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Title: Interdisciplinary Studies records
Call Number: Coll076
Creator: University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Interdisciplinary Studies Department
Dates: 1991-1996
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Contains records from the Interdisciplinary Studies Department and consists of department newsletters, minutes, faculty resumes, graduate profiles, department course and enrollment statistics, and a 1995-96 Comprehensive Program Description report.
Citation: Interdisciplinary Studies records, University Archives, Collection 76, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Interdisciplinary Studies (INDS) at UMBC is one of the longest-standing individualized degree majors in the country. It was founded in 1969 as Option II, an alternative to the 13 traditional majors contained in Option I. In 1979, Option II was renamed Interdisciplinary Studies, to better reflect the nature of the major and to respond to the growing national movement toward multidisciplinary and integrative approaches to learning and problem solving.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Collection received in 2008 as a gift from Jaromir Stephany, former UMBC professor for Interdisciplinary Studies and Visual Arts departments. Accessions: UARC 2008-62.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed. University publications related to Interdisciplinary Studies are available under call number UPUB A11.

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:

Access Conditions

This collection requires review by Special Collections staff prior to use by researchers. Users should submit their request to view this collection at or 410-455-2353.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

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

Subject Headings


University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Interdisciplinary Studies Department


University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Interdisciplinary Studies Department -- Archives

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