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Spencer, William B. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1965-1982: The Meyerhoff Years. D.M.A. diss., Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Peabody Conservatory of Music, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: Spencer's dissertation examines the remarkable growth of the orchestra during Joseph Meyerhoff's tenure as chairman of the orchestra's board of trustees. Drawing on the orchestra's extensive historical records, oral history interviews and archival documents at Maryland Historical Society, the Peabody Archives and Pratt's Maryland Room, Spencer paints a vibrant portrait of an orchestra in transition and the struggle to build a performance hall. Union negotiations, race-relations, management strategies, and the changing image of the orchestra are reviewed in depth. Spencer enlivens his text with back-stage stories from musicians and former conductors.
Spencer, William B. "Theatre Entertainment in Garrett County." Glades Star 8 (December 1998): 463-67, 470-71.
Van Newkirk, Betty. "Theatres and Opera Houses in Western Maryland." Journal of the Alleghenies 27 (1991): 73-86.
Ward, Kathryn Painter. "The Maryland Theatrical Season of 1760." Maryland Historical Magazine 72 (Fall 1977): 335-45.
Ward, Kathryn Painter. "The First Professional Theater in Maryland in its Colonial Setting." Maryland Historical Magazine 70 (Spring 1975): 29-44.
Wilmer, L. Ann. "The James Adams Floating Theater (1914-1938) Part One: Come Aboard the Showboat for Mesmerizing Maudlin Melodrama." Old Kent 3 (September 1987): 1-3.
Wilmer, L. Ann. "The James Adams Floating Theater (1914-1938) Part Two: Showtime on the River Landing, Come and See the Show!" Old Kent 3 (December 1987): 1-2.
Baltimore Museum of Art. :Annual I The Museum: Its First Half Century. Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1966.
Annotation / Notes: A history of the first fifty years of the BMA, from its start as a City-Wide Congress Committee on Founding an Art Museum (1911), to its temporary home in Mount Vernon, to the construction of its permanent home in Wyman Park. A major thesis is that a very modern thinking museum became a great success in a city known for being conservative. Nicely illustrated with works from the collection and photographs of museum activities.
Boles, John B., ed. Maryland Heritage: Five Baltimore Institutions Celebrate the American Revolution. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1976.
Annotation / Notes: This exhibition catalog joins the efforts of five major collecting institutions through a series of essays and illustrations from their respective exhibits.
Brandt, Thirza M. "The Historical Society's Photographic Archives Collection." Harford Historical Bulletin 61 (Summer 1994): 133-40.
Brown, John Gregory. "Out of Africa." Columbia Magazine [Summer 1990]: 38-9.
Annotation / Notes: Maryland Museum of African Art.
Carter, Edward C., II. "The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe and the Maryland Historical Society, 1885-1971: Nature, Structure and Means of Acquisition." Maryland Historical Magazine 66 (1971): 436-455.
Annotation / Notes: An involved discussion of the provenance of the Latrobe collection and the project to microfilm it. Latrobe, a prominent architect, artist, and surveyor, among other talents, left a variety of materials, including drawings depicting America at the end of the eighteenth century. An interesting discussion of the history of a rich collection.
Carter, Edward C., II, Editor in Chief, and Thomas E. Jeffrey, Microfiche Editor. The Guide and Index to the Microfiche Edition of the Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Clifton, NJ: Published for the Maryland Historical Society by James T. White and Co., 1976.
Carter, Edward C., II, Editor in Chief, and Thomas E. Jeffrey, Microfiche Editor. "Celebrating the Baltimore City Life Collections." MHS/News (April-June 1998): 4-5.
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the absorption of the Baltimore City Life Museum's holdings by the Maryland Historical Society. Includes descriptions of important collections and of the exhibit installed to showcase the acquisition.
Corrin, Lisa G., ed. Mining the Museum: An Installation by Fred Wilson. Baltimore: The Contemporary in Cooperation with the New Press, New York, 1994.
Annotation / Notes: This publication documents the landmark Maryland Historical Society and Contemporary exhibit. Included is an interview with the artist and with the docents who worked the exhibit, along with visitor surveys and object checklists.
Cox, Lynn, and Zinkham, Helena. "Picture Research at the Maryland Historical Society: A Guide to the Sources." Maryland Historical Magazine 76 (Spring 1981): 1-21.
Annotation / Notes: Although the collection descriptions are out-dated, this work still serves as a good introduction for newcomers to picture research. It provides a good overview of the wide range of sources which can be used to locate visual resources in a museum and library setting and provides eight basic questions to consider when preparing for a picture research trip.
DiNoto, Andrea. "A Singular Taste." Connoisseur (November 1984).
Annotation / Notes: A discussion of the traveling jewelry exhibition -- "Objects of Adornment: Five Thousand Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore". 213 pieces collected by founder Henry Walters were displayed. Nice glossy color illustrations.
Dixon, Michael L. "Postcards: A Link to Cecil's Past." Bulletin of The Historical Society of Cecil County 77/78 (Autumn/Winter 1998): 7-8.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "The Harvey Ladew Manor House & Gardens." Maryland Magazine 17 (Summer 1985): 42-45.
Annotation / Notes: A history of Harvey Ladew and his house and garden, now open to the public. The topiary garden is considered one of the nation's finest.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "The Maryland Historical Society." Maryland Magazine (Autumn 1984): 15-20.
Annotation / Notes: A good general history of the Maryland's major private collecting institution written for the general public. Of special interest is an inserted article "In Search of Treasure", by Bonnie Joe Ayers, which explains how museums and special libraries acquire their materials.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "Villa Pace: Rosa Ponsell's Italianate Estate." Maryland Magazine 16 (Autumn 1983): 25-8.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "The Gem of Baltimore Celebrates 75." Southern Living 24 (May 1989): 43.
Annotation / Notes: Baltimore Museum of Art.
Gustafson, E. H. "Museum Accessions." Antiques 138 (December 1990): 1174.
Annotation / Notes: Quilts at the Maryland Historical Society.
Hammond, Helen. "Field Trip: Historical Society of Frederick County." Frederick Magazine (April 1994): 31-33.