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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.

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.


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
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Script of description
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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