Exhibits

Labor History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Hornbake Library Friday, May 1, 1:30 – 4:30 pm Join a community interested in promoting labor history by editing the popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Part celebration and part workshop, Edit-a-Thons are organized around a single topic as a means to build awareness and community.  We’ll draw content from labor-related collections at the University of Maryland, including […]

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website

Local radio and television records from public media stations across the country to be made available to the public A new website, americanarchive.org, provides the public with access to a collection of American public radio and television content dating back to the 1950s. These audio and video materials, created by more than 120 public broadcasting […]

New Exhibit: Highlights from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Archives

New Exhibit: Highlights from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners Archives

Do you work an eight-hour day? Get paid overtime? Have a safe workplace? You have unions to thank for all of those, and many other, changes to labor law. The University of Maryland is the official repository of one of the most influential labor unions in United States history, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and […]

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 […]

‘How We Might Live’ Features Morris & Co. Wallpaper Sample

July’s Featured Object of the 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 every month. Visit the Maryland Room Gallery in July to view a sample of Morris & Co. wallpaper, featuring […]

‘How We Might Live’ Features Tennyson’s ‘Maud’

Featured Object of the Month- June 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 every month. In June, visit the Maryland Room Exhibit Gallery in Hornbake Library to view Maud: A Monodrama, written […]

William Morris, Walter Crane, and Socialist Art

Walter Crane (1845-1915) was a well-known painter, book illustrator, and socialist. He was heavily influenced by the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, as well as his study of Japanese wood-block color printing.  His decorative work and illustrations often featured garden themes, bold lines, and detailed imagery.   Along with  Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott, Crane was […]

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