Susan Fratkin was director of special projects for the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges from the late 1970s to 1992 and was closely involved with the educational television committee. She also served as the first treasurer and then president of the Joint Council on Educational Telecommunications (JCET) from 1984 to 1992. The collection includes reports, correspondences, publications, and legal papers that document issues of concern to Fratkin.
Donald H. Swann served in the United States Army from 1944-1946, and was posted in Tokyo and at Hachinohe Airbase, Japan during the Allied Occupation after World War II. This collection consists of 84 photographs, 135 letters and postcards of correspondence Swann wrote to his family, describing his experiences and observations in Japan. There are also a few clippings, and a certificate from President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Martha Tabor was an educator, laborer, and photographer who documented people on the job from the 1970s to the 1990s. Tabor’s photographs of women workers are particularly well-known. The collection contains forty-one photographs taken by Martha Tabor, particularly photographs of women workers, blue collar workers, and District of Columbia municipal workers.
The University of Maryland chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a national honorary engineering society, was established in 1929. The Tau Beta Pi records span from its founding to 2002 and include minutes of meetings, both local and national; pledge papers; information on chapter activities; membership records; financial records; and information on chapter history. The collection also includes a series of photographs documenting Tau Beta Pi activities.