The Maryland History and Culture Bibliography consists of citations to articles, books, and doctoral dissertations about various aspects of Maryland's history and culture, divided into a set of standard subject categories. The citations are gathered from scholarly journals, local and state history-related newsletters and magazines, subject indexes to monographs and journals, publishers' catalogs, and electronic databases, among other sources.
Genealogy-related works are not included unless they are of a more general nature, for example, indexes to various types of vital records or Civil War muster rolls.
Please note: This bibliography does not contain links to electronic articles hosted by the University of Maryland Libraries, although some may be available online. Please contact the University of Maryland Libraries for assistance in obtaining copies of any of the articles cited in this bibliography.
The Maryland History and Culture Bibliography is based on the annual bibliography of Maryand history sources that appears in the Maryland Historical Magazine. Citations in the bibliography largely date from the mid-1970s through 2008; works pre-dating this period were drawn from the first bibliography in the series, which was published in 1973. Some of these articles were published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, but coverage is spotty for these earlier years until citations were gathered more systematically, beginning in 1974. Past compilers: Dorothy M. Brown and Richard R. Duncan (1973), Richard J. Cox (1974-1982), William LeFurgy and Peter H. Curtis (1983-1986), Anne S. K. Turkos and Peter H. Curtis (1987-1991), and Anne S. K. Turkos and Jeff Korman (1992-present). Annotations were added as part of the original Maryland Humanities Council project. Updates will be added in regular intervals.
The Maryland History and Culture Bibliography database was originally created by the Maryland Humanities Council in 2000. The University of Maryland Libraries assumed responsibility for the continued access and updating of the database in 2008.