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Maryland Literature

A guide to Special Collection resources focusing on authors associated with the state of Maryland.

Search for Books in Special Collections

Use the University of Maryland classic catalog to search for titles in the rare book collection by date of publication, author, or keyword. Select Advanced Search and select Marylandia and Rare Books to search for works housed in Special Collections and University Archives.

Select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the subject heading terms below to locate works by Maryland's literary figures:

  • Baltimore (Md.) Fiction
  • Maryland -- Fiction
  • Maryland -- Poetry

Contact us with any questions about locating books in Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland.

All rare books can be requested online and viewed in the Maryland Room, located in Hornbake Library at the University of Maryland College Park. For more information about requesting rare books, visit the guide to Using Special Collections and University Archives.

19th Century Maryland Writers

Below is a short list of a select notable 19th century Maryland writers. Use the catalog to search by author to locate and explore works by these authors.

  • Allen, Brasseya
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Harper, Frances E. W.
  • Kennedy, John Pendleton
  • Poe, Edgar Allan
  • Townsend, George Alfred