Special Collections presents our final installation in our archival project Archives Gold: 50 Objects for UMBC's 50th, a special series showcasing 50 different objects that tell the story of UMBC. For our final week, we present the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery exhibition book for its UMBC 50th anniversary exhibit entitled "Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50."
"Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50" Exhibit Book, 2016. UPUB L3-092. University Archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County! On September 19, 1966, students were welcomed to the new UMBC campus which consisted of only three completed buildings: Academic One, Gym 1, and Lecture Hall One, and had only eighteen areas of study available. Fast forward to today and UMBC has over forty different academic, residential, and student life buildings and offers 48 different majors.
Visit the new exhibition in the Library Gallery, "Sharing the Past, Building the Future: UMBC at 50" to explore some of the many stories of the university's exciting beginning and continuing development through items selected from UMBC's University Archives, including photographs, documents, objects, books, and ephemera!