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Scrapbook collection

 Collection 0068-UA

This collection consists of eleven scrapbooks maintained by university students, administrators, or alumni. The books of Milton Pyle, William Jester, and Minnie Hill depict campus life during and immediately after World War I and include photographs, newspaper clippings, programs, and class schedules. Another of the scrapbooks was presented to the Alumni Association by W. W. Cobey of the Class of 1931 in the wake of World War II; this scrapbook consists of clippings, obituaries and articles, about university alumni who served in the war. Other volumes record the activities of women students and graduating classes in the late 1950s.


  • 1913-1970

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.


7.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The earliest scrapbook in this collection is dated 1913, while the most recent is from 1970. Six of the scrapbooks consist of materials collected by individual students, classes, or organizations and contain such materials as photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and artifacts. The other five scrapbooks consist entirely of newspaper clippings about various aspects of the University of Maryland.


This collection is organized as one series:

Series 1

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The scrapbooks were acquired by the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries from various sources. Six of the scrapbooks--Publicity, Personal-Dean Stamp, University of Maryland Clippings, Senior History of the Class of 1956, Senior History of the Class of 1957, and Gamma Sigma Sigma--were donated by Dr. George Calcott. Milton Pyle's scrapbook was donated to the Alumni Association for deposit in the Libraries on April 26, 1974, by Anna Hunter Pyle and Shirley Pyle Lanham. The source for the remaining scrapbooks is unknown.

Related Material

There are additional unprocessed scrapbooks in the collection. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives for more information.

Processing Information

The scrapbooks were placed in acid-free boxes.

Guide to the Scrapbook collection
Guide revised by Jordan E. Landes.
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