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Civil Rights Movement in Maryland

A guide to resources on the Civil Rights Movement in Maryland using materials from the University of Maryland Special Collections in Hornbake Library.

About Historical Newspapers

Historic newspapers are an important source of social and political information about the past.  For more information using newspapers for your research, visit the interpreting primary and secondary sources guide from the University of Maryland libraries.  

The information available in historic newspapers provides researchers with the opportunity to examine the local impact of the Civil Rights Movement across Maryland, and how it was covered in the press.  For more information on newspapers in the Maryland Collection, visit the Newspapers of Maryland webpage.


Database Finder offers online access to databases and journal articles, and is available only at University of Maryland Libraries or to University of Maryland staff and students.  Below is a selection of useful newspaper resources.  

Maryland Newspapers

Below is a selection of newspapers available on microfilm in the Maryland Room or McKeldin library, including the dates of coverage for each title.  Click on a title to view the full catalog record. 

Want to browse the complete list of Maryland newspapers?  Go to the University of Maryland online catalog and select "call number" from the drop-down menu. Enter AN41 to view an alphabetical list of Maryland's historic and current newspapers.