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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,, 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 […]

Learning to research with Primary Sources

Has your class met with a librarian yet? We are gearing up for a number of classes with students. We offer a variety of instructional opportunities, but our most common request is to provide students with an introduction to primary source research and the special collections available on campus. Use the resources below to refresh your memory […]

Symposium: Organizing for Power and Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century

Symposium: Organizing for Power and Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce a symposium and introduction to our very special labor archives. See specific information about the symposium below: On March 5, 2015, the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland will host a symposium exploring workers and organizing in the twenty-first century.  The symposium will […]

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 […]

Announcing “A Colony in Crisis”

Announcing “A Colony in Crisis”

We are happy to announce the debut of the Colony in Crisis website, where you will find a collection of digitized and translated French pamphlets dealing with the Saint-Domingue grain shortage of 1789. To facilitate access to each pamphlet, we have brought together the French original, a brief historical introduction, and a translation. While the […]



Starting August 1, all researchers using Special Collections and University Archives, the Prange Collection, and Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland will need to create an online account to use materials in the reading room. We know you will have questions about the new policy, and we are here to help! […]


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