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Peden, Henry C., Jr. Historical Register of the Sparrows Point Police Department, 1901-1986. Bel Air, MD: Published by the author, 1986.
Sargeant, Jeanne B. "The Enduring Rows of Rodgers Forge." Baltimore 68 (July 1975): 28-32.
Tack, George E. "The Romantic Gwynn's Falls Valley." History Trails 26 (Autumn 1991-Winter 1991-92): 1-5.
Annotation / Notes: A reprint of poet Tack's 1907 Maryland Monthly Magazine article describing the Valley, its businesses, its mills, its homes, etc., including the natural world. It ends with a poem by Folger McKinsey and one by Tack on the Valley.
Tack, George E. "The Volunteer Tradition." History Trails 9 (Autumn 1974): 1-8.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Baltimore County's various volunteer fire companies, arranged by location and order of development.
Weaver, Betsy, and Gary E. Frederick. Hands, Horses, and Engines: A Centennial History of the County Fire Service. Towson, MD: Baltimore CFSCC, 1982.
Hollifield, William. "Maryland Monthly Magazine." History Trails 26 (Autumn 1991-Winter 1991-92): 6-7.
Adams, Cheryl, and Art Emerson. Religion Collections in Libraries and Archives: A Guide to Resources in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Washington: Humanities and Social Sciences Division, Library of Congress, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: Institutional level descriptions for nineteen Maryland libraries and archives holding significant religious collections. A tremendous level of detail is given. Subject headings are assigned to each institution. This guide is also available online at
Baltimore Archives Network, comp. Baltimore's Past: A Directory of Historical Sources. Baltimore: History Press, 1995.
Annotation / Notes: Much of the contact information is outdated, but it is still the best quick tool for determining who collects what in the Baltimore area.
Baltimore History Network. Baltimore's Past: A Directory of Historical Sources. Baltimore: Baltimore History Group, 1989.
Barnes, Robert W. Guide to Research in Baltimore City and County. Revised edition. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1993.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "Villa Pace: Rosa Ponsell's Italianate Estate." Maryland Magazine 16 (Autumn 1983): 25-8.
Gelbert, Doug. Company Museums, Industry Museums, and Industrial Tours: A Guidebook of Sites in the United States That Are Open to the Public. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1994. 94-104.
Annotation / Notes: Brief descriptions of fifteen industrial sites in Maryland. When considering sites on this topic most museum goers would probably know of the Baltimore Museum of Industry but people may overlook many of the other sites covered, such as the Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum, the Poultry Hall of Fame, and the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Visitor Center.
Grimes, Michael A. "Sources for Documenting Baltimore's Suburban Landscape." Maryland Historical Magazine 84 (1989): 163-68.
Grimes, Michael A. "Maryland's Best Kept Humanities Secret: Hampton National Historic Site." Maryland Humanities (Summer 1998): 43.
Papenfuse, Edward C., Susan A. Collins, and Christopher N. Allan. A Guide to the Maryland Hall of Records: Local Judicial and Administrative Records in Microform. Vol. 1. Annapolis: Hall of Records Commission, 1978.
Annotation / Notes: Records of Allegany County through Baltimore County and City.
Papenfuse, Edward C., Susan A. Collins, and Christopher N. Allan. "Revolutionary War Museums and Sites of Maryland." Maryland Humanities (Summer 2001): 25.
Thompson, Lawrence S. "Foreign Travellers in Maryland, 1900-1950." Maryland Historical Magazine 48 (1953): 337-43.
Annotation / Notes: An annotated bibliography of the commentary written by 31 foreign visitors to Maryland. Overall, the emphasis is on Baltimore and surrounding area.
Thornton, Frank R. "Microfilm in Baltimore County." Journal of Micrographics 11 (March 1978): 283-85.
Arnold, Joseph L. "Suburban Growth and Municipal Annexation in Baltimore, 1745-1918." Maryland Historical Magazine 73 (June 1978): 109-28.
Annotation / Notes: The battles between Baltimore City and Baltimore County over the suburban territory spanning a century and a half. This fight was for a larger tax base and the promise of better services providing an important historical perspective on current city-suburban problems.
