The Baltimore Town Collections are a long-term community archiving project begun in 2021 as a digital space for ephemera from decades of arts happenings and cultural venues in a city known for its eccentric, DIY and vernacular artscene(s). Archived items can be found in two locations — on this site: www.BaltimoreTown.org
— and on the Internet Archive site: Archive.org/details/baltimoretown
The public is invited to share their own content — photos, audio files, videos, small press — plus personal recollections, comments and friendly critiques on the items in BTown’s collections. Webpages on this site, and at the Internet Archive, are under development (in beta) in 2022.
- Baltimore Town (selections from the collections)
Evolving page of items from the various collections.
- Baltimore Town (raw footage)
Archive items go here before being routed into the collections.
- Nature Art in the Park (2011-2021) Baltimore MD (collection)
Major long-term project by Doug Retzler & Nature Art Baltimore.
- Small Press in Baltimore MD (currently in development)
Typically poetry, artist’s books and other indie publications.
- Search @BTown on the Internet Archive
@BTown is an abbreviation for Baltimore Town.
- On Facebook: @BTown page and Baltimore Town group
lists & links
collections of collections
Omeka & TimelineJS
Ad Hoc Fiasco
Marble Bar bands
altBalt on the Internet Archive
altBalt on Discord
altBalt public page on Facebook
altBalt closed group on Facebook
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