Sam Raphling (1910-1988) was an American composer, pianist, and teacher. The Sam Raphling collection contains many of his scores, which are the bulk of this collection, as well as various texts. Also included are recordings of his performances, compositions, and arrangements.
One of the first two graduates of the Maryland Agricultural College, William B. Sands (1842-1913) was a publisher who was vitally interested in agriculture, education, and government. His papers consist of facsimiles of his correspondence to his future wife, Florence Murray Jessop, the records of the Calvert Fraternity, a ticket to the commencement ball of 1912, and copies of photographs of William B. and Florence M. Sands.
Sarah Chapman Hilsendager held academic and chair positions in the dance department at Temple University. This collection centers on her research into Rudolph Laban and his impact on dance education, which she used for the book, History of the Dance in Art and Education. Hilsendager collected materials on Laban and his work in England and Germany, along with his contributions to dance education research.
Herbert Schaumann (1909-1982) was a minor poet, a World War II veteran, and an associate professor of Comparative Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Maryland. In 1944, Schaumann met Katherine Anne Porter in Washington, D.C. The collection consists of correspondence between Schaumann and Porter between 1944 and 1947. Schaumann and Porter developed and ended an intimate relationship during this period. The letters discuss World War II, films, writing, and personal life.