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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.


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