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Edward M. Rider papers

 Collection 0287-UA

This collection documents the career of Colonel Edward M. Rider, who served as the Information Specialist for the University of Maryland's Extension Service Program in the 1940s. Included are broadcast transcripts (radio), clippings, correspondence, handbooks, magazines, manuscript drafts, newsletters, pamphlets, press releases, programs, reports, and speeches. Much of the material relates to the publicity efforts for the 1948 Maryland Conservation Field Day event held in Frederick, MD. Also included in the collection are two books, a booklet, and a news article related to Colonel Rider's service in the 71st infantry division during World War II.


  • 1937-1998
  • Majority of material found within 1948-1951

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.


1.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the Edward M. Rider papers
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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