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Rubbing Testudo's nose for luck, University of Maryland, April 14, 1994. View this item in our digital collections.

Digital Collections

at the University of Maryland Libraries


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.

New Repository

Montage of UMD student newspaper front pages

UMD Student Newspapers

Access to major student newspapers produced on the College Park campus including the Diamondback from 1910-2002.

Katherine Anne Porter sitting at a typewriter

KAP Correspondence Collection

Select correspondence from the Katherine Anne Porter’s papers documenting her life and career as a fiction writer.

Students holding posterboards reading "Save the Wetlands"

Diamondback Photos

Photographs from The Diamondback archive spanning from the 1970s to the late 1990s.

image from Prange wall posters collection

Prange Posters and Wall Newspapers

More than 270 posters and wall newspapers published in Japan between 1945-1949.

Crape Myrtle plant named 'Violet Filli' (Myrtle)

Plant Patents Image Database*

This database contains color images for US Plant patents, with links to the US Patent and Trademark Office full text. 

Obama Press Conference

White House Correspondents' Association Pool Reports Collection*

The White House Pool Reports Collection currently contains approximately 1100 email pool reports written between June 24, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

Civil rights exhibit at the Convention of American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Civil Rights Department Records, 1936-2000

Advancing Workers’ Rights in the American South

Civil rights records from the AFL-CIO’s Civil Rights Division.

Legacy Repository

We are currently migrating all objects in this system to the new repository, with completion anticipated in summer 2024.

Crowd gathered around Home Economics building

University AlbUM

Documents University of Maryland history including student life, campus facilities, athletics, events, and more.

A Century of Progress Official Book of Views cover

A Treasury of World's Fair Art and Architecture

Sampling of material from the World’s Fair collection with coverage of 32 fairs from 1851-1970.

Books on shelf in Prange Children's collection

Prange Digital Children's Book Collection

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.

Array of postcards

National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection

Images of peoples and places across early 20th century America drawn from the University of Maryland Libraries historic postcard collections.

nurses protest with picket signs

Labor and Social Justice Collections

Includes historical records and personal papers related to labor and social justice movements in America from the late 19th century to today.

image of a map of Maryland

Maryland Map Collection

Over 2,500 maps depicting Maryland from 1590 – present.

Be a Customs Vessel Commander

United States Government Posters Collection

Digitized posters from the late 20th century covering informational and artistic posters produced by US government agencies.

handwritten poetry from Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

In Transition: Selected poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Electronic edition of poetry of the Dadaist artist, performer, and poet Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

Audiovisual Collections

UMD's unique audiovisual content is available in our dedicated media repository system.

Jim Henson collage

The Jim Henson Works

Over 70 videos documenting 35 years of Jim Henson’s work. Videos are available for viewing on computer workstations in Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, McKeldin Library, and Hornbake Library.

Scene from a dance in A Tribute to Judith Jourdin.

The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange

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.

basketball game

University of Maryland Athletics

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.

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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.

Internet Archive logo in black

Internet Archive

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.

Visit our content on the Internet Archive
Library of Congress Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers logo

Chronicling America

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.

Visit Chronicling America
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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.

Visit the American Archive of Public Broadcasting
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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.

Visit our content on Archive-It

*Collections indicated with an asterisk do not appear in our shared search interfaces and must be accessed through their own standalone searches.

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