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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. […]

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection is now available at the Maryland Room, 1st floor Hornbake Library. To celebrate, we are featuring four blog posts about World’s Fair history and the collection. Read the previous post here. Part 4 of 4 The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection has recently been expanded to include items from more […]

The Revolution: French Pamphlets Illuminating the Past

Can’t get enough of French culture? Check out the French Pamphlets from the 1788-1804 Revolution, and the project that’s making them even more available to you. Fiction provides an incredible lens through which readers can relate to events from the past. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway’s performances in the 2012 hit Les Misérables brought the famous musical adaptation […]

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection is now available at the Maryland Room, 1st floor Hornbake Library. To celebrate, we are featuring four blog posts about World’s Fair history and the collection. Read the previous post here. Read the next post Wednesday, February 13, 2013. Part 3 of 4 Although the fairs are with us for just a short […]

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection

The World’s Fair Ephemeral and Graphic Material Collection is now available at the Maryland Room, 1st floor Hornbake Library. To celebrate, we are featuring four blog posts about World’s Fair history and the collection. Read the first post here. Read the next post Monday, February 11, 2013. Part 2 of 4 The 1852 London exposition set the precedent for the […]

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