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Memorabilia from Ford's Theatre.
University of Maryland Libraries Acquires Ford’s Theatre Records
The landmark theater’s drama archives find the perfect home at the Libraries’ Special Collections in Performing Arts
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Jordan Sly elected UMD Senate Chair-Elect
Sly will serve as Chair-Elect of the University Senate for the 2023 - 2024 term.
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UMD Libraries announces availability of Africa Commons database
Africa Commons provides access to millions of pages of primary source content to the university community.
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UMD Libraries extends agreement with Elsevier ScienceDirect
The agreement continues the Libraries’ partnership with Elsevier through December 2024 and includes enhanced access to Cell Press titles.

Featured Collections

Six Filipino Americans

Filipino American Community Archives

The Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives documents Filipino American communities in the Washington, D.C., metro area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia) and in the state of Maryland more broadly.

Filipino American Community Archives
Children's drawing of Bert and Ernie

Children's Television Workshop

The Children's Television Workshop (now known as the Sesame Workshop) is an American nonprofit organization producing educational children's programs. Sesame Street became the first of several CTW programs including The Electric Company, Feeling Good, The Best of Families, and 3-2-1 Contact.

Children's Television Workshop
1963 March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department

This collection is comprised of the records of the AFL-CIO's Civil Rights Department, primarily from the 1960s through the 1980s, which worked to oppose employment discrimination and for other labor civil rights causes.

AFL-CIO Civil Rights Department
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