The Special Collections and University Archives exhibition program features thematic displays of our unique. The exhibits focus on a wide range of subjects and are composed of books, manuscripts, ephemera, three-dimensional objects, and multi-media items. Special Collections and University Archives also sponsors a number of outreach programs in support of our major Maryland Room Gallery exhibits.
All exhibits are free to the public.
September 2013 - July
Current gallery hours
This exhibit celebrates the long and colorful history of radio at the University of Maryland and highlights the Libraries’ efforts to preserve WMUC’s legacy in the University Archives.
Beyond the Battle: Bladensburg Rediscovered
How do we remember the past? What makes a place historic? Why have we ignored Bladensburg while celebrating the story of other, more picturesque places? These are some of the issues explored in this exhibit. The bicentennial of the Battle of Bladensburg in the War of 1812 is an ideal occasion to reexamine our answers to these questions. Bladensburg’s story has its dark sides, but by reconnecting with its forgotten past, we preserve something more than history – we preserve an understanding of the complex processes and contradictions that forged the nation we know today.
Featured exhibit: How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris