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University of Maryland Print Files Photograph Collection


University of Maryland Print Files Photograph Collection
University of Maryland Photographs -- Print File
Collection number:
21.75 linear feet and 61 items
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1888-1976; undated
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

This collection contains photographs related to the history of the University of Maryland and documents a wide variety of activities, agricultural education, architecture, athletics, and academic life. The photographs in this collection span approximately ninety years and document the institution's transition from the Maryland Agricultural College (chartered 1856) to the Maryland State College of Agriculture (state-controlled 1916) to the University of Maryland (consolidated 1920). Subjects include academic departments, agricultural and natural resources, athletics, campus buildings and events, student life, faculty and staff, and campus organizations and activities. The collection consists mostly of candid action shots but also includes posed photos of individuals and groups. There are also many landscape and architectural photographs that document the physical changes on the campus. Additional pictures of university administrators and faculty are available in the Biographical Photographs - Print File collection.

Important Information for Users of the Collection


This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

University of Maryland Print Files Photograph Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Publication rights:

Copies, including photocopies and digital images, 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.


This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.