Special Collections and University Archives in Hornbake Library at University of Maryland house personal papers and manuscript collections documenting all aspects of Maryland history and culture. Numerous collections relate to slavery and plantation life in Maryland before the civil war.
Archival collections can be requested online for use in the Maryland Room in Hornbake Library.
Some notable collections include:
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 search box on the homepage to search collection by keywords. For example, typing "slavery Maryland" in the search box will retrieve materials realted to slavery in Maryland.
Below is a list of archival collections that are available, primarily on microfilm, from the Maryland Collection.