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In 1988, the University of Maryland merged with the State University and College System of Maryland to create the University of Maryland System; this name was changed to the University System of Maryland (USM) in 1997. At present, 12 institutions are a part of USM and there are 2 affiliates:
A timeline mapping the history of USM from 1807 is available on their website: http://www.usmd.edu/usm/overview/Timeline.html
Please note: Prior to the establishment of the USM in 1988, the head of UMBC was called the Chancellor and the head of the University of Maryland was called the President. After 1988, the UMBC leader is now referred to as the President, and the head of the USM is Chancellor. Please be aware of this change when you are reviewing documents produced prior to 1988.
Because UMBC is a public, state university, it is often necessary to consult State documents and resources when conducting historical research. Links to influential documents or important locations are available below.