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Al Danegger Collection


Al Danegger Collection
Danegger, Al
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1.5 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:

Alfred "Al" Danegger began taking photographs at the University of Maryland as a freshman in 1942, and after serving as a combat photographer during World War II, he returned to work at the university part-time, graduating in 1950. That year, he was asked by President Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd to create and manage the University Photographic Service. In that role, he captured major campus events and documented a gamut of routine activities. Danegger also served on the university faculty for 27 years, teaching courses in photojournalism, general photography, and general education. This collection consists of photographs taken during Danegger's student days from 1946 to the early 1950s, many of which appeared in university publications such as the Old Line magazine and the Terrapin yearbook. Subjects include the rifle team, football, student publications, Gymkana, University Theatre, Autumn Carnival, students' social lives, fraternity parties, and coed glamour shots . A preliminary inventory is available.

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