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Burkhart, Lynne C. Old Values in a New Town: The Politics of Race and Class in Columbia, Maryland. New York: Praeger, 1981.
Cornelison, Alice. "History of Blacks in Howard County, Maryland." Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society 10 (Summer-Fall 1989): 117-19.
Cornelison, Alice, Silas E. Craft, Sr., and Lillie Price. History of Blacks in Howard County, Maryland: Oral History, Schooling and Contemporary Issues. Columbia, MD: Howard County, Maryland NAACP, 1986.
Kimmel, Ross M. "Free Blacks in Seventeenth-Century Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine 71 (Spring 1976): 19-25.
Brooks, Richard Oliver. Hiding Place in the Wind: The New Towns Attempt to Realize Communal Values in an Urban Society: A Case Study of Columbia, Maryland. Ph.D. Diss., Brandeis University, The Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, 1973.
Ford, James Fitz Gerald. Social Planning and New Towns: The Case of Columbia, Maryland. Ph.D. Diss., University of Michigan, 1975.
Bloom, Nicholas Dagen. Suburban Alchemy: 1960s New Towns and the Transformation of the American Dream. Ph.D. diss., Brandeis University, 1999.
Brooks, Richard O. New Towns and Communal Values: A Case Study of Columbia, Maryland. New York: Praeger, 1974.
Annotation / Notes: This work is the product of the consultancy year the author spent with the Rouse Company. He includes a snapshot of residents at the time, such as their population characteristics and their reason for purchasing in Columbia. Included is a chapter on the now gone Antioch College.
Clarksville Middle School/Eighth Grade. District Five is Still Alive (Read This Book to Find Out Why): A History of the Clarksville Area. Clarksville, MD: A C.M.S. TRIAD Publication, 1996.
Files, Karen. Howard County's Haunted Houses. Ellicott City, MD: Howard County Public School System, 1990.
Gray, Ralph D., and Gerald E. Hartdagen. "A Glimpse of Baltimore Society in 1827: Letters by Henry D. Gilpin." Maryland Historical Magazine 69 (Fall 1974): 256-70.
Annotation / Notes: Gilpin, a young lawyer from Philadelphia, wrote five lengthy letters to his father while visiting the Baltimore area in September, 1827. He described the people he met, many of whom were very important in Baltimore society, many were also the family and associates of Charles Carroll of Carrollton. In these letters he presents an insightful view of the life of the area's upper class. Of special interest is his descriptions of the major houses of Doughoregan Manor, Homewood, and Oakland.
Hobby, Susan Thornton. Columbia: A Celebration. Columbia, MD: Perry Publishing, 1995.
Howard County Historical Society. Howard's Heritage: A Cook's Tour of Howard County, Maryland. Lenexa, KS: Cookbook Publishers, 1984.
Shipley, B. H. Remembrances of Passing Days: A Pictorial History of Ellicott City and Its Fire Department. Virginia Beach, VA: Donning Company, 1997.
Tennenbaum, Robert, ed. Creating A New City: Columbia, Maryland. Partners in Community Building and Perry Publishing, 1996.
Bunting, Elaine, and Patricia D'Amario. Counties of Central Maryland. Centreville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1998.
Annotation / Notes: A series designed for young people.
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.
Arnold, Joseph L. The New Deal in the Suburbs: A History of the Greenbelt Town Program, 1935-1954. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1971.
Annotation / Notes: Considering the variety of Maryland's various planned communities - Columbia, Bowie, Greenbelt and Roland Park - it is important to appreciate how each was distinctive. At its conception, Greenbelt, along with several other communities planned and built by Rexford Guy Tugwell's Resettlement Administration, represented the social experimentation associated with New Deal. According to the author: "the greenbelt towns were built to demonstrate that urban expansion by the construction of complete new towns would provide superior safety, convenience, beauty, and a deep sense of community spirit - all at a new low cost. These new suburban towns would therefore provide a superior environment for families heretofore condemned to live in urban slums. New towns would stop urban decay and end economic segregation of the suburbs." (p. xii) What was radical was the comprehensive scope of the enterprise, the creation of co-operative businesses to serve the community, and the fact that the federal government maintained ownership. This study ends with the implementation of Public Law 65 (1949) which transferred ownership of most of the houses to a private co-operative.
Brooks, Richard. "Social Planning in Columbia." Journal of the American Institute of Planners 37 (1971): 373-378.
Annotation / Notes: An evaluation of the planned community of Columbia at an early point in its development, the article contends that the transition from vision to implementation involves a series of social dilemmas. These included the shift from company town to "thriving democratic polity," the potential conflict between the vision of a new form of urban community versus the prevailing attraction of the suburban ideal, and questions about the appropriate balance between residential and commercial functions in a presumably "post-industrial" society. Brooks wonders whether the failure by the planner and many early residents to face up to the challenges of these dilemmas may represent a "heroic failure" for Columbia.
McIntosh, J. Rieman. A History of the Elkridge Fox Hunting Club, The Elkridge Hounds, the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club 1878-1978. Monkton, MD: Published by the author, 1978.
Books, Richard O. New Towns and Communal Values: A Case Study of Columbia, Maryland. New York: Praegar, 1974.
Lee, Mei Ching. Psychological and physical health of Chinese immigrants in the Howard County, Maryland: A community survey. Ph.D. diss., University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2011.
Foltz, John F., transcriber. "HCHS and Boy Scouting." The Legacy, 46 (Summer 2008): 7.
Foltz, John F., transcriber. "The Fair Then." The Legacy, 46 (Fall 2008): 4.