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Maryland Society of New York records

Identifier: MS 2792


The collection consists of annual reports (1974, 1984, 1987), constitution and by-laws, correspondence (1961-1987), membership lists (1970, 1987), minutes (1977-1986), and programs (1974-1986) of the Maryland Society of New York.


  • 1960-1987


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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Historical Sketch

The Maryland Society of New York was founded in 1898 to preserve and foster an appreciation of the history, tradition, and pleasant memories of the State of Maryland. Its membership ranged from a high of 100 following World War II, to a low of 8 in the 1980s.

The Society was the oldest state society in New York, and when originally founded, admitted men only. In 1961, their constitution and by-laws were amended to admit women.

Generally, the Society met three times a year: Founders' Day (on or close to March 25), fall, and Christmas. The programs featured either speakers from Maryland, or speakers on Maryland topics.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Norma Cattanach, August 1990.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of annual reports (1974, 1984, 1987), constitution and by-laws, minutes and programs (1974-1986), membership lists (1960, 1987), and correspondence (1962-1987). All of the material is arranged chronologically.

Although not a large collection, the papers document the life of a small, socially oriented society. The bulk of the material is correspondence, which describes the difficulties in recruiting members, and plans for programs during the terms of three of the society's presidents: Dr. George S. Cattanach, F. Brent Neale, and Dr. Norma Cattanach.

Used in conjunction with the minutes and programs, a relatively complete picture of the society's activities emerges.

Guide to the Maryland Society of New York records
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-03-18: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States