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University Archives Digital Collections

Guide to using digitized University Archives Resources. Guide is co-created by Graduate Student Assistants, Casey Hughes and Sara Ludewig.


The Diamondback began publication on January 1, 1910, under the name The Triangle. The paper changed titles multiple times until its name became The Diamondback with the June 9, 1921 issue. The different names and dates are as follows:

Triangle, January 1, 1910 – October 14, 1914

M.A.C. Weekly, October 21, 1914 – May 31, 1916

Maryland State Weekly, September 1916 – January 30, 1919 (variant titles M. S. Weekly and M. S. C. Weekly during this time)

Maryland State Review, February 6, 1919 – June 10, 1920

University Review, October 7, 1920 – May 1921

The Diamondback, June 9, 1921 – present

Publication frequency varied over the years. Initially, the paper appeared biweekly, moving to a weekly, then a daily format on weekdays during the academic year. At present, publication occurs online on a weekday basis during the academic year.

The UMD Student Newspaper Database contains the issues of the Diamondback and its predecessors from January 1, 1910 - August 21, 2008. From issues from 2008- present, visit

Activism in Student Newspapers 

The University Archives staff have explored the Student Newspapers in an effort to learn more about student activism at the Universtiy of Maryland. A few headlines of note follow. In order to search this topic in the Diamondback, we narrowed our search to a specific decade and searched using the keyword "protest".