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Welcome to the Maryland Room Resource Guide to Maryland Authors!
This guide provides an overview of resources related to Maryland authors that can be found using the University of Maryland libraries. The emphasis is on materials located in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library. Maryland authors are loosely desfined as authors that were born in Maryland, lived a significant portion of their lives in Maryland, or those whose work is closely tied to the state of Maryland.
Although most Maryland writers have never limited themselves solely to Maryland themes or settings, many of the titles by lesser known authors in the collection have a more local flavor. Maryland authors who have achieved a more national reputation are also well-represented in the collection, including Francis Scott Key, Edgar Allan Poe, H.L. Mencken, Stanley Plumly, James M. Cain, John Barth, Anne Tyler, Roland Flint, and Tom Clancy.
This guide provides basic bibliographical information on some of Maryland's most well known authors, as well as resources for additional research. We have compiled an extensive list of Maryland authors, sorted by genre and time period, that provides a glimpse into Maryland's liteary legacy.
The Maryland Room
The Maryland Room is located on the first floor of Hornbake Library and provides access to many of the University's Special Collections, including the Rare Books, Historical Manuscripts, and the Maryland Collection.
The Maryland Room is open to University of Maryland students, faculty, and staff; faculty, students, and staff from other colleges and universities; local, national, and international scholars; and members of the general public.
Materials accessed in the Maryland Room are only available to view in the reading room, and do not circulate. For directions, hours, and other information, please visit the Maryland Room homepage.