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Larry C. Rodda collection

Identifier: MS 2839


This collection contains the public and private papers of Baltimore artist Lawrence C. Rodda (1902-1989).


  • 1930-1977


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.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer from the Baltimore City Life Museum, November 1992.

Scope and Contents

The collection offers insight into various local and national artist organizations during the Great Depression and WW II. The following organizations are represented in the public papers: The Artists Union of Baltimore (a short paper exists on the origins and history of this group), the Artists Association of Baltimore, American Artists Congress, National Association of Art Directors, and various committees and their members from local art museums. Private papers, more limited in number, consist of lecture notes and correspondence on arts related subject matter. Items represented include: notes on the artist's role in society, the anti-fascist attitude of the arts community and what artists can contribute to the military effort during WW II. A scrapbook of arts related newspaper articles (1934-46) is also included.

Guide to the Larry C. Rodda collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-23: 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