The Office of Institutional Advancement secures resources for UMBC so the university
carry out all of its activities and functions. Associated departments include alumni
corporate relations, UMBC Magazine and News, Creative Services, Giving, and
The collection is organized into six series:
This collection contains materials from 1963-2009. Contents include news clippings,
press releases, faculty files, and papers from the Office of Arts Management.
The news clippings in Series I contain articles about UMBC from publications including
the Baltimore Sun, the Baltimore News-American, the Catonsville Times, the Arbutus
Times, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Included are articles from the
files of campus departments including Alumni Relations, the Graduate School, University
Police, and the Office of Professional Practice. The clippings also cover the development
of the university from 1963-1966.
The press releases in Series II were generated by UMBC's Office of University Relations
for distributing information about the university to the media. Subjects include awards
to students, staff, and faculty; audition announcements; study abroad programs; and
course and program announcements. The Office of University Relations became the office
of Institutional Advancement.
Series III covers faculty files such as news clippings, correspondence, book reviews,
and CVs related to individual faculty. Subjects covered include faculty appointments,
promotions, and recognition. Also covered are faculty publications.
Subject files in Series IV contains news clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, and
reports organized by a specific topic or event. Topics include UMBC's merger with
UMAB, reports to the university president, UMBC's athletic policy committee, commencement,
Series V, covers material from the Office of Art Management. This includes event files
and photographs pertaining to UMBC exhibits, recitals, and productions; Art Calendars
and publications; grant information; and recordings of "Shakespeare on Wheels" and
other productions. The files are arranged chronologically within one of the following
sort phrases: Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, Dance, Fine Arts Gallery, General, Music,
Progressions, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
Series VI contains correspondence, memos, reports, handwritten notes, printed ephemera,
flyers, and other departmental information organized by department or program. University
publications are also included. Topics include African American Studies, American
Studies, Early Childhood Education, and Modern Languages and Linguistics.
The documents in this collection were donated by the Office of Institutional Advancement
of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Accession numbers include UARC 1995-04,
UARC 1995-17, UARC 1996-01, UARC 1996-20, UARC 1998-10, UARC 1999-14, UARC 2000-21,
2004-22, UARC 2008-04, UARC 2009-009, UARC 2011-007, and UARC 2014-007.
The collection was processed by Project Archivist Jeff Karr in 2013. Some UMBC
publications were removed and transferred to the University Publications collection;
document removal form in the original folder will note the publication's title, date,
and new location. Graduate assistants James Vance and Nichole Zang completed the
rehousing and description in 2014.
Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)
Archives Processing Manual: Description
(2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms,
Finding aid available.
Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll097.php
Reproductions allowed for research purposes. UMBC is the copyright owner; permission
reproduce is required.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Office of Institutional Advancement
Arnold, Joseph L.
Belasco, Warren James
Dorsey, John W., 1936-
Graham, Hugh Davis
Mohr, James C.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Office of Institutional Advancement -- Archives
University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Office of Institutional Advancement -- Administration
Date: 13 boxes (13 linear feet)
Extent: Contains articles about UMBC from local and national publications. The original folder
arrangements have been retained and housed chronologically. When subjects are present
within a year or range of years, then the folders are arranged alphabetically by subject
within that date range.
Extent: 3 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Press releases generated by UMBC’s Office of University Relations. The press releases
are arranged chronologically. Each press release has been numbered sequentially.
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
Contain news clippings, correspondence, book reviews, and CVs related to individual
faculty. The files are arranged alphabetically by the faculty member’s last name.
Extent: 4 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
Files on various subjects, including UMBC’s merger with UMAB, reports to the university
president, and UMBC’s athletic policy committee. Materials include news clippings,
correspondence, pamphlets, and reports. The files are arranged alphabetically by the
Extent: 5 boxes (5 linear feet)
Event files and photographs covering performances, exhibits, and other productions
on campus. The files are arranged chronologically within one of the following sort
phrases: Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, Dance, Fine Arts Gallery, General, Music,
Progressions, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
Files on various university departments and programs, including African American
Studies, Early Childhood Education, and Economics. Materials include correspondence,
pamphlets, and reports. The files are arranged alphabetically by department or program.
Office of Institutional Advancement. Accessed November 18, 2015. http://oia.umbc.edu/.