| || ||Date||Series Name||Description||MSA Citation
| || Details||1830-1980||Subject Files ||Files relate to all aspects of Baltimore history and government. The material was collected and maintained by the Department of Legislative Reference library from about 1906 to February 1980. Items include various printed materials, newspaper clippings, and assorted manuscript and typescript records. Varying amounts and types of material are available for each subject covered. A complete listing of files is available at the Baltimore City Archives (BCA 1090). There are several maps in oversize materials.||BRG29-1
| || Details||1947-1990||City Archives Administrative Files|
Material includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, records schedules, and specialized documentation relating to administrative and operational functions of the archives. Subjects include microfilming, all phases of records disposition (both historical and current), personnel matters, interaction with other city agencies, records surveys, research requests, technical equipment standards, improvement and expansion of archives facilities, and professional organization activities.
Also included is a reel of microfilm (BCA 232) containing correspondence relating to the committee for safeguarding city records, records survey reports, and an assortment of general administrative items, 1914-1954. Photographs of records storage in City Hall, 1956-64, are available at the Peale Museum.
A container list is available.
| || Details||1953-1954||Records Engineering, Inc. Survey Reports|
Unpublished reports done by this private consulting firm on the records of twenty-nine municipal agencies between June 1953 and March 1954. It was on the basis of these reports that a records management division was created in 1954. These reports provide an excellent summary of the management of current records in the municipal government.
These volumes are available in the archivist's office.
| || Details||1891-1910||City Library Files||Primarily incoming letters on purchases of stationary and office supplies for city departments, requests for publications or information, and management of the library. There are also small groupings of receipts and orders and ordinances and resolutions associated with the library.||BRG29-4
| || Details||1965-1992||Newsletters (Miscellaneous)||Newsletters published by various organizations and government offices (federal, state, and county) that relate to the City of Baltimore.||BRG29-5
| || Details||1974||Floorplans of Record Center||Drawings generated at the time of the relocation of. archival records storage operations from City Hall to the Terminal Warehouse. These floorplans outline the arrangement of records storage areas and office space and show locations of shelving, cabinets, and office and microfilming equipment.||BRG29-6
| || Details||1962-1985||Minutes, Agenda, and Notice of Meetings, Municipal Boards and Commissions|
Each appointed board and commission established by the Baltimore Charter or Baltimore City Code is required to hold a minimum of one regular public meeting each year. Notices of meetings are posted in the Department of Legislative Reference and the department is also required to maintain permanently copies of minutes of all such meetings.
This series is comprised of the record set of these minutes as well as corresponding agenda and meeting notices. In addition it contains administrative orders and regulations and press releases from the Department of Transit and Traffic.
A file folder listing is available at the Baltimore City Archives.
| || Details||1972-1975||Log, City Council Bills||This log, maintained by the staff of the Legislative Reference library, charts the progress of all legislation introduced into the city council, whether adopted or withdrawn. Information provided includes bill or resolution number; date of introduction; journal page number; committee and agency or agencies to which the legislation was referred; dates referrals were sent and returned; report recommendations of the agencies and council committees, journal date and page number for reports; date and time of committee hearing; date, journal page number, and outcome of vote for second and third readers; date of signature by the President of the City Council and approval or veto by the mayor; final ordinance or resolution number; and nature of final action on the legislation.||BRG29-8
| || Details||1929||Biography Files||Files of newspaper clippings, information sheets, photographs, obituaries, speeches, brochures, magazine articles, and other publications providing biographical information. Persons covered in these files include mayors, city council members, elected and appointed officials and administrators, prominent city and state residents, and private citizens active in politics.||BRG29-9