Overview

Title: Baltimore Sun financial and selected labor records
Call Number: Coll034
Creator: Baltimore Sun
Dates: 1837-1986
Size: 168 boxes (79 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Contains information pertaining to Baltimore Sun finances and Baltimore Newspaper Guild relations. Financial materials include monthly statements, treasurer's reports, tax and payroll records, financial correspondence, and transactional files in both loose and ledger formats. Among the Guild materials are correspondence, meeting minutes, and documents from the Sun and Guild negotiations. Also contained in this collection are Guild newsletters, many of which were the personal copies of H.L. Mencken. Also present are legal documents, specifications for the Calvert Street plant, materials related to the Evening Sun, and radio and television documents.
Citation: Baltimore Sun financial and selected labor records, Baltimore Sun Archives, Collection 34, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

The Baltimore Sun was established by Arunah Shepherdson (A.S.) Abell in 1837. Abell and his partners, Azariah Simmons and William Swain, created the Philadelphia Public Ledger in 1836, and Abell saw the potential of a penny newspaper in Baltimore. In 1904 when the Great Baltimore Fire demolished the Sun Iron Building, Walter Abell, grandson of founder A.S., was managing the paper. As the fire swept closer, Walter Abell ordered subscription lists, records, and bound copies of the paper removed from the building. While much was saved due to Abell's orders, the building itself and what remained inside was destroyed. In 1910, control of the company shifted from the Abell family to a Board of businessmen led by Crawford Black as Chairman. The same year also saw the first issue of the Evening Sun, which remained in publication until 1995. The Times Mirror Company acquired the Sun in 1986, and merged with the Tribune Company in 2000.

While the financial history in this collection dates to the paper's creation in 1837, the Sun's connection with the Newspaper Guild did not begin until the 1930s. Following the lead of Heywood Broun, who established the American Newspaper Guild in 1933, the Washington Newspaper Guild was founded in January 1934. The Washington Guild President, Dan DeSouza, spoke to Baltimore journalists in March and by the end of the month the Baltimore Newspaper Guild was established. The Newspaper Guild earned representation at the Baltimore Sun in 1938, but contract negotiations were not settled until 1949. H.L. Mencken served as the Sun's liaison to the Guild from 1941-1948. By the mid 1960s the Washington and Baltimore Guilds were working together and eventually merged to create the still active Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild.

See Bibliography for sources.


Scope & Content

Arrangement

Organized into twelve series: Series I. Financial statements and reports, 1904-1962, 1985. Series II. Transactional files, 1899-1942. Series III. Tax records, 1914-1962. Series IV. Payroll and wages, 1936, 1941. Series V. Financial correspondence, 1856-1963. Series VI. Sun executives and Newspaper Guild meeting minutes, 1941. Series VII. Newspaper Guild correspondence, 1934-1942. Series VIII. Newspaper Guild publications, 1934-1944. Series IX. Legal documents, 1910-1944. Series X. Calvert Street plant construction, 1946-1955, 1964-1966. Series XI. Radio and television, 1981-1986. Series XII. Ledgers, 1837-1980.

Series I. Financial statements and reports

  1. Monthly financial statements
  2. Treasurer's annual reports

Series II. Transactional files

    Series III. Tax records

    1. Federal Income, Declared Value Excess Profits, and Excess Profits Tax Returns
    2. Maryland and personal property tax returns
    3. Annual information returns

    Series IV. Payroll and wages

    1. Payroll and unemployment tax
    2. Wage scales for other newspaper guilds

    Series V. Financial correspondence

      Series VI. Sun executives and Newspaper Guild meeting minutes

        Series VII. Newspaper Guild correspondence

          Series VIII. Newspaper Guild publications

          1. Baltimore Newspaper Guild newsletters and announcements
          2. The Guild Letter
          3. Other Guild newsletters and publications
          4. The Reporter
          5. The Guild Reporter

          Series IX. Legal Documents

            Series X. Calvert Street plant construction

            1. Calvert Street plant specifications
            2. Contracts and agreements for construction of Calvert Street plant

            Series XI. Radio and Television

            1. Appraisals, acquisitions, and closings
            2. WRLH television licensing agreements
            3. Vitapix Corporation

            Series XII. Ledgers

            1. Financial statements and records
            2. Transactional records
            3. Stock ledgers
            4. Letters

            Note

            The Baltimore Sun financial and selected labor records collection contains information pertaining to Sun finances and Baltimore Newspaper Guild relations. The dates of the materials range from 1837-1986, with the bulk spanning 1837-1962. The 12 series collection is housed in 42 document and flat boxes, 2 flat file drawers, and 126 ledger boxes.

            The Sun financial and account information is composed of 6 series, including 134 ledger books. Materials include monthly statements, treasurer's reports, tax and payoll records, financial correspondence, and transactional files. The bulk of the monthly statements (not in ledger form) range from 1904-1962, and provide information on various Sun divisions including the Evening Sun, paper sales and advertising, publishing, the magazine section, and the color comic section. Much of the financial correspondence contains statements for the Abell accounts with the Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Baltimore. Also included in this collection are financial statements regarding Arunah (A.S) Abell's earnings from the Public Ledger from 1860-1861. The ledger books date from 1837-1980 and include monthly statements, cashbooks, checkbooks, account records, stock ledgers, petty ledgers, and bank books.

            There are three series related to the Baltimore Newspaper Guild and its relationship with the Baltimore Sun, as well as guild developments at the national level. Contained in this collection are Guild newsletters from the late 1930s and early 1940s. Among the other Guild materials are correspondence, meeting minutes from August and September 1941, and documents from the Sun and Guild negotiations (within the legal documents series). The correspondence series contains letters to and from H.L. Mencken, and the meeting minutes are often lengthy discussions between Mencken and Guild members. In addition to the Baltimore Guild newsletters, the collection contains H.L. Mencken's personal copies of The Guild Reporter, the official paper of the American Newspaper Guild, from 1938-1944.

            The legal documents series, which ranges from 1910-1944 contains negotiations and agreements between the Guild and theSun in the 1930s and 1940s. Most of the remaining materials relate to the purchase of the New World Publishing Company in 1910, including information from New World stockholders meetings. Another series is devoted to the construction of the new processing plant on Calvert Street in the late 1940s and 1950s. The majority of the materials are agreements with contractors and subcontractors, but plant specifications, blueprints and machine drawings are also present. The last series contains all radio and television information from the 1980s, as well as documents from Vitapix Corporation (1953-1958). Included are radio station acquisition and appraisal documents with photographs, sale agreements, radio closing documents, and television licensing contracts for WRLH.


            Provenance Information

            Provenance and Acquisition Information

            The collection was received from the Tribune Company in 2002. Arrangements were made with Sandy Levy, the Sun Librarian, to retrieve the records scheduled for destruction and the UMBC Collections Management staff packed materials and transported everything to UMBC. The items were in no particular order when retrieved from Sun offices. Physical property rights were transferred to UMBC but intellectual copyright is still maintained by the Sun.

