• 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.