The Maryland Folklore collection consist of materials collected and created primarily by students of Maryland institutions of higher education in Salisbury, Frostburg, and College Park. Although the contents of the collection were collected or created by citizens of Maryland or students at Maryland institutions, the subjects of their projects range widely and are not confined to the state of Maryland. The types of materials include student papers; photographic prints, slides, and negatives; audio recordings; notecards; and realia. The collection is unprocessed, but preliminary inventories have been prepared.
Majority of material found within 1967-1994
Use and Access to Collection
This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. A preliminary inventory is available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.
Duplication and Copyright Information
Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
This collection is stored offsite. For more information about requesting offsite materials please see our offsite policies:
The Salisbury and Frostburg materials were transferred to the English Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1976. In 1996, the Archives and Manuscripts Department of the University Libraries assumed physical ownership of 48 linear feet of the Maryland Folklore Archives. A second portion of approximately 74 linear feet was formally transferred from the English Department to the Archives and Manuscripts Department in 2006. A third accession of 8.5 linear feet was received from the English Department and added to the collection in 2008. A fourth accession of 6.00 linear feet was received from the English Department and added to the collection in 2009.