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Books Published Before 1850 in Special Collections and University Archives

Books Published Before 1850 in Special Collections and University Archives

The history of the book class being offered through the iSchool at the University of Maryland often has a class assignment requiring students to compare a pre-1850 book with its more modern equivalent. It gives students the opportunity to examine differences in binding, paper, size, and many more details that distinguishes books produced in different eras. They are able […]

Updates from Mass Media and Culture, in Special Collections

Read the latest from staff in Mass Media and Culture. Transmitter Spring 2014

Agriculture, Illustrations and Prophecies

Agriculture, Illustrations and Prophecies

Hello everyone, it has been some time since the last post and there are lots of new things to report.  First off, I would like to introduce myself, Marie-Laure Flamer, as a “new” addition to the pamphlets team.  Since my start in October, I have examined over 1,000 pamphlets with diverse subjects such as opinions […]

Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat

Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat. Updated information on how to search for digitized french pamphlets from UMD’s premier collection.

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & Microsoft Excel, Part 2

As you now know I began my tenure as the interim Curator for Literature and Rare Books by trying to get more familiar with cataloged items in Rare Books and Special Collections by creating a spreadsheet that would give me an overview of the collection as a whole. Technical Services provided me with a MARC […]

Revealing La Revolution: The Environmental Scan & MARCedit, Part 1

As the interim Curator of Literature and Rare Books I am writing the Environmental Scan for the French Pamphlet Project. Two tools I have found very useful to help with this are MARCedit and Microsoft Excel (I sort of love spreadsheets). I became familiar with MARCedit over the summer as I attempted to gain intellectual […]

New Material Available from the AFL-CIO Collection

This week we’re re-opening 6 more sub-record groups and a small number of selected Labor History publications! See other available portions of the collection or contact us to plan your visit. Newly opened portions of the collection  RG4: Executive Council RG4-010               Early Federation Records, 1881-1888  RG18: International Affairs Department RG18‑006            CIO International Affairs Department.  Director’s […]

Updates to the availability of the AFL-CIO Collection

There are now 80 AFL-CIO finding aids re-opened! We’ve just completed a new batch of 23 sub-record groups (see list below). There are a few more that we’re working on, including microfilm collections. At this time the microfilm is still under review. We are also working out the best way to retrieve selected published materials […]

AFL-CIO Archives now available at UMD

The George Meany Memorial AFL-CIO Archive is the largest single donation to the University Libraries and complements other labor-related collections in our libraries. To find out more about related labor collections in Special Collections, please view Collections By Subject: Labor In America. The AFL-CIO Archive consists of approximately 40 million documents and other material that […]

The Postcard Bug

Donald Brown can tell you the exact moment the “postcard bug bit him:” August 20th, 1943, sitting in a room with a collection spread around him on the floor. He also remembers the coining of the term “deltiology” in 1944 to describe the hobby of postcard collecting. This year will mark his 70th anniversary as […]

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