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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 […]

Analyzing primary sources: Civil War Newspapers

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about analyzing literature from the world wars. This week we’re also looking at published material – newspaper images depicting scenes from the Civil War. Context During the Civil War, newspapers were a popular source […]

Analyzing primary sources: Campus protest photographs

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about analyzing literature from World War I and World War II. This week we’re also talking about images in a time of strife, but instead of world war literature we’re going to look at […]

Analyzing primary sources: Literature of World War I & World War II

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we took a look at a Confederate soldier’s sketchbook of prison life. This week we’re going to analyze some literature from World War I and World War II. Context World War I and World War II […]

Analyzing primary sources: A Confederate soldier’s sketchbook

This is one of a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Last week we talked about what primary sources are and how to analyze them. This time around we’re going to talk about how to analyze a rather unusual sketchbook. Context At the outbreak of the Civil War, John […]

Analyzing primary sources: An introduction

This is the first in a series of posts about how to analyze different types of primary sources. Let’s talk about analyzing primary sources. First, what are primary sources? Primary sources are original materials. They are from the time period involved and have not been filtered through interpretation or evaluation. Primary sources are original materials […]

Study Support: Cafés on campus

List from Dining Services Cafés Applause In the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Featuring sushi, hot panini sandwiches, Unos® Pizza, freshly baked pastries and bagels, and Starbucks® coffee. Terp Bucks, Terrapin Express, major credit cards, cash Pick it Up at the Shops location. Bytes In the A.V. Williams building. Pick up foods-to-go: prepared sandwiches and […]

Primary Source Instruction

Welcome to a new semester. We are excited to see so many classes scheduled to visit the Maryland Room for primary source research instruction this semester. It is a great time to remind you that it is not too late to bring your students in to the library to receive advice about how to begin […]

For our HIST208 students . . .

Welcome to #UMDStudy! Over the course of this semester, you will learn about primary source research. Follow us on Twitter (@SpecCollUM), as well as Facebook and our other social media sites, and by the end of this semester you will have a better understanding of how to use the special collections to ace your next project. […]

Social Media and Special Collections

While you were away this summer, we were busy considering what to do with our social media during the fall semester. We have a lot in store for you (the undergraduate students at UMD). You can follow us in a variety of ways. Some specific projects include: Roaming Testudo – Follow our school mascot as […]

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