During retirement program, Prince George's County Public Schools. School principal and Mayor of Fairmont Heights.
The kitchen of University of Maryland around 1912 when it was still Maryland Agricultural College. It was nicknamed "Charles Dory's health resort"; pictured from left to right are Bill Dory (seated), Ferdinand Hughes, Spencer Dory, and Charlie Dory. Many Lakelanders worked here.
Mayor far Left Dervey Lomax second from left
Fourth-generation Lisa Hollomand learned to skate at the Wells Rink in College Park. She received private lessons as her teachers recognized her talent, and she performed for two tours with Disney on Ice between high school and college, from 1985-1987. She is photographed here in 1985. After her tours, she began teaching at a number of rinks.
Presentations at City Hall in council chamber on the occasion of the retirement of James Claiborne. Images show presentation by mayor to Mr. Claiborne other image shows Claiborne's family member in attendance that evening
Arlene Davis is shown in this 1950 photograph wearing early-American period clothing while working as a housekeeper at the Rossborough Inn. Built around 1803, the Inn became part of the Maryland Agricultural College (now the University of Maryland) in 1858. For several decades, from 1958 until 2006, the Inn was the home of the university's Faculty Club.
Honorees and guests at event recognizing long time employment. Second from left is George Henry Gross. He was awarded for his 45 years of service as an employee of the University of Maryland.
Solid Waste Removal worker with Trash bag stand, At that time staff members collecting garbage would enter each property and remove trash bags from the stand. Each home was supplied with the stand and paper trash bags to use with that stand. The city seal was on the front of each bag.
An oral history interview conducted with Julia Pitts during Lakeland Heritage Weekend 2008. Mrs. Pitts discusses her childhood in Beltsville, Maryland. How living in a predominantly white community affected her childhood, the relationships that existed in that community, and being educated in an all African-American, one room school house from first to seventh grade. Though she was born in Montgomery County, Maryland, where her parents met, they moved to Beltsville when she was young. She describes how her family lived on the "white" side of Beltsville, and how she walked to school on the other side of Beltsville, because the school in her community was only for white children. She discusses her relationships with white children in that community, how the community stuck together, and how she didn't feel the effects of segregation until later in life. She also discusses her different places of employment. After dropping out of school after seventh grade, to help her mother support the family after her father died, she worked as a nanny for people within her Beltsville community. She later got a job at the University of Maryland, through a contact in her community. She worked at the University on the housekeeping staff, a job she didn't keep for long, because she applied for a position with Prince George's County. She spent most of her life working for Prince George's county as a community aid. Mrs. Pitts explains segregation's effect on her life, on the lives of her two children, and on those who lived in the Lakeland Community. She discusses in detail a case of discrimination at a local bank, which prompted the NAACP involvement. She briefly explains how she felt about Urban Renewal in Lakeland, and how other people in the community felt about it. Her home was not affected by Urban Renewal but she understands how it effected others who lost their homes. A common theme throughout the interview was Mrs. Pitts' involvement in church groups and both the Baptist and Methodist churches in Lakeland. She is an active member of Church Women United, and mentions the organization several times throughout the interview.
Fourth-generation Lakelander Lisa Hollomand started learning to skate at the Wells Rink in College Park. Her teacher recognized her talent and her parents invested in years of private lessons. Between high school and college, from 1985 to 1987, Hollomand performed for two tours with Disney on Ice. This photograph was taken during a performance in 1985. After her tours, she taught skating at a number of area skating rinks. (Courtesy of Mary Day Hollomand.)
Presentation on Lakeland during Black History Month celebration at University of Maryland for employees of residential services
At Davis Hall facility
Members of College Park’s Public Works crew were honored during a city council meeting circa 1965. Mayor William Gullett (far right) is shown shaking hands with director of Engineering Services Caulder B. Morris. Lakelanders among the group include Chauncey Taylor Sr. (far left) and William Smith (next to him), as well as Paul Parker (third from the right).
US Dept of Commerce Bronze Medal Award to Wilmer Gross
At Hyattsville Branch Prince Georges County Memorial Library. To celebrate the donation by Joanne Braxton of a copy of her new book. Two of the author's family members are pictured her mother, Mary Weems Braxton seated front in blue and cousin Lisa Hollomand.
Letter to Elwood Gross advising him of award to be given by the University of Maryland for his exceptional service
City of College Park, MD
At City Hall, Council Chamber during presentation. Mr. Barber is far left in center is Mayor Alvin Kushner
City employee adjusting stop sign. Shown with College Park Public Works truck.
Images of James Claiborne and his family at College Park City Hall, Council Chambers upon recognition of his retirement
Over the past ninety years, many Lakelanders have been employed at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, known to many locals as the government farm. In 1910, the U.S. Department of Agriculture purchased the 475-acre Walnut Grange plantation in nearby Beltsville and established a research facility. The Beltsville Agricultural Research Center would eventually expand to 1,662 acres and become the world’s largest, most diversified agricultural research complex.
City of College Park Public Works employees in City garage
University of Maryland
An article describing the generational employment, starting with Frank Dory, continuing with Charls Dory, and then Delarce Dory, all holding the position of Chef at UMD.
Willie C. Sellers, Jr. is photographed here with his wife, Salena, on the day of his graduation in 1995. A firefighter, he was awarded a bronze medal for rescuing several people from a burning building on March 4, 1996.
Workers in a University of Maryland kitchen
George Henry Gross at a 1969 ceremony honoring him for his 45 years of service with the University of Maryland's Dining Services Department. He and other employees are being congratulated by the Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel and Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein.
Clad in her hand-beaded, burgundy-and-gold team uniform, Sylvia Potts (first row, second from left) posed for this photograph with the other members of the Redskinettes, the official cheerleaders for professional football's Washington Redskins. In 1969, Potts became one of the first African American members of the cheering squad.
Camp cook, Pauline Gray standing in the second row second from the right
Cooks in University of Maryland kitchen
Dervey Lomax and Alvin Kushner present an employee award to A. Cager
In University of Maryland Dining Hall
Willie Johnson worked as a food service manager at the University of Maryland. He eventually bought a home in and moved to Lakeland, where he was fondly remembered for his cooking and for his vegetable garden.
They evaluated bank partnerships. Myron Gray joined the banking sector after discharge from the military; he worked in the Corporate Trust Department of American Security Bank working to advance corporate trust services. The bank merged with Maryland National Bank around 1980, then merged with Nation Bank. Following the mergers, Gray's department was eliminated. (Right to left Ernie Stagnero, Myron Gray, Parker Neilson (seated), Colin ?, Peter? (last names unknown).
Several Lakelanders worked at the U.S. Bureau of Mines office located on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland. The office was responsible for the treatment of water in cooling and heating systems within federal installations. The staff received water samples, analyzed them, and then sent out the chemicals required for proper water treatment. Pictured, from left to right, are (first row) Morris Crump and Anderson Walls; and (second row) Ike Thomas, Alfred Thomas, George Coates, Charles Smith, Charles Adams, and Charles Dory.