Preserving the past for the future.

The Gilman School Archives documents the history of the school from the time of its founding in 1897 to the present - a span of more than a century.

The collection includes photographs, document, publications, and various types of memorabilia as well as rare books. The principal collection focuses on class pictures, with a box of photographs for each class starting with 1903. Also, we have a complete collection of Cynosures from the first publication in 1918 through today. Our collection of The Blue and The Gray starts in 1901, and The Gilman News in 1914.

In The Collection

The Gilman Archives is digitizing hundreds of football and lacrosse film reels dating back to the 1930s.

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Gilman is part of Digital Maryland, a collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Resource Center. Check out our collection!


The Gilman Archives welcomes inquires and material contributions.

Open 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment

Monday - Friday

Johanna Schein

410-323-3800, x367
Upper School - CT28

Need More Information?

Local area archives offer excellent resources to researchers.

National Archives
Maryland Historical Society
Bryn Mawr School
Library of Congress

Archivist on the Air

Archivists Steve Ammidown (Gilman) and Mary Lu Greenwood (McDonogh) discussed the schools' longstanding friendly rivalry on "Inside PressBox" presented by Maryland Live! Casino on November 1.

Check out the video.

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