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Maryland: State Resource Guide

This guide provides access to digital materials related to the state of Maryland at the Library of Congress, as well as links to external websites and a selected print bibliography.


Maryland nicknamed the "Free State" was admitted to the Union as the seventh state on April 28, 1788. The state capital is Annapolis and the largest city is Baltimore. In 1791, Maryland donated land for the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

This guide compiles links to digital materials related to Maryland such as books, government documents, manuscripts, maps, motion pictures, photographs, sheet music, and sound recordings that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on Maryland and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.