Category Archives: Historical Collections

Fatal Beauty: The 2023 HSHSL Calendar

Back by popular demand, the HSHSL is pleased to announce that a select number of the 2023 HSHSL Calendar, Fatal Beauty, are available for purchase. The calendar is a fantastic gift for even the most difficult recipient and at only … Continue reading

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Historical Insights: Margaret Bowen Rose’s Scrapbook Digitized

Scrapbooking in the 21st century has become somewhat of a lost art but remains a very powerful historical tool. With a combination of journal entries and photographs, they give a great deal of insight into not only the look and feel of the time period they were created, but also of the person who created them. Margaret Bowen Rose, possibly unknowing of this significance, created such a document for her Class of 1936 at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. The most exciting thing about this book’s donation is that our Historical Collections does not currently have yearbooks for the years of 1933-1946 at the University. Margaret’s unique perspective is the closest insight we have to the experiences of our students during that period. Continue reading

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Fatal Beauty: An Exhibit

The HSHSL’s Historical Collections is home to the Pharmacy Historical Book Collection, which includes influential pharmacy and medical texts, dispensatories, pharmacopoeias, botanicals, and herbals from around the world dating from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. Fatal Beauty, an exhibit in … Continue reading

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First Women of the University of Maryland, Baltimore: Exhibit Returns

In March 2020, the HSHSL was celebrating Women’s History Month with a gallery exhibit featuring the accomplishments of the First Women of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Unfortunately, a week after the exhibit opened, the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Maryland … Continue reading

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Historical Collections Highlight: Club Latino-Americano

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, historical collections highlights Club Latino-Americano, an organization created to support early Latin American students at the University of Maryland. The first student to graduate from countries we associate with Hispanic culture was Jose Raphael … Continue reading

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September Connective Issues Newsletter is Here!

In this edition: Welcome and Welcome Back! HSHSL Fall Hours Save the Date – 4th Annual Flu Shot Clinic Coming in October Advice for New Students Meet Your Librarian Help Us Refresh the Kinnard Leisure Reading Collection HSHSL’s Open Access … Continue reading

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Early Japanese Graduates at the University of Maryland, Baltimore

The 2020 Summer Olympic games are well underway in Tokyo, Japan. To commemorate the games, Historical Collections in the HSHSL is highlighting two early Japanese graduates: Shinjiro Asahara and Tameji Takashima. Continue reading

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HSHSL Continues to Collect COVID-19 Stories: Be a part of UMB’s Story

The HSHSL is seeking stories about the Pandemic and the return to the office. Consider submitting items today! Continue reading

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Dr. Gideon B. Smith, UMSOM Class of 1840: 17-Year Cicada Expert

Dr. Gideon B. Smith, University of Maryland School of Medicine Class of 1840 is credited with identifying the cycles of the 17-year cicadas (Brood X) in the United States. Read about his life and work in Baltimore. Continue reading

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Chemical and Philosophical Apparatus at the University of Maryland

A brief history of the purchase and investment in chemical and philosophical apparatus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The scientific equipment used in the labs in the 19th century were prized possessions of the school. At the time the appartus was extremely expensive to purchase and was kept well guarded; however, this did not stop theft. The post highlights the use and procurement of the equipment. Continue reading

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