The Great Fire, Maryland Agricultural College, 1912

About This Site

This website is an online exhibit featuring the story of the 1912 campus fire that struck Maryland Agricultural College, institutional precursor to the University of Maryland, College Park. All images, publication material, oral histories, and primary source material used in the creation of this website are housed within collections in the University Archives, University of Maryland Libraries, in College Park, MD. Student Assistant Kirsten Strigel selected materials and designed this website using Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 and HTML encoding during fall 2006 and summer 2007. In the production of this exhibit, Strigel consulted with and would like to thank University Archivist Anne Turkos, Assistant University Archivist Elizabeth McAllister, and Curator of Historical Manuscripts Jennie Levine. Student Assitant Rebecca Hopman added additional content to the site in 2012 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the fire.

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Permission to reproduce images and primary source documents found on this site is granted to educational institutions for non-profit administrative or educational purposes as long as any reproduction carries the following credit line: University Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries. Requests to obtain materials or for permission to reproduce these photographs for commercial purposes must be directed to Anne Turkos, University Archivist, Archives and Manuscripts Department, 2208 Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742, (301) 405-9060,

Citation Information

The Great Fire, M.A.C. 1912 exhibit is a web-based compilation that we hope you find fun and informative. We encourage you to use the information it contains to broaden your knowledge of the University of Maryland, College Park, campus and to promote its history and accomplishments. If you use material from The Great Fire website on another website or in a publication, we request that you properly credit the source of your information by listing the URL for The Great Fire website home page ( in your publication or that you provide a hotlink from your website. For further explanation of guidelines for the use of images from this site, please see the Copyright Information above.
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