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Title: Harold A. Williams papers
Call Number: Coll033
Creator: Williams, Harold A., 1916-
Dates: 1940-1970
Size: 5 boxes (6.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Records from Harold A. Williams and his employment and research at the Baltimore Sun. Includes correspondence, clippings, reports, interview transcripts, memos, lectures, notes, photographs and illustrations, Baltimore Sun writings, and historical publications relating to the Baltimore Sun, Johns Hopkins University, and the Baltimore Sun Guild.
Citation: Harold A. Williams papers, Baltimore Sun Archives, Collection 33, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Harold A. Williams served as a Baltimore Sun reporter and editor. In 1987 he wrote a history of the Baltimore Sun to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the paper; he is also well known for his 1954 book, "Baltimore Afire," about the 1904 fire that destroyed a large part of downtown Baltimore.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

In 1997 Williams donated 7 boxes of archival materials from his work and research at the Sun, which Tom Beck received and accessioned that same year.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed.

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.

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Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Williams, Harold A., 1916-

Baltimore Sun


Wagner, Philip M. (Philip Marshall), 1904-

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

Abbott, Berenice, 1898-1991

Baltimore sun

Newspaper Guild

Newspaper editors -- Maryland -- Baltimore

Baltimore (Md.) -- Newspapers

Williams, Harold A., 1916- -- Archives

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