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Archives Month 2012

The Special Collections department of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at UMBC is pleased to be celebrating our 3rd Annual American Archives Month! This year we're looking at student authored publications and their role in an active student voice on campus.

Exhibit installation on the 1st floor

"Student Voices in Print: A Selection of Student Publications from the UMBC University Archives" showcases five student publications including The Retriever Weekly, Voices, Bartleby, Dialogue, and The Red Brick. The exhibit includes selections from the University Archives - photographs, archival documents, and highlights from the publications are featured. Reproductions of the first issue of each publication are available at the exhibit cases for visitors to browse. The exhibit will be up through November in the Library Rotunda (by the elevators on the first floor).

Reference book display

UMBC history is taking over the Reference department's monthly book display! This month you can browse (and check out) books about campus protests and student activism. The full list of books available is listed below.


Archivist Lindsey Loeper will be displaying older copies of the UMBC student newspaper in all of its various forms - as UMBC News, The Retriever, and The Retriever Weekly - at the Retriever Weekly Reunion on Saturday October 13 from 2-4pm (register and see full even listing here).

Other resources

Retriever Fever! Visit for more information on UMBC's 2012 Homecoming celebrations, October 10-13

Archives Month webpage on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference website (link updated 2016-12-13)

American Archives Month at the Society of American Archivists (link updated 2016-12-13)

Reference Display - Archives Month 2012

University student activism

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photo of Robert W. Fichter's art
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