Title: Elaine Eff papers
Call Number: Coll146
Creator: Eff, Elaine, 1946-
Dates: circa 1982-2012
Size: 22 boxes (22 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Program and research files from folklorist Dr. Elaine Eff, including her work with the City of Baltimore, documentation of Maryland's lighthouses, coal mining and miners in Western Maryland, Chesepeake Bay watermen, Painted Screens, the formation of the Smith Island Cultural Center, and the Historic Hampton Oral History Project. Eff's records from Maryland Traditions and the Maryland State Arts Council are located in Collection 120, Maryland Traditions records.
Citation: Elaine Eff papers, Collection 146, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Elaine Eff is a Maryland folklorist and served as director of the Maryland Historical Trust's cultural conservation program. She was also co-director of the Maryland Traditions program (co-founded by the Maryland Historical Trust and the Maryland State Arts Council). She was previously the official folklorist for the city of Baltimore.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received as a gift from Elaine Eff in 2015. Accessions: MSS 2015-01, MSS 2015-05, MSS 2015-06, and MSS 2016-01.

Processing Note

Collection is unprocessed. A box inventory is available.

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

Box summary available.

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll146.php

Access Conditions

Smith Island program files are restricted until January 2017. This collection requires review by Special Collections staff prior to use by researchers. Users should submit their request to view this collection at speccoll@umbc.edu or 410-455-2353.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

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

Subject Headings


Eff, Elaine, 1946-


Maryland Historical Trust

Eff, Elaine, 1946- -- Archives

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