            Processing Note

            A preliminary inventory of the collection was compiled by student assistant Adam Cohen in 2006. The ledgers were separated from the rest of the collection and many of the books, which were moldy when received, were cleaned. All ledgers were eventually housed in phase or flat boxes. Materials were divided into twelve series based on subject or type of document, though when possible the original organization of items in folders and folder titles were maintained. Initial processing was performed by Adam Cohen and graduate assistant Andrea Shahmohammadi. Processing was completed and finding aid was written by graduate assistant Amy Ciesielski in Spring 2009 under the supervision of Special Collections Archivist Lindsey Loeper.

            Descriptive Rules Used

            Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

            Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.


            Access & Use

            Finding Aids

            Finding aid available.

            Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll034.php

            Access Conditions

            No restrictions.

            Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

            Copyright maintained by Baltimore Sun.


            Subject Headings

            Creators

            Baltimore Sun

            Subjects

            Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956

            Baltimore (Md.) -- Newspapers

            Baltimore (Md.)

            Baltimore sun

            Newspaper Guild


            Series Description & Container List

            1. Series I. Financial statements and reports

              Date: 1904-1962, 1985

              Extent: 16 boxes and 2 flat file drawers

              Description: The financial statements and reports illustrate the Sun's growth and progress on both monthly and yearly scales. The monthly statements are often broken down by department, which can demonstrate the changes the paper made over the years. For example, the creation of the Evening Sun in 1910 is evident in the collection's monthly balance sheets beginning in April of that year, with reports of profit, loss, and operating expenses. Not all of the financial reports were loose records. Related information can be found in Series XII: Ledgers. Like this series, the ledgers series contains both financial statements and transactional files subseries. Much of the information in the monthly statements is summarized in the treasurer's reports, which are present in subseries I.B from 1917-1959.

              1. Subseries I.A. Monthly financial statements

                Date: 1904-1962

                Extent: 15 boxes and 2 flat file drawers

                Description: This subseries contains monthly balance sheets, gross and net profit statements for paper sales, advertising, publishing, television, and radio, comparative reports, income and expense statements for the magazine and comics sections, operating expenses, and advertising earnings for the Baltimore Sun. Balance sheets for the Evening Sun begin in April, 1910. Files are grouped alphabetically by report, then arranged chronologically within each report type.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  General Balance Sheets, November 1904-March 1905 1 1

