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History of the University of Maryland - Campus Unrest records

 Collection 0219-UA

The Campus Unrest records include photographs and documents from the Vietnam War protests at the University of Maryland between 1970 and 1972. The photographs capture demonstrations, police activity, arrests, and destruction, both on- and off-campus, caused by the protestors. Many images of damage in the Main Administration building from May 1970 are included. Documents include posters, news clippings, and recollections of the protests by students. There is also a detailed account of student dissent from the May 1970 demonstrations which contains copies of university correspondence, state of emergency updates, and student marshal guidelines.


  • 1968-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1971

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

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.


0.50 Linear Feet

2 Items (1 photograph and 1 binder)

1 Folders

.50 Linear Feet (.50 linear feet, 1 folder, 1 binder, and 1 photograph)

Related Material

Non-photographic materials about student demonstrations have been added to the University Publications files on campus unrest (see UPUB H11). For additional information about the Vietnam-era protests, see the related subject guide.

Guide to the History of the University of Maryland: Campus Unrest records
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