Tuesdays with Ed

Photo of former state archivist Ed Papenfuse

Dr. Ed Papenfuse, Maryland State Archivist, Retired, and former Acting Archivist of Baltimore, will be happy to meet with you via Zoom to discuss your history research on Tuesdays** by a pre-arranged appointment. The session will be 40 minutes and is geared primarily for students working on their master's thesis or their dissertation.

**Based upon availability and scheduling

To request an appointment:

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Resources at the Baltimore City Archives:

Records Relating to a Person:

  • The best way to find an individual that is mentioned in the historical records of the Baltimore City Archives is by utilizing the WPA Historical Records Survey Name Index. In the 1930's, the Works Progress Administration, in the process of their Historical Records Survey Project, indexed every name mentioned in specific record groups of the Baltimore City Archives. The cards produced from that index are available online in alphabetically segments. For guidance on how to use the Name Index, please view BCA volunteer and genealogist Malissa Ruffner's excellent step-by-step blog post. For an understanding of which records were indexed and included in the Name Index, see our page on WPA-HRS Indexing.

Records Relating to a Property:

Records Relating to an Event, Group, or Subject:

Other Resources:


Online Resources: