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Charles Z. Serpan, Jr. collection on the University of Maryland Chorus

 Collection 0405-SCPA

This collection includes 102 cassette tapes of performances of the chorus in venues in the United States and abroad from 1976-1995. It also includes posters, photographs, and clothing related to the UMD Chorus.


  • July 1976 - November 1995, undated

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an appointment or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

Duplication of the recordings in this collection is not permitted.


1.25 Linear Feet

102 Sound Cassettes

Historical Note

Charles Serpan (1934-2019) was a graduate of Ohio University and the University of Maryland. Serpan worked at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for most of his career and was appointed to the position of Nuclear Safety Attache to the U.S. Mission in Vienna, Austria. Serpan was a member of the UMD Community Chorus and was also a donor to the University Archives. Recordings in the collection were made by Serpan with a hand-held, personal tape recorder.


This collection is organized into five series.

  1. Recordings
  2. Posters
  3. Clothing
  4. Photographs
  5. Papers

Custodial History

Materials were donated by Charles Serpan in 2017.

Emma Hammond
March 2021
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Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States