Public Spaces and Public Art:
Historical Context: explore public art as a movement, particularly in the last 50 years. Is there any scholarship on campus art in particular?
Relevant Sites on Campus
Historical Context: explore the late 20th century trend toward suburban campuses; the timing (late 1960s/early 1970s) seems significant; what is the relationship to growing urban unrest, continuing agitation around race and civil rights?
The campus master plan can provide insight on the official vision of the campus development: http://contentdm.ad.umbc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/UPUB/id/4360. Other resources include the President's office records, the Albin O. Kuhn papers, press releases and news stories, and selections from oral history interviews with Kuhn and Guy Chisholm (first head of the physical plant), university photographs, campus maps.
UMBC and its relationship to surrounding neighborhoods/development:
Historical Context: explore the history of Arbutus/Catonsville; what was the impact on the area of the development of a state park?; highway construction?; campus development?