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Phyllis Knobe Steen collection

 Collection 0177-UA

Phyllis Knode Steen (1930-2014) graduated from the University of Maryland with B.S. in Physical Education in 1954. This accession consists of a scrapbook compiled by Steen during her undergraduate days at the university between 1951 and 1954. The 80 photographs in the album include depictions of co-ed life in the dormitories, including Somerset Hall (formerly known as Dormitory II), and of campus activities including the Ugly Man Contest, May Day 1952 and the 1954 graduation ceremony. The scrapbook also contains pictures of co-eds visiting Ocean City, Maryland, as well as a photograph of the Bay Bridge mid-completion taken from a ferry boat.


  • 1951-1954

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


1.00 Linear Feet

Guide to the Phyllis Knobe Steen collection
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Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2017-12-11: Finding aid reviewed and minor edits made by Caitlin Rizzo.
  • 2022-10-05: Lindsay Oliver updated the collection title to reflect Steen’s full name with correct spelling.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742