                  General Balance Sheets, April-August 1905 1 2

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1905 1 3

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1906 1 4

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1906 1 5

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1906 1 6

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1907 1 7

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1907 1 8

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1907 1 9

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1908 1 10

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1908 1 11

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1908 1 12

                  General Balance Sheets, January-March 1909 1 13

                  General Balance Sheets, April-June 1909 1 14

                  General Balance Sheets, July-September 1909 1 15

                  General Balance Sheets, October-December 1909 1 16

                  General Balance Sheets, January-February 1910 2 1

                  General Balance Sheets, March 1910 2 2

                  General Balance Sheets, April 1910 2 3

                  General Balance Sheets, May 1910 2 4

                  General Balance Sheets, June 1910 2 5

                  General Balance Sheets, July 1910 2 6

                  General Balance Sheets, August 1910 2 7

                  General Balance Sheets, September 1910 2 8

                  General Balance Sheets, October 1910 2 9

                  General Balance Sheets, November 1910 2 10

                  General Balance Sheets, December 1910 2 11

                  General Balance Sheets, January 1911 2 12

                  General Balance Sheets, February 1911 2 13

                  General Balance Sheets, March 1911 2 14

                  General Balance Sheets, April 1911 2 15

                  General Balance Sheets, May 1911 3 1

                  General Balance Sheets, June 1911 3 2

                  General Balance Sheets, July 1911 3 3

                  General Balance Sheets, August 1911 3 4

                  General Balance Sheets, September 1911 3 5

                  General Balance Sheets, October 1911 3 6

                  General Balance Sheets, November 1911 3 7

                  General Balance Sheets, December 1911 3 8

                  General Balance Sheets, January 1912 3 9

                  General Balance Sheets, February 1912 3 10

                  General Balance Sheets, March 1912 3 11

                  General Balance Sheets, April 1912 3 12

                  General Balance Sheets, May 1912 3 13

                  General Balance Sheets, June 1912 3 14

                  General Balance Sheets, July 1912 3 15

                  General Balance Sheets, August 1912 3 16

                  General Balance Sheets, September 1912 3 17

                  General Balance Sheets, October 1912 4 1

                  General Balance Sheets, November 1912 4 2

                  General Balance Sheets, December 1912 4 3

                  General Balance Sheets, January 1913 4 4

                  General Balance Sheets, February 1913 4 5

                  General Balance Sheets, March 1913 4 6

                  General Balance Sheets, April 1913 4 7

                  General Balance Sheets, May 1913 4 8

                  General Balance Sheets, June 1913 4 9

                  General Balance Sheets, July 1913 4 10

                  General Balance Sheets, August 1913 4 11

                  General Balance Sheets, September 1913 4 12

                  General Balance Sheets, October 1913 4 13

                  General Balance Sheets, November-December 1913 4 14

                  General Balance Sheets, January-February 1914 4 15

                  General Balance Sheets, March-April 1914 4 16

                  General Balance Sheets, May-June 1914 4 17

                  General Balance Sheets, July-October 1914 4 18

                  General Balance Sheets, November 1914-March 1915 Drawer 1 1

                  General Balance Sheets, April-August 1915 Drawer 1 2

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1915 Drawer 1 3

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1916 Drawer 1 4

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1916 Drawer 1 5

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1916 Drawer 1 6

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1917 Drawer 1 7

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1917 Drawer 1 8

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1917 Drawer 1 9

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1918 Drawer 1 10

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1918 Drawer 1 11

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1918 Drawer 1 12

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1919 Drawer 1 13

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1919 Drawer 1 14

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1919 Drawer 1 15

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1920 Drawer 1 16

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1920 Drawer 1 17

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1920 Drawer 1 18

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1921 Drawer 1 19

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1921 Drawer 1 20

                  General Balance Sheets, September-November 1921 Drawer 1 21

                  General Balance Sheets, December 1921 Drawer 1 22

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1922 Drawer 1 23

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1922 Drawer 1 24

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1922 Drawer 1 25

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1923 Drawer 2 1

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1923 Drawer 2 2

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1923 Drawer 2 3

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1924 Drawer 2 4

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1924 Drawer 2 5

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1924 Drawer 2 6

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1925 Drawer 2 7

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1925 Drawer 2 8

                  General Balance Sheets, September-October 1925 Drawer 2 9

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1926 Drawer 2 10

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1926 Drawer 2 11

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1926 Drawer 2 12

                  General Balance Sheets, January-April 1927 Drawer 2 13

                  General Balance Sheets, May-August 1927 Drawer 2 14

                  General Balance Sheets, September-December 1927 Drawer 2 15

                  Balance Sheets, January-July 1944 5 1

                  Balance Sheets, August 1944-January 1945 5 2

                  Balance Sheets, February-June 1945 5 3

                  Balance Sheets, July-December, 1945 5 4

                  Balance Sheets, January-June 1952 5 5

                  Balance Sheets, July-December 1952 5 6

                  Balance Sheets, January-June 1953 6 1

                  Balance Sheets, July-December 1953 6 2

                  Balance Sheets, January-June 1954 6 3

                  Balance Sheets, July-December 1954 6 4

                  Balance Sheets, January-June 1955 6 5

                  Balance Sheets, July-December 1955 6 6

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1928-1934 7 1

                  Summary of Income and Profit and Loss: Morning, Evening, Sunday Sun, 1934-1938 7 2

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1934-1939 7 3

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1939-1944 7 4

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1944-1947 7 5

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss: Morning, Evening, Sunday Sun, 1947-1950 7 6

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss: Morning, Evening, Sunday Sun, 1950-1951 7 7

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss: Publishing, 1953 7 8

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss: Publishing, 1954-1962 7 9

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1928-1934 8 1

                  Summary of Income and Profit and Loss: Morning, Evening, Sunday Sun, 1934-1938 8 2

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1934-1939 8 3

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1939-1944 8 4

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss, 1944-1947 8 5

                  Comparative Report of Profit and Loss: Morning, Evening, Sunday Sun, 1947-1950 8 6

                  Gross and Net Profit Statements: Radio/Publishing, 1947-1950 9 1

                  Gross and Net Profit Statements: Publishing, Radio/Television, 1950-1956 9 2

                  Gross and Net Profit Statements: Publishing and Television, 1956-1962 9 3

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Photo-gravure Section, 1934-1939 10 1

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Photo-gravure Section, 1939-1944 10 2

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Photo-gravure Section, 1944-1946 10 3

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Magazine Section, 1946-1950 10 4

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Magazine Section, 1950-1951 10 5

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Magazine Section, 1952-1956 10 6

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Magazine Section, 1956-1962 10 7

                  Statement of Income and Expense: "This Week" Magazine, 1935-1939 11 1

                  Statement of Income and Expense: "This Week" Magazine, 1939-1944 11 2

                  Statement of Income and Expense: "This Week" Magazine, 1944-1950 11 3

                  Statement of Income and Expense: "This Week" Magazine, 1950-1953 11 4

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Color Comic Section, 1934-1939 12 1

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Color Comic Section, 1939-1944 12 2

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Color Comic Section, 1944-1948 12 3

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Color Comic Section, 1948-1950 12 4

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Color Comic Section, 1950-1953 12 5

                  Statement of Income and Expense: Color Comic Section, 1954-1962 12 6

                  Summary of Advertising Earnings, 1934-1939 13 1

                  Summary of Advertising Earnings, 1939-1944 13 2

                  Summary of Advertising Earnings, 1944-1950 13 3

                  Summary of Advertising Earnings and Lineage, 1950-1956 13 4

                  Summary of Advertising Earnings and Lineage, 1956-1962 13 5

                  Summary of Advertising Earnings and Lineage, 1958 13 6

                  Color Advertising, 1958-1984 14 1

                  Earnings from Classified, Local, and National Displays, 1956-1978 14 2

                  Earnings from Classified, Local, and National Displays, 1979-1982 14 3

                  WMAR Lineage in Sunpapers, 1964-1977 14 4

                  Data from Monthly Advertising Balance Record, 1975-1979 14 5

                  Zoned Sections and Part Run Preprints, 1975-1983 14 6

                  Charges and Allowances, January 1983-January 1984 14 7

                  Summary of Operating Expenses: Morning, Sunday, Evening Sun, 1934-1939 15 1

                  Summary of Operating Expenses: Morning, Sunday, Evening Sun, 1939-1940 15 2

                  Summary of Operating Expenses: Morning, Sunday, Evening Sun, 1939-1944 15 3

                  Summary of Operating Expenses: Morning, Sunday, Evening Sun, 1944-1950 15 4

                  Summary of Operating Expenses: Morning, Sunday, Evening Sun, 1950-1956 15 5

                  Summary of Operating Expenses: Morning, Sunday, Evening Sun, 1956-1962 15 6

                  Summary of Property and Equipment Accounts, 1951-1952 15 7

                  Increases and Decreases, 1958-1961 15 8

              2. Subseries I.B. Treasurer's annual reports

                Date: 1917-1926, 1929-1959

                Extent: 9 folders

                Description: The annual reports summarize the monthly statements and succinctly illustrate the company's financial standing over a 42 year period. A handwritten note accompanying the reports indicated that there were no reports complied in 1927 or 1928 due to a change in the system.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  1917-1923 16 1

                  1924-1926, 1929-1933 16 2

                  1934-1936 16 3

                  1937-1940 16 4

                  1941-1945 16 5

                  1946-1949 16 6

                  1950-1953 16 7

                  1954-1956 16 8

                  1957-1959 16 9

            2. Series II. Transactional files

              Date: 1899-1942, undated, bulk 1899-1910

              Extent: 2 boxes

              Description: The folders in this series include receipts, cancelled checks, salary and automobile allowance slips. Also contains a handwritten analysis of credits and debits from 1917-1918. All files are arranged chronologically. There are no files from 1911-1916, or from 1919-1940.

              1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                Receipts, 1899-1903 17 1

                Receipts, 1904 17 2

                Receipts, 1905 17 3

                Receipts, 1906 17 4

                Receipts, 1907 17 5

                Receipts, January-March 1908 17 6

                Receipts, April-June, 1908 17 7

                Receipts, July-September, 1908 17 8

                Receipts, October-December, 1908 17 9

                Receipts, 1909 18 1

                Receipts, n.d. 18 2

                Calculated Slips, n.d. 18 3

                Cancelled Checks, 1905 18 4

                Cancelled Checks, 1906 18 5

                Cancelled Checks, 1907 18 6

                Cancelled Checks, January-June, 1908 18 7

                Cancelled Checks, July-December, 1908 18 8

                Cancelled Checks, January-June, 1909 18 9

                Cancelled Checks, July-December, 1909 18 10

                Cancelled Checks, 1910 18 11

                Analysis of Credit, Debit, 1917-1918 (see Box 14, Folder 8) 18 12

                Salary and Automobile Allowance Receipts, 1941-1942 18 13

            3. Series III. Tax records

              Date: 1914-1962

              Extent: 3 boxes

              Description: This series contains state and federal tax return records for the Baltimore Sun. All documents are arranged chronologically by year.

