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Maryland State Archives

Maryland State Archives Special Collections

Maryland State Archives building

Maryland State Archives building

Mailing Address
350 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, Maryland 21401-1686

Contact: Maria Day, Director of Special Collections
Phone: 410-260-6410
E-mail: msa.helpdesk@maryland.gov
Web: http://msa.maryland.gov
Finding Aids: http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/homepage/html/records.html
Access to Collections: Guide to Special Collections http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/

Hours of Service
The Search Room is open Tuesday – Friday and most Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The Maryland State Archives is CLOSED on Sunday, Monday, the 1st Saturday of every month, and Saturdays of holiday weekends. Records are pulled every half hour starting at 8:45 AM with the last pull of the day at 3:45 PM.

Overview
The Special Collections Department, started in 1935, supervises the care, preservation, accessioning, and description of non-state agency generated records (see Code State Government Article, sec. 9-1010). These records are acquired as gifts or deposits by private donors and generally consist of personal letters, diaries, organizational records, newspapers, photographs, maps, and documents. The department also manages the State battle flag collection.

Special Services

  • Cameras (at curator discretion)
  • Digital cameras (at curator discretion)
  • Photo print service
  • Photocopies

Type of materials

  • Architectural Documents
  • Artifacts
  • Audiovisual Materials
  • Books and Monographs
  • Digital Collections
  • Digital Exhibits
  • Exhibitions
  • Government Documents
  • Institutional Records
  • Maps
  • Microforms
  • Musical Scores
  • Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Personal Papers
  • Photographs
  • Primary Resources
  • Printed Ephemera
  • Prints and Drawings
  • Serials
  • Vertical File Material
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