Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
The collection consists of the copper box that served as the time capsule as well as the materials contained within it, including newspapers, catalogs, programs, faculty and student handbooks, an alumni newsletter, directories and other items relating to State Teachers College at Towson in 1950. Also included are a ribbon and broadside from the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Health and Counseling Centers at Ward & West
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
Records of the Maryland State Board of Education consist of materials related to the administration and operation of the Board dating from 1938 to 1967. It contains correspondence, meeting minutes, agendas, reports, newsletters, and policy manuals. The meeting minutes comprise the bulk of the collection, and reveal the legislative process of the Board, including payments and contracts, construction reports, appointments or separations of teachers and other staff, and the determination of their salaries. Also included is a report prepared for the State Board of Education and the Attorney-General of Maryland, and drafted as a result of the 1954 United States Supreme Court case, Brown vs. Board of Education
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
Lena C. Van Bibber was a faculty member of the State Teachers College at Towson (now Towson University). The clay tablets were probably acquired by her sometime in 1939 from Edgar J. Banks, who had been appointed as American consul in Baghdad, Iraq in 1898. Banks was an antiquities enthusiast, who went on to purchase many clay tablets which later were distributed to various universities, museums, and libraries throughout the United States. This online collection consists of three cuneiform clay tablets from the ancient sites of Drehem and Umma in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), dating to about 2400-2100 B.C. The cuneiform script on the tablets relates to administrative and economic transactions, including the receipt for the delivery of oxen, sheep, and goats to a temple; a sales receipt for the killing of an ox; and records of the temple transactions. Other materials include a letter from the seller, Edgar J. Banks, with a description of each tablet and details of the sale; and a ... Read More
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
The Photographs Collection consists of photographic prints, slides, and negatives documenting nearly all facets of campus life. These images document people, places, and events in the long history of the institution from its beginnings as the