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William P. Gottlieb negatives

 Collection 0120-UA

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.


  • 1940-1941

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


0.25 Linear Feet

3 Items

.25 Linear Feet (.25 linear feet and 3 items)

Guide to the William P. Gottlieb negatives
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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