Few names conjure up as much respect, admiration or praise as that of Frederick Douglass. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Preservation Maryland is proud to remember the contributions of one the state’s most famous citizens.
Abraham Lincoln made many visits and stops in Maryland over the course of his presidency and broader political career, but perhaps none are as photographically iconic as his trip to the Maryland countryside in October of 1862.
National Archives and Records Administration, DC, 1976. Photo from the Library of Congress.
Established in 1934, the National Archives serves as the official repository for all federal records judged to be of enduring value. Its holdings date from the 18th century to the present and include the famous Charters of Freedom – the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Jennifer Wachtel with an exhibit of the Preservation Maryland collection.
The University of Maryland holds the Preservation Maryland archive.
PRESERVATION MARYLAND ARCHIVE
As the second oldest statewide preservation organization in the nation, Preservation Maryland has a long history that runs parallel to the history of the domestic practice of historic preservation itself. Our organizational archive is held at the Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland and is available to students and researches interested in history and architecture in Maryland. The collection was recently assessed by Jennifer Wachtel, a graduate student at the University, to help catalog and provide access to its resources.