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Title: Will Backstrom collection
Call Number: Coll209
Creator: Backstrom, Will
Dates: circa 1987-1988
Size: 3 boxes (2.75 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Ephemera from UMBC alumnus Will Backstrom. Items are from 1987-1988 and document Backstrom's role as President of the Student Government Association (1987-88). Also included is a student driver jacket from the Transportation department.
Citation: Will Backstrom collection, University Archives, Collection 209, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Will Backstrom is an alumnus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, class of 1988. He served as President of the Student Government Association during the 1987-88 academic year with Vice President Jerry Sadler.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Transferred from the Office of Institutional Advancement, donated by UMBC alumnus Will Backstrom, UARC 2016-01.

Processing Note

Collection inventoried and rehoused, April 2016. Four issues of The Retriever newspaper removed.

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

Container list available

Finding Aid:

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Backstrom, Will

Sadler, Jerry


University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Students

University of Maryland, Baltimore County -- Student Government Association

Series Description & Container List

  1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
    Flyer for Student Senate, "Students for Students Vote For:" circa 1987-1988 1
    Flyer for free concert, "Blast Rock-N-Roll Censorship! Protest Reagan's Ban of Rock Music from Official Festivites in our Nation's Captiol with a Free Concert!" circa 1987-1988 1
    Pack of Stickers, "Personability…Compromise…Charisma…" Will Backstrom, S.G.A. President / Jerry Sadler, Vice President circa 1987-1988 1
    Flyer, "Don’t be Hassled with a broken down car or truck" circa 1987-1988 1
    Flyer, "Off-campus party!" circa 1987-1988 1
    Flyer, "Party on the patio" circa 1987-1988 1
    Flyer, "Party at the Grenn Lounge" circa 1987-1988 1
    Business Card (3), Will Backstrom - President of UMBC SGA circa 1987-1988 1
    Flyer, Will Backstrom/Jerry Sadler SGA 1987 1
    Flyer, "Crazy hat party" circa 1987-1988 1
    Flyer, "Will and Jerry present the Inaugural ball" circa 1987-1988 1
    UMBC Commencement Book 1988, 1988 1
    Banner, "Backstrom Sadler, SGA Pres/Vice Pres, Students for Students" 1987 2
    Jacket, Blue jacket, "Will" on front. On back" UMBC Bus Drivers. Do it on time! University of Maryland Baltimore County. With image of bus. circa 1987-1988 3

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