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Invitations collection

 Collection 0067-UA

This collection consists of holograph and printed invitations to various cultural, social, and official functions held at the Maryland Agricultural College and at the University of Maryland. Events represented include commencements, teas, dances, dedications of buildings and other facilities, receptions, and testimonial dinners.


  • 1895-2015
  • Majority of material found within 2000-2015

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.


1.75 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The invitations cover the years 1895-1979, 1986-1991, 1993-2015. Events represented include commencement exercises, dances, class banquets, parties, rural women's short course activities, teas, building dedications, and lectures held by Maryland Agricultural College and the University of Maryland.


This collection is organized as 1 series:

Series 1

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

It is unclear when these materials were originally received by the University of Maryland Libraries. Invitations received since 1972 have been added to the collection as appropriate.

Related Material

For other related materials, please refer to our Commencement, University Relations, and University Communications collections. These offices most often coordinate the special events included in the Invitations collection.

Processing Information

The invitations were placed into one series. Paper clips and staples were removed and replaced by plastic clips. The materials have been placed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box.

Guide to the Invitations collection
Addenda incorporated and guide revised by Michelle DeMartino.
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