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Baltimore City Archives




Baltimore City Archives

2615 Mathews Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

(This is just east of Greenmount Avenue and south of 28th Street.) 

You must make an appointment to visit.


Finding Records at the Archives

Here is information about how the Archives' information is organized, and some specific topics about which they have information, including church records and police records.

Here is some history:

In the 1980s the Archives was reorganized into Record Groups, and William LeFurgy published a guide describing  the Archives by Record Group.

  • There is a guide translating WPA numbers to the new Record Group number system
  • Many of the record groups were microfilmed, and security copies were deposited at the Maryland State Archives.