              1. Subseries III.A. Federal income, declared value excess profits, and excess profits tax returns

                Date: 1914-1958

                Extent: 3 boxes

                Description: The declared value excess profits and excess profits returns are only present through 1945. From 1945-1958 are annual income returns and quarterly returns.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  1914-1919 19 1

                  1920-1922 19 2

                  1923-1925 19 3

                  1926-1928 19 4

                  1929-1930 19 5

                  1931-1932 19 6

                  1933 20 1

                  1934-1935 20 2

                  1936-1937 20 3

                  1938 20 4

                  1939 20 5

                  1940 20 6

                  1941 21 1

                  1942 21 2

                  1943 21 3

                  1944 21 4

                  1945 21 5

                  Annual Returns of Income Tax Paid at Source and Quarterly Returns, 1945-1958 21 6

              2. Subseries III.B. Maryland and personal property tax returns

                Date: 1915-1961

                Extent: 3 boxes

                Description: The property tax returns span from 1915-1961 while the state returns only cover 1935-1946. One folder from 1916-1924 includes yearly petitions for reductions of property assessment amounts.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Tax Court Appeal: Petitions for Reduction of Assessments, 1916-1924 22 1

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1915-1923 22 2

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1924-1929 22 3

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1930-1935 22 4

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1936-1938 22 5

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1939-1942 22 6

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1943 22 7

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1944-1946 23 1

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1947-1949 23 2

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1950-1952 23 3

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1953-1954 23 4

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1955-1956 23 5

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1957-1958 24 1

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1959 24 2

                  Personal Property and Franchise Tax Returns 1960-1961 24 3

                  State of Maryland Emergency Gross Receipts Tax, 1935- 1936 24 4

                  Maryland Income Tax Returns and Worksheets, 1937-1939 24 5

                  Maryland Income Tax Returns and Worksheets, 1940-1942 24 6

                  Maryland Income Tax Returns and Worksheets, 1943-1946 24 7

              3. Subseries III.C. Annual information returns

                Date: 1903-1908, 1920-1962; bulk 1925-1962

                Extent: 1 box

                Description: There are no records from 1909-1924.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  State and City Taxes, 1903-1908 25 1

                  Annual Information Return, 1920s 25 2

                  Annual Information Return, 1930s 25 3

                  Annual Information Return, 1940-1950 25 4

                  Annual Information Return, 1951-1953 25 5

                  Annual Information Return, 1954 25 6

                  Annual Information Return, 1955 25 7

                  Annual Information Return, 1956 25 8

                  Annual Information Return, 1957 25 9

                  Annual Information Return, 1958 25 10

                  Annual Information Return, 1959 25 11

                  Annual Information Return, 1960 25 12

                  Annual Information Return, 1961 25 13

                  Annual Information Return, 1962 25 14

            4. Series IV. Payroll and wages

              Date: 1936, 1941

              Extent: 1 box

              Description: Materials in this series provide information on earnings of Sun employees in 1936 and guild employees at papers in various U.S. cities in 1941.

              1. Subseries IV.A. Payroll and unemployment tax

                Date: 1936

                Extent: 3 folders

                Description: This subseries contains payroll and unemployment tax documents for the entire year of 1936. Payroll is divided by department and contains lists of employee names and earnings. All folders are arranged chronologically by month.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  January-April, 1936 26 1

                  May-August, 1936 26 2

                  September-December, 1936 26 3

              2. Subseries IV.B. Wage scales for other newspaper guilds

                Date: 1941

                Extent: 1 folder

                Description: The compilation of wage scales illustrates weekly wages paid by newspapers in different cities across the country in January and June of 1941. Scales are organized by newspaper and subsequently divided by position and length of employment. Baltimore is not represented.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Wage Scales for Other Guilds as of 1941 26 4

            5. Series V. Financial correspondence

              Date: 1856-1963, undated; bulk 1904-1909

              Extent: 1 box

              Description: The financial correspondence consists primarily of written requests for funds and account statements and receipts from the Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Baltimore. There are several items from the 19th century including a letter from a Mr. Bloomer dated 1856, entering his son into a six year apprenticeship with the Abell Company. Also present are several statements from the Office of the Public Ledger [Philadelphia Public Ledger] dated 1860-1861, regarding the Abell Company's earnings from the publication. Some of the correspondence pertains to earnings from auctions and the rental and sale of property. There are no files present from 1910-1962. The last document is a list of items, including ledgers and bundles of cancelled checks, found in a chest and repacked into a box in October, 1963. All items arranged chronologically.

              1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                Receipts, 1856, 1857, 1860-1861, 1865, 1866, 1870, n.d. 27 1

                1899, 1900, 1904 27 2

                1905 27 3

                1906 27 4

                1907 27 5

                1908-1909 27 6

                Box list, 1963 27 7

            6. Series VI. Sun executives and Newspaper Guild meeting minutes

              Date: 1941

              Extent: 1 box

              Description: This series contains minutes of meetings between the Baltimore Sun executives and the Baltimore Newspaper Guild between August and September, 1941. The transcripts include extensive dialogue between H.L. Mencken and Myer Trupp, Baltimore Newspaper Guild Representative. Minutes are arranged chronologically by meeting date.

              1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                August 5, 1941 28 1

                August 7, 1941 28 2

                August 15, 1941 28 3

                August 18, 1941 28 4

                August 29, 1941 28 5

                September 9, 1941 28 6

            7. Series VII. Newspaper Guild correspondence

              Date: 1934-1942

              Extent: .25 boxes

              Description: Folders contain correspondence pertaining to the development, maintenance, and requests of the Baltimore Newspaper Guild, and include many letters to and from H.L. Mencken. Some letters composed by Mencken lack his signature or name, but are obvious responses to prior letters addressed to him. Files are arranged chronologically.

