Special Collections and University Archives
Lae’l Hughes-Watkins promoted to Associate Director for Engagement, Inclusion, and Reparative Archiving in the UMD Libraries
The UMD Libraries is pleased to announce that Lae’l Hughes-Watkins has been named the inaugural Associate Director for Engagement, Inclusion, and Reparative Archiving in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Hughes-Watkins assumes this new leadership role after serving for over three years as University Archivist. (A search to fill the now-vacant archivist role will be conducted soon.)
Episodes of Groundbreaking PowerPoint Show Now Available Online
The archives of Mass Media & Culture (MMC) in Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce that 17 episodes of the groundbreaking program PowerPoint are now available for streaming in UMD Libraries Digital Collections.
John A. Jenkins donates papers documenting his remarkable career
COLLEGE PARK – University of Maryland alumnus John A. Jenkins ’72, an accomplished publisher, journalist, author and entrepreneur, has donated a collection of historic papers to UMD Libraries documenting his remarkable career.
New exhibit in Hornbake Library Maryland Room
Available in the Maryland Room of Hornbake Library, this collection of material from our archives invites the University of Maryland community to explore some of the revolutionary and transformative literature in our collections created by changemakers throughout the African diaspora who challenged an oppressive status quo. Read more about the exhibit.
Enhancements to the UMD Student Newspapers Database
The University Archives has added eight new titles to the Student Newspapers Database as well as expanded access to The DiamondBack. New titles include Ha-Koach, Expression, Hanoori, Public Asian and it's three predecessor papers 14%, 15% and Public Asian, and the La Voz Latina. Read the full update from the University Archives.
Special Collections in Performing Arts debuts new podcast
Special Collections in Performing Arts (SCPA) at the University of Maryland (UMD) has released a new scripted podcast, Not a Quiet Place: Exploring Special Collections in Performing Arts.
UMD Libraries' WikiProject surpasses editing 1,000 items
The UMD Libraries WikiProject, an effort to link data to related content from the Libraries’ archival collections, has surpassed editing its 1000th item on Wikidata. These valuable resources are now more discoverable by scholars across the globe.