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Adler, Larry. It Ain't Necessarily So. New York: Grove Press, 1987.
Annotation / Notes: Autobiography of a Baltimore-born musician.
Delaplaine, Edward S. John Phillip Sousa and the National Anthem. Frederick, MD: Great Southern Press, 1983.
Kravetz, Sallie. Ethel Ennis, the Reluctant Jazz Star: An Illustrated Biography. Baltimore: Gateway Press/Hughes Enterprises, 1984.
Maturi, Richard J. Francis X. Bushman: A Biography and Filmography. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1998.
Otter, William. History of My Own Times or, the Life and Adventures of William Otter, Sen. Comprising a Series of Events, and Musical Incidents Altogether Original. Emmitsburg, MD: n.p., 1835; reprint. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.
Annotation / Notes: William Otter (1787-1856) has left an entertaining autobiography of his life as a plasterer and practical jokester. Originally published in Emmitsburg in 1835, Otter's History offers an unusual glimpse into social history from an artisan's perspective. Whether Otter's humorous adventures and anecdotes are all true is debatable. His story does, however, suggest a continuation of the irreverent Maryland personality seen in the works of Ebenezer Cooke, Dr. Alexander Hamilton and Meshack Browning.
Price, Walter W. "The Bashford Amphitheater's Name." Glades Star 6 (June 1990): 412-14.
Schaaf, Elizabeth. "George Peabody: His Life and Legacy, 1795-1869." Maryland Historical Magazine 90 (Fall 1995): 268-85.
Annotation / Notes: George Peabody's legacy to Baltimore transcends the music conservatory and magnificent library that bear his name. His gifts influenced other wealthy friends whose philanthropy help establish some of the great educational and cultural institutions that grace the city: the Johns Hopkins University, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the Walters Art Gallery. This article surveys the life of a man admired and respected on both sides of the Atlantic.
Anderson-Free, Corine F. The Baltimore Colored Orchestra and the City Colored Chorus. Ph.D. diss., University of Alabama, 1994.
David, Jonathan. "The Sermon and the Shout: A History of the Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware." Southern Folklore Quarterly 51, no. 3 (1994): 241-63.
Dudley, David. "James Hubert 'Eubie' Blake." Baltimore 92 (March 1999): 38-39.
Goosman, Stuart L. The Social and Cultural Organization of Black Group Vocal Harmony in Washington, D. C. and Baltimore, Maryland, 1945-1960. Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 1992.
Talbert, Christine. "Ira Aldrige - Shakespearean Actor [and] Black Contemporary to Edwin Booth." Harford Historical Bulletin 15 (Winter 1983): 10-11.
Beirne, Francis F. The Amiable Baltimoreans. New York, 1951; reprint, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984.
Annotation / Notes: A social history of Baltimore City told through thematic chapters. Chapter topics are varied and include a wide range of subjects: i.e. monuments, food, sports, Hopkins Hospital, newspapers, and politics.
Beirne, Francis F. Brunswick, 100 Years of Memories. Brunswick, MD: Brunswick-Potomac Foundation, Inc., 1990.
Annotation / Notes: As the preface clearly states this is not a "scholarly book", however, it is an interesting scrapbook of information on almost any imaginable subject relating to Brunswick. An encyclopedia of the compilers memories and their view of the history of the community. The source and writer of each entry is clearly identified. A chapter of distinguished citizens is included and three pages of songs.
Crawford, Joan B. "A Heritage Preserved: The Creative Traditions of Western Maryland." Maryland 25 (Summer 1993): 38-44.
Cross, E. May. "The Patent Medicine Show and Other Events at Rayville." History Trails 33 (Spring 1999): 9-12.
Erickson, Marie Anne. "Crossroads: Buckeystown." Frederick Magazine (November 1990): 11-2.
Erickson, Marie Anne. "Crossroads: Dance Hall Days [Bartonsville]." Frederick Magazine (October 1993).
Erickson, Marie Anne. "Crossroads: Living in Harmony." Frederick Magazine (October 1994): 57.
Erickson, Marie Anne. "Crossroads: Yellow Springs." Frederick Magazine (December 1992): 12-13.
Hooper, Anne B. Braddock Heights: A Glimpse Backward. Published by the author, 1974.
Annotation / Notes: Braddock's history during its years as a major resort. Included are local legends and recipes. The second half of the book is a walking tour.