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Chesapeake Bay: Resources in Special Collections

A guide to Special Collection resources on the Chesapeake Bay

Culture and Society on the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay region is home to a vibrant community with a rich cultural heritage.  It's unique history and breathtaking landscape has inspired authors, musicians, poets, and photographers to capture the local culture and society in both art and literature.  

Use the suggested subject headings below to search the online catalog for materials related to society and culture along the Chesapeake Bay.  These works include fictional novels, poetry, and pictorial works.  

You may also consult the Baltimore News American Photograph Collection for images that feature Bay landscape and local communities.

You can browse this page for a selection of books, available in the Maryland Room, on the following topics:

Subject Headings

Use these subject terms when searching the University of Maryland Library online catalog. Select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the terms below.

  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- In art
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Fiction
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Pictorial works
  • Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Poetry
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Biography
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Description and travel
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Fiction
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Genealogy
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Pictorial works
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Social life and customs
  • Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Songs and music

Bibliography-Fiction and Poetry

Bibliography- Pictorial Works