Special Collections in Hornbake Library at University of Maryland house personal papers and manuscript collections documenting all aspects of Maryland history and culture. The pages listed under the Archives and Manuscripts section of this guide link to guides that can be used to research the Civil Rights Movement.
To find documents from archival collections, browse the various collection descriptions to identify materials that cover your area of interest. Then, click on the finding aid link for a more detailed look at the type of materials included in the collection, the scope of the dates covered, and a general inventory of boxes and/or folders. Archival collections can be requested in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library.
Some notable collections include:
For any questions or assistance with locating archival materials, contact a reference librarian in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library, or conduct your own search below.
Select archival and special collection materials have been digitized and made available online through the Digital Collection @ the University of Maryland, a searchable digital repository of scanned materials from the University of Maryland's libraries.
Use the keyword search box on the homepage to search collection by keywords. For example, typing "civil rights Maryland" in the search box will retrieve materials realted to the Civil Right Movement in Maryland.
You may also search using the provided subject browse terms, which includes a "Civil Rights, Civil Engagement" option.