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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 […]

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 […]

Updates from Mass Media and Culture, in Special Collections

Read the latest from staff in Mass Media and Culture. Transmitter Spring 2014

International Women’s Day Feature: Mona Kent

Each month, the Special Collections displays rare, unique items from our collection that resonate with present-day events. On March 1st through March 31, 2013, visit the Maryland Room on the 1st floor of Hornbake Library and delve deeper into women’s history. Our display honors International Women’s Day on March 8th. I think how wonderful it would be […]

A Hidden Beauty in the Broadcasting Archives

16” RCA Victor “Orthacoustic” transcription disc, made for the NBC’ Thesaurus label (“A Treasure House of Recorded Programs”). Recorded programming was prohibited on the national radio network but RCA/NBC didn’t mind getting into the business of producing transcriptions and providing canned programs to local stations… Read the full article here!


This just in: the latest news from Special Collections in Mass Media and Culture! Read the Winter 2013 edition of Transmitter, the official bulletin of the Broadcasting Archives. Revisit television’s early days with Max Morath… Learn about the family-friendly character of Pick Temple from his correspondence… Suit up in sequins with “Queen of Super Circus” Mary Hartline… celebrate with the 2012 […]

New Mass Media guides available

The Special Collections staff have been hard at work creating new ways for you to discover our unique archival and manuscript collections. To see the latest additions to our database of archival finding aids, visit ArchivesUM. You can search for the finding aids in two ways. Use the drop down list under “Subject” to select […]


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