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WHAT AM I SEARCHING?
The Combined Search box find content in the following systems:
Audiovisual Collections – Explore films, oral history, sound recordings, and other A/V media
New Repository – Access digitized archival documents and photos, and continue to check back as we add newly digitized collections here
Legacy Repository – These digitized materials are migrating over time to the New Digital Collections Repository
Note: Some of our collections, indicated with an asterisk, are not included in the Combined Search.
These digital objects represent a small fraction of the unique material available at the University of Maryland Libraries, so contact us to learn more about related material. Search by keyword or browse our collections from the links below. Many digitized objects are not included in designated collections and can only be discovered when searching by keyword or browsing all content.
Access to major student newspapers produced on the College Park campus including the Diamondback from 1910-2002.
Select correspondence from the Katherine Anne Porter’s papers documenting her life and career as a fiction writer.
Photographs from The Diamondback archive spanning from the 1970s to the late 1990s.
More than 270 posters and wall newspapers published in Japan between 1945-1949.
This database contains color images for US Plant patents, with links to the US Patent and Trademark Office full text.
The White House Pool Reports Collection currently contains approximately 1100 email pool reports written between June 24, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
We are currently migrating all objects in this system to the new repository, with completion anticipated in summer 2024.
Documents University of Maryland history including student life, campus facilities, athletics, events, and more.
Sampling of material from the World’s Fair collection with coverage of 32 fairs from 1851-1970.
Japanese children’s picture books and comic books published between 1945 and 1949. Due to copyright restrictions, material must be accessed on the University of Maryland campus.
Images of peoples and places across early 20th century America drawn from the University of Maryland Libraries historic postcard collections.
Includes historical records and personal papers related to labor and social justice movements in America from the late 19th century to today.
Digitized posters from the late 20th century covering informational and artistic posters produced by US government agencies.
This collection features video recordings of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange performances, rehearsals, workshops, and interviews from the Dance Exchange records at Special Collections in Performing Arts.
The UMDAthletics collection consists of films, broadcasts and other recordings documenting the University's athletic teams over the years. Currently, the collection features content from various collegiate sports spanning the 1950s-1980s.
Documentaries, feature films, taped performances, and public broadcasting programming that can be used in the classroom or viewed independently for University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students.
Digital Content Available Using External Tools
UMD partners with other organizations to digitize and host digital versions of some of our materials. Explore more digital content through these resources below.
The UMD, 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.
The UMD Libraries contribute content to the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, an ongoing effort to digitize Maryland's newspapers. The digital material produced through this program is accessible using Chronicling America, a searchable database of historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963.
American Archive of Public Broadcasting
The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity and provide a central web portal for access to the unique programming that public stations have aired over the past 70+ years. UMD contributes a great deal of audio and visual material that is available in this vast online database.
The leading web archiving service for collecting and accessing cultural heritage on the web. UMD routinely archives a variety of web content to enhance our unique collections.
*Collections indicated with an asterisk do not appear in our shared search interfaces and must be accessed through their own standalone searches.