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Al Danegger photographs

 Collection 0113-UA

Alfred "Al" Danegger began taking photographs at the University of Maryland as a freshman in 1942, and after serving as a combat photographer during World War II, he returned to work at the university part-time, graduating in 1950. That year, he was asked by President Harry Clifton "Curley" Byrd to create and manage the University Photographic Service. In that role, he captured major campus events and documented a gamut of routine activities. Danegger also served on the university faculty for 27 years, teaching courses in photojournalism, general photography, and general education. This collection consists of photographs taken during Danegger's student days from 1946 to the early 1950s, many of which appeared in university publications such as the Old Line magazine and the Terrapin yearbook. Subjects include the rifle team, football, student publications, Gymkana, University Theatre, Autumn Carnival, students' social lives, fraternity parties, and coed glamour shots . A preliminary inventory is available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1946-1950s

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


1.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the Al Danegger photographs
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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