Charlotte Hall School Board of Trustees Donates to SMSC

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Carlyle Lancaster, president of the Charlotte Hall School Board of Trustees, right, presents a donation of $5,000 to the College of Southern Maryland’s Southern Maryland Studies Center (SMSC) Coordinator Amy Richmond for the center’s efforts to digitize the Charlotte Hall Military Academy’s (CHMA) yearbooks from 1909 through 1976. The yearbooks from 1954 through 1976 have been completed and will be available to view through the CHMA Alumni Association’s website,, in October 2013. In addition, the SMSC has a collection on the CHMA that dates back to its establishment in 1774. SMSC was founded in 1976 in order to provide a central location for research on Southern Maryland. Students, historians, genealogists and community members use SMSC archives—containing more than 200 unique collections of personal papers, records of local businesses and organizations, manuscripts, photographs, rare books, maps, architectural drawings, oral history interviews and audiovisual material dating from the 18th century to the present—to study the culture and development of Charles, Calvert, St. Mary's, and southern areas of Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties.