Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
830 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact: Resource Center
Finding aids: On the Resource Center website page, users can download the Stay Connected Maryland website list, the Maryland Slave Narratives and the Murray Guide (which lists the center’s Maryland collection). http://rflewismuseum.org/education/research
Hours of Service
Wednesday, Friday & the 1st and 3rd Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. Visitors can make appointments to use the collection outside of these hours by contacting the center by phone or e-mail. The Resource Center is closed on Maryland State holiday weekends.
The museum’s Resource Center has an African American history reference collection including areas devoted to Maryland history, art history and a children’s section. Other collections include oral history transcripts and the Mary Carter Smith Folklore Collection. The center also maintains a vertical file and bibliographies on Maryland African American history by county. The center is equipped with public access computers and houses a recording studio.
Genealogy: The Resource Center promotes genealogy and holds beginner family history sessions during public hours and by appointment.