The University of Maryland Special Collections houses the family and personal papers of many prominent and lesser-known Maryland individuals, as well as several family history books about prominent Maryland families.
The Special Collections also has many biographical materials about noted Marylanders such as Charles Carroll, Thurgood Marshall, and H.L. Mencken. Subject headings that can be used to find biographical and family history materials in the catalog are listed below, as well as a listing of several individual family histories and biographical materials available in Special Collections.
American Newspapers, Maryland
American Newspapers, (insert county or city name)
African Americans, Biography
African Americans, Maryland, History
Women, Maryland, Biography
Women, Maryland, History
(insert family name)
Ex.: Rice Family
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956
Individual Family Histories/Biographies in Special Collections