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Crawford, Joan B. "A Heritage Preserved: The Creative Traditions of Western Maryland." Maryland 25 (Summer 1993): 38-44.
Hattery, Thomas H., ed. Western Maryland : A Profile. Foreword by Charles McC. Mathias Jr. Mt. Airy, MD: Lomond Books, 1980.
Annotation / Notes: This work describes the Counties which make up Maryland's Sixth Congressional District. The chapters are written by individuals involved in current affairs. The focus is on politics, government, and the economic nature of the counties. There is a great deal of statistical information. Chapter VIII includes brief essays on the future of Western Maryland by notable Maryland Officials, such as Governor Hughes, the heads of various state agencies, and people of note in the counties.
McWilliams, Rita. "Great Elevations." Mid-Atlantic Country 13 (January 1992): 54-58, 63.
Annotation / Notes: A tourism piece, but one which offers good basic information on a number of western Maryland's geological landmarks -- Crystal Grottoes Caverns, Sideling Hill Road Cut, and The Devil's Racecourse.
Buckley, Geoffrey L. "The Environmental Transformation of an Appalachian Valley, 1850-1906." Geographical Review 88 (April 1998): 175-98.
Buckley, Geoffrey Littlefield. Tapping the Big Vein: Coal Mining and Environmental Alterations in Maryland's Appalachian Region, 1789-1906. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, College Park, 1997.
Laerm, Joshua, William Mark Ford, Daniel C. Weinland, and Michael A. Menzel. "First Records of the Pygmy Shrew, Sorex hoyi (Insectivora: Soricidae), in Western Maryland." Maryland Naturalist 38 (January/June 1994): 23-27.
Van Newkirk, Betty. "Theatres and Opera Houses in Western Maryland." Journal of the Alleghenies 27 (1991): 73-86.