Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Historical Collections is currently closed; however, research support is being provided virtually. Should you need access to the physical collection or have a research request contact Tara Wink at firstname.lastname@example.org. Physical access to the collections will be considered on a case by case basis and require at least two weeks' notice. Non-UMB researchers will need to sign the campus' COVID-19 visitor policy and form. Digital access is available to some archival and special collections materials through the UMB Digital Archive.
The Historical Collections Department serves as an archival repository for the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Historical Collections documents the history and accomplishments of the graduate, dental, medical, nursing, pharmacy, and social work schools. The collection includes university publications, manuscript collections, and selected primary source documents dating back to the University's nineteenth century origins.
Historical Collections also includes the Library's rare book collection. Individual historical collections of chiefly pre-1945 imprints are included, featuring significant works in the health sciences and social fields. The rare book holdings can be found by searching the Library's Catalog.
Historical Collections is a member of the Council for the History of the Health Sciences, an organization composed of members interested in the history of the health sciences from across UMB's campus.
Historical Context Note:
The Health Sciences and Human Services Library Historical Collections' strives to provide broad access to our diverse collections both in person and digitally. Materials in our collections appear as they originally were published or created and may contain offensive or inappropriate language or images and may be offensive to users. The University of Maryland, Baltimore does not endorse the views expressed in these materials. Materials should be viewed in the context in which they were created.