Anson, Melanie. Olmsted's Sudbrook: The Making of a Community. Baltimore, MD: Sudbrook Park, Inc., 1997.
Annotation / Notes: Anson chronicles the history of Baltimore County's Sudbrook Park, a significant example of a residential community planned by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted's "General Plan for Sudbrook" in 1889 epitomized the suburban ideal which he championed, with its separation from the city, yet link for commuting via the nearby Western Maryland Railway line; spacious lots and set backs for cottage-style houses; shared common spaces and amenities; and romantic, naturalistic setting. Anson traces the evolution of the development of Sudbrook, as well as the nature of community social life from the 1890s to the present.
Bangs, Herbert P., Jr., and Stuart Mahler. "Users of Local Parks." Journal of the American Institute of Planners 36 (1970): 330-334.
Annotation / Notes: The authors seek to evaluate the effectiveness of a 1963 Baltimore County law requiring developers to set aside space in new residential sections for small local parks. The study examines parks created in three sample rowhouse developments, based upon interviews conducted with users of the three spaces. The article concludes that the program has been successful in terms of usage, though more by children than teens and young adults, and that proximity to residence determines frequency of use.
Brooks, Neale A., and Eric G. Rockel. A History of Baltimore County. Towson, MD: Friends of the Towson Library, 1979.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Baltimore County inspired by the United States bicentennial, this comprehensive volume traces the evolution of the county which once represented the sole political jurisdiction in the region. Early settlement led to subdivision to establish other counties, and the growth of Baltimore City produced eventual separation of legal and governmental functions between county and city in the 1850s. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries growth and expansion of the city further eroded the county's space in the annexations of 1888 and 1918. The book concludes with consideration of the suburban boom of the post-World War II period and its impact on the county's politics. Extensive source notes make this a valuable resource for students of Baltimore County social history.
Dalleo, Peter T., and J. Vincent Watchorn, III. "Baltimore, the 'Babe,' and the Bethlehem Steel League, 1918." Maryland Historical Magazine 93 (Spring 1998): 88-106.
Annotation / Notes: During World War I industrial baseball leagues sought to recruit major league players who faced the prospect that they must either "work or fight." A Steel League team was created at Sparrows Point by Bethlehem Steel. The industrial leagues, sometimes derisively called "shelter leagues," managed to compete with established major and minor league teams, leading the latter to initiate innovations like twilight and Sunday afternoon baseball games, both introduced by Baltimore Orioles management. At a point in 1918 it appeared that Baltimore hero and Boston Red Sox star Babe Ruth might jump to the industrial leagues. At war's end, the leagues lost their luster, but the authors assert that for a brief period the Sparrow's Point team had "caught the town's fancy."
Diggs, Louis S. It All Started on Winters Lane: A History of the Black Community in Catonsville, Maryland. Baltimore: Uptown Press, 1995.
Annotation / Notes: A compilation on the history of the historic African American community of Winters Lane in Catonsville, this volume includes a rich collection of family history and documents related to the history of black churches, civic organizations, businesses, and social groups. It also provides several extensive oral histories with elders in the community. Like many African American communities in Baltimore County, Winters Lane had its roots in the pre-Civil War era as a settlement of free blacks who worked on area farms and in the growing village, and it has persisted into the modern period of suburbanization. Louis Diggs in this and other volumes on the county's historic African American communities includes an extensive set of photos and other documents previously unpublished on local black family and community life.
Jonnes, Jill. "Everybody Must Get Stoned: The Origins of Modern Drug Culture in Baltimore." Maryland Historical Magazine 91 (Summer 1996): 132-55.
Annotation / Notes: In this excerpt from her 1996 book (Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America's Romance with Illegal Drugs), Jonnes chronicles the proliferation of drug use and drug culture in post-World War II Baltimore. Drawing upon first-person interviews and reports by criminologists, she traces the shift from relatively small-scale associations with hipster culture concentrated on Pennsylvania Avenue in the early period to its dramatic expansion in the 1960s, characterized by the introduction of harder drugs, heightened criminal activity, and greatly extended usage-not only in larger sections of the African American community in the city, but in the predominantly white suburbs as well.