              1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                1934-1937 29 1

                1938-1939 29 2

                1940 29 3

                1941-1942 29 4

            8. Series VIII. Newspaper Guild publications

              Date: 1934-1944, undated; bulk 1938-1942

              Extent: 2.75 boxes

              Description: Many or all of the publications in this series were collected by Guild Representative H.L. Mencken, and some bear his notes and handwriting. The series contains newsletters and announcements from the Baltimore, Philadelphia-Camden, New York, and American Newspaper Guilds, as well as a few pieces from other cities and publications

              1. Subseries VIII.A. Baltimore Newspaper Guild newsletters and announcements

                Date: 1938-1942, undated

                Extent: .5 boxes

                Description: The publication titles in this subseries vary, but all are connected to the Baltimore Newspaper Guild. The newsletters contain updates on Baltimore Guild progress, the status of strikes in other cities, meeting announcements, calls for new members, and open letters to people in prominent positions, including H.L. Mencken. All items are arranged chronologically by year, month, and day, when possible.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Guild Announcements and Memos, 1938-1942, n.d. 29 5

                  Letter to Sunpapers Chauffeurs from George Engeman, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, July 20, 1938 29 6

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Newsletter, August 3, 1938 29 7

                  Baltimore Guild News, February, 1939 29 8

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild "Guild Bulletin", Volume 1, Number 4; September 11, 1939 29 9

                  Sunpaper "Shop Talk", Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume 1, Number 1; November 28, 1939 29 10

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild "Guild Bulletin", Volume 1, Number 6; December 13, 1939 29 11

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild "Guild Bulletin", February 21, 1940 29 12

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, January 2, 1941 29 13

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Newsletter, April 5, 1941 29 14

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild "Organizer," April 1, [after 1940] 29 15

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Newsletter, April 10, 1941 29 16

                  Guild Reopens Wage Talks, Baltimore Newspaper Guild Newsletter, [April-May?] 1941 29 17

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Newsletter, May, 1941 29 18

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Newsletter, [June?] 1941 29 19

                  [Baltimore?] Newspaper Guild Newsletter, June 4, 1941 29 20

                  [Baltimore?] Newspaper Guild Newsletter, June 4, 1941 29 21

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild "Organizer," June 21, 1941 29 22

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Newsletter, August 3, 1941 29 23

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 1; August 8, 1941 29 24

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 2; n.d. 29 25

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 2; n.d. 29 26

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 4; September 12, 1941 29 27

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Meeting Announcement, September 18, 1941 29 28

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 6; September 19, 1941 29 29

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 9; October 3, 1941 29 30

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 12, October 23, 1941 29 31

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 14; November 7, 1941 29 32

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 15; November 14, 1941 29 33

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 16; November 22, 1941 29 34

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume I, Number 18; December 8, 1941 29 35

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, December 13, 1941 29 36

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume II, Number 2; January 23, 1942 29 37

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume II, Number 3; January 31, 1942 29 38

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, Volume II, Number 4; February 7, 1942 29 39

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, March 20, 1942 29 40

                  Baltimore Newspaper Guild Meeting Announcement, December, [?] 29 41

                  Sunlight, Sunpapers Unit Newsletter, Baltimore Newspaper Guild, n.d. 29 42

              2. Subseries VIII.B. The Guild Letter

                Date: 1940

                Extent: 11 folders

                Description: The Guild Letter was put out by the Philadelphia-Camden Newspaper Guild. Many issues are missing, but the included issues span most of 1940. All newsletters are arranged chronologically.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Volume III, Number 6; February 24, 1940 29 43

                  Volume III, Number 8; March 14, 1940 29 44

                  Volume III, Number 9; March 20, 1940 29 45

                  Volume III, Number 11; April 30, 1940 29 46

                  Volume III, Number 16; June 6, 1940 29 47

                  Volume III, Number 24; August 13, 1940 29 48

                  Volume III, Number 25; August 14, 1940 29 49

                  Volume III, Number 38; September 17, 1940 29 50

                  Volume III, Number 39; September 23, 1940 29 51

                  Volume III, Number 42; October 16, 1940 29 52

                  Volume III, Number 43; October 23, 1940 29 53

                  Volume III, Number 46; December 24, 1940 29 54

              3. Subseries VIII.C. Other guild newsletters and publications

                Date: 1934-1941

                Extent: .25 boxes

                Description: Publications include an article from the Saturday Evening Post by Joseph F. Dinneen upon his retirement from the Newspaper Guild, and other guild related articles.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  News Dispatch: Newark Ledger Strike Progress, December 14, 1934 29 55

                  Clipping: "Guild Upholds 9 of 10 Questions," December 7, 1937 29 56

                  The Guild Progressive, January 30, 1940 (See Box 30 Folder 1) 29 57

                  Wage and Hour Reporter and Supplement, Washington D.C., Volume 3, Number 17; April 22, 1940 29 58

                  Overset, Journal-American Unit Newsletter, Newspaper Guild of New York, Volume 4, Number 21; July 18, 1940 29 59

                  Goodbye Boys, I'm Through, Saturday Evening Post Article, August 3, 1940 (See Box 30 Folder 2) 29 60

                  Philadelphia Record Clipping, Article on Newspaper Guild, January 15, 1941 29 61

                  The CIO News Volume V, Number 5, February 2, 1942 (3 copies) (See Box 30 Folder 3) 29 62

              4. Subseries VIII.D. The Reporter

                Date: 1934

                Extent: 2 folders

                Description: There are only five issues present of the Newark Newspaper Guild newsletter, spanning most of November and December 1934. The focus of most of the articles is on the status of the strike at the Newark Ledger. Volume 1, Number 5 includes claims of intimidation of strikers by hired gangsters.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Volume I, Numbers 1, 3, and 5, November 1934 30 4

                  Volume I, Numbers 8 and 10, December 1934 30 5

              5. Subseries VIII.E. The Guild Reporter

                Date: 1938-1944

                Extent: 2 boxes

                Description: The Guild Reporter is the publication of the American Newspaper Guild, affiliate of the CIO. Several issues are missing, including from March-June 1938, and March-August 1939.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Volume V, Numbers 8-12, February 1938 30 6

