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Pieces of UMD

By Karen Shih ’09

Rifle Club

Did you know that the university once had a working dairy? Or that the bronze Testudo in front of McKeldin Library is modeled after a real terrapin (now preserved)? Or that maids used to clean students’ dorm rooms? You can learn all that, and more, by clicking on the images from the University Archives, which holds hundreds of important, fun and quirky items from UMD’s history:

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These booklets, offering guidelines on behavior for female students, were distributed by the Maryland Women’s League around 1940. Helpful tidbits include: “Be a good sport about sitting where the head waiter places you. You may discover that the meek little fellow on your left is a potential Prince Charming.” Credit: John T. Consoli

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