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Title: Meyerhoff Scholars Program records
Call Number: Coll079
Creator: Meyerhoff Scholarship Program
Dates: 1989-2008
Size: 5 boxes (5 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: This collection includes newspaper articles pertaining to the Meyerhoff Scholars Program; 27 VHS tapes of Scholar interviews and feature national news stories, as well as commencement videos and promotional videos; and transparencies showing pictures and articles used in the selection process.
Citation: Meyerhoff Scholars Program records, University Archives, Collection 79, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program at UMBC began in 1988 as a way to provide financial assistance, mentoring, advising, and research experience to undergraduate African American males with a commitment to earn a Ph.D. in science, engineering, and mathematics. Women were admitted to the program in 1990, and then people of all backgrounds in 1996. The Program was established with support from Robert and Jane Meyerhoff.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Materials transferred from Meyerhoff Scholars Program office in 2008 and 2009. Accessions: UARC 2008-42, UARC 2008-43, UARC 2009-027.

Processing Note

Initial processing completed by Jeff Karr, 2014. University publications related to the Meyerhoff Scholarship Program are available under call number UPUB M8.

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.

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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


Meyerhoff Scholarship Program


University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Meyerhoff Scholarship Program -- Archives

African Americans -- Education

Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States

Technology -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States

Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States

Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States

Minority college students -- Education (Higher) -- United States

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