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History of UMBC

This guide contains information about the available resources for conducting research on the history of UMBC's origins, people, departments, and traditions.

Overview

The University Archives collects departmental records that document the history of our campus. Faculty paper collections, which cover the careers of individuals who played key roles in the history of UMBC and/or their field, are also collected on a limited basis. The University Archives collecting policy is available online and a faculty papers collecting policy is in development. Contact the Archivist with questions about these collections.

Please note that that majority of the University Archives records and papers are unprocessed. Unprocessed collections are still open for research with permission and prior review by the Archivist. You may browse the catalog records for processed and unprocessed records or review our completed finding aids. These items are searchable through the Special Collections Search. Search tip: enter "Coll" in the Call Number field and "University Archives" in the title field to limit your results to the university records and papers.

Browse the University Archives (catalog records)

Finding Aids