Finding Primary Sources: On Campus
Primary sources and other special collections materials are located in almost every branch of the University of Maryland Libraries. The departments and units listed below are collectively referred to as Special Collections, even though they are located in different places. Descriptions of many of these materials may be located using a variety of searching methods.
- Broadcasting Archives: Third Floor, Hornbake Library
- Service point for the National Public Broadcasting Archives and The Library of American Broadcasting. Includes a wide-ranging collection of audio and video recordings, books, pamphlets, periodicals, personal collections, oral histories, photographs, scripts, and vertical files devoted exclusively to the history of broadcasting, as well as the archival record of the major entities of non-commercial broadcasting in the United States.
- Maryland Room: First Floor, Hornbake Library
- Service point for Historical Manuscripts, Literary Manuscripts, the Maryland Collection, the National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection, the Rare Book Collection, and University Archives. These materials cover a wide-range of topics and types of materials, including the history and culture of the state of Maryland, Historic Preservation, the history of the University of Maryland, rare books, and the literary papers of noted authors Katherine Anne Porter and Djuna Barnes.
- Nonprint Media Services: Ground Floor, Hornbake Libary
- The central audio-visual research facility for the University of Maryland Libraries and the campus. Nonprint acquires materials from a variety of sources including public television programs, documentaries, and independent and world cinema.
- Gordon W. Prange Collection:
4200 Hornbake Library (call 301-405-9348 for access)
- The most comprehensive collection in the world of print publications issued in Japan during the immediate post-World War II years, 1945-1949.
- East Asia Collection: Fourth Floor, McKeldin Library
- Includes over 90,000 catalogued books, reference materials, and periodicals written in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
- Government Documents and Maps: First and Fourth Floor, McKeldin Library
- Federal government documents and a collection of over 350,000 maps and map-related items.
- Microform Collections, Periodicals, First Floor, McKeldin Library
- Over a hundred microform collections provide access to a global variety of primary source material, from the papers of Charles Carroll of Maryland to Contemporary Newspapers of the North American Indian.
- The Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Room: First Floor, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library