Organized in 1884, the Vansville Farmers Club sponsored the first farmers' institutes in Maryland. Consisting largely of minutes of meetings, the collection includes information about farm inspections, animal and crop diseases, and the promotion of agricultural improvements.
An 1891 graduate of the Maryland Agricultural College, Fletcher Pearre Veitch (1868-1943) was a chemist and soil physicist for the college, the Agricultural Experiment Station, and the United States Department of Agriculture. The collection, consisting of correspondence, publications, proxy records, and speeches, documents Veitch's active involvement in the alumni affairs of the Maryland Agricultural College and the University of Maryland.
The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost was created as a result of the university reorganization of 1988 and superseded the functions of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This office has responsibility for a wide range of university activities relating to academics. The collection is unprocessed, but preliminary inventories are available.
Victor Babin (1908-1972), pianist and composer, was part of a two-pianist performing duo with his wife, Vitya Vronsky. He was also active as a teacher and administrator. This collection consists of scores of pieces he performed written both by him and other composers, recordings of his works and his performances on reel-to-reel tapes, and two miscellaneous publications.
This collection, donated by Virginie (nee Bennett) Brown, Class of 1951, and her husband William, contains material related to the Greater University of Maryland Fund and the Maryland Alumni of the Greater New York Area Chapter as well as football schedule cards and university decals, all dating from the late 1950s. A preliminary inventory is available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.
Brothers Jacob C. Volkwein (1880-1984) and Rudolph G. Volkwein (1882-1954) were bandleaders and the proprietors of Volkwein’s Music, a major music store and publishing house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The collection includes photographs, news clippings, and professional writings detailing the two brothers’ careers.
Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven (1874-1927) was an avant-garde artist and poet associated with Djuna Barnes and the Dada movement. Her papers consist of correspondence, poetry, and biographical and autobiographical notes and manuscripts documenting her life and literary career. Among the significant correspondents are Djuna Barnes, Peggy Guggenheim, and Berenice Abbott.