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Historic Preservation

Historic postcards of Baltimore

The National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection is the largest and most comprehensive concentration  of preservation materials in the United States. The collection covers subjects related to historic preservation such as archeology, architecture, law, public policy, education, planning, landscape architecture, and more. In addition to a large collection of books, the collection contains postcards, archival and manuscripts, periodicals, photographs, audio-visual materials, and vertical files.

Collection strengths

  • Conservation and restoration
  • Architecture
  • Urban studies
  • Cultural preservation

Research Guides


This material is non-circulating and only accessible in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library. Some material is available digitally. 


Portrait of Joni Floyd

Joni Floyd

Curator, Maryland & Historical Collections (Librarian II)


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