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Digital Collections and Repositories

Access the digital content from University of Maryland’s Libraries to view material that supports your research and sparks your curiosity. These digital objects represent a small fraction of the unique material available at the University of Maryland Libraries, so contact us to learn more about related content.

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Many of our objects are not a part of the collections listed below and can only be discovered when searching by keyword or browsing this group of material.

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University AlbUM

Documents University of Maryland history including student life, campus facilities, athletics, events, and more.

Films@UM (Separate Site)

Documentaries, feature films, taped performances, and public broadcasting programming  that can be used in the classroom or viewed independently for University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students.  

A Treasury of World's Fair Art and Architecture

Sampling of material from the World’s Fair collection with coverage of 32 fairs from 1851-1970.

The Jim Henson Works

Over 70 videos documenting 35 years of Jim Henson’s work. Videos are available for viewing on computer workstations in Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, McKeldin Library, and Hornbake Library. 

Prange Digital Children's Book Collection

Japanese children’s picture books and comic books published between 1945 and 1949. Due to copyright restrictions, material must be accessed on the University of Maryland campus.

National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection

Images of peoples and places across early 20th century America drawn from the University of Maryland Libraries historic postcard collections.

Labor in America Collection

Includes images and documents from the AFL-CIO, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and the Cigar Makers International Union.

Maryland Map Collection

Over 2,500 maps depicting Maryland from 1590 – present.

United States Government Posters Collection

Digitized posters from the late 20th century covering informational and artistic posters produced by US government agencies.

In Transition: Selected poems by the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven

Electronic edition of poetry of the Dadaist artist, performer, and poet Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

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Many of our objects are not a part of the collections listed below and can only be discovered when searching by keyword or browsing this group of material.

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UMD Student Newspapers

Access to major student newspapers produced on the College Park campus including the Diamondback from 1910-2002.

Diamondback Photos

Photographs from The Diamondback archive spanning from the 1970s to the late 1990s.

Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence

Select correspondence from the Katherine Anne Porter’s papers documenting her life and career as a fiction writer.

Gordon W. Prange Posters and Wall Newspapers

More than 270 posters and wall newspapers published in Japan between 1945-1949.

Plant Patents Image Database

This database contains color images for US Plant patents, with links to the US Patent and Trademark Office full text. The STEM Library, designated by USPTO as the College Park Patent & Trademark Resource Center, hopes to assist other PTRCs in making color Plant Patent images easily available to browse and search.

Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (Separate site)

This collection features video recordings of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange performances, rehearsals, workshops, and interviews from the Dance Exchange records at Special Collections in Performing Arts.

White House Correspondents' Association Pool Reports Collection (Demonstration Site)

The White House Pool Reports Collection currently contains approximately 1100 email pool reports written between June 24, 2020 and August 31, 2020. These reports have been lightly redacted to remove the pool reporters' personal contact information.

In order to provide you with the most digital material possible, UMD partners with other organizations to digitize and host digital versions of our material. Use the following links to access additional UMD digital collections and explore other institutions' contributions.

Internet Archive

The University of Maryland, College Park's portal to digitized books at the Internet Archive. Includes textual materials such as University catalogs, yearbooks, and other campus publications; Maryland state documents; and other rare materials.

Chronicling America

The University of Maryland Libraries contribute content to the Historic Maryland Newspapers Project, an ongoing effort to digitize Maryland's newspapers. The digital material  produced through this program is accessible using Chronicling America, a searchable database of historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) is a national effort to preserve at-risk public media before its content is lost to posterity and provide a central web portal for access to the unique programming that public stations have aired over the past 70+ years. The University of Maryland contributes a great deal of audio and visual material that is available in this vast online database.


The leading web archiving service for collecting and accessing cultural heritage on the web. University of Maryland routinely archives a variety of web content to enhance our unique collections. 

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