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Hornbake Library 

4130 Campus Drive

College Park, Maryland 20740


As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus.

The eight-library system is a key academic resource that supports the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. With an operating budget of $23.7 million, the University Libraries rank 43 among the 115 members of the Association of Research Libraries.We rank 10th in electronic resources as a percentage of total library materials.

Collections vary in format, and include materials owned by the University Libraries as well as those licensed for the academic community.

Volumes: 4.65 million (includes electronic books)
E-journals: 17,000
E-books:  1.2 million
Databases: 352 +

The University Libraries also belong to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, a 16-member consortium with a strong tradition of resource-sharing and a common library software system to manage collections and transactions.  The University Libraries is also a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, which facilitates library materials loans and resource-sharing among 15 research libraries.

Collections focused on the U.S. presidents include:


Spiro T. Agnew papers, 1953-1977.


James Bruce papers, 1734-2002.


Papers of William S. James, 1857-1975.

            [includes a letter autographed by President John F. Kennedy to William S. James]


Theodore R. McKeldin papers, 1880-1980.


American News Women's Club archives, 1932-2001.


Eleanor Tydings Ditzen Papers 


Papers of Marjorie Sewell Holt, 1972-1986.


Maryland manuscripts collection. State and local government records, 1663-1994.


Richard Moe papers, 1861-2001.


Papers of Albert Cabell Ritchie, 1903-1939.


Papers of Jean Spencer, 1963-1973.


Woman's Suburban Democratic Club archives, 1956-2008.


Warfield Family papers, 1801-1960.


The following collections at the University of Maryland Special Collections may contain presidential and/or vice-presidential materials: 


Daniel B. Brewster Papers, 1950-2007.


Papers of Jo-Ann Orlinsky, 1953-1976.


Papers of William S. Schmidt, 1946-2003.


Joseph D. Tydings papers, 1930-1986.


Papers of Murray Vandiver, 1873-1916

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.

Papers of Murray Vandiver, 1873-1916

Vandiver, Murray, 1845-1916. Maryland businessman and civil servant. Appointed Collector of Internal Revenue by Grover Cleveland, a position he held from 1893 to 1897, and served as Treasurer of the State of Maryland from 1900-1915.

Correspondence, scrapbooks, and financial records documenting Vandiver's personal life as well as his political and business careers. Significant correspondents include Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Albert Cabell Ritchie, Jacob Tome, Richard W. Silvester, George van Biber, Buchanan Schley, Isaac Lobe Straus, John Poe, and William S. Bryan.

8.25 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Woodrow Wilson

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