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William G. Wilson papers

 Collection 0272-MDHC

William G. (Bill) Wilson served as a librarian and lecturer in the University of Maryland College of Library and Information Services (CLIS) from 1972 until his retirement in 2001. In addition to his professional work, Wilson actively participated in numerous Maryland environmental organizations. His papers document both his career at CLIS and his interest and involvement in environmental activism. Materials related to the library primarily consist of correspondence, publications, committee files, and meeting minutes. A portion of the collection covers the activities of the CLIS Alumni Association between 1984 and 2006. The environmental materials document a range of organizations and topics such as environmental law, landfills, wetlands, natural resources, nature centers, water quality, the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Wilson papers are unprocessed, but several preliminary inventories are available.


  • 1972-2006

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed and may require pre-screening before viewing. Please contact the University Archives for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


57.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the William G. Wilson 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