National Comic Book Day!

Originally posted on Gordon W. Prange Collection:
September 25th is National Comic Book Day!  It’s a great opportunity for us to bring the 2,000 comic books in the Prange Collection to your attention.  They have all been digitized and are available in the Prange Digital Children’s Book Collection (please note that due to copyright restrictions,…

The Prange Digital Children’s Book Collection

Originally posted on Gordon W. Prange Collection:
The Prange Collection contains nearly 8,000 children’s book titles — including picture books (ehon), comic books (manga), and story books (yomimono) — that were published in Japan between 1945 and 1949.  Most of the picture books and comic books are available in the UMD Libraries’ Digital Collections.  The story…

The Early Printing Collection: An Introduction

A new (very old!) collection of early printing has now been processed and digitized, and is available in the Digital Collections or by request in person in the Maryland Room. The Early Printing Collection is a set of thirty-six leaves and pages that were printed in Europe in the late 15th century. It includes printed […]

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 […]


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