Finding aids are used to find information in an archival collection. The finding aids here describe collections housed in the Historical Collections of the HSHSL. They describe archival records of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and its historic predecessors as well as manuscript collections collected by the library. To access these collections please contact the Historical Collections Librarian.

Recent Submissions

  • Ida M. Robinson Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-12)
    The Ida M. Robinson Papers contains materials from her tenure as Director of the Health Sciences Library of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The collection contains professional correspondence, biographical materials, and professional materials surrounding Robinson’s life and career. The collection provides insight into library and professional organization administration as well as the history of the University and the library. The materials date from 1954 to 1988 but the majority fall between 1959 and 1963.
  • Ruth Lee Briscoe Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-12)
    The Ruth Lee Briscoe Papers contains the professional and personal papers of Ruth Lee Briscoe, long-serving librarian and director of the Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Briscoe served the library from 1914 to 1946 as the first professionally trained librarian. During her tenure the library changed and grew. Briscoe was an avid researcher and routinely published pieces in the School of Medicine’s Bulletin. The collection provides insight into the library history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore through the lens of a long-serving library director and well-respected member of the school; it also provides insight into library history generally as well as historical events at the University.
  • Hilda E. Moore Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018-06)
    The Hilda E. Moore Papers contains professional and personal materials from Moore’s life and time as librarian and director at the University of Maryland at Baltimore’s Health Sciences Library. The materials are dated from 1930 to 1993.
  • Dr. Salvatore Raiti Article Reprints Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-09)
    The Dr. Salvatore Raiti Article Reprints collection contains research articles written by Dr. Raiti throughout his career in Pediatric Endocrinology. The articles are published and written between 1964 and 1989.
  • Cyril C.H. Feng Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-05)
    Most of the materials in the Cyril C.H. Feng Papers come from Feng’s time as director of the University of Maryland at Baltimore Health Sciences Library from 1977 to 1990. They provide a glimpse into the business of the Health Sciences Library during a time of growth and reorganization and medical library administration generally. Feng was especially interested in integrated library systems.
  • Barnett-Potter-Goldsborough Family Correspondence Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018-05)
    This collection includes letters and correspondence from the Barnett, Potter, and Goldsborough Family. The letters are to or from Drs. Nathaniel Potter and John Barnett, who married the Goldsborough Sisters, Sally and Catherine. The letters include medical advice as well as happenings in Talbot and Caroline Counties as well as Baltimore, Maryland. Other topics include family news and advice on John Henry Bartnett’s medical education. Finally, the collection includes genealogical research on the families conducted by Dolores L. DuPont, great great granddaughter of Dr. John Barnett.
  • Dr. Harold H. Burns Lecture Notes Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-05)
    This collection contains the medical lecture notes of Dr. Harold H. Burns, University of Maryland School of Medicine class of 1936. The notes date from September 1933 to February 1935 corresponding to Dr. Burns’ first and second years of medical school. The first two years of study at that time were devoted entirely to the study of the structures and functions of the body; later years were devoted to clinical study. The notes in this collection reflect the medical research and teachings of the time.
  • Women's Auxiliary Board of the University Hospital Records Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018)
    The Women’s Auxiliary Board of the University Hospital Records contains materials relating to the operations and history of the organization which served the University of Maryland, Baltimore University Hospital and School of Medicine from 1887 to 1999. The Women’s Auxiliary Board of the University Hospital served as a fundraising and service arm of the University Hospital from its inception in 1887 until it was dissolved in 1999. This collection provides insight into the women who volunteered their time, money, and expertise to support the University Hospital and its patients. The records document an impactful organization in the history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and its hospital.
  • Dr. James Carroll, Yellow Fever Commission Letters Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018-06)
    The Dr. James Carroll, Yellow Fever Commission Letters contain original letters to Janetta “Jennie” Carroll, Dr. Carroll’s wife as well as letters from Dr. Walter Reed, head of the United States Army Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba in 1900 and 1901. The research and experimentation completed by the Commission found that Yellow Fever was carried by Mosquitos and transmitted through their bites. The letters in this collection shed light on the research and experimentation process as well as the living conditions in Cuba during the Commission’s work. The letters provide a personal insight into the men who discovered the cause of Yellow Fever.