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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 […]

UMD Scavenger Hunt 2013

The University Libraries will be hosting a Scavenger Hunt September 9th – 13th. Participation is easy and everyone who completes the entire hunt receives a prize. See below for rules and the first clue. STEP ONE Take a ticket from the welcome desk at the entrance of McKeldin Library. Keep this ticket with you and […]

“Why Boys Come to Maryland”

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
“Why Boys Come to Maryland” sketch               (click to enlarge) We found this great sketch in the 1925 Reveille, the University of Maryland yearbook, that seems to imply flapper girls comprised the majority of the female population on campus.  The drawings, attributed to Julia Louise Behring – Class of 1927, paint…

Share your Maryland Day with us!

Yesterday was another great year for Maryland Day. The weather was perfect and the mood on campus was infectiously exciting. Everywhere you looked there were masses of people with smiles on their faces. Ok, there was the occasional dissatisfied toddler, but even that made us smile. A few high profile friends stopped by, include Roaming […]

Happy National Library Week!

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
Did you know it’s National Library Week? Celebrate by visiting one of UMD’s eight libraries! Testudo’s gotten into the spirit – he’s checking out books at McKeldin.

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
Today we are happy to receive a new gift from Joseph Hrezo. Joe gave us some old Maryland football programs from the early 1960s.  These programs are great because many of them are from Maryland away games and we don’t receive many away game programs. Check out some of our…

Women’s History Month at University of Maryland, College Park

For students and the UMD community celebrating women’s history month, here are some upcoming events and resources to keep in mind. These are only a few events going on. Share more UMD Women’s History Month events and resources in the comments below! Stay in touch with our blog for more Women’s History Month discussion. Events: […]

from “The ORIGINAL Saturday Night Live, Part 2: Hiding in Plain Sight”

Read the full article at  the Broadcasting Archives Blog! On November 14, 2000, The New York Times broke the story of the discovery of a spectacular cache of early television history. . . Eleven miles from the collection’s new home at the Library of Congress, a small group of broadcast archivists at the University of Maryland were not so much […]

from “The ORIGINAL Saturday Night Live, Part 1″

Read the full article at  the Broadcasting Archives Blog! When Saturday Night Live brought live comedy and variety back to NBC almost 40 years ago, it recalled a similar moment from the early days of network television. Back then, NBC vice-president Pat Weaver wanted more than just a late-night success; he was determined to get people to […]

Rare Book Gift from Charles Caldwell (2)

We’re sharing some of the titles in the rare book gift from Charles Caldwell over a series of blog posts. Come back Wednesday, February 20 for more rare books from the Charles Caldwell gift! Read the previous post Thursday, February 14, 2013. Illustrated Books & Book Illustration Nichols, John. The Works of William Hogarth [Subtitle]: From the […]

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