This collection contains historical insights into the University of Maryland, Baltimore's past. The majority of the texts come from posts created for the Hs/HSL Updates Blog. The items highlight collections and items from the Historical Collections Department as well as people, events, and groups in UMB's history.

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

    Wink, Tara (2020-09-21)
    The Historical Collections Department in the HS/HSL houses the library’s rare books, special collections, and some UMB archives. Included in the rare book collection are works by influential and early anatomists and medical illustrators. The collections date back to the 15th century. This post highlights a selection of the medical illustrators in the digital archive and historical collections at UMB.
  • 1920: A look back at the Graduate School 100 Years Ago

    Wink, Tara (2020-10-16)
    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. The post describes the expectations of students for the graduate school as well as the costs associated with the school.
  • 1920: A Look Back at the School of Nursing (SON) 100 Years Ago

    Wink, Tara (2020-10-09)
    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. This post outlines the cost of attendance, matriculation requirements, and the makeup of the student and faculty body in the 1920-21 academic year.
  • 1920: A Look back at the School of Pharmacy 100 Years ago

    Wink, Tara (2020-10-02)
    When the 1920 merger between the University of Maryland (Baltimore) and the Maryland State Agricultural School (College Park) occured the Department of Pharmacy became the School of Pharmacy. The academic year 1920-21 was a year of growth and advancement for the new school. This post describes the School of Pharmacy's student and faculty body, the cost of attendance, as well as matriculation requirements.
  • 1920: A Look back at the School of Dentistry 100 Years ago

    Wink, Tara (2020-09-25)
    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 post describes the school in 1920 including costs associated with attending, matriculation requirements and the makeup of the student body.
  • 1920: A look back at the School of Medicine 100 Years Ago

    Wink, Tara (2020-09-18)
    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). The post describes the matriculation requirements and cost of attendance as well as the make-up of the student body and faculty in 1920.
  • 1920: A look back at the University of Maryland 100 Years Ago

    Wink, Tara (2020-09-11)
    This post marks the beginning of a series of posts looking at UMB in the academic school year 1920-1921. It describes the merger of the University of Maryland (Baltimore) and the Maryland State College of Agriculture (College Park) under the University of Maryland name. The post outlines the student and faculty body and describes the Baltimore campus.
  • Play Ball! The University of Maryland Nine vs. the Orioles, April 13, 1898

    Wink, Tara (2020-07-02)
    In April 1898, a unique opportunity occurred allowing the University of Maryland (Baltimore) Baseball Team to play the professional Orioles Baseball Team, at what was then Union Park in Baltimore. The team was composed of members of the School of Denistry, Law and Medicine.
  • Health: A Poem by the Physician Poet Edward Baynard

    Wink, Tara (2020-04-22)
    Blog post highlighting Health: A Poem written by Dr. Edward Baynard, an 17th century physician and poet. The poem is meant to provide helpful advice to maintain health and wellness.
  • The Legacy of Florence Nightingale at UMB

    Wink, Tara (2020-05-12)
    The blog post outlines the history of the "Flossie" Nursing Cap tradition at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
  • Recognizing Nurses with a historic poem this National Nurses Week

    Wink, Tara (2020-05-06)
    The blog post features a poem from UMB's 1905 Bones, Molars, and Briefs Yearbook. The poem highlights the work of nurses. It honored nurses during National Nurses Week 2020.
  • “Her Smile” a Poem by Dr. Bert E. Doyle

    Wink, Tara (2020-05-29)
    The blog highlights the poem, "Her Smile" written by Dr. Bert E. Doyle, School of Dentistry class of 1904. The blog highlights the many unique things found in the University's yearbooks.
  • The University Ode: A Celebration of UMB Poetry

    Wink, Tara (2020-04-13)
    The piece highlights The University Ode for National Poetry Month, April 2020. Historical Collections houses a well-loved copy of The University Ode, a piece written for the Alumni Association by Dr. Eugene F. Cordell with music by Dr. Theodore Hemberger. It also highlights the University of Maryland Musical Association, an organization founded by Dr. John C. Hemmeter and directed by Dr. Hemberger.
  • The University of Maryland, Baltimore in World War I

    Wink, Tara (2018-11-09)
    A history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore during World War I. Includes, a brief history of World War I and Veteran's Day. UMB was active in creating Base Hospital No. 42 at the Bazoilles Hospital Center in France to treat wounded soldiers during the war. Describes the activity on campus including the creation of the Student Army Training Corps (S.A.T.C.).
  • 1933: University of Maryland Dental School “Dents” Baltimore Amateur Hockey League Champs

    Wink, Tara (2018-06-01)
    Eighty-five years ago the University of Maryland Dental School’s ice hockey team (the Maryland Dents) made their own history by winning the Baltimore Amateur Ice Hockey League championship. The Maryland Dents, though short-lived (they played from 1932 to 1935) enjoyed a whirlwind of success, earning the title in their second year of play.
  • Football at UMB: HS/HSL Historical Highlight

    Wink, Tara (2019-01-24)
    Football at UMB was first organized by Dr. Norfleet Mann Gibbs, UM School of Medicine, class of 1896. Gibbs was called, “the father of athletics at the University of Maryland,” by the 1896 Bones, Molar, and Briefs Yearbook. The first team was fielded mid-season 1895.
  • Dr. Elton “Tony” Preston Maddox Jr.

    Wink, Tara (2020-02-06)
    In 1968, the first African American student entered the School of Dentistry; Elton Preston Maddox Jr. Dr. Maddox graduated with honors from the School of Dentistry in 1972; he was the only African American student during his four year tenure.
  • School of Medicine Political Cartoon: “A Faculty Meeting”

    Wink, Tara (2018-07-06)
    This unique interpretation of a School of Medicine Faculty Meeting was recently discovered among the records of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library. Donated to the library in 1938 by Dr. William H. Marsh, School of Medicine Class of 1876, the cartoon represents the faculty of the school of medicine as donkeys standing around a dissection table. The cartoon was drawn by Colonel William H. Arthur, School of Medicine Class of 1877, whose name appears in the lower right hand corner of the cartoon.
  • Historical Collections is Celebrating National Nurses Week!

    Wink, Tara (2019-05-07)
    May 6-12, 2019 is National Nurses Week; the HS/HSL’s historical collections is celebrating by highlighting our materials from the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.
  • Dean Natalie D. Eddington, First African American Dean of the School of Pharmacy

    Wink, Tara (2020-02-20)
    In 2007, Natalie D. Eddington, PhD, FAAPS, FCP was named dean of the school becoming the first woman African American Dean at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). Eddington joined the faculty at the School of Pharmacy in 1991, serving as Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences from 2003 until she became dean in 2007.

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