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William Bickley papers

 Collection 0252-UA

William Bickley (1914-2010) was a professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland from 1949 to 1978. During that time, he also served as head of the department for 15 years. The William Bickley papers consist of departmental correspondence, publications, newsletters, photographs, clippings, grade books, and Bickley's personal recollections of his time at Maryland as a graduate student and professor. Also included is a bibliography of Ernest Cory, a former professor in the Entomology Department, and a history of the department.


  • 1949-1975
  • Majority of material found within 1970-1975

Use and Access to Collection

Materials of a sensitive nature, such as those containing personally identifiable information, are restricted for 75 years or the life of the individual and may by screened and removed by special collections staff. Please speak with a staff member if you believe that materials have been unnecessarily removed.

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.


0.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the William Bickley papers
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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