                  Volume V, Numbers 30, 37-38, July and August 1938 30 7

                  Volume V, Numbers 39, 40, 43, September and October 1938 30 8

                  Volume V, Numbers 45-46, November 1938 30 9

                  Volume V, Numbers 47-48, December 1938 30 10

                  Volume VI, Numbers 2-3, January 1939 30 11

                  Volume VI, Numbers 4-5, February 1939 30 12

                  Volume VI, Numbers 18-19, September 1939 30 13

                  Volume VI, Numbers 20-21, October 1939 30 14

                  Volume VI, Numbers 22-23, November 1939 30 15

                  Volume VI, Number 24 and Volume VII, Number 1, December 1939 30 16

                  Volume VII, Numbers 2-3, January 1940 30 17

                  Volume VII, Numbers 4-5, February 1940 30 18

                  Volume VII, Numbers 6 and 24, March and December 1940 30 19

                  Volume VIII, Numbers 2-3, January 1941 30 20

                  Volume VIII, Numbers 4-5, February 1941 30 21

                  Volume VIII, Number 6, March 1941 30 22

                  Volume VIII, Numbers 8-9, April 1941 30 23

                  Volume VIII, Numbers 10-11, May 1941 30 24

                  Volume VIII, Numbers 12-13, June 1941 30 25

                  Volume VIII, Numbers 14-15, July 1941 30 26

                  Volume IX, Numbers 2-5, January-February 1942 31 1

                  Volume IX, Numbers 6-9, March-April 1942 31 2

                  Volume IX, Numbers 10-13, May-June 1942 31 3

                  Volume IX, Numbers 14-17, July-August 1942 31 4

                  Volume IX, Numbers 18-21, September-October 1942 31 5

                  Volume IX, Numbers 22-23, November 1942 31 6

                  Volume IX, Number 24 and Volume X, Number 1, December 1942 31 7

                  Volume X, Numbers 2, 3, and 5, January and February 1943 31 8

                  Volume X, Numbers 6-7, March 1943 31 9

                  Volume X, Numbers 8-9, April 1943 31 10

                  Volume X, Numbers 10-11, May 1943 31 11

                  Volume X, Numbers 12-13, June 1943 31 12

                  Volume X, Numbers 14, 16-17, July and August 1943 31 13

                  Volume X, Numbers 18-20, September and October, 1943 31 14

                  Volume X, Numbers 22-23, November 1943 31 15

                  Volume X, Number 24, Volume XI, Number 1-2, December 1943-January 1944 31 16

            9. Series IX. Legal documents

              Date: 1910-1944; bulk 1934-1944

              Extent: 1 box

              Description: The folders in this series pertain mostly to Newspaper and Guild negotiations and agreements, as well as the 1910 acquisition of the New World Publishing Company by the Abell Company. The Guild documents relate to the formation of the Baltimore Newspaper Guild and its relationship with the Baltimore Sun. There are also documents and news articles relating to the wage lawsuit brought by Charles Schroepfer, Fred Schroepfer, and Abraham Berry against the Abell Company. The plaintiffs eventually lost the decision. Files are arranged by subject and date.

              1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                New World Publishing Company Stockholders Meetings, 1910 32 1

                Purchase of New World Publishing Company, 1910 32 2

                Baltimore Newspaper Guild and Sunpapers Negotiations, 1934-1941 32 3

                Newspaper and Guild Agreements, 1938 32 4

                Legal Documents: Sunpapers and Newspaper Guild, 1937-1942 32 5

                Report in the Matter of New York Times Company and Newspaper Guild of New York, 1940 32 6

                Wage-Hour Act Lawsuit: Schroepfer, Schroepfer, and Berry vs. Abell Company, 1942-1944 32 7

            10. Series X. Calvert Street plant construction

              Date: 1946-1955, 1964-1966

              Extent: 4 boxes

              Description: This files in this series pertain to the Sunpapers' construction of a new publishing plant on Calvert Street. Most folders contain proposals and agreements between the Abell Company and contracted companies.

              1. Subseries X.A. Calvert Street plant specifications

                Date: 1948

                Extent: 1 box

                Description: This box contains 2 copies of the plant specifications from 1948.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Specifications for Construction of Sunpapers' Publishing Plant, January 1948 33 1

                  Specifications for Construction of Sunpapers' Publishing Plant, January 1948 (duplicate) 33 2

              2. Subseries X.B. Contracts and agreements for construction of Calvert Street plant

                Date: 1946-1955, 1964-1966

                Extent: 3 boxes

                Description: This subseries consists of agreements and proposals from companies contracted to work on the construction of the new publishing plant on Calvert Street. Folders are organized alphabetically by company name. When the company contained both a first and last name in the title, the folder was placed based on the surname.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  American Bridge Company, 1947-1949 34 1

                  American District Telegraph Company, 1947-1955 34 2

                  Beautycraft Kitchens Inc.; The Centre-Ammon Company, 1949-1951 34 3

                  Blumenthal-Kahn Electric Company, Inc. 1965 34 4

                  The H. Chambers Company; Chemco Photo Products Company, 1949-1951 34 5

                  Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company; Consolidated Gas Electric Light and Power Company of Baltimore, 1949-1954 34 6

                  Cutler-Hammer: Contracts and Proposals, 1947-1951 34 7

                  Fidelity Storage Company; International Business Machines Corporation, 1949-1950 34 8

                  George A. Fuller Company: Contracts and Correspondence (four story building), 1948-1951 34 9

                  George A. Fuller Company: Agreements with Subcontractors, 1949-1951 34 10

                  George A. Fuller Company: Agreements with Subcontractors, 1949-1951 35 1

                  George A. Fuller Company: Agreements with Subcontractors, 1949-1951 35 2

                  George A. Fuller Company: 5th Floor Addition Contracts and Estimates, 1949-1951 35 3

                  George A. Fuller and Company Cost Reports, 1949-1951 37 1

                  George A. Fuller Company: Insurance Coverage, 1949-1951 35 4

                  George A. Fuller Company: Data for Calvert St. Plant, 1946-1950 35 5

                  General Electric Company: 1947-1950 35 6

                  General Electric Company: Press Drives, 1966 35 7

                  George R. Hall, Inc., 1964-1966 36 1

                  R. Hoe & Company: Cancelled Contract, 1946-1946 36 2

                  R. Hoe & Company: Proposals and Scott Press Comparisons, 1946 36 3

                  R. Hoe & Company: Press Units, 1949-1951 36 4

                  R. Hoe & Company: Agreements, 1964-1965 36 5

                  Industrial Electronics (with Music by Muzak), 1950 36 6

                  Jampol Company, 1948-1951 36 7

                  The C.M. Kemp Manufacturing Company; Lorenz Printing Machine Company, 1949-1951 36 8

                  McDade Transfer and Rigging Company, Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1950-1951 36 9

                  Lloyd E. Mitchell, Incorporated: Agreement, 1966 36 10

                  Niles and Nelson, Inc., 1947-1950 36 11

                  Palmer, Fisher, Williams, and Nes, Architects: Agreement, 1946-1950 36 12

                  Raymond Concrete Pile Company, 1946-1947 36 13

                  Riggs Distler and Company, 1949-1951 36 14

                  Wood Newspaper Machinery Corporation, 1946-1950 36 15

                  Wood Newspaper Machinery Corporation Machine Drawings and Proposals for Press Room Equipment, n.d. 37 2

            11. Series XI. Radio and television

              Date: 1981-1986

              Extent: 5 boxes

              Description: Covering only the 1980s, this series includes materials relating to radio and television stations belonging to the Abell Company, as well as the Vitapix Corporation.

