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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 […]

Welcome Back!

Hello, Terps! We are so excited to see the campus bustling again for this new academic year! We can’t wait for all of you to come and visit us for your researching needs in Hornbake Library! We thought it might be a great time to share some of our old photographs of students from years […]

Celebrate Black History Month in Special Collections

“Typically during this month we focus on national figures of African descent. But we can also focus on local figures. These represent the front line of any struggle. Dr. King made a magnificent speech on the mall 30 years ago. But suppose no one showed up? The Million Man March focus for many was Minister […]

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McKeldin Mall, 1978. It’s nice and quiet here on campus. Some of you are back in class, but the campus isn’t very busy. We hope you all enjoyed winter break!

New Mass Media guides available

The Special Collections staff have been hard at work creating new ways for you to discover our unique archival and manuscript collections. To see the latest additions to our database of archival finding aids, visit ArchivesUM. You can search for the finding aids in two ways. Use the drop down list under “Subject” to select […]

Spooky Special Collections

Libraries are often the focal points for the spooky, mythical, and gruesome. Special Collections are no different, and we’re celebrating the spirit of Halloween in style! University Archives Blog: “Ghostly Encounters” will feature haunted places at the University of Maryland. Visit their site every Wednesday, and be prepared to think of your classroom in a […]

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