Hornbake Library

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 […]

New Exhibit: Civil Rights and Labor: in the United States, in Poland, and in South Africa

New Exhibit: Civil Rights and Labor…in the United States, in Poland, and in South Africa Labor unions have long been advocates for equality in the workplace, civil rights and worker’s rights, however this wasn’t always the case before the AFL and CIO merged in 1955.  Understanding civil rights is still evolving today, as we see in current […]

Media Studies Spring Talks in Hornbake Library

Media Studies Spring Talks in Hornbake Library

We are pleased to announce the Spring Media Studies Talks, hosted by UMD Libraries, Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture, in Partnership with Media Studies at Catholic University of America. Join us on March 26 at 4:30pm for a talk by Ethan Plaut of Stanford University. Ethan R. Plaut received his Ph.D. in Communication in […]

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 […]

Guest Lecture on “The Advertising Film Before Commercial Broadcasting “

Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture is pleased to announce an upcoming guest lecture presented by Martin Johnson, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Catholic University on: Date: Tuesday, October 21st Time: 4:30pm Location: 3rd floor instruction space in Hornbake Library North The title of Dr. Johnson’s lecture is, “The Best Advertisement Will Never […]

Class Assignments in Special Collections and University Archives

Class Assignments in Special Collections and University Archives

Not only can can make requests, place duplication orders, and manage your special collections research online, now it’s easier for professors to collaborate with special collections staff to organize class tours and assignments using our collections. Get started by registering online Once you register, you will be able to remotely request materials from Special Collections and […]

Online Requesting Is Here!

Online Requesting Is Here!

Now you can make requests, place duplication orders, and manage your special collections research online. Get started by registering online Once you register, you will be able to remotely request materials from Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Preforming Arts. The first time you visit the reading room after […]

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