Online ExhibitsThis page features online exhibitions that have been created by Special Collections staff. The exhibits highlight the holdings of Special Collections and provide more detail and history about the materials and subject matter. The content includes, for example: printed books, book illustrations, pulp magazines, fanzines, photographs, posters, ephemera, artists' books, manuscripts, and other archival materials.
- Science Fiction Pulps & Fanzines
View this online exhibit and learn more about science fiction in general, the origins of sci fi pulp fiction, the sci fi community, fanzines, and notable sci fi authors.
- Growing Baltimore: Images from the Hughes Company between the World War
Curated by three students from Denise Meringelo's Spring 2011 HIST 705, Introduction to Public History. The exhibit uses the Hughes Company Glass Negative collection from UMBC's Special Collections Department and examines the expansion and development in Baltimore after the 1918 annexation.
Tracing the evolution of our campus, this exhibit uses digital images and original archival resources to demonstrate how the school has changed while maintaining its original mission. This exhibit was curated by hree students from Denise Meringelo's Spring 2011 HIST 705, Introduction to Public History.
- In the Archives: UMBC at 45
A sample of the records, photographs, publications, and pom-poms that document our shared campus history, presented in conjunction with American Archives Month and Homecoming 2011.
- The Evolution of 20th Century Camera Technology from the William B. Cavanaugh Collection
This exhibit features historic cameras from the William B. Cavanaugh collection. Fascinated by cameras, Cavanaugh collected over 100 vintage cameras and camera accessories—twentieth-century cultural relics. His complete collection represents different advancements in the field of photography and technological developments that made photography easier, more accurate, and more accessible to the general public.