Finding aids are used to find information in an archival collection. The finding aids here describe collections housed in the Historical Collections of the HSHSL. They describe archival records of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and its historic predecessors as well as manuscript collections collected by the library. To access these collections please contact the Historical Collections Librarian.

Recent Submissions

  • Willard M. Hillegeist Historical Research on the University of Maryland Collection

    Wink, Tara (2020-08)
    The collection includes notes and materials collected by Willard M. Hillegeist. As registrar and later Director of Admissions to the University of Maryland, Hillegeist was tasked to write the history of the University of Maryland. At the time of his research, College Park and Baltimore were one University; therefore, the items in this collection tell the history of both the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The collection also includes proofs of historical publications written by Hillegeist.
  • Willard M. Hillegeist Collection of the Maryland Commission on Scholarships for Negroes Records Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2020-07)
    The Maryland Commission on Scholarships for Negroes was created by the Maryland State General Assembly of 1937, Chapter 506. The Commission was set up to continue the practice of segregation in the state’s University of Maryland. The commission administered scholarships for African American students to attend schools outside of Maryland and considered whether or not Morgan College should become a state institution. This collection of materials was created by Willard M. Hillegeist, a member of the commission and University of Maryland Director of Admissions. The collection contains materials that describe the business of the commission and provides insight into the higher education of African Americans in Maryland prior to desegregation.
  • Dr. Milford “Mickey” M. Foxwell, Jr.’s Collection of Lecture Notes

    Wink, Tara (2020-06-01)
    This collection contains lecture notes collected by Dr. Milford M. Foxwell, Jr., University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) Class of 1980, from courses with influential faculty members from the UMSOM and Washington Medical College of Baltimore, including Dr. Nathan Ryno Smith and Dr. Nathaniel Potter. It includes a series of lectures by Dr. John C.S. Monkur, Professor of Theory and Practice at Washington University of Baltimore, Medical Department. Finally, the collection contains a casebook with medical diagnoses of Dr. Cosmo G. Stevenson, a doctor in Baltimore.
  • Health Sciences and Human Services Library Records Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-12)
    The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is one of two libraries on the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s campus. The library traces its history back to 1813 and is believed to be the oldest library attached to a School of Medicine in the country. This collection contains materials from the HS/HSL including photographs, newsletters, and annual reports. The collection includes materials on the planning and building of two library buildings, as well as anniversary celebrations. The collection provides a glimpse into the history of the library and the University.
  • Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Letters Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-12)
    The Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Letters contains letters relating to the administrative business of the school. The letters are dated across the leadership dates of four deans: Ferdinand J.S. Gorgas (1865-1882), Richard B. Winder (1882-1894), M. Whillden Foster (1895-1913), and William G. Foster (1914-1923). Most letters contain inquiries about admittance to the school, tuition costs, textbooks, letters of reference, and other academic affairs. Other letters regard the deans’ editorship of academic dental journals and the business affairs of the school, including bills and receipts for dental supplies and utilities.
  • Health Sciences Library Medical Stamp Collection Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-12)
    This collection contains postal and commemorative stamps of a variety of well-known and lesser-known medical and charitable organizations. The collection dates from 1937 to 1972. The stamps were used to raise awareness and funds for the organizations and/or commemorative an influential event or person in the medical world. The collection was created by the Health Sciences Librarians.
  • Ida M. Robinson Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-12)
    The Ida M. Robinson Papers contains materials from her tenure as Director of the Health Sciences Library of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The collection contains professional correspondence, biographical materials, and professional materials surrounding Robinson’s life and career. The collection provides insight into library and professional organization administration as well as the history of the University and the library. The materials date from 1954 to 1988 but the majority fall between 1959 and 1963.
  • Ruth Lee Briscoe Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-12)
    The Ruth Lee Briscoe Papers contains the professional and personal papers of Ruth Lee Briscoe, long-serving librarian and director of the Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Briscoe served the library from 1914 to 1946 as the first professionally trained librarian. During her tenure the library changed and grew. Briscoe was an avid researcher and routinely published pieces in the School of Medicine’s Bulletin. The collection provides insight into the library history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore through the lens of a long-serving library director and well-respected member of the school; it also provides insight into library history generally as well as historical events at the University.
  • Hilda E. Moore Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018-06)
    The Hilda E. Moore Papers contains professional and personal materials from Moore’s life and time as librarian and director at the University of Maryland at Baltimore’s Health Sciences Library. The materials are dated from 1930 to 1993.
  • Dr. Salvatore Raiti Article Reprints Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-09)
    The Dr. Salvatore Raiti Article Reprints collection contains research articles written by Dr. Raiti throughout his career in Pediatric Endocrinology. The articles are published and written between 1964 and 1989.
  • Cyril C.H. Feng Papers Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-05)
    Most of the materials in the Cyril C.H. Feng Papers come from Feng’s time as director of the University of Maryland at Baltimore Health Sciences Library from 1977 to 1990. They provide a glimpse into the business of the Health Sciences Library during a time of growth and reorganization and medical library administration generally. Feng was especially interested in integrated library systems.
  • Barnett-Potter-Goldsborough Family Correspondence Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018-05)
    This collection includes letters and correspondence from the Barnett, Potter, and Goldsborough Family. The letters are to or from Drs. Nathaniel Potter and John Barnett, who married the Goldsborough Sisters, Sally and Catherine. The letters include medical advice as well as happenings in Talbot and Caroline Counties as well as Baltimore, Maryland. Other topics include family news and advice on John Henry Bartnett’s medical education. Finally, the collection includes genealogical research on the families conducted by Dolores L. DuPont, great great granddaughter of Dr. John Barnett.
  • Dr. Harold H. Burns Lecture Notes Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2019-05)
    This collection contains the medical lecture notes of Dr. Harold H. Burns, University of Maryland School of Medicine class of 1936. The notes date from September 1933 to February 1935 corresponding to Dr. Burns’ first and second years of medical school. The first two years of study at that time were devoted entirely to the study of the structures and functions of the body; later years were devoted to clinical study. The notes in this collection reflect the medical research and teachings of the time.
  • Women's Auxiliary Board of the University Hospital Records Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018)
    The Women’s Auxiliary Board of the University Hospital Records contains materials relating to the operations and history of the organization which served the University of Maryland, Baltimore University Hospital and School of Medicine from 1887 to 1999. The Women’s Auxiliary Board of the University Hospital served as a fundraising and service arm of the University Hospital from its inception in 1887 until it was dissolved in 1999. This collection provides insight into the women who volunteered their time, money, and expertise to support the University Hospital and its patients. The records document an impactful organization in the history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and its hospital.
  • Dr. James Carroll, Yellow Fever Commission Letters Finding Aid

    Wink, Tara (2018-06)
    The Dr. James Carroll, Yellow Fever Commission Letters contain original letters to Janetta “Jennie” Carroll, Dr. Carroll’s wife as well as letters from Dr. Walter Reed, head of the United States Army Yellow Fever Commission in Cuba in 1900 and 1901. The research and experimentation completed by the Commission found that Yellow Fever was carried by Mosquitos and transmitted through their bites. The letters in this collection shed light on the research and experimentation process as well as the living conditions in Cuba during the Commission’s work. The letters provide a personal insight into the men who discovered the cause of Yellow Fever.