final arrangement of the papers of Anne St. Clair Wright was largely determined by the processing archivist. Series were created that reflect the subject matter and format of material. Of particular note is the existence of memos and correspondence files throughout the collection. Memos and Correspondence were kept with the originating organization or activity.

Oversize materials have been removed to a mapcase or oversize boxes. A separation sheet has been placed in the original location of each item removed. Newsprint clippings have been photocopied onto acid-free paper and the original newsprint discarded. Rubber bands and metal fasteners have been removed and replaced with plastic clips.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Historic Annapolis, 1955-1994 and undated (15.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials related to the preservation activity of Historic Annapolis, Inc., with a focus on Wrights involvement. Included in this series are administrative files; brochures and pamphlets from Historic Annapolis activities and sites; project files from Historic Annapolis building sites; legislative and legal files related to historic preservation generally and preservation in Annapolis specifically; maps and drawings of Historic Annapolis projects; minutes and agendas from Historic Annapolis meetings; and writings by Historic Annapolis workers, including grant applications. A large number of the materials are memos and correspondence written to or from Historic Annapolis workers, especially Wright. Also included are subject files that document specific Historic Annapolis projects and were maintained from the original order of the collection.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1960 series 1box 1folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1961 series 1box 1folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1963 series 1box 1folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1964 series 1box 1folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1965 series 1box 1folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1966 series 1box 1folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1967 series 1box 1folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1971 series 1box 1folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1982 series 1box 1folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1983 series 1box 1folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1987 series 1box 1folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1988 series 1box 1folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1989 series 1box 1folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1990 series 1box 1folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1991 series 1box 1folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1992 series 1box 1folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1993 series 1box 1folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative, 1994 series 1box 1folder 18
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative series 1box 1folder 19
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative series 1box 1folder 20
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Board Manual, 1991 series 1box 1folder 21
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Phone and Member Lists series 1box 1folder 22
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1953 series 1box 2folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1959 series 1box 2folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial (oversize), 1961 series 1box 2folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1962 series 1box 2folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1963 series 1box 2folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1969 series 1box 2folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial series 1box 2folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1979 series 1box 2folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1982 series 1box 2folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial (oversize), 1983 series 1box 2folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial (oversize), 1988 series 1box 2folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1989 series 1box 2folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1990 series 1box 2folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1991 series 1box 2folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1992 series 1box 2folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial, 1993 series 1box 2folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Administrative -- Financial (oversize) series 1box 2folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Brochures and Pamphlets series 1box 3folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Brochures and Pamphlets (oversize) series 1box 3folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Brochures and Pamphlets (oversize ) series 1box 3folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Exhibit Information (oversize (2)) series 1box 3folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- General (oversize) series 1box 3folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Brice House series 1box 3folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Brice House series 1box 4folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Calvert House (oversize) series 1box 4folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Calvert House series 1box 4folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Clark's Pond Shipyard series 1box 4folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Hancock's Resolution (oversize) series 1box 4folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Morven series 1box 5folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Reynolds Tavern series 1box 5folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Reynolds Tavern series 1box 5folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Historic Sites -- Shiplap House (oversize (2)) series 1box 5folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1955 series 1box 6folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1961 series 1box 6folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1962 series 1box 6folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1963 series 1box 6folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1965 series 1box 6folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1966 series 1box 6folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1968 series 1box 6folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1969 series 1box 6folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1970 series 1box 6folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1971 series 1box 6folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1972 series 1box 6folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1974 series 1box 6folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1975 series 1box 6folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1977 series 1box 6folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1978 series 1box 6folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1980 series 1box 6folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1981 series 1box 6folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1982 series 1box 6folder 18
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1983 series 1box 6folder 19
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1984 series 1box 6folder 20
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1985 series 1box 6folder 21
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1986 series 1box 6folder 22
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1987 series 1box 6folder 23
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1988 series 1box 7folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1989 series 1box 7folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1990 series 1box 7folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1991 series 1box 7folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative, 1992 series 1box 7folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Legal/Legislative series 1box 7folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Maps and Drawings (oversize (6)) series 1box 7folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Maps and Drawings (oversize (12)) series 1box 7folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 8folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1960 series 1box 8folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1961 series 1box 8folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1962 series 1box 8folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1963 series 1box 8folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1964 series 1box 8folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1965 series 1box 8folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1966 series 1box 8folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1967 series 1box 8folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1968 series 1box 8folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1969 series 1box 8folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1970 series 1box 8folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1971 series 1box 8folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1972 series 1box 8folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1973 series 1box 8folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1974 series 1box 8folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1975 series 1box 8folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1976 series 1box 8folder 18
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1977 series 1box 8folder 19
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1978 series 1box 8folder 20
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1979 series 1box 8folder 21
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 9folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 10folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 10folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 10folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 10folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 10folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 10folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 11folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 11folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 11folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 11folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 11folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 11folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 11folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 12folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 12folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 12folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 12folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 12folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 12folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 13folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 13folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 13folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 13folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 13folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 14folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence (oversize (2)) series 1box 14folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence (oversize) series 1box 14folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 14folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 14folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 15folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 15folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 15folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 15folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 15folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 16folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 16folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 16folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 16folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 16folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 16folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 17folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 17folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 17folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 17folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence (oversize) series 1box 17folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence series 1box 17folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence -- Drafts, 1982 series 1box 18folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence -- Drafts, 1983 series 1box 18folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence -- Drafts, 1984 series 1box 18folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence -- Drafts, 1987 series 1box 18folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence -- Drafts, 1988 series 1box 18folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence -- Drafts series 1box 18folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1961 series 1box 18folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1962 series 1box 18folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1963 series 1box 18folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1964 series 1box 18folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1965 series 1box 18folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1966 series 1box 18folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1967 series 1box 18folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1969 series 1box 18folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1970 series 1box 18folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1972 series 1box 18folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1973 series 1box 18folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1977 series 1box 18folder 18
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1978 series 1box 18folder 19
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1980 series 1box 18folder 20
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1982 series 1box 18folder 21
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1983 series 1box 18folder 22
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1984 series 1box 18folder 23
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1985 series 1box 18folder 24
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1986 series 1box 18folder 25
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1988 series 1box 18folder 26
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1987 series 1box 18folder 26
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas series 1box 19folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1990 series 1box 19folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1991 series 1box 19folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1992 series 1box 19folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas, 1993 series 1box 19folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Minutes and Agendas series 1box 19folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1959 series 1box 19folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1963 series 1box 19folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1966 series 1box 19folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1967 series 1box 19folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1968 series 1box 19folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1969 series 1box 19folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1970 series 1box 19folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1971 series 1box 19folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1972 series 1box 19folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1973 series 1box 19folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1980 series 1box 19folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1981 series 1box 19folder 18
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1982 series 1box 19folder 19
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1983 series 1box 19folder 20
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1984 series 1box 19folder 21
