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The Great Fire: Aftermath

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November 29, 2012: the 100th Anniversary of the Great Fire

Thanksgiving Dance ends in fire; a modern University rises from the ashes.   The University of Maryland remembers the events that occurred on this night, 100 years ago, permanently changing the course of its history. Follow “live” reporting of the #fire1912, starting tonight, @UMDArchives or University Archives at the University of Maryland Facebook! Read events […]

Featured Novelist from Special Collections: Gertrude Stein

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – occurs annually every November. Each week this November, we wrote a post to celebrate the life of a novelist represented in the University of Maryland Special Collections. This is our last post for 2012, but we encourage any readers to continue their research of these fantastic writers–whether that […]

Searching UMD Libraries’ Digital Collections Using BASE

The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE), sponsored by the library of the University of Bielefeld in Germany, is an electronic index to more than 37 million digital objects in over 2300 repositories around the world, including over 15,000 items from UMD Libraries’ Digital Collections.  BASE provides not only an alternative method of searching and browsing […]

The Great Fire of 1912

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
On November 29, 1912 -the night after Thanksgiving – a devastating fire broke out in the main campus building, the Administration Building. The fire quickly spread to the Barracks and destroyed many student possessions and school records. It took hours for volunteer fire departments to arrive, and the most students…

Thanksgiving subscription dance, 1912

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
Thanksgiving is coming up, and most students are planning on spending time with their family and friends. In 1912, many students stayed at college and attended the annual Thanksgiving Subscription dance. They invited local girls as their dates – there weren’t any female students at the university until a few…

Featured Novelist from Special Collections: Jack Hoffenberg

Writing: “the most fun you can have with your clothes on.” –Jack Hoffenberg NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – occurs annually every November. Join us each week as we celebrate the life of a novelist represented in the University of Maryland Special Collections! This week’s novelist is Jack Hoffenberg. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, […]

Featured Novelist from Special Collections: Hope Mirrlees

NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month – occurs annually every November. Join us each week as we celebrate the life of a novelist represented in the University of Maryland Special Collections! This week’s novelist is Hope Mirrlees. Her fiction includes  Madeleine: One of Love’s Jansenists, Lud-in-the-Mist, and Counterplot. Although printed copies of Mirrlees’s work are […]

William Morris as Poet Laureate?

With the publication of Earthly Paradise in 1870, William Morris became an acclaimed poet throughout England. After the death of Alfred Lord Tennyson in 1892, Morris was reportedly in contention for the post of Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. The works of Poet Laureates are recognized as having national significance, an honor bestowed by […]

In the papers of Bill Edwardsen . . .

Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture contains the papers of Bill Edwardsen. A first inventory of the papers recently revealed a wealth of photographs of pop culture figures. Bill Edwardsen, a disc jockey who worked from 1949 into the new millennium, loved the music and entertainment of his heyday. He had a personal collection […]

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