The Special Collections department collects materials of enduring historical and cultural value -- housing, preserving, and making accessible materials that are original, rare, unique, fragile, and archival. Our collections and staff support UMBC's research and educational mission and its dedication to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.
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Library Catalog (catalogusmai)
American Association of Anatomists
American Association of Immunologists
Ardsley Park Album
Baltimore Collection Photographs
Baltimore Sun Photographs
Civil War Collection
Concord Junction Collection
Elinor Cahn Photographs
Jule Eisenbud Collection on Ted Serios
The Firemen's Record
George Bretz Collection
Hughes Company Glass Negatives Collection
Joseph L. Arnold Papers
International Union of Immunological Societies
Lewis Hine Collection
Hugh Bolton Jones Letters
Mildred Grossman Collection
The Retriever Weekly
Robert W. Fichter & Robert Freidus Italian Memorial Sculpture Photographs
Selected Images from Various Collections
Society for Invertebrate Pathology
Street Life in London
Theatre Department Production Materials