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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.

Welcome

Welcome to the History of UMBC Subject Guide

 

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

  • Quick facts: frequently asked questions about UMBC's history (and you can submit your own!)
  • Timeline: Important events from 1955 - 2009.
  • Where do I find...?: Learn more about the formats available for your research and where to locate them.
  • Histories of UMBC: Look at histories that already exisit.
  • Researching a department: Are you planning on researching the history of a department at UMBC? Review this page for tips before you begin.
  • Exhibits: Exhibits about the history of UMBC, online and off.
  • For Alumni: Specific resources that are frequently requested by our alumni.


Special Collections and the University Archives are great places to start when you begin any historical research. Special Collections staff are happy to help you locate the information that you're looking for and familiarize you with our holdings and services. This guide is meant to serve as an introduction but it should not discourage you from contacting Special Collections.

This guide includes references to resources that are available throughout UMBC and even off-campus. If you have a helpful resource that you think should be included, please contact Lindsey Loeper at lloepe1@umbc.edu.

Visiting Special Collections

General historical research guides

Looking for historical research assistance that is not focused on UMBC? Try the guides below or contact Reference Librarian Drew Alfgren at alfgren@umbc.edu.