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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.

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Lindsey Loeper

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Special Collections Reading Room Hours

Spring and Fall Terms

Monday 12 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday 12 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday 12 pm - 4 pm
Thursday 12 pm - 7 pm
Friday by appointment
Saturday closed
Sunday closed

By appointment: Intersession, Summer Term, Winter Term and all other hours


Phone: (410) 455-2353


Can I donate materials to the University Archives?

Donations to the University Archives are encouraged from UMBC departments, staff, student groups, and alumni. All donations must be approved in advance by the Archivist and should meet the requirements outlined in the University Archives collection guideline. Please contact Lindsey Loeper for additional information. 


Before beginning a departmental history, please be sure to check with the head or chair of that department to see if there is already a history available. Even if it was written many years ago, it can serve as a foundation for your work and will limit any duplication of efforts.

The links below, and throughout this guide, serve as general resources. Please feel encouraged to contact Archivist Lindsey Loeper to schedule an appointment to discuss your research.

UMBC department histories