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Title: John Starr papers
Call Number: Coll072
Creator: Starr, John T., 1939-
Dates: 1950-1995
Size: 2 boxes (2 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Collection consists of materials belonging to Dr. John Starr, former Chair of the UMBC Geography Department. Includes papers, correspondence, memos, reports, and xeroxes of articles, many dealing with transportation issues particularly those of the Port of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay, and the surrounding area. Also includes materials pertaining to Geography program at UMBC, as well as faculty issues.
Citation: Geography and Environmental Systems records, University Archives, Collection 72, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Dr. John Starr founded the Geography program at UMBC in 1967 and taught at the university for 29 years. He served as chair of the Geography Department from 1967-1981, and as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs from 1985-1990. He retired in 1996.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Materials transferred from Geography Department in 1998. Accessions: UARC 1998-20. This accession was originally listed as 4 boxes, but a fifth box was located during rehousing.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed. A significant amount of photocopied published material was removed, and the rest of the collection rehoused, in March 2016.

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:

Access Conditions

This collection requires review by Special Collections staff prior to use by researchers. Users should submit their request to view this collection at or 410-455-2353.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

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

Subject Headings


Starr, John T., 1939-




Harbors -- Maryland -- Baltimore

Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Faculty

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Department of Geography

Starr, John T., 1939- -- Archives

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