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Pompeii Resources in University of Maryland Libraries  

This guide directs you to Pompeii related resources available in Special Collections at the University of Maryland Libraries.
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Special Collections and University Archives

The Maryland Room is located on the first floor of Hornbake Library North and provides access to materials from Special Collections and University Archives.

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.  

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    Pompeii Resources Guide

    Welcome to the Maryland Room's guide on Pompeii!

    This guide provides a listing of materials avilable in the Maryland Room relating to the ancient city of Pompeii. The intention of this guide is to lead researchers down a path that they might other wise not have found, and to highlight some of the items that the Maryland Room has related to Pompeii.

     It is important to note that the Maryland Room is not the only place to find resources on Pompeii and related subject matter!  Other libraries that have a large amount of books on Pompeii include the McKeldin Library, the Art Library, and the Architecture Library.

    How to Use This Guide

    Use the tabs at the top of the page to access information and library holdings on several subjects:

    • Pompeii
      • The City of Pompeii
      • Art Related
      • Gardens
    • Herculaneum
    • Vesuvius
    • Wilhelmina Jashemski
    • Other Pompeii Resources at UMD

    Click on the titles to be taken to the UM library catalog record for that item to learn more about the available resources (such as publisher information, descriptions, and notes).  All books are arranged by language (first English, then foreign languages including French, Italian, and German).  Books are then organized by the century of publication.

    All images in this guide have been scanned from books in the Rare Books Collection, unless otherwise noted.


      How to Search the Catalog

      • Use the Catalog to search for items owned by the UM Libraries.
      • Check the box for "USMAI (All Campuses)" in order to search the entire UM System at once.
      • You may search for a topic using word/s anywhere or subject word/s.
        • Use the suggested subject headings identified on each page to assist you with your searches!
        • You can also use other Library of Congress Subject Headings (viewable within individual records or by using the "Subject Beginning with..." search.)

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