Category Archives: Historical Collections

1984 HS/HSL Cookbook Looks to Spice up your Thanksgiving and Holidays

Still looking for that perfect Thanksgiving dish?  Holiday dessert?  Appetizer to try during a virtual office event?  Or perhaps you are tired of making banana or sourdough bread?  Drop that phone, cancel your GrubHub order!  The HS/HSL is here to help!  In November 1984 the staff of what was then the Health Sciences Library produced their very own Cookbook. Continue reading

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Remembering Dr. Burt Jacob Asper, School of Medicine Class of 1911 on Veteran’s Day

This Veteran’s Day the HS/HSL highlights the life of Dr. Burt Jacob Asper, School of Medicine Class of 1911. Dr. Asper served in the Navy on the USS Cyclops during World War I. He was the doctor on the ship when it disappeared in March 1918. To this day the Cyclops wreckage has not been found and it is unclear how the ship was lost. Continue reading

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The HS/HSL Wants Your Pandemic Stories

The HS/HSL is collecting stories from the pandemic to preserve a record of UMB’s collective experience for posterity and future research. Since the project’s launch over the summer, there have been five submissions of artwork and written reflections to the … Continue reading

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1920: A look back at the Graduate School 100 Years Ago

In 1920 the University of Maryland Graduate School was only a two-year-old institution (the school was established during the 1918-1919 academic year).  The Graduate School was founded at the Maryland State College of Agriculture in College Park, which merged with the University of Maryland (Baltimore) in 1920 forming two campuses under the UM name.  The Graduate School oversaw all students taking graduate coursework at the University of Maryland and remained at College Park after the merger in 1920.  Continue reading

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1920: A Look Back at the School of Nursing (SON) 100 Years Ago

The School of Nursing was founded in 1889 in the University of Maryland University Hospital.  The school was under the leadership of a superintendent of nurses and was part of the School of Medicine.  When the Maryland State College of Agriculture (College Park) and the University of Maryland (Baltimore) merged in 1920, the School of Nursing became its own entity but remained under the administrative control of the University Hospital. Continue reading

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1920: A Look back at the School of Pharmacy 100 Years ago

When the 1920 merger between the University of Maryland (Baltimore) and the Maryland State Agricultural School (College Park) occurred the Department of Pharmacy became the School of Pharmacy. Like many of the schools in the University, the School of Pharmacy was coming off a low period in terms of admissions and graduates because of World War I. At commencement in May 1920 only 16 pharmacists graduated. Continue reading

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1920: A Look back at the School of Dentistry 100 Years ago

In the 1920-21 academic year the University of Maryland School of Dentistry was entering into its 39th session. It was established as a department in the School of Medicine in 1882.  In 1920 the University of Maryland (in Baltimore) had merged with the Maryland State College of Agriculture.  The merger brought with it the promise of a new dental building, which opened in January 1930 after yet another merger between the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (SOD) and the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery (occurred in 1924).  Continue reading

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Medical Illustrators and Illustrations in the HS/HSL’s Historical Collections

On October 6, 2020 the HS/HSL is hosting medical illustrator, Lydia Gregg, for a Meet the Makers lunchtime event.  Medical illustration combines the creative talents of artists and the medical and anatomical knowledge of doctors.  These combined skills are used to illustrate medical texts and teach new physicians, nurses, dentists, and other medical professionals the workings of the body. Continue reading

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1920: A look back at the School of Medicine 100 Years Ago

In 1920 the School of Medicine (SOM) was beginning its 113th academic year.  The 1920-21 academic year marked the first as a public institution following its merger with the Maryland State College of Agriculture (College Park).  This merger prompted the Faculty of Physic, as the SOM faculty was known, to tender their resignation as sign of acceptance of the new University charter.  Continue reading

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1920: A look back at the University of Maryland 100 Years Ago

A new, albeit strange, school year has begun at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  At this unique time, it is valuable to look back at our campus history to see how things have changed and remained the same.  This post marks the beginning of a series of posts looking at UMB in the academic school year 1920-1921. Continue reading

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