University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park has shared 12 collections with Project Stand, including over 20 linear feet of organizational records and reports, event planning documents,  correspondence files, news clippings, photographs, and audio-visual materials. The majority of the materials fall into two primary categories, including Vietnam era protest materials from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, and collections  regarding LGBTQ communities organizational efforts at UMD from the late 1970’s to present. Featured Vietnam era protest collections include the History of the University Of Maryland- Campus Unrest Records, documenting the May protests of 1970, 1971, and 1972; the Patrick M. Olmert Photographs of the Route 1 and McKeldin Mall student riots and teargassing in May 1970; the Phillip Geraci Photograph Collection; and the Hugo Keesing Collection of audio recordings and memorabilia from the Vietnam era protests.

 Featured LGBTQ collections include the records of the Gay Student Alliance, chronicling the campus response to the gay community during the 1970s; records of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Alliance and the Pride Alliance Collection, successor organizations to the Gay Student Alliance; and the President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Records, documenting the work of the commission between 1997 and 2003, which includes university studies and reports on diversity and the campus environment toward homosexuality. Of particular note in this collection are materials related to the university’s proposal for a certificate in LGBT Studies.

A notable addition to the project are the records of Koinonia Agapes, Inc., a non-profit organization established in 1963 to provide fellowship and support for international students at the University of Maryland and other colleges in the DC metro area.

Primary contact: Lae’l Hughes-Watkins (bio)