The Roland Park Company records are OPEN!

This is the final entry in a monthly series of posts highlighting uncovered items of note, and the archival process brought to bear on these items, as we preserve, arrange, and describe the Roland Park Company Archives. Well everyone, it’s been a long journey, and so it is with great pleasure that I can announce that the Roland […]


A Paper Database Part 1: Understanding Relational Databases

Part of a monthly series of posts highlighting uncovered items of note, and the archival process brought to bear on these items, as we preserve, arrange, and describe the Roland Park Company Archives. We all know the word “database.” We definitely, definitely know the word database. We know (and often rely on the fact) that our information is […]


EAC Part 2: A Friendly Collaboration

Part of a monthly series of posts highlighting uncovered items of note, and the archival process brought to bear on these items, as we preserve, arrange, and describe the Roland Park Company Archives. In the blog post, “EAC Part 1: The Social Network… of History,” I gave a quick outline of what archivists the world over are aiming […]


EAC Part 1: The Social Network… of History

Part of a monthly series of posts highlighting uncovered items of note, and the archival process brought to bear on these items, as we preserve, arrange, and describe the Roland Park Company Archives. So there is a new concept in Archives-Land, and the implementation of it has a lot of archivists around the world pretty excited. As you […]


Transforming Landscapes

Part of a monthly series of posts highlighting uncovered items of note, and the archival process brought to bear on these items, as we preserve, arrange, and describe the Roland Park Company Archives. If you could cast yourself back in time, do you think you would be able to recognize the patch of landscape where […]


The Homeland Wolf

Part of a monthly series of posts highlighting uncovered items of note, and the archival process brought to bear on these items, as we preserve, arrange, and describe the Roland Park Company Archives. A few weeks ago I was gathering information on the founding of Roland Park Company neighborhoods as part of the contextual research […]


What’s in a Letterhead?

Part of a monthly series of posts highlighting uncovered items of note, and the archival process brought to bear on these items, as we preserve, arrange, and describe the Roland Park Company Archives. Correspondence files, both incoming and outgoing messages typed on paper, represent nearly 80% of The Roland Park Company Papers (not counting the […]