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Govans history collection

Identifier: SC-052

Scope and Contents

The Govans history collection, 1919-1962, contains materials that document the history of the Govans neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland. This is an artificially assembled collection, with material donated to or purchased by the Loyola Notre Dame Library. The collection includes materials relating to businesses, churches, and transportation in Govans.


  • Creation: 1919-1962

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located at the Loyola Notre Dame Library. Contact Archives and Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Govans history collection is the physical property of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Notre Dame Library. Copyright, except in cases where material has passed into the public domain, belongs to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.


.57 Cubic Feet (1 tall legal document box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection has been assembed through purchases from a variety of sellers. Information about specific accruals may be found in the Immediate Source of Acquisition notes at the relevant file levels.

Archives and Special Collections welcomes donations of materials to the Govans history collection. For more information, please contact us at

Related Books in Archives and Special Collections

There are several books, both fiction and non-fiction, in Loyola Notre Dame Library's circulating collection and Archives and Special Collections relating to the history of the Govans neighborhood. These include:

Brain, John. Govans: village & suburb. [Baltimore, Md.?] : [J. Brain], 1996.

Govans Gourmet. Couples Club of the Govans Presbyterian Church, 1957.

Reese, Lizette Woodworth. The York Road. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, 1931. Inscribed by the author.

Tombstone Inscriptions of Govans Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Westminster, Maryland: Family Line Publications, 1996.

Write On! An Anthology of Writing by 5th Graders at Govans Elementary School. Baltimore, Maryland: CityLit Press, 2012.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2021 by Jenny Kinniff.

Guide to the Govans history collection
Jenny Kinniff
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Repository Details

Part of the Loyola Notre Dame Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

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Baltimore MD 21212