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Maryland Artist Series oral history collection

Identifier: OH MAS


  • 1975-1976

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.


13 Items : 13 oral histories

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Scope and Contents

This series consists of interviews with Maryland artists and Directors and Managers of Maryland Cultural Institutions. Institutions discussed include the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Baltimore Opera Company, the Maryland Historical Society, the Maryland Institute, the Peabody Institute; the Peale Museum, the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Center Stage Theatre.

Interviewees include: Artist Grace Hartigan; Adelyn Breeskin, Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1947-1962; P. William Filby, Director of the Maryland Historical Society, 1972-1978; Wilbur Hunter, Director of the Peale Museum, 1946-1979; Richard H. Randall, Jr., Director of the Walters Art Gallery, 1965-1980; and author Walter Lord, whose works include A Night to Remember (1955), about the sinking of the Titanic, and The Dawn’s Early Light (1972), about the War of 1812.

Materials available for this series of interviews include audio recordings, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, biographical material, tape indexes, correspondence, and ephemera. Transcriptions are available for three of the interviews.

Guide to the Maryland Artist Series oral history collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-07-10: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Emily Somach.

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