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Johnston, Sona K. "Friendship and Patronage: A Nineteenth-Century Tradition." Maryland Humanities (March/April 1994): 10-12.
De Gast, Robert. Unreal Estate: The Eastern Shore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
Annotation / Notes: Photo study of a variety of abandoned buildings -- agricultural structures and homes.
Hobby, Susan Thornton. Columbia: A Celebration. Columbia, MD: Perry Publishing, 1995.
May, Huguette D., and Anthea Smith. Finding the Charm in Charm City: Affectionate Views of Baltimore. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A modern photo documentary, using color Polaris Image Transfers of "charming spots" in Baltimore. These spots may not be considered so charming any place else in the world, but definitely display Baltimore's character. Through these image the authors show buildings, building details, and streetscapes. There is an accompanying text that gives a brief history of neighborhoods, buildings, and roads. A visual documentation of Baltimore in the 1990s.
Noll, Eva Owings Davies. "The First Calvert County Fair." Calvert Historian 5 (Fall 1990): 7-8.
Annotation / Notes: Bug art.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Genteel and Necessary Amusements: Public Pleasure Gardens in Eighteenth-Century Maryland." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 118-24.
Sarudy, Barbara Wells. "Writings about Pleasure and Kitchen Gardening Available in Eighteenth Century Maryland." Journal of Garden History [Great Britain] 9 (July-September 1989): 153-59.
Dowell, Susan Stiles. "Easton's Avalon Theatre: A Dream Reborn." Maryland 22 (Summer 1990): 42-47.
Shifflet, Anne Louise. Church Music and Musical Life in Frederick, Maryland 1745-1845. M.A. thesis, American University, 1971.
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.
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.
Mannix, Mary K. "The Automation of the Frances Louise Day Postcard Collection of the Howard County Historical Society." Popular Culture in Libraries 3 (1995): 187-197.
Vojtech, Pat. "Ward Museum Announces Grand Opening." Peninsula Pacemaker 20 (July 1992): 20-21.
Weeks, Christopher. "Perfectly Delightful": The Life and Gardens of Harvey Ladew. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Annotation / Notes: Harvey Ladew lived a privileged life of excitement and venture. He counted Lawrence of Arabia among his friends. Weeks's very readable book tells the story of Ladew and his gardens, now a public attraction.
Worrall, Margaret. "Symington Library Opens at Maryland Historical Society." Maryland Horse 51 (January 1985): 48-52.
Berkey, Barry Robert, Velma Berkey, and Richard Erie Berkey. Pioneer Decoy Carvers: A Biography of Lemuel and Stephen Ward. Cambridge, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1977.
Griebel, Helen Bradley. "Carroll County Rug Hookers: Morphology of a Craft." Midwestern Folklore 17 (Spring 1991): 34-55.
Somerville, Romaine S. "Furniture at the Maryland Historical Society." Antiques 109 (May 1976): 970-89.
Weidman, Gregory R. "The Furniture of Classical Maryland." Maryland Humanities (June 1993): 6-8.
Edmunds, Lavinia. "Patron with Panache." Johns Hopkins Magazine 45 (February 1993): 47-51.
Annotation / Notes: Alice Garrett.
Glickman, Gena Debra. A Study of the Role of Women in the Transformation of the Curriculum at the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of Mechanic Arts from 1825-1875. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland at College Park, 1992.
Torchia, Robert Wilson. "Eliza Ridgely and the Ideal of American Womanhood." Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Winter 1995): 404-23.
Annotation / Notes: Argues that Thomas Sully's painting Lady with a Harp: Eliza Ridgely was a propaganda piece to counter the British stereotype of American women as "being unsophisticated, ignorant, and devoid of social graces" (406). This portrait of fifteen-year-old Ridgely shows grace, poise, feminity, and other traits (including instrumental music) associated with British of true womanhood.
Yohannan, Kohle, and Nancy Nolf. Claire McCardell: Redefining Modernism. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998.