The University Archives serves as the collective memory of the University of Maryland, from the granting of the charter for the Maryland Agricultural College on March 6, 1856, to the present day.

Established by the Board of Regents in 1972, the Archives is the official repository for all of the university’s permanent records and actively gathers administrative files, university publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, and memorabilia that document all aspects of campus life.

Visit the University Archives website at www.lib.umd.edu/univarchives

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Where was Rachel Carson?

From 1931 to 1936, famed zoologist Rachel Carson taught classes on a Maryland campus.  Many people believe, and it has been widely reported, that she taught in College Park, and, as such, is one of this university’s most notable faculty members.  But is that in fact the case?

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson headshot, U.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Service.

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