              1. Subseries XI.A. Appraisals, acquisitions, and closings

                Date: 1981-1985

                Extent: 3 boxes

                Description: Most of the folders in this subseries pertain to the acquisition of radio stations by the Abell Company. After the purchase of the stations, the Abell Company conducted value assessments of the buildings and contents. Some of these appraisals contain photographs. Folders are organized chronologically.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  WDOQ F.M.: Appraisal Report, November 1981 38 1

                  WDOQ F.M.: Appraisal Report, November 1981 38 2

                  Acquisition of WDOQ (Sections 1-20), November 1981 38 3

                  Acquisition of WDOQ (Sections 21-40), November 1981 38 4

                  Acquisition of WDOQ (Sections 41-65), November 1981 38 5

                  Acquisition of WCRJ, April 1982 38 6

                  Acquisition of WCRJ, April 1982 39 1

                  WCRJ Jacksonville: Appraisal Report with photographs, 1982 39 2

                  Acquisition of WQRK and WTJZ Radio, June 1982 39 3

                  Acquisition of WQRK and WTJZ Radio, June 1982 40 1

                  WQRK and WTJZ Building and Contents Appraisal with photographs, 1982 40 2

                  Abell Communications/WMAR T.V. Value Appraisal, January 19832 40 3

                  A.S. Abell Company Ruling Request, May 1984 40 4

                  Agreement of Sale: Abell Communications and Belvedere Broadcasting, January 1985 40 5

                  Radio Closings, 1985 40 6

                  1985 37 3

              2. Subseries XI.B. WRLH television licensing agreements

                Date: 1981-1986

                Extent: 2 boxes

                Description: Folders contain contracts between WRLH and movie and television show distributors. The agreements were already hand-numbered 1-267 and kept in their original order.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Contracts 1-28, 1981 41 1

                  Contracts 29-50, 1982-1983 41 2

                  Contracts 51-69, 1982-1983 41 3

                  Contracts 70-100, 1981-1983 41 4

                  Contracts 101-123, 1982-1983 41 5

                  Contracts 124-151, 1980-1984 41 6

                  Contracts 152-187, 1980-1985 42 1

                  Contracts 188-220, 1985 42 2

                  Contracts 221-238, 1985-1986 42 3

                  Contracts 239-267, 1985-1986 42 4

                  Invoices and Receipts (Radio and Television), 1984-1985 42 5

              3. Subseries XI.C. Vitapix Corporation

                Date: 1953-1958

                Extent: 1 folder

                Description: One folder of correspondence and other documents pertaining to the Vitapix Corporation, its affiliation with Guild Films, and WMAR television.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Vitapix Corporation, 1953-1958 42 6

            12. Series XII. Ledgers

              Date: 1837-1980

              Extent: 134 ledgers (126 boxes)

              Description: The ledger series is composed of individual books, including the Sun's first ledger from 1837, which is housed in the Marylandia collection in the reading room. The books contain a variety of information and include financial statements, cash and receipt books, tax returns, stock ledgers, and letters. They are divided into subseries, some of which correspond to earlier series, including financial statements and records, and transactional records. In most cases these books will contain similar information to the loose records, but from different years.

              1. Subseries XII.A. Financial statements and records

                Date: 1855-1968, 1933-1986

                Extent: 25 ledgers (17 boxes)

                Description: The books in this subseries provide similar information to that in Series I: Financial statements and records, including monthly statements and earnings records. Also included are tax and depreciation schedules, and inventories and appraisals. There are no ledgers in this subseries between 1869 and 1932.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Monthly Statements, 1855 43 Ledger 1

                  Inventories and Appraisals, 1856-1861 44 Ledger 1, folio

                  Monthly Statements, 1868 45 Ledger 1

                  Inventories and Appraisals, 1856-1861 46 Ledger 1, folio

                  Advertising Earnings, 1935-1949 47 Ledger 1, folio

                  Earnings Record: Subscriptions, Paper Sales and Advertising, 1935-1985 47 Ledger 2, folio

                  Confidential "Black Book" Records, 1935-1952 48 Ledger 1, folio

                  Confidential "Black Book" Records, 1953-1959 48 Ledger 2, folio

                  Confidential "Black Book" Records, 1961-1972 49 Ledger 1, folio

                  Confidential "Black Book" Records, 1977-1978 50 Ledger 1, folio

                  Confidential "Black Book" Records, 1980-1986 50 Ledger 2, folio

                  Property and Depreciation Schedules, Federal Income Tax Returns, 1933-1950 51 Ledger 1, folio

                  Property and Reserve for Federal Taxes, Gains and Losses, 1951-1957 52 Ledger 1, folio

                  Monthly Advertising Balance Record, 1957-1974 53 Ledger 1, folio

                  Property and Depreciation Schedules, Federal Income Tax Returns, 1958-1959 54 Ledger 1, folio

                  Investment Credit, Property and Depreciation Schedules, Federal Income Tax Returns, 1963-1964 55 Ledger 1, folio

                  Investment Credit, Property and Depreciation Schedules, Federal Income Tax Returns, 1965-1970 55 Ledger 2, folio

                  Investment Credit, Federal Property Distribution, Depreciation Schedule, 1971-1973 56 Ledger 1, folio

                  Investment Credit, Federal Tax Property Depreciation Schedules, 1974 57 Ledger 1, folio

                  Investment Credit, Federal and State Tax Depreciation Schedules, 1975 57 Ledger 2, folio

                  Fixed Assets and Investment Credit Analysis, 1977-1978 58 Ledger 1, folio

                  Fixed Assets and Investment Credit Analysis, 1977-1978 58 Ledger 2, folio

                  Discounts, Allowances, and Commissions, 1970-1983 58 Ledger 3, folio

                  Data and Summary Regarding Construction of Calvert St. Plant 1948-1952 59 Ledger 1, folio

                  Calvert St. Plant and Equipment Account Detail, 1950-1951 59 Ledger 2, folio

              2. Subseries XII.B. Transactional Records

                Date: 1837-1980

                Extent: 99 ledgers (99 boxes)

                Description: The books in this subseries include checkbooks, cashbooks, petty cash ledgers, bankbooks, receipts, account information. There are no records from 1897-1901, 1955-1957, and 1961-1964. Books are arranged chronologically by the year the ledger was begun.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Journal, 1837 (on shelf in Howard/Arnold folio section) 60 Ledger 1

                  Petty Ledger, 1837-1841 61 Ledger 1, folio

                  Cashbook, 1839-1840 62 Ledger 1, folio

                  Cashbook, 1840-1842 63 Ledger 1, folio

                  Cashbook, 1842-1843 64 Ledger 1, folio

                  Journal, 1842-1845 65 Ledger 1, folio

                  S. Advertising Book, 1843 66 Ledger 1, folio

                  Cashbook, 1843-1844 67 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Marine Bank of Baltimore, 1843-1844 68 Ledger 1

                  Petty Ledger, 1844 69 Ledger 1, folio

                  Advertising Book, 1844 70 Ledger 1, folio

                  Advertising Book, 1844-1845 71 Ledger 1, folio

                  Receipts, 1844-1847 72 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Chesapeake Bank, 1844-1854 73 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1845-1846 74 Ledger 1

                  Advertising Book, 1845-1847 75 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1846-1850 76 Ledger 1

                  Journal, 1847-1852 77 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Marine Bank, 1848-1855 78 Ledger 1

                  Marine Bank of Baltimore, 1848-1861 79 Ledger 1

                  Receipt Book, 1849-1861 80 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1850-1853 81 Ledger 1

