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Records of the Student Union - Director's Office

 Collection 0239-UA

The Stamp Student Union, constructed in 1954 and named for Adele H. Stamp in 1983, is the center of student activities on campus, with offices for student organizations. The Union houses the University Book Center, Hoff Theater, Terp Zone, the Stamp Art Gallery, Adele's Restaurant, a food court, Capital One Bank, and a postal service center, in addition to several meeting spaces and ballrooms. This collection contains correspondence, subject files, and photographs from the Student Union Director's Office, primarily from the 1980s and 1990s. Some of the topics covered include renovations and construction projects, the student union fire in 1982, student life and campus programs, Nyumburu Cultural Center, Hoff Theater, and the Stamp All Niter. There are also minutes from the Union Advisory Board and various committees, as well as annual reports, program planning manuals, conference materials, and chronological correspondence files from the 1990s and early 2000s.

A preliminary inventory for this collection is available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1974-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1982-1998

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.

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.


13.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the Records of the Student Union - Director's Office
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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