News and Events

Resources for National History Day Participants

Special Collections and University Archives staff recently completed a website outlining the resources we have to offer all National History Day participants. Many of our resources are available online and accessible everywhere. For those local to Prince George’s County, Maryland, we have a wide variety of resources available on site to the public. Please explore […]

Updates from Mass Media and Culture, in Special Collections

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

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 […]

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 […]

Maryland Day 2013, The East Asia & Gordon W. Prange Collections’ Activities

This was a banner year for Maryland Day!  The glorious weather was ideal for the University’s annual open house.   In spite of the fact that many of the 100,000 visitors to campus would have preferred to be outside, the East Asia & Gordon W. Prange Collections welcomed over 450 people to the 4th floor of […]

Looking forward to Maryland Day 2013?

We’re getting ready for the Hornbake Library activities planned for Saturday, April 27, 2013. Do you remember the activities from last year? If not, here’s the blog post from Hornbake Library on Maryland Day 2012. UnMasc: Maryland Day Is Here! April 28th, 2012 by Student It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for–Maryland Day 2012! […]

Spring Break Postcards

Thanks for sending Testudo your postcards this Spring break! Here are the postcards Testudo received, both from library science students: Thanks to Erin L, MLS candidate, for a postcard from Barcelona, Spain… …And Vanathy, who sent Testudo a postcard from the Sri Subramanyaswamy Cave Temple. Hope everyone else at UMD had a great spring break […]

Edible Book Festival 2013

Chewed a good book lately? Edible Book Festival 2013 will take place on Monday, April 1, from 1 – 3 PM at the McKeldin Library Plaza.  Come by to view edible creations inspired by books and authors on this April Fools’ Day celebration observed by libraries around the world. Everybody from the UMD community is […]

Testudo and Travel Gnome

  Whether you travel to a beach, participate in a service event, or relax in your home town, send our mascot a postcard with a picture of your spring break vacation destination. Address the postcard to Testudo with a short note about your vacation. Your postcard could be featured on our blog! Address your postcard […]


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