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Samuel Regester collection

 Collection 0143-UA

Reverend Samuel Regester (1818-1881) was the tenth president of the Maryland Agricultural College, serving from 1869 to 1873. His religiosity and his decision to eliminate of much of the technical farm training led the trustees to request his resignation. While at the university, he also served as professor of moral science and religion. This collection contains an 1881 photograph of President Regester and an 1887 photograph of his wife, Frances Gray Regester. In addition, materials related to Regester's son, Samuel Regester, Jr. (Class of 1876) are available, including newspaper clippings and a class badge from his visit to campus for the 1937 homecoming celebration.


  • 1881-1937
  • Majority of material found within 1937

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.


6 Items

Guide to the Samuel Regester collection
Regester, Samuel 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