Donate to the University Archives

If you have photos, articles, magazines, buttons, posters, etc. that you want to donate to the permanent Maryland Band Collection in the University Archives, please make a short inventory of these items and send the document and the materials you wish to donate to Anne Turkos, the University Archivist. She will be pleased to have these items for the Archives. If you are on campus, you can also hand-deliver donations to Anne in the Archives at Hornbake Library.

You can send questions or donations to Anne at:

Anne Turkos aturkos@umd.edu 301-405-9060 University Archives 2208 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742

What Happens to Things I Donate?

Material donated to the Maryland Band Collection will be available for everyone to view in perpetuity. Original items, not scans or Xerox items, are really needed. Since we are receiving many more photos than can be published, an online Archives is in the works, so all photos can be viewed online in the future.

I Have Anecdotes About Bowl Games and Other Topics

Any anecdotes can be sent directly to Dick Taylor at taylorrw@verizon.net. Bowl games and away trips are some of many themes to be covered in photo spreads in the 216-page centennial history book. Please feel free to send any anecdotes about these games or any other topics you feel are of interest. Potential topics include: Bowl games, concerts, tours, directors, halftime, pregame, away weekends, pep bands, early week, staff, officers, recordings, uniforms, etc. etc. etc. The bottom line is we are looking for your story of the Maryland Bands, so what interests you interests us. Flags, Poms, and Twirlers will also have their own detailed histories you can send stories to.

Should I Scan My Photos?

Note that for the Centennial publication, only original photos scanned by the Archives will be used in order to maintain a consistent look for the final, published images. So it is more important to send originals you wish to donate to the Archives than to spend time scanning large numbers of snapshots yourself. However, if you already have what you think is a priority scan (missing annual group photos, for instance) or items that you think are in the category of “must see this,” you can e-mail them directly to Dick Taylor.

If you have really great scans, you should also be aware that a number of mega-slide shows are being prepared for the various centennial events. So your scan may be something we can use for Homecoming, Kaleidoscope, or Pops centennial events. Please also note that we are also looking for specific annual photos for the History Book.

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