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William P. Gottlieb


William P. Gottlieb
Gottlieb, William P.
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.25 linear feet plus 3 items
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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:

William P. Gottlieb, 1917-2006, a graduate of Lehigh University, studied economics and taught at the University of Maryland, while writing a weekly jazz column for theWashington Post during the 1940s. Gottlieb photographed most of the big-name jazz artists of the day; in 1979, he published the pictures in a book titled The Golden Age of Jazz, which remains a standard in the field. Those images are now held by the Library of Congress as the William P. Gottlieb Photograph Collection. The bulk of this collection consists of 82 negatives of University of Maryland campus scenes from 1941 to 1942, including female students, small groups of students, R.O.T.C. activities (including R.O.T.C. Band), and selected buildings. A preliminary inventory is available.

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