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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

We are pleased to announce an upcoming Spring Media Studies Talk, hosted by UMD Libraries, Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture, in Partnership with Media Studies at Catholic University of America. Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd at 4:30pm, room 3210, Hornbake Library North for a talk by Victor Pickard, Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of […]

Women’s History Month: Navigating Women’s History at Hornbake

March is Women’s History Month, and for researchers and scholars looking for primary source material on Women’s History, Hornbake Library contains a wealth of information. Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) has a particularly strong focus on nineteenth-century women, women in the 1970s, women in Maryland politics, women in athletics (university and nationwide), and women […]

Labor Studies Symposium and Labor-related materials in the Prange Collection

Originally posted on Gordon W. Prange Collection:
click to enlarge On March 5, the Center for the History of the New America at the University of Maryland will host a symposium entitled, “Organizing for Power and Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century.”  Symposium participants will be invited to visit Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at…

New Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions to the Association for Childhood Education International Archives

New Exhibit: Recent Acquisitions to the Association for Childhood Education International Archives

Stop by the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library and take a look at some of the new items on display! The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) exhibit is sure to recall fond childhood memories, from books like The Tale of Peter Rabbit, dolls from around the world, and all kinds of puzzles and toys. […]

National Comic Book Day!

Originally posted on Gordon W. Prange Collection:
September 25th is National Comic Book Day!  It’s a great opportunity for us to bring the 2,000 comic books in the Prange Collection to your attention.  They have all been digitized and are available in the Prange Digital Children’s Book Collection (please note that due to copyright restrictions,…

The Prange Digital Children’s Book Collection

Originally posted on Gordon W. Prange Collection:
The Prange Collection contains nearly 8,000 children’s book titles — including picture books (ehon), comic books (manga), and story books (yomimono) — that were published in Japan between 1945 and 1949.  Most of the picture books and comic books are available in the UMD Libraries’ Digital Collections.  The story…

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