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Verne E. Chatelain papers

 Collection 0278-UA

Verne E. Chatelain (1895-1991) was a professor of history at the University of Maryland from 1945 until 1964. Before coming to the university, Chatelain served as the first chief historian for the National Park Service between 1931 and 1936. The Chatelain papers primarily consist of student papers for Chatelain's History of Maryland courses, as well as drafts of articles he wrote about the origins of the university, a few historical photographs, and slides. Architectural plans and correspondence related to the restoration of the courthouse in Port Tobacco, Marland, are also included. In addition, the collection contains geneological information and tombstone inscriptions from cemeteries in Howard County, Maryland. This collection is unprocessed, but preliminary inventory is available.


  • 1959-1971

Use and Access to 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.


4.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the Verne E. Chatelain papers
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742