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Revealing La Révolution: Digitized Pamphlets Accessible through WorldCat

Revised February 27, 2014 By Technical Lead John Schalow, Special Collections Cataloger/Coordinator The University of Maryland Libraries’ French Pamphlet Collection is currently accessible through an inventory. But if you are looking for a specific title among the 5000 pamphlets in series one, you won’t find it quickly as series one is organized in boxes by […]

Women’s History Month: Defining “Normal”, Pt. III

Just in case you can’t visit the display in Hornbake Library, Defining “Normal,” here are some of the items we’re featuring to celebrate Women’s History Month! Two feminists, two strategies Both Dorothy Sucher and Djuna Barnes were women’s rights advocates, but they led very different lives. Dorothy Sucher How do we define Dorothy Sucher? Mother […]

Women’s History Month: Defining “Normal” Pt.II

Just in case you can’t visit the display in Hornbake Library, Defining “Normal,” here are some of the items we’re featuring to celebrate Women’s History Month! “Single Blessedness” Does marriage define a normal woman? Clara Barton never married, but she accomplished great things that have inspired both men and women alike. At the same time, […]

Women’s History Month: New display!

As women’s history month comes to a close, we’ve changed our display case to feature more of the amazing women whose legacies fill our collections. The display will be extended through April 7 because of the University of Maryland’s Spring Break last week. Come back after that for a display in honor of Maryland Day, […]

Road Trip!

Testudo uses road maps from McKeldin Library to study Hawaii, assisted by Government Information and Maps librarians. Where are you going for spring break? Send Testudo a postcard from your destination!

International Women’s Day Resources from UMD Libraries

Each month, the Special Collections displays rare, unique items from our collection that resonate with present-day events. On March 1st through March 31, 2013, visit the Maryland Room on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library and delve deeper into women’s history. We’ll also provide online tools, resources, and information about our displays and women’s history […]

A Hidden Beauty in the Broadcasting Archives

16” RCA Victor “Orthacoustic” transcription disc, made for the NBC’ Thesaurus label (“A Treasure House of Recorded Programs”). Recorded programming was prohibited on the national radio network but RCA/NBC didn’t mind getting into the business of producing transcriptions and providing canned programs to local stations… Read the full article here!

International Women’s Day Display: About the Display

Each month, the Special Collections displays rare, unique items from our collection that resonate with present-day events. On March 1st through March 31, 2013, visit the Maryland Room on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library and delve deeper into women’s history. We’ll also provide online tools, resources, and information about our displays and women’s history […]

Revealing La Révolution, one step at a time!

Revealing La Révolution (the project formerly known as “The UMD French Pamphlet Project”) is officially up and running.  We have finalized our project team, identified and hired three promising French graduate students to assist our rather lonely library school student. They are analyzing pamphlets like it is their job (well, I guess it technically IS […]

@ your library: people who make a difference

Years later, Kristin still remembers a moment of kindness by women she met at a library: Read her award-winning blog post, “Fortuitous Forty”  Has an experience at University of Maryland Libraries ever made a difference in your life? Share your stories–someone who cheered you up, an awesome discovery from the stacks, or a super-helpful librarian–in the […]

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