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.
This collection is open for research.
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
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:
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.
The scrapbooks were placed in acid-free boxes.