Special Collections and University Archives
The Maryland Room in Hornbake Library is Open by Appointment
Monday - Friday, 10am-4pm
Walk-in researchers welcome Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Thank you for your patience as we resume full reference services.
Reference requests may take longer to complete due to limited staffing and the increased demand.
Discover unique collections and learn what history can reveal.
Special Collections and University Archives collect and provide access to material related to the history of the University of Maryland, the state of Maryland, literature and rare books, and American history, especially as it relates to labor, mass media, and the performing arts. Use our books, manuscripts, photographs and audio/visual materials to enhance your research.
Don't know where to start? Check out our Getting Started Guide!
- Online Exhibitions
- Digital Collections
- UMD Student Newspapers
- Internet Archive
- American Archive of Public Broadcasting
- Newspaper databases
- Primary Source databases
Coming Soon to the Exhibition Gallery
Get Out the Vote: Suffrage and Disenfranchisement in America