William P. Gottlieb, 1917-2006, a graduate of Lehigh University, studied economics and taught at the University of Maryland, while writing a weekly jazz column for theWashington Post
during the 1940s. Gottlieb photographed most of the big-name jazz artists of the day; in 1979, he published the pictures in a book titled The Golden Age of Jazz
, which remains a standard in the field. Those images are now held by the Library of Congress as the William P. Gottlieb Photograph Collection
. The bulk of this collection consists of 82 negatives of University of Maryland campus scenes from 1941 to 1942, including female students, small groups of students, R.O.T.C. activities (including R.O.T.C. Band), and selected buildings. A preliminary inventory is available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.