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Search UMD Student Newspapers, 1910-2016

The UMD Student Newspapers database, a collaboration between the University of Maryland Archives and the UMD Libraries’ Digital Services and Technologies division, is an effort to digitize and make accessible the major student newspapers produced on the College Park campus.

At present, UMD Student Newspapers contains issues of:

  • The Diamondback and its seven predecessor papers, January 1, 1910 - August 21, 2008
  • Black Explosion, May 1970 - December 2015/January 2016
  • The Eclipse, September 16, 1985 - May 2013
  • Mitzpeh, September 14, 1983 - November 5, 2015

University Archives also preserves the websites of The Diamondback:

Current issues of The Diamondback can be found online at


Thank you to the generous donors who contributed to our Launch campaign to finish digitizing The Diamondback. Continue to check the Launch page for project updates.

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