What is Urban Renewal?

This exhibit presents documentation related to Baltimore's urban renewal efforts during the 1960s. The files include correspondence, speeches, editorials, newsletters, flyers, and maps from Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Renewal plans for the neighborhoods of Bolton Hill and Mount Vernon are highlighted, along with responses from neighborhood residents and homeowners' associations.

The complete Urban Renewal Files (URF) collection at the University of Baltimore Special Collections & Archives consists of 5 linear inches of archival records, which are described in an online collection database. The complete collection has also been digitized at the folder level and is also available in the collection database. For this exhibit, 20 documents have been selected from the complete collection.

For more information about the digital items in this online exhibit, click here to visit the main digital collection page.

Credits: Exhibit curated by Aiden Faust in July 2012. It was added to this site by Laura Bell in September 2019.