Archive | December 2012

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Yuletide Books: On display now in the Maryland Room

Get into the holiday spirit than by visiting the Special Collections Literature and Rare Books Collection in Hornbake Library! On display now in the Maryland Room are books written by celebrated authors about the holiday season or retelling classic tales. Visit the UMD Libraries hours website for our holiday hours – you definitely don’t want […]

Commencement, 1933

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
Congrats to all you grads! We’re proud to call you Terps. As you get ready for commencement, check out your predecessors. This is a graduation ceremony in Ritchie Coliseum from 1933. We wish you all the best of luck!!

Originally posted on A Fine Collection:
Montgomery County National Bank, Rockville Rockville Baptist Church Since this is the last official Postcard Wednesday of 2012, I was feeling some pressure to find the perfect postcard.  Should we look at all the not-terribly-amusing 1910s in-jokes?  Or the many postcards sent from hospitals, detailing aches and pains and…

10 Things… about student publications

Originally posted on Terrapin Tales:
We hope your enjoy our new series highlighting ten interesting things from a wide variety of collections and topics represented in the University Archives.  First up: student publications at Maryland. Expression magazine, c. 1950s 1. Bones, Molars, and Briefs may just be the best yearbook name ever. The professional schools…

‘How We Might Live’ features ‘Good King Wenceslas’

Every month, How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris, an exhibit highlighting the life and work of English designer and author William Morris (1834-1896), will showcase a new Morris-related item. Visit the Maryland Room Gallery in Hornbake Library in December to view  Good King Wenceslas, published in 1895 with  illustrations by Arthur J. Gaskin. […]


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