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1985 series 1box 20folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1986 series 1box 20folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1987 series 1box 20folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1988 series 1box 20folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1989 series 1box 20folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1990 series 1box 20folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1991 series 1box 20folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1992 series 1box 20folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Notes, 1993 series 1box 20folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Notes (oversize) series 1box 20folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Photographic Materials series 1box 20folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Photographic Materials series 1box 21folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Photographic Materials series 1box 21folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Photographic Materials series 1box 21folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Reports series 1box 21folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Reports series 1box 21folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Reports series 1box 21folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Reports series 1box 21folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Reports series 1box 21folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Reports -- "Maryland Heritage" (oversize), 1973 series 1box 21folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files -- Articles series 1box 22folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 22folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 22folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files, 1984 series 1box 22folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 22folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 22folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 23folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 23folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 23folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 23folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 24folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 24folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files series 1box 24folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files -- "Annapolis Ward One Sector Study", 1992 series 1box 24folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files -- Severn River Bridge series 1box 24folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files -- Severn River Bridge series 1box 24folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Research Files -- Severn River Bridge series 1box 24folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- 1967 Election (oversize (5)) series 1box 25folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Annapolis Ward One Sector Study, 1992 series 1box 25folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Center for MD Studies series 1box 25folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Easport Historical Committee, 1992 series 1box 25folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Federalist, 1987 series 1box 25folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Historic Annapolis Foundation Ordinance, 1989 series 1box 25folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Murray Hill series 1box 25folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- National Geographic (oversize (2)), 1987 series 1box 25folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Paca Descendants, 1989 series 1box 25folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Rt. 50 Bypass and Rowe Blvd. (oversize), 1989 series 1box 25folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Subject Files -- Tulip Hill (oversize), 1989 series 1box 25folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1958 series 1box 26folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1961 series 1box 26folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1962 series 1box 26folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1963 series 1box 26folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1965 series 1box 26folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1967 series 1box 26folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1968 series 1box 26folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1969 series 1box 26folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1970 series 1box 26folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1971 series 1box 26folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1972 series 1box 26folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1973 series 1box 26folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1974 series 1box 26folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1975 series 1box 26folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1976 series 1box 26folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1977 series 1box 26folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1978 series 1box 26folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1979 series 1box 26folder 18
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1980 series 1box 26folder 19
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1981 series 1box 26folder 20
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1982 series 1box 26folder 21
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1983 series 1box 26folder 22
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1984 series 1box 26folder 23
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1985 series 1box 26folder 24
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1986 series 1box 26folder 25
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1987 series 1box 27folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1988 series 1box 27folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1989 series 1box 27folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1990 series 1box 27folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1991 series 1box 27folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1992 series 1box 27folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Writings, 1993 series 1box 27folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Writings series 1box 27folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Writings series 1box 27folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1960 series 1box 28folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1961 series 1box 28folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1963 series 1box 28folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1965 series 1box 28folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1966 series 1box 28folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1967 series 1box 28folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1968 series 1box 28folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1969 series 1box 28folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1973 series 1box 28folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1974 series 1box 28folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1975 series 1box 28folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1977 series 1box 28folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1979 series 1box 28folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1980 series 1box 28folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1981 series 1box 28folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1982 series 1box 28folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1983 series 1box 28folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 28folder 18
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 29folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts (oversize), 1985 series 1box 29folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 29folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 29folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 29folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 29folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 29folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 30folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 30folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1989 series 1box 30folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1990 series 1box 30folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1992 series 1box 30folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1991 series 1box 30folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts, 1993 series 1box 30folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 30folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts series 1box 30folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Drafts -- "The Annapolis Preservation Primer", 1986 series 1box 30folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Grants series 1box 31folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Grants, 1984 series 1box 31folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Grants series 1box 31folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Historic Sites Survey Field Sheets series 1box 31folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Site Certificate of Approval, 1988 series 1box 31folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Writings -- Proposed Comprehensive Plan; Annapolis, Maryland, 1974 series 1box 31folder 6

