Archives and Library
We are also the repository for fascinating collections from Gil Sandler (Baltimore Glimpses) and Helen Delich Bentley (The Port That Built A City and State), as well as audiovisual collections, trade literature, WWII posters, patents, ephemera, oral histories, and more.
In addition, BMI is the official repository for archives and artifacts from the Bendix Radio Foundation, preserving the history of the Bendix Radio division and Bendix/Allied Signal Communication Division.
The BMI’s Library consists of approximately 5,000 books and periodicals about local and national industrial history. Our collection includes books from the research libraries of BGE, American Rolling Mill Company (ARMCO), and Rustless Iron and Steel Corporation; and periodicals including local publications such as Baltimore Magazine and the Port of Baltimore.
The Baltimore Museum of Industry makes its Archives and Library available to researchers by appointment.