The Maryland State Archives is the repository for government records of permanent value for the state, counties, and municipalities of Maryland. Among its government records and Special Collections (private, corporate, religious records and newspapers) are the original source materials invaluable to the understanding of the UGRR in this border state. The legal documents, newspapers, and church records stored here are essential original source materials recording freedom seekers and the people who helped them in this land where Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman once lived. The nineteenth century government records are also necessary to document the "peculiar institution" from which the freedom seekers fled. As a public research facility, with educational and outreach programs and a substantial presence as a research resource on the world wide web, the Maryland State Archives can become a key regional facility in the Network to Freedom.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, 21401
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: Edward Papenfuse
Location Type: Facility