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[photo, State Archives, Hall of Records Building, Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland] State Archives, Hall of Records Building, Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, 1997. Photo by James Hefelfinger (Hefelfinger Collection, MSA SC 1885-734-7, Maryland State Archives).

Dating from 1634 through the 1990s, records of Maryland State and local government are housed at the State Archives in the new Hall of Records Building, Annapolis. The State Archives also holds special collections of business records, government publications and reports, maps, newspapers, photographs, records of religious denominations, and private papers. Through the Internet, electronic access to information about Reference and Research, and Education and Outreach also is provided by the State Archives. Of special interest to teachers and students are the Documents for the Classroom series, and Archives of Maryland Online. Additionally, the Museum without Walls gives access to exhibits and speeches relating to Maryland history.

Major collections of manuscript and published materials relating to Maryland are held by the Maryland Historical Society and the Maryland Division of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, and the libraries of Maryland's colleges and universities. Many federal government records are at the National Archives at College Park (Archives II). Additional archives of interest include:

Maryland Libraries
Maryland Museums
Maryland State Archives
Maryland Constitutional Offices & Agencies
Maryland Departments
Maryland Independent Agencies
Maryland Executive Commissions, Committees, Task Forces, & Advisory Boards
Maryland Universities & Colleges
Maryland Counties
Maryland Municipalities
Maryland at a Glance


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