Series 5: Historical: Baltimore Episcopal Leaders & Church
Scope and Contents
This series consists of materials that illumine the history of the Baltimore Church. For the most part, these were published by Baltimore or other U.S. newspapers and journals. The first documents are assorted materials on the careers of the archbishops of Baltimore beginning with Cardinal James Gibbons and of the auxiliary bishops beginning with Austin Murphy; they include biographies, commemorative materials, programs of installation, etc. Another part of this series comprises dedication books describing the chief religious edifices of the Archdiocese (the Basilica of the Assumption and the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen) as well as some miscellaneous accounts commemorating the inauguration or anniversaries of the certain parishes. Those religious congregations of women and men most closely associated with the Baltimore Sisters, especially the Sulpicians, and the institutions they founded, make up still another section. Finally, those materials collected relative to Baltimore landmarks, civic associations, or personnel are included in this series.
- Majority of material found in 1800-1990
From the Record Group: 9.5 linear feet