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Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
In honor of Halloween, we saved the spookiest story for last.  Take a look back at the previous weeks for more ghostly tales: week 1, week 2, week 3, and week 4.  We hope you have enjoyed our paranormal accounts over the last four weeks.  Make sure to stop by…

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
Now that you’ve had time to make a midnight trip to the McNamee cemetery, let’s move on to something that might hit a little closer to home.  Our haunting tales this week arise from the homes of a number of our Greek chapters at UMD. Let’s start with the victim…

Agnes Moorehead: Queen of Horror, Suspense, and the Supernatural

While researching materials for the Halloween display from the Mass Media and Culture collections, one name kept popping up: Agnes Moorehead (1900 – 1974). Her repertoire extends from the golden years of radio to popular television, from movies to the stage. She also had a special flair for horror, suspense, and the supernatural. Her work […]

New Mass Media guides available

The Special Collections staff have been hard at work creating new ways for you to discover our unique archival and manuscript collections. To see the latest additions to our database of archival finding aids, visit ArchivesUM. You can search for the finding aids in two ways. Use the drop down list under “Subject” to select […]

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
Are you following our spooky posts about campus ghosts?  Creeped out yet by the spectral spirits of Morrill Hall and Marie Mount Hall?  Keep reading – the best is yet to come! This week finds us at the McNamee Cemetery behind the Stadium Drive Garage.  Not many people know about this spot,…

Spooky Special Collections: Rare Books

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here are a few photos of the rare books featured in our latest Spooky Special Collections display. Visit the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library to see these incredible works up close. You can read some of our books online! Visit The Vampyre and Edgar Allen […]

Stunning! Morris & Co.

William Morris began designing furniture when he and bff, Edward Burne-Jones, moved into their first flat together in London (1856). They disliked the furnishings that they found so they painted them, not a solid color but with scenes from their favorite medieval tales. When Morris and his bride Jane Burden (1859) moved into their new […]

We Descended: Processing the Bill Bly Collection with the UMD Born-Digital Working Group

In early September of 2012 the University of Maryland Libraries and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) joined forces to launch its Born-Digital Working Group. As a vehicle for leveraging some rapidly emerging institutional strengths in processing and maintaining born-digital collections, as well as conducting research around the challenges associated with those […]

Spooky Special Collections

Libraries are often the focal points for the spooky, mythical, and gruesome. Special Collections are no different, and we’re celebrating the spirit of Halloween in style! University Archives Blog: “Ghostly Encounters” will feature haunted places at the University of Maryland. Visit their site every Wednesday, and be prepared to think of your classroom in a […]

Find Research Resources with #UMDStudy

Did you know you could get great primary source research and study resources on Twitter? Search #UMDStudy for tailored tips, definitions, and tools for YOU. So far, we’ve focused on planning your assignment, learning how to identify primary and secondary sources, and where to find archives and special collections that hold primary sources. We’ve included […]

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