Maryland State Archives
Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse
State Archives Building
350 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401
The Public search room is open Tuesday through Friday and
most Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Archives is closed on Sundays,
Monday, the First Saturday of every month, and Saturdays of holiday weekends.
Records are pulled every half hour starting at 8:45 with
the last pull of the day at 3:45. On Saturdays, due to limited staffing, the search
room and microfilm
rooms remain open to the public between 11:30 and 1:30, but
record pulls are not performed at 11:45, 12:15, 12:45 and 1:15.
The Maryland State Archives is not an easy place to use.
Except for card files and computers, all records, books, etc. must be requested
through the Archivist’s desk and are delivered one at a time by searchers who
bring books to your desk on the half hour.
Therefore 3 books took hours to get.
You can use a digital camera, but may not take a camera bag into the
I wanted 3 books from the St. John’s College collection and had to get the St. John’s Librarian’s permission to view the books. All-in-all a slow process for researching.