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.
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.
Krummel, D.W., Jean Geil, Doris Dyen, and Deane Root.Resources of American Music History, A Directory of Source Materials from Colonial Times to World War II. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981.
Annotation / Notes: Here is a great single resource by which to determine where in Maryland one might find collections of music and music-related archival materials. The authors describe the contents of twenty-four Maryland repositories, from libraries and historical societies to educational institutions and privately owned collections. An excellent index allows searching for Maryland-related items being held in other states, too.
Cavanaugh, Joanne P. "Uncertainty in the Archives." Johns Hopkins Magazine 49 (November 1997): 28-33.
Annotation / Notes: A well written discussion of the varied archival repositories of The Johns Hopkins University. Serves as a useful introduction to the nature of archives, including a discussion of the problems with electronic records.
Hunter, Wilbur H., Jr. "The Tribulations of A Museum Director in the 1820s." Maryland Historical Magazine 49 (Spring 1954): 214-222.
Annotation / Notes: Rubens Peale is considered to be the first professional museum director in the country. For two years 1822-1824, and off site for an additional seven years, he administered the Peale Museum in Baltimore. This discussion, mostly of the years in Baltimore, generally unsuccessful, is based on a series of letters between Rubens and his brother Franklin.
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