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Laurence Heilprin papers

 Collection 0290-UA

Laurence Heilprin (1906-1993) joined the faculty of the College of Library and Information Services at the University of Maryland in 1967 and remained until his retirement in 1976; he was professor emeritus at the time of his death. Heilprin served as a professor of math and physics at Northwestern University prior to coming to Maryland. The Heilprin papers include research publications, notes, and drafts; correspondence; sound recordings; teaching files; and writings. Major topics encompass the Washington Association of Scientists, Federation of American Scientists, National Science Foundation, National Bureau of Standards, and the College of Library and Information Services. The collection is unprocessed, but preliminary inventories of several accessions are available.


  • 1936-1992

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.

Materials of a sensitive nature, such as those containing personally identifiable information, are restricted for 75 years or the life of the individual and may by screened and removed by special collections staff. Please speak with a staff member if you believe that materials have been unnecessarily removed.

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.


137.25 Linear Feet

Guide to the Laurence Heilprin 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