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Digital Maryland is a collaborative, statewide digital preservation program of the Enoch Pratt Free Library / Maryland State Library Resource Center. The goal of the project is to facilitate the digitization, digital preservation, and access for historical and cultural documents, images, audio, and video that record Maryland’s history.

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Baetjer World War II Collection - Gilman School

The Baetjer Word War II Collection consists of materials written and collected by 1st Lieutenant Howard Baejter II during his service as a fighter pilot during WWII. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1919, Baetjer attended Gilman School from 1933-1936 and graduated from Princeton University in 1942. During WWII, Baetjer served as a fighter pilot with the 309th Fighter Squadron of the 31st Fighter Group in the United States Army Air Force. This squadron was based in the Allied-occupied Italy and flew missions all across Europe and North Africa. Baetjer was twice shot down, and his journals document his time as a downed airman in Yugoslavia, as well as his 10 months as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III and two other camps. Throughout his service, Baetjer kept daily notes, which provide unique insights into the life of an American airman and POW.

This collection consists of diaries, journals, photographs, letters, scrapbooks, military forms, and medallions relating to Mr. Howard Baetjer II service as a fighter pilot with the Army Air Corps. The materials were donated to Gilman School by Betsy Baetjer in June 2023.

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Spanish dental postcard, 93.2.0064

Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry Collection

Professional dentistry as we know it today began in 1840 Baltimore when the Maryland General Assembly approved a charter for the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, the first dental school in the world. Along with the founding of the dental school began a museum collection, initially intended for housing natural history specimens as educational tools for its students, but quickly became the repository for many of American dentistry’s important artifacts and records. The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery collection was given on permanent loan to the museum by the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

The National Museum of Dentistry was established in 1996 at the site of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry’s first dental school building located next to historic Davidge Hall on the corner of South Greene and Lombard Streets in Baltimore City. Containing over 50,000 objects and archival records with two floors of exhibitions, the National Museum of Dentistry is the preeminent cultural repository for the history of the dental profession.

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Riviera Beach Library History - Anne Arundel County Public Libraries

This collection consists of branch documents, newspaper clippings, and photographs referencing branch programs, events, and projects starting in 1964.

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