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Search UMD Student Newspapers, 1910-2016


Welcome to the UMD Student Newspapers database, a collaboration between the University of Maryland Archives and the UMD Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship division to digitize and make accessible the major student newspapers produced on the College Park campus.

At present, the UMD Student Newspapers database consists of issues of:

  • The Diamondback and its seven predecessor papers, January 1, 1910 - December 12, 2002
  • Black Explosion, May 1970 - December 2015/January 2016

For more detailed information about this project, search strategies, and special features of the database, please visit the About page.

To access current issues of The Diamondback, visit


Thank you to the generous donors who contributed to our Launch campaign to finish digitizing The Diamondback. Continue to check the Launch page for project updates.

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