University of Maryland Libraries Digital Collections

Collections, Gateways, and Tools

Collections include groupings of digital files of original photographs, correspondence, literary manuscripts, digital videos, and other formats discoverable within one searchable database. Gateways and Tools consist of theme-based bibliographies maintained by Library faculty (The Early Modern Women Database and the Maryland History and Culture Bibliography) and links to digital resources (Internet Archive and the Maryland Map Database).

Collections

Explore our digital collections. Holdings include digital files of original photographs, correspondence, literary manuscripts, digital videos, memorabilia, and other formats discoverable within one searchable database. Many of these collections provide access to the Libraries' unique archival holdings and are accessible to the general public. Others are restricted to campus use only.

ArchivesUM ArchivesUM
ArchivesUM provides guides to the rich archives and manuscript collections at the University of Maryland Libraries. Descriptions of collections (Finding Aids) may be browsed and searched by collection descriptions and subject categories.
Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Digital Library Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven Digital Library
Seven digitized poems from the University of Maryland Libraries' Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven papers -- cumulatively, 34 poetic documents. Each poem contains several rewrites under the same title, often with vastly differing texts and numerous handmade corrections.
Digital Collections Digital Collections
Your portal to digitized materials from the collections of the University of Maryland Libraries. The University of Maryland's Digital Collections support the teaching and research mission of the University by facilitating access to digital collections, information, and knowledge.
Films@UM Films@UM
Films@UM consists of over 800 digital videos on a wide variety of subjects which can be used in the classroom or independently. Spanning documentaries, public television programming, taped performances and feature films, Films for Teaching covers a wide range of topics. A considerable concentration deals with Asian studies (focusing on China, Japan, and Korea), the performing arts (particularly the areas of music, theater, dance, and television and film production), business management and economics, politics and government, the state of Maryland, literature, women's studies, and religion.
In Transition: Selected poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven In Transition: Selected poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
This collection represents a publicly available scholarly edition of twelve unpublished poetry manuscripts written by Freytag-Loringhoven between 1923 and 1927 and serves to provide access to a textual performance of her creative work in a digital environment.
The Jim Henson Works The Jim Henson Works
This collection makes available to UMD's community of students, scholars, and visitors over 70 digital videos spanning 35 years of Henson's groundbreaking work in television and film. These full-length videos are available for viewing at public computer stations in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, McKeldin Library, and Hornbake Library.
Labor in America Collection Labor in America Collection
The digital surrogates in the Labor and Workplace Studies digital collection document specific labor unions, such as the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) and the Cigar Makers International Union, and also illustrate how labor and labor movements developed in North America from the colonial times to the present day.
Maryland Map Collection Maryland Map Collection
The Maryland Map Collection is a comprehensive collection of more than 2,500 map titles depicting Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay, and the surrounding region. Selected maps have been digitized for this web database.
National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
The National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection preserves unique and engaging images of people and places in early twentieth century America. These postcards also provide unique evidence of the evolution in American architecture, with rare glimpses of buildings or places that may no longer exist or have dramatically altered over time.
Prange Digital Children's Book Collection Prange Digital Children's Book Collection
The Gordon W. Prange Collection contains more than 8,000 children's books published in Japan between 1945 and 1949. Books are digitized on a rolling basis and made available here. A list of censored children's books from this period is also available.
Sterling Family Papers Sterling Family Papers
62 letters, primarily written by a Civil War Union officer's wife, Tillie Farquhar Sterling, with additional letters written by Tillie's husband, Will Sterling, and Tillie's mother, Anna Virginia ("A. V.") Farquhar. They detail daily life in wartime Maryland.
A Treasury of World's Fair Art and Architecture A Treasury of World's Fair Art and Architecture
This digital collection represents a sampling of artifacts from the rich and varied World's Fair Collection at the Architecture Library, University of Maryland (UM). Although limited in size, this collection is unique for its broad coverage of many fairs and expositions.
United States Government Posters Collection United States Government Posters Collection
The United States Government Posters Collection consists of a variety of informational and artistic posters produced by government agencies and printed by the Government Printing Office. These posters are interesting examples of graphic design, and also provide some insight into what the government has considered important in its work and policies. The majority of the posters date from the late twentieth century. Agencies represented include the Department of Agriculture, Census Bureau, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, National Park Service, Department of Labor, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), and others. Many more government posters can also be found in the map collection at McKeldin Library.
University AlbUM University AlbUM
University AlbUM brings together more than 2000 images illustrating student life, athletic events, student athletes, faculty, agricultural pursuits, commencement ceremonies, campus facilities, and much more from the University of Maryland's more than 150-year history.

Gateways

These gateways are theme-based bibliographies and digital resources maintained by Library faculty. These are not cross-searchable with the Digital Collections listed above.

GIS Data Repository, University of Maryland Libraries GIS Data Repository, University of Maryland Libraries
The University of Maryland’s GIS Data Repository was created in fall 2010 in an effort to provide easier access to some of the geospatial data in the University of Maryland Libraries' collection that is on CDs. By bringing together all of our geospatial data or records about it, the entire collection will be much easier to search comprehensively. Here you can search for downloadable data layers, as well as get a sense of some of the spatial data in our library collection.
Historic Maryland Newspapers Project Historic Maryland Newspapers Project
The Historic Maryland Newspapers Project at the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries is a two-year effort to digitize 100,000 pages of historic newspaper content from across the state. Our project is funded by a $325,000 National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and receives technical support from the Library of Congress (LC).
Internet Archive: University of Maryland, College Park Internet Archive: University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland, College Park's portal to digitized books at the Internet Archive. Includes textual materials such as University catalogs, yearbooks, and other campus publications; Maryland state documents; and other rare materials.
Maryland History and Culture Bibliography Maryland History and Culture Bibliography
Citations to articles, books, and doctoral dissertations about Maryland's history and culture, divided into subject categories. Based on the annual bibliography of Maryland history sources that appears in the Maryland Historical Magazine

Tools

Tools currently include The Versioning Machine, which is a freely-available open-source software for comparing different versions of literary texts.

Versioning Machine Versioning Machine
The Versioning Machine is a software tool designed to display and compare texts which exist in multiple versions. It provides for features found in codex-based critical editions, while also taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by electronic publication.