Historical researcher Selma Adler dies

September 30, 1991

Services for Selma H. Adler, an historical researcher and lifelong Baltimore resident, will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Roland Park Place, 830 W. 40th St.

Mrs. Adler, who was 92, died Thursday at the Roland Park Place health center of complications from recent surgery.

The former Selma Hamburger was a 1916 graduate of Western High School, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Goucher College, and attended Columbia University in New York.

In the early 1920s, Mrs. Adler worked as assistant to the registrar at Goucher College.

Later, as an assistant to the director of the Maryland War Commission, Mrs. Adler compiled records for its three-volume set of books, "Maryland in the World War 1917-19: Military and Service Records," which listed every Marylander who served in the armed forces then.

She had been active in the Maryland Historical Society, where she was an information desk supervisor.

One of the original residents of the Roland Park Place retirement community in 1984, Mrs. Adler was known to residents there for her efforts to persuade the city to install a traffic light -- now called "the Adler Light" -- at Roland Park Place and 40th Street.

L Her husband of more than 55 years, Leon Adler, died in 1980.

She is survived by four cousins.

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