Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Special Collections

in Hornbake

10:00AM - 08:00PM

Online Exhibits

Full Exhibits


Nancy Drew and Friends:
Girl's Series Books Rediscovered



To celebrate the 75th year of publishing of Nancy Drew books, the University of Maryland Libraries featured an exhibit on Girls' Series books in the Rose and Joseph Pagnani Collection. Although Nancy Drew is the star of the exhibit, other girls' series heroines such as Vicki Barr, Sue Barton, Judy Bolton, and the Dana Girls are also included.


Women on the Border: Maryland Perspectives of the Civil War



The exhibit demonstrates the importance of viewing American Civil War history through the lens of women's and gender history and to illustrate the particularities of living within the "border state" of Maryland

Taking a Leading Role: Women in Broadcasting History



The exhibit provides a glimpse into the lives and careers of 16 American women who worked in broadcasting during its most crucial years of development and expansion, in the mid-20th century.



The University of Maryland A to Z: MAC to Millennium



This exhibit brings together traditions and many other fun and unusual tales about our campus, from its founding in 1856 as the Maryland Agricultural College (MAC) to the twenty-first century.


Flickr Exhibits

Adele Stamp: Uncovered



This exhibit provides a closer look at the real Adele Stamp (1890-1974) who arrived at the University of Maryland in 1922 to serve as the first Dean of Women, a position she held until 1960. It was during her time at UMD, that the number of female students increased from approximately 75 to 3,600.

Greetings from Vacationland: Early Postcards and the Rise of Leisure in the United States, 1890-1920



This exhibit features early postcards of national parks and other natural wonders, scenic resorts, amusement parks, historic sites, world's fairs and American cities.  The millions of postcards sent around the turn of the twentieth century suggest that postcards are a significant source for understanding how Americans then spent their leisure time.

A College Divided: Maryland Agricultural College and the Civil War



The Maryland Agricultural College, forerunner of the University of Maryland, College Park, had scarcely opened its doors when the Civil War began. Those four years of conflict affected its organizational history and the personal lives of many individuals associated with it. This exhibit highlights the lives of a few individuals - students, faculty, administrators, stockholders, and trustees - examining this chapter of American history through a specific prism.

Well-Dressed Book: Cloth Book Binding in the United States 1830-1920



This exhibit explores the many facets of publishers’ cloth book bindings as cultural artifacts. It pays particular attention to the binding industry in 19th-Century Baltimore, an important secondary center of book production.

Musical Milestone: Celebrating 100 Years of the University of Maryland Bands



Musical Milestone proudly celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Maryland Bands. This exhibit honors the history and tradition of band music at the university, explores many facets of the band’s evolution, and pays tribute to its remarkable contribution to campus life.

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