Hornbake Library

Aeon 101: REQUESTING MATERIALS

Aeon 101: REQUESTING MATERIALS

Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online research account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to […]

Aeon 101: RESEARCHER REGISTRATION

Aeon 101: RESEARCHER REGISTRATION

Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to help! […]

Aeon 101

Aeon 101

Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to help! As part of our […]

Aeon is Coming to Special Collections!

Aeon is Coming to Special Collections!

WHAT IS AEON? Aeon is a management tool designed specifically for archives and special collection libraries. It automates researcher registration, collection retrieval requests, statistics gathering, and duplication requests. Essentially, Aeon offers researchers greater access and a more efficient way to conduct their special collections research. The University of Maryland joins the numerous leading university libraries currently […]

Halloween At Hornbake

Halloween At Hornbake will be an event to remember! Stop by Hornbake Library on Halloween from 12-4 for a Special Collections Open House. We will have candy, pizza, spooky gifts, and crafts. Events include a ghost tour around campus and a photo booth! Be sure to dress up in your best Halloween costumes. Then, from […]

Edgar Allan Poe in Special Collections

This Halloween we are celebrating the acquisition of a first edition copy of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” Here are illustrations from a few of the many Poe books we have in Special Collections. Visit the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library to see some of these and other spooky rare books! To see more illustrations […]

French Pamphlets, Education, Thermometers, and Goodbyes

Hey there again, welcome to another blog post from the UMD Pamphlet Project! With the semester coming to a close, we’d like to give a general update with the latest developments from the trenches, provide a couple images from the most recent string of pamphlets, and discuss the next steps for the project going into […]

‘How We Might Live’ Features Medieval Woodcut Illustrations

How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris, an exhibit highlighting the life and work of English designer and author William Morris (1834-1896), will showcase a new Morris-related item every month. Visit the Maryland Room Gallery in May to view Some German Woodcuts of the Fifteenth Century, printed by the Kelmscott Press.  William Morris […]

William Morris Wayzegoose at Special Collections

Join the University of Maryland Libraries’ Special Collections for a night of revelry and merriment–William Morris style! Enjoy entertainment, food, and an exhibit featuring the works of this incredible artist. Click on the invitation to the left for details!

Rare Book Gift from Charles Caldwell (3)

We’re sharing some of the titles in the rare book gift from Charles Caldwell over a series of blog posts. Includes descriptions. Previous posts in this series are dated February 14 and February 18. Fine Printing Tasso, Torquato. La Gerusalemme Liberata di Torquato Tasso [Jerusalem Delivered]. Parma: Nel Regal Palazzo, Co’ Tipi Bodoniani, 1794. Vol. […]

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