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Diamondback photographs

 Collection 0211-UA
The University of Maryland's student newspaper, originally known as The Triangle, was established in 1910. The paper underwent several name changes, including The M.A.C. Weekly, Maryland State Review, and University Review, before being renamed The Diamondback in 1921. This collection consists of over 18,000 photographs taken for the Diamondback newspaper, spanning from the 1960s through 2000s. The photographs document every aspect of campus life at Maryland -- faculty, staff, students, buildings and grounds, academics, athletics, performing arts, special events -- as well as the city of College Park and other topics of local or national interest.

This collection has been digitized and will soon be available entirely online. Please contact University Archives with questions concerning access the collection in the meantime.


  • 1963-2008
  • Majority of material found within 1975-1998

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.


51.00 Linear Feet

Related Material

Microfilm of The Diamondback is also available in the Maryland Room (see UPUB S36.005). Select hard copies of the paper as well as bound volumes can be viewed upon request.For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
Guide to the Diamondback photographs
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
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