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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.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


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