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  • Charles Adam Fecher

    Charles Adam Fecher
    Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
  • Opening of Mencken's papers 25 years after his death

    It was H. L. Mencken's last party, and the invitation had been written more than 25 years earlier. I was among the invited guests at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street to witness the opening of Mencken's final papers, which his will...
  • Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents

    Disgraced collector pleads guilty to stealing historical documents
    Barry H. Landau, the once-esteemed collector of presidential memorabilia, admitted in federal court Tuesday that he stole thousands of documents regarded as cultural treasures from historical societies and libraries in Baltimore and up the East Coast....
  • Cameras, cast and crew of 'Route 66' came to Catonsville in 1961

    An article in the Oct. 12, 1961 edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported that the cast and crew of a popular television series was in town. Hollywood came to Catonsville this past week as Lancer Productions, Inc., producers of the...
  • Descriptions of some of the stolen documents

    A four-page personal handwritten letter from John Jay Audubon to Gideon B. Smith, dated May 18, 1843, taken from the Connecticut Historical Society. A single-page letter from Marie Antoinette written in French on Oct. 2, 1784, taken from the...
  • A bureaucratic leash

    One of the first solutions suggested when the subject of government being out of touch with the voters comes up is term limits. By limiting the number of years in office someone can serve, so goes the logic, it is assured new people who are closer to the...
  • 1940 census records could help genealogical researchers

    1940 census records could help genealogical researchers
    No one could predict in 1940 that World War II was destined to become the deadliest conflict in history, so they couldn't foresee how important the data in the 1940 census might become one day. Information about the lives of U.S. citizens, including...
  • Norman Lear: Occupy movement revives tradition of protest

    Norman Lear: Occupy movement revives tradition of protest
    I was recently shown a picture from one of the Occupy protests taking place across the country. It featured a young woman surrounded by police. She was the only protester in the picture, but she didn't seem intimidated. All by herself, up against the...
  • Miller's reading hints at New Deal-ish session

    Republicans, beware. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller may be channeling his inner FDR this year. In an interview Thursday, Miller mentioned that he is currently readingĀ "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin...
  • The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid

    The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a man whose political success is largely attributable to the aura of befuddled incompetence he uses to disarm his adversaries, was a failed Watergate baby. In 1974, a slew of often sanctimonious and very liberal...
  • History Matters: Chicken farmers enjoy Baltimore Poultry Show in 1912

    100 Years Ago The chicken and the egg From the Sykesville column: "The chicken farmers of Sykesville who visited the Baltimore Poultry Show in the Fifth Armory were enthusiastic in their praise of the show's exhibits. Mr. George Schrame who entered...
  • N.Y. collector, partner have bail reduced in historic-document theft case

    Jason Savedoff may not have just stolen notable documents from the Maryland Historical Society, as police have charged, but prosecutors say he may have flushed at least one down a toilet as police closed in. Assistant State's Attorney Tracy Varda told...