Scope and Content of Collection
Helen Bradley Lang papers consists of five scrapbooks and one trophy. The collection spans the years 1931 to 1984, with the bulk of the material dating between 1931 and 1935. The scrapbooks document events at the University of Maryland during Lang's years as a student. The majority of the clippings in this collection can also be found in campus publications such as the Diamondback, Reveille, and also in local newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun, the Washington Herald, and the Washington Star. The scrapbooks primarily document the University's men's sports teams. Only a handful of articles contain personal information about Lang.
Included in the scrapbooks are a handful of newspaper clippings that correspond to the period after Lang's graduation from the University of Maryland in 1934. Also included in the collection are two pieces of mail addressed to Irene Knox, dated 1984. The articles addressed to Knox are not of a personal nature.
Topics covered include men's athletics, particularly football, basketball, lacrosse, baseball, track, boxing, letterman list, athletic board; campus events, such as the junior prom and the May Day Festival; "M" club banquets; the Women's Rifle Team; Alpha Lambda Delta installation; women's honorary and social societies; student deaths; Margaret Brent Hall; Co-ed Debate Team; 1932 Graduation; and Lang's work at Maryland State Teacher's College in Salisbury.