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Sterling Byrd Collection


Sterling Byrd Collection
Byrd, Sterling
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83.25 linear feet
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University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Sterling Byrd was the youngest of the four children of Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd, a 1908 graduate of the University of Maryland who served as its president from 1935 to 1954. The bulk of his collection documents his father's remarkable life and career and includes an extensive number of photographs, memorabilia items, newspaper clippings, and publications chronicling the elder Byrd's personal life and professional achievements. The Sterling Byrd estate also donated a substantial number of books that belonged to Harry Clifton Byrd as well as documents pertaining to Kate Turnbull Byrd, Sterling's mother, her family, and the Byrd ancestors. In addition, the collection includes a number of significant letters sent to Harry Clifton Byrd and early documents relating to the history of the University of Maryland.

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Yes, some files in this collection are restricted. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

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Sterling Byrd Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


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