This collection documents the training of women to serve as WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during and after World War II at the United States Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland. WAVES served in the United States and overseas in a variety of roles including clerical, aviation, medical, technology, and communications duties among others.
This collection consists of approximately 2,640 color slides taken in 1985 by photographer Bill Weems for the publication Maryland: A University Portrait. The slides cover a wide range of campus life in the 1980s. Athletics, graduation, academic buildings, and campus scenes are all strongly represented. Other categories include art, dance, music, science, theater, marching band, reunions, and faculty, staff, and students.
This collection contains the papers of the Weems family, one of the oldest families in Maryland, and of the Reynolds and Petherbridge families, which were related to the Weems family by marriage. The collection consists of correspondence, maps and monographs, and addresses such subjects as state and local politics; the Republican National Convention in Baltimore (1893); Weems family genealogy; horticulture; the family's history as enslavers; religion; and election fraud in Maryland.