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University of Maryland Legal Documents collection

 Collection 0064-UA

This collections consists of documents pertaining to the organization, structure, and land holdings of the Maryland Agricultural College and the University of Maryland. Document types include acts, charters, amendments, lists of stockholders, shares of stock, and insurance policies.


  • 1856-1920
  • Majority of material found within 1856-1890

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.


2.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of acts, charters, amendments, receipts, stockholders shares, deeds, indentures, lists of stockholders, and insurance policies.Theses documents cover the years 1856 to 1920.


These materials have been arranged as one series:

Series 1
Legal Documents

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was accessioned in 1972.

Related Material

For other related material to the early period of the Maryland Agricultural College, please see the University Publications collection - call number UPUB M5.

Processing Information

These documents were brought together and placed into one series. All the paper clips were removed and replaced by plastic clips. The documents were then placed in folders in acid-free boxes. Some documents have been laminated.

Guide to the University of Maryland Legal Documents collection
Addenda incorporated and guide revised by Susan King.
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