Archive for September 17, 2020

Stamp Your History!

Posted: September 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Terrapin Tales

By: Sara Ludewig and Casey Hughes

University Archives is refreshing our blog! Starting with this post, we will be making the blog non-anonymous, so readers can know the voices behind the posts. We will also be using this platform to be more transparent about the work we do in UA, in addition to sharing stories of UMD history. We hope that these changes will help share the values and mission of UA so readers can develop stronger understandings of archival work. Our ultimate goal is to connect more meaningfully with our community so as always feel free to contact us via: askhornbake@umd.edu

Archives exist to preserve institutional memory and history. One major criticism of archives, and one that is rightly deserved, is that archives far too often tell only the story of administrators, faculty, and bureaucracy. Very few student records are preserved in the University of Maryland Archives. Students areā€¦

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