                  Mechanics Bank, 1850-1869 82 Ledger 1

                  Printing Office Cashbook, 1851-1855 83 Ledger 1

                  Rent Accounts, 1851-1856 84 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook 1853-1855 85 Ledger 1

                  Receipt Book, 1853-1868 86 Ledger 1

                  Chesapeake Bank, 1854-1863 87 Ledger 1

                  All Estate Accounts, December 10, 1855 88 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1855-1856 89 Ledger 1

                  Rent Accounts, 1855-1856 90 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1855-1861 91 Ledger 1

                  Journal, 1855-1861 92 Ledger 1

                  Bank of Commerce, 1855-1868 93 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Marine Bank, 1856-1881 94 Ledger 1

                  Copying Book, 1857-1868 95 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1858-1862 96 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Mechanics Bank, A.S. Abell Company, 185[?] 97 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1860-1864 98 Ledger 1

                  Advertising Accounts, 1861-1867 99 Ledger 1

                  Receipts, 1861-1868 100 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1862-1865 101 Ledger 1

                  Chesapeake Bank, 1863-1870 102 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1864-1868 103 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Bank of Commerce, 1864-1873 104 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1864-1881 105 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1865 106 Ledger 1

                  Bank of Commerce, 1865-1883 107 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, "Continued from another checkbook, A.S.A." 1868-1870 108 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1868-1871 109 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1868-1872 110 Ledger 1

                  Advertising Accounts, 1868-1873 111 Ledger 1

                  Receipt Book, 1868-1877 112 Ledger 1

                  Journal Ledger, 1868-1884 113 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1869-1874 114 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1871-1874 115 Ledger 1

                  Daybook 1871-1874 116 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, NH Farmers and Planters Bank, 1872-1875 117 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1874-1876 118 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1874-1877 119 Ledger 1

                  National Farmers and Planters Bank, 1874-1880 120 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1875 121 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1875-1876 122 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1877-1880 123 Ledger 1

                  Cashbook, 1878-1881 124 Ledger 1

                  National Mechanics Bank 1878-1881 125 Ledger 1

                  National Mechanics Bank, 1878-1882 126 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, National Farmers and Planters Bank, 1880-1881 127 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1880-1882 128 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Bank of Commerce, 1881 129 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1881-1882 130 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, National Farmers and Planters Bank, 1881-1883 131 Ledger 1

                  National Mechanics Bank, 1881-1886 132 Ledger 1

                  Office and Individual Accounts, A.S. Abell, 1882 133 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1882-1883 134 Ledger 1

                  National Mechanics Bank, 1882-1884 135 Ledger 1

                  National Farmers and Planters Bank, 1882-1884 136 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1883-1884 137 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1883-1884 138 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, 1883-1884 139 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Bank of Commerce, 1884 140 Ledger 1

                  Checkbook, Mechanics Bank, 188[?] 141 Ledger 1

                  Standard Diary, 1895 142 Ledger 1

                  Standard Diary, 1896 143 Ledger 1

                  National Marine Bank, 1902-1903 144 Ledger 1

                  General Ledger, 1904-1915 145 Ledger 1

                  Account Book, 1905-1914 146 Ledger 1

                  Plant Accounts, 1909-1937 147 Ledger 1

                  Debits and Credits, 1915-1954 148 Ledger 1

                  General Ledger, 1916-1919 149 Ledger 1

                  General Ledger Number 4, 1927-1931 150 Ledger 1

                  Voucher Check Record, Calvert Street Plant, 1948-1951 151 Ledger 1

                  Daybook, 1958-1960 152 Ledger 1

                  Expense Book, 1965-1971 153 Ledger 1

                  General Ledger Number 5, locked book, n.d. 154 Ledger 1

                  Ledger, 1967-1979 155 Ledger 1

                  General Ledger Number 13, 1969-1973 156 Ledger 1

                  General Ledger, 1971-1978 157 Ledger 1

                  General Ledger, 1974-1980 158 Ledger 1

              3. Subseries XII.C. Stock Ledgers

                Date: 1879, 1910-1966

                Extent: 6 ledgers (6 boxes)

                Description: Ledgers in this subseries refer to Abell Company stocks. There is no information from 1880-1909, and 1913. Books are arranged by year.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  Stock Ledger: Class C Common, est. 1879 159 Ledger 1

                  A.S. Abell Company: Stock Ledger Class A Common, 1910 160 Ledger 1

                  A.S. Abell Company: Stock Ledger Class B Common, 1910-1912 161 Ledger 1

                  Stock Ledger: Preferred, 1910-1912 162 Ledger 1

                  A.S. Abell Company: Stock Ledger Preferred, 1914-1916 163 Ledger 1

                  Stock Ledger: Common, 1914-1966 164 Ledger 1

              4. Subseries XII.D. Letters

                Date: 1868-1886, 1910

                Extent: 4 ledgers (4 boxes)

                Description: This subseries contains copies of Sun business correspondence in bound books. Letters are often responses to such inquiries as the price of the paper. Copies were made at the same time as the original and are very fragile. Letter books are arranged by year. There are no letters from 1878-1883 and 1887-1909.

                1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
                  1868-1875 165 Ledger 1

                  1875-1877 166 Ledger 1

                  1884-1886 167 Ledger 1

                  1910 168 Ledger 1


            Bibliography

            All books listed below can be found in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Special Collections.

            Abell (A.S.) Company. A New Home for the Sunpapers of Baltimore: Containing a Brief History of the Past 114 Years and a Description of the Modern Production Equipment in the New Plant. Baltimore: Abell Company, 1951.

            The Baltimore Sun. "About the Baltimore Sun." baltimoresun.com. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://www.baltimoresun.com/about/bal-about-baltsun,0,2763999.htmlstory.

            Johnson, Gerald W. The Sunpapers of Baltimore. New York : Knopf, 1937.

            Rasmussen, Fred. "The Guild's History at The Sun: Our Common Past." Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://www.wbng.org/15-0627BaltNewsGuildHistory.pdf.

            Warner, Henry Edward. The Making of a Newspaper: A Description of a Trip Through the Baltimore Sun Building. Baltimore: A.S. Abell Company, 1931.

            Williams, Harold A. The Baltimore Sun, 1837-1987. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

            Related Archival Collections:

            The Albin O. Kuhn Library Special Collections maintains a growing Baltimore Sun Archives which includes approximately 750,000 photographs, negatives, transparencies, and archival collections documenting the Sun's history dating to 1837. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/sun.php.

            The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore is home to the H.L. Mencken Collection, which contains significant holdings of Mencken's personal library, papers, manuscripts, and other materials. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://www.prattlibrary.org/locations/mencken/index.aspx?id=7960.

            The Reuther Library at Wayne State University houses the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, and is the official archive of The Newspaper Guild. The Newspaper Guild collection contains materials pertaining to Baltimore and the Baltimore Newspaper Guild. Accessed November 13, 2015. http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/3200.

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