Overview

Title: UMBC historic documents
Call Number: Coll107
Creator: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dates: 1955-1999
Size: 2 boxes (.75 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: The UMBC historic documents collection (1955-1999) features records relating to the establishment and early years of UMBC. Documents include official reports and studies; writings about the history of UMBC; news clippings; information on UMBC administration and classes; and select archival materials, such as programs and meeting minutes. Some topics covered include the need for an additional university in Maryland; UMBC's campus construction and dedication ceremony; a proposed merger with University of Maryland, Baltimore; the UMBC mascot; and the establishment of the University of Maryland Graduate School Baltimore (UMGSB). This collection is intended as a brief overview of UMBC's history, with more records available in the University Archives.
Citation: UMBC historic documents, University Archives, Collection 107, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Scope & Content

Arrangement

Records are arranged chronologically.


Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Records in the UMBC historic documents collection were collected over time. The collection was originally formed as part of a “UMBC Origins” series, but was reorganized in Spring 2013 by Graduate Assistant Johanna Schein under the guidance of University Archivist Lindsey Loeper. This collection consists of both original documents and photocopies. In April 2013, archivists identified select records from the University Archives that were significant to the establishment and running of the University. These documents were then photocopied and included in the collection. Document removal forms were included with the photocopies in order to note where the original documents can be found. More documents will be added to this collection as they are identified.

Processing Note

This is an artifical collection created by staff in the Special Collections department. The collection was originally formed as part of a “UMBC Origins” series, but was reorganized in Spring 2013 by Graduate Assistant Johanna Schein under the guidance of Archivist Lindsey Loeper.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.


Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid available.

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll107.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. UMBC is the copyright owner; permission to reproduce is required.


Subject Headings

Creators

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Subjects

Schamp, H. W. (Homer Ward), 1923-

Dorsey, John W., 1936-

Lee, Calvin B. T.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Archives

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- History

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Planning


Series Description & Container List

  1. The UMBC historic documents collection

    Date: 1955-1990

    Extent: 2 boxes (.75 linear feet)

    Description: Records are arranged chronologically.

    1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
      Commission to Study the Needs of Higher Education in Maryland. The Needs of Higher Education in Maryland: The Report of the Commission Appointed by Governor Theodore R. McKeldin To Study The Needs of Higher Education in Maryland. 1955. 1955 1 1

      Commission to Study the Problem of Expansion of the University of Maryland. A Plan for Expanding the University of Maryland: Report of the Governor's Commission to Study the Problem of Expansion of the University of Maryland. 1960. 1960 1 2

      Commission for the Expansion of Public Higher Education in Maryland. Public Higher Education in Maryland, 1961-1975: The Report of the Commission for the Expansion of Public Higher Education in Maryland. Baltimore: 1962. 1962 1 3

      Senate Bill 73, Ac Act to Authorize and Empower The University to Establish Branches, One in Baltimore County, One in the Central Eastern Shore Area, One in the Central Western Maryland Area, and One in the Southern Maryland Area. Laws of State of Maryland Made and Passed at the Session of the General Assembly Began and Held in the City of Annapolis of the Second Day of January, 1963 and Ending on the First Day of April, 1963. Baltimore: 1963.(Digital copy available) 1963 1 4

      Press Release Announcing Creation of UMBC, 10/16/1963. 1963 1 5

      RTKL INC. Architects and Planners. UMBC Master Plan. Baltimore: 1964. 1964 1 6

      City of Baltimore Department of Planning. A Third Campus, A Study of the Need for an Undergraduate Branch of The University of Maryland in Downtown Baltimore Based on New Enrollment Projections. Baltimore: 1965. 1965 1 7

      Campus Development Plan. 1966 1 8

      Callcott, George. A History of the University of Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1966. 1966 1 9

      Founding Faculty and Courses, September 1966 1966 1 10

      Dedication, October 1966. 1966 1 11

      Various News Clippings from UMBC News. 1966-1970 1 12

      Faculty Planning Retreat Meeting, 1/27/1967. 1967 1 13

      Contest: Coat of Arms. 1967 1 14

      Contest: Naming Mascot. 1967 1 15

      Contest: Naming of Newspaper. 1967 1 16

      Founding Day, October 1969. 1969 1 17

      Article from Baltimore Afro-American. 1972 1 18

      Hardy, William H. UMBC Ten-Year Plan. UMBC Office of University Relaitons, 1972. 1972 1 19

      Sun Magazine Cover Feature on UMBC 10/29/1972. 1972 1 20

      Graduate Education at University of Maryland. 1972, 1983 1 21

      History of Library circa 1976 1 22

      Maryland Statewide Plan for Postsecondary Education, July 1978. 1978 1 23

      Dorsey, John W., John S. Toll, and B. Herbert Brown. A Prospectus for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Baltimore: 1978. 1978 2 1

      Moos, Malcom (Director). The University of Maryland Report: A Long Range Planning Study. College Park: The University of Maryland, 1981. 1981 2 2

      Graham, Hugh Davis. Structure and Governance in Higher Education: Maryland and the Nation. Baltimore: Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1987. 1987 2 3

      UMBC's Missions and Goals, 11/20/1987. 1987 2 4

      LaNoue, George and Elizabeth Knight. The History of Public Higher Education in Baltimore. Baltimore: Baltimore Intercampus Committee, 1988. 1988 2 5

      UMBC Background for Merger Study (Including UMBC History and Executive Summary). 1989 2 6

      UMBC Facts - Fall 1989 1989 2 7

      University of Maryland Graduate School Baltimore (History & Role), April 1990. 1990 2 8

      Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland. Report of the Task Force to Study the Governance, Coordination, and Funding of the University System of Maryland. Annapolis: 1998 Interim. (Digital copy available) 1998 2 9

      Kuhn, Albin O. University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)-Its Early Years of Development and Operation. undated 2 10

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