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University of Maryland History

An introduction to primary and secondary resources on the history of the University of Maryland available from Special Collections and University Archives in Hornbake Library.

What are University Publications?

The University Publications Collection consists of a wide variety of printed materials produced by and about the various administrative units, academic departments, student groups, and athletic teams on the College Park campus.

The Archives attempts to collect any document published on the College Park campus. The university publications collection includes course catalogs, schedules of classes, minutes, annual reports, newsletters, brochures, yearbooks, scientific and technical reports, and student publications. Holdings primarily document the period from the 1970s to the present, but retrospective sets of catalogs, bulletins, and other miscellaneous publications date from the 1850s.


More information about the University Publications collection.   

Several titles from the UPUBS collection have been digitized and made available online. These include yearbooks for the University of Maryland, commencement programs, and student handbooks. Please see the Digitized Materials section of this guide for a full list.


Frequently Requested UPUBS

Some of the most frequestly requested materials from the UPUBS collection include: