Friday I had the good luck to attend the 2010 Roundtable of Baltimore Historians at the Maryland Historical Society, a lovely facility with an excellent museum and historical library located on West Monument Street in Baltimore. The Baltimore City Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society, and University of Maryland School of Law sponsored the program.
I learned more Maryland and Baltimore history, black and white, and donated a copy of Well Considered to the Maryland State Historical Society Library. I met Dr. Robert J. Brugger, author of Maryland: A Middle Temperament, a historical resource that I acknowledge in my Author’s Notes. Maryland State Archivist Ed Papenfuse was interested that Well Considered contains a scene located in his State Archives building in Annapolis and another across the street in the Maryland Law Library Baltimore Sun archives.
For those who want the real nitty-gritty, the speakers were:
Louis S. Diggs, author of Forgotten Road Warriors, and eight other books on African-American life and communities in Baltimore County;
Howell S. Baum, Ph.D, U of MD, author of Brown in Baltimore: School Desegregation and the Limits of Liberalism;
Antero Pietila, author of Not In My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped A Great American City (redlining and blockbusting)
Moderator Dr. Robert J. Brugger, author of Maryland: A Middle Temperament (a historical resource for Well Considered);
David Bogen, author of The Death of Equality In Separate But Equal (forthcoming);
Matthew Crenson, Cities in American History (forthcoming);
Dr. Jeffrey Sawyer, work-in-progress on the transformation of Maryland law to a print culture;
Moderator, Dr. Kriste Lindenmeyer, Chair, Department of History, University of Maryland Baltimore County;
Luncheon Speaker: Gilbert Sandler, author of Home Front Baltimore: An Album of Memories of World War II (forthcoming) – wonderful recollections;
Kathleen Kotarba, Director, Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation;
Ellen Von Karajan, Executive Director of the Preservation Society of Federal Hill and Fell’s Point;
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse, Maryland State Archivist, on “The Perilous State of the Archival Future and Suggestions for Averting Catastrophe;”
Moderator: Dean Krimmel, Creative Museum Services/Qm2