Series 2: Personal, 1975-1993 and undated (.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials related to Wrights personal life. It includes brochures and programs from events she attended; an affidavit from a legal case; memos and correspondence written to and by Wright; newspaper photocopies from 1993; Wrights notes on a variety of historic preservation and personal interests; and a few copies of postcards of historic buildings.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Personal Files -- Brochures, Programs series 2box 1folder 1
Personal Files -- Legal Items , 1980 series 2box 1folder 2
Personal Files -- Memos and Correspondence series 2box 1folder 3
Personal Files -- Newspaper Photocopies, 1993 series 2box 1folder 4
Personal Files -- Notes series 2box 1folder 5
Personal Files -- Postcards series 2box 1folder 6

Series 3: Preservation Keep, 1976-1993 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series consists of Wrights materials related to the Preservation Keep, a proposed museum intended to document Annapolis history and architecture. The Keep created much dialogue and debate between Historic Annapolis, the Maryland House and Senate, and citizens of Annapolis in the 1970s and 1980s. The materials in this series document an early attempt at an Annapolis museum, which finally came to fruition in 2004 with the opening of History Quest. The series includes drawings of the proposed museum space; grants written to support the Keep; legal documentation including a 1986 City Council Resolution to support the establishment of the Keep; administrative files; memos and correspondence by and to members of the committee to establish the Keep, including Wright; minutes and agendas from meetings held to discuss the Keep; writings by Wright and other people involved in the Keep; and Wrights notes about ideas for the establishment of the museum. A large portion of the materials are reports from the 1980s on the progress of the establishment of the Keep.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Administratvie (oversize) series 3box 1folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Newspaper Clippings series 3box 1folder 2
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Drawings series 3box 1folder 3
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Drawings (oversize) series 3box 1folder 4
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Grants series 3box 1folder 5
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Legal/Legislative, 1986 series 3box 1folder 6
Historic Annapolis -- Memos and Correspondence, 1976 series 3box 1folder 7
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence, 1986 series 3box 1folder 8
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence, 1987 series 3box 1folder 9
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence, 1988 series 3box 1folder 10
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence, 1989 series 3box 1folder 11
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence, 1990 series 3box 1folder 12
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence, 1991 series 3box 1folder 13
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence, 1993 series 3box 1folder 14
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence series 3box 1folder 15
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Memos and Correspondence -- -- Drafts, 1986 series 3box 1folder 16
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Minutes and Agendas series 3box 1folder 17
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Notes series 3box 1folder 18
Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 2folder 1
Historic Annapolis -- Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 2folder 2
Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 2folder 3
Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 2folder 4
Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 2folder 5
Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 2folder 6
Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 2folder 7
Preservation Keep -- Reports series 3box 3folder 1
Preservation Keep -- Writings -- "Building Program", 1988 series 3box 3folder 2
Preservation Keep -- Writings -- Drafts series 3box 3folder 3

Series 4: Research Notes, 1950s-1990s and undated (5.00 linear feet)

This series contains notes taken during research trips, meetings, and other activities related to historic preservation. Many of the notes are in Wrights hand, while others were taken by other people involved in Wrights projects. The materials are handwritten notebooks, legal pads, and loose pieces of paper. Also included are index cards that appear to catalog items or artifacts owned by Wright and/or Historic Annapolis. Many of these notes are undated.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 1folder 1
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 1folder 2
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 1folder 3
Research Notes -- Notebooks -- Ship Logs series 4box 1folder 4
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 2folder 1
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 2folder 2
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 2folder 3
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 2folder 4
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 3folder 1
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 3folder 2
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 3folder 3
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 3folder 4
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 3folder 5
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 4folder 1
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 4folder 2
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 4folder 3
Research Notes -- Notebooks series 4box 4folder 4
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 5folder 1
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 5folder 2
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 5folder 3
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 6folder 1
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 6folder 2
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 6folder 3
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 6folder 4
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 7folder 1
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 7folder 2
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 7folder 3
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 7folder 4
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 8folder 1
Research Notes -- Legal Pads series 4box 8folder 2
Research Notes -- Loose Pages series 4box 8folder 3
Research Notes -- Loose Pages series 4box 8folder 4
Research Notes -- Loose Pages series 4box 9folder 1
Research Notes -- Loose Pages series 4box 9folder 2
Research Notes -- Loose Pages series 4box 9folder 3
Research Notes -- Loose Pages series 4box 9folder 4
Research Notes -- Loose Pages series 4box 9folder 5
Research Notes -- Loose Pages -- 18 West Street , Lot 71 series 4box 9folder 6
Research Notes/Catalogs series 4box 10folder 1
Research Notes/Catalogs series 4box 10folder 2
Research Notes/Catalogs series 4box 10folder 3
Research Notes/Catalogs series 4box 10folder 4

Series 5: Yentsch and Leone, 1982-1991 and undated (1.50 linear feet)

This series consists of materials related to Archaeology of Annapolis, an idea of Wrights that was operated by Anne Yentsch and Mark Leone during the 1980s and 1990s. Wright worked closely with Yentsch and Leone on specific preservation projects that required archeological excavations, particularly at Calvert Site. Many of the materials are reports about archeological findings and artifacts that Historic Annapolis used to prove the historical worth of certain sites. Memos and correspondence to and from Yentsch and Leone are prominent in this series. The majority of items have been loosely grouped by date, although memos and correspondence and writings have been put into separate folders.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Yentsch and Leone -- Calvert Interim Report No. 3, 1987 series 5box 1folder 1
Yentsch and Leone -- Calvert Interim Report No. 3, 1987 series 5box 1folder 2
Yentsch and Leone -- Calvert Interim Report No. 3, 1987 series 5box 1folder 3
Yentsch and Leone Related Materials series 5box 1folder 4
Yentsch and Leone Related Materials series 5box 1folder 5
Yentsch and Leone Related Materials series 5box 1folder 6
Yentsch and Leone Materials series 5box 2folder 1
Yentsch and Leone Materials series 5box 2folder 2
Yentsch and Leone Materials series 5box 2folder 3
Yentsch and Leone Materials series 5box 2folder 4
Yentsch and Leone Materials series 5box 2folder 5
Yentsch and Leone Materials series 5box 3folder 1
Yentsch and Leone Materials series 5box 3folder 2
Yentsch and Leone Materials -- Writings series 5box 3folder 3
Yentsch and Leone Materials -- Writings series 5box 3folder 4
Yentsch and Leone Materials -- Writings series 5box 3folder 5

Series 6: William Paca House and Gardens, 1960s-1993 and undated (2.00 linear feet)

This series consists of materials related to Wrights involvement in the preservation of the William Paca House and Gardens, the flagship project of Historic Annapolis purchased in 1965 and opened to the public in 1973. Many of the folders in this series reflect the original order of the Paca files in the Papers. Included in this series are administrative files; brochures and pamphlets for the Houses events; charters and bylaws that record the founding of the Paca House preservation organization; deeds of gift for items donated to Historic Annapolis and used in the Paca House; minutes and agendas from meetings held about the Paca House; and writings and reports related to the history of William Paca and the House.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
William Paca House and Gardens -- Administrative series 6box 1folder 1
William Paca House and Gardens -- Administrative -- Financial series 6box 1folder 2
William Paca House and Gardens -- Brochures and Pamphlets series 6box 1folder 3
William Paca House and Gardens -- Charters and Bylaws series 6box 1folder 4
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos series 6box 1folder 5
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos series 6box 1folder 6
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos series 6box 1folder 7
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos, 1984 series 6box 1folder 8
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos, 1985 series 6box 1folder 9
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos, 1986 series 6box 2folder 1
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos, 1987 series 6box 2folder 2
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos, 1988 series 6box 2folder 3
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos, 1989 series 6box 2folder 4
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos series 6box 2folder 5
William Paca House and Gardens -- Correspondence and Memos series 6box 2folder 6
William Paca House and Gardens -- Deeds of Gift, 1971 series 6box 2folder 7
William Paca House and Gardens -- Garden Files (oversize (2)) series 6box 2folder 8
William Paca House and Gardens -- Garden Files series 6box 3folder 1
William Paca House and Gardens -- Garden Files series 6box 3folder 2
William Paca House and Gardens -- Garden Guild series 6box 3folder 3
William Paca House and Gardens -- Minutes and Agendas series 6box 3folder 4
William Paca House and Gardens -- "National Historic Preservation Award" Entry, 1988 series 6box 3folder 5
William Paca House and Gardens -- Newspaper Clippings (oversize (3)) series 6box 3folder 6
William Paca House and Gardens -- Notes series 6box 3folder 7
William Paca House and Gardens -- Reports series 6box 3folder 8
William Paca House and Gardens -- Reports -- William Paca Wilderness Garden Report, 1989 series 6box 3folder 9
William Paca House and Gardens -- Photographic Materials series 6box 3folder 10
William Paca House and Gardens -- Reports series 6box 3folder 11
William Paca House and Gardens -- Research series 6box 4folder 1
William Paca House and Gardens -- Research series 6box 4folder 2
William Paca House and Gardens -- Writings series 6box 4folder 3
William Paca House and Gardens -- Writings -- Drafts series 6box 4folder 4
William Paca House and Gardens -- Writings -- Drafts series 6box 4folder 5
William Paca House and Gardens -- Writings -- Proposals series 6box 4folder 6

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