HS/HSL’s Historical Collections Holding Open House on May 9

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library’s (HS/HSL) Historical Collections is opening the doors to its unique and valuable collections on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Join the library to experience some of the treasures from its historical collections. Light refreshments will be served in the hallway outside of the Woodward Historical Suite.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Peruse select volumes from the Dr. John Crawford Collection, which founded the library in 1813.
  • Read the Walter Reed/James Carroll correspondence from the fourth U.S. Army Yellow Fever Commission, which discovered the cause of the disease in 1900.
  • Flip through the pages of the collection’s oldest volume, De Medicina, published in 1497.
  • View two exhibits highlighting the University’s involvement and experience in World War I and the 1918 influenza epidemic.
  • Learn more about the exceptional history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
  • Meet Tara Wink, the HS/HSL’s new historical librarian and archivist.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. For additional information, contact Wink via email twink@hshsl.umaryland.edu or by calling 410-706-5048.

Tara WinkEducation, People, Research, University LifeApril 30, 20180 comments

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