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Students in beds in the Armory

The Postwar Campus Crunch

75 Years Ago, a GI Bill-Driven Influx Led to Bunks in the Armory, Classrooms in the Gym and Crowds in the Coliseum

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1950 outdoor commencement on McKeldin Mall

A Look Back at Commencements Al Fresco

Today’s Commencement is Maryland’s First Outdoor Graduation Since the 1950s

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Newspapers collage

NEH Awards $325K to UMD Libraries for Newspaper Digitization

Project Preserving Maryland’s Historic Papers Reintroduces Voices of Marginalized Groups

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African American students demonstrate against the Vietnam War on the steps of the Main Administration Building

UMD Libraries, Others Partner on $750K to Archive Social Justice Activism by College Students of Color

Grant From The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Support Documentation, Digitization, Workshops

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Collage of suffragists, voting rights documents

Sharing Suffrage Seekers’ Stories

Libraries’ New Virtual Exhibition Documents Marginalized Communities’ Fight for the Right to Vote

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Interior view of Stamp Student Union

What You Need to Know in Fall 2020: Behind Closed Doors, What’s Open on Campus

The Scoop on Stamp (Including Dairy Ice Cream), Libraries and RecWell

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University Libraries has started an archival project, “Shell-tering in Place: Terp Stories of COVID-19,” to collect and preserve historical documents and accounts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Libraries Collects Stories of ‘Shell-tering in Place’

New Archives Project Creating Historic Record of Pandemic Emphasizes Students, Communities of Color

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Elizabeth Hook stands out in the class of 1920’s sophomore class photo.

Maryland’s Leading Lady

A Century Ago, an Outgoing Entomology Major Became UMD’s First Four-Year Female Grad

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Student protesters block the UMD gate

‘You Had a Feeling That You Could Change the World’

50 Years After Protests Rocked UMD, Their Legacy Remains

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Illustration of man in bed with laptop on lap and dog at feet

Quarantine in Seventeen

Haiku Contest Looks for Quick—but Poetic—Insights on Life at Home

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Student reads at a podium during Read-a-Thon

Reading and Righting

Libraries’ Black History Month Event Celebrates Great Writers

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Elaine Johnson Coates at commencement

‘It’s Worth Fighting For’

First Black Woman to Graduate From UMD Recounts her Experience in New Oral History

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