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Digital Collections and Repositories

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Our Digital Collections website offers options to search and browse our digitized and born-digital content, from historical photographs and manuscripts to performing arts recordings, student newspapers and yearbooks to 21st century email pool reports and archived web content, among so much more.  Below are lists of collections in our digital repositories. Many digitizal objects are not included in designated collections and can only be discovered when searching by keyword or browsing all content. Furthermore, 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 material.

We are currently migrating all remaining objects in our Legacy Repository into our New Repository, with completion anticipated in summer 2024.

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

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

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

Gordon W. Prange Posters and Wall Newspapers
More than 270 posters and wall newspapers published in Japan between 1945-1949.

Plant Patents
This database contains color images for US Plant patents, with links to the US Patent and Trademark Office full text.

White House Correspondents' Association Pool Reports Collection
The White House Pool Reports Collection currently contains approximately 1100 email pool reports written between June 24, 2020 and August 31, 2020.

Browse content in the legacy repository

We are currently migrating all objects in this system to the new repository, with completion anticipated in summer 2024.

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

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.

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 and Social Justice Collections
Includes historical records and personal papers related to labor and social justice movements in America from the late 19th century to today.

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.

Browse audiovisual content

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.

The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
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.

University of Maryland Athletics
The UMDAthletics collection consists of films, broadcasts and other recordings documenting the University's athletic teams over the years. Currently, the collection features content from various collegiate sports spanning the 1950s-1980s.

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.

UMD partners with other organizations to digitize and host digital versions of some of our materials. Explore more digital content through these resources below.

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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The Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM) collects, preserves, and provides public access to the scholarly output of the university. Faculty and researchers can upload research products for rapid dissemination, global visibility and impact, and long-term preservation.

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