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Senior Theses collection

 Collection 0240-UA
Collection of theses, spanning from 1902 to 1948, written to fulfill requirements for a bachelor's degree or advanced degree in engineering at the Maryland Agricultural College (pre-1920) and the University of Maryland. Topics include building, bridge, road, and railroad construction, electrical systems, concrete and building materials, engineering education, water and sewer systems, traffic control, mechanics and machinery, real estate, and air travel. Many of the theses relate to local buildings, towns, or sites on campus and in places such as College Park, Hyattsville, Silver Spring, Bladensburg, Mt. Rainier, Frederick, Baltimore, Arlington, and Washington, DC.

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


  • 1902-1948
  • Majority of material found within circa 1920-1949

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.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


15.00 Linear Feet

Guide to the Senior Theses collection
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