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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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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



Special Collections has a small selection of faculty research and manuscript collections. Faculty members represented include Albin O. Kuhn, Rita Colwell, Keith Porter, Gloria Oden, James Arnquist, James Mohr, Hugh Davis Graham, and Jaromir Stephany. The Kuhn papers have been processed and a finding aid is available; the other collections are unprocessed and folder lists may be available. Search the Special Collections Search for additional information or contact Special Collections directly.

Faculty and staff publications

The Albin O. Kuhn Library collects publications written by UMBC Faculty and Staff. All publications are available to search in the Library catalog.