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(Department of Legislative Reference)
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The first municipal agency to provide administrative and legislative reference services in Baltimore was the City Library. Created in 1879, ...More

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Sub Series 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 ...More

Sub Series 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 ...More

Sub Series Details 1953-1954 Records Engineering, Inc. Survey Reports Unpublished reports done by this private consulting firm on the records of twenty-nine municipal agencies between June 1953 and March 1954.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 ...More

Sub Series 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. BCA BRG29-4
Sub Series Details 1965-1992 Newsletters (Miscellaneous) Newsletters published by various organizations and government offices (federal, state, and county) that relate to the City of Baltimore. BCA BRG29-5
Sub Series 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. BCA BRG29-6
Sub Series 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 ...More

Sub Series 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; ...More

Sub Series 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. BCA BRG29-9