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Baltimore Chronicle newspaper collection

Identifier: MS 3185


This collection contains issues from of the Baltimore Chronicle newspaper (founded as The City Dweller) published by Larry Krause. There are also issues of other publications Krause published or was involved with including Aura of the Arts, Downtown Monumental Times, Festival News, and Rambler.


  • 1973 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The reproduction of materials in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine and satisfy copyright clearances or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information visit the MCHC’s Rights and Permissions page.

Historical Note

In 1973 Larry Krause founded The City Dweller as a free monthly alternative community newspaper serving Baltimore. In 1977 the name was changed to the Baltimore Chronicle. The paper specialized in “airing different points of view on local as well as national issues” with a particular focus on “controversial stories that some of the bigger newspapers in town tend to overlook.” It routinely covered stories ranging from politics, community issues, local theater, arts and music, to anti-nuke rallies and labor protests. The newspaper ceased publication of the print edition in 2003, transitioning to an online newspaper that is still in existence as of June 2016.


8.0 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Larry Krause, 2003.

Related Materials

PP291, Baltimore Chronicle newspaper collection, 1969-1999

Scope and Contents

The Baltimore Chronicle Newspaper Collection consists of 8 boxes of newspapers published by Larry Krause between 1973 and 2002. The majority of the collection consists of issues of The City Dweller and Baltimore Chronicle. The collection consists of almost the entire run of the newspaper from April 1973 to Winter 2002 when it ceased print publication. Missing issues are noted in the container list below.

The collection also contains some issues of other publications Krause either published or contributed to: Aura of the Arts (renamed the Aura), featuring stories on art and local artists; Downtown Monumental Times, a small newspaper covering events in downtown Baltimore; Festival News, an annual newspaper that ran with the tagline “Baltimore Artists celebrating Peace; and Rambler, a bi-monthly literary publication which Larry Krause contributed to.

Guide to the Baltimore Chronicle newspaper collection
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Damon Talbot
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-15: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States