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Papers of Faculty and Administrators, University of Maryland

A Selected List of Holdings in Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries

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Maryland Manuscripts

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The Maryland Manuscripts grouping consists of a wide variety of materials, such as letters, diaries, printed ephemera, and business ledgers, which have been described individually. Items pertaining to campus faculty and administrators within this grouping include:

MDMS 30--A typed letter signed by Albert Einstein addressed to Tobias Dantzig, campus professor of mathematics. Einstein discusses preparations for a meeting.

MDMS 1538--Copy of Charles Benedict Calvert's address at the third annual exhibition of the Frederick County Agricultural Society. Calvert, founder of the Maryland Agricultural College gave this address in 1855 promoting the founding of a national agricultural college and one for each state.

MDMS 1627--Sketch of the life of President Thomas B. Symons. This is a brief, typewritten biography of Symons, who served as acting president of the University of Maryland in 1954.

MDMS 4077--Slave account book of Charles Benedict Calvert, founder of the Maryland Agricultural College. In this ledger, Calvert lists the names, ages, value, and sale prices of slaves on his various properties.

MDMS 4980--Charles Benedict Calvert stock certificate. Certificate for 880 shares of Maryland Agricultural College stock belonging to Charles Benedict Calvert.

MDMS 6006--Lecture notes from physics class. These notes, taken by an unidentified student, are from Prof. Charles Eichlin's 1936 class in physics.


Among the departmental photograph holdings are numerous portrait shots of many UMCP faculty members and administrators. In particular there are extensive files on Harry Byrd, Wilson Elkins, William Amoss, Mary Shorb, and Adele Stamp.


The memorabilia collection consists of approximately 1,000 individually described pieces of realia. Among these objects are trophies, plaques, uniforms, oil and watercolor paintings, footballs, certificates, and goblets that belonged to or were given to Harry Byrd, Geary Eppley, Adele Stamp, and John Faber. Also included are a chemical balance used by Charles White and large oil portraits of various university presidents and other high-level campus administrators such as Alma Preinkert, registrar, and Thomas Taliaferro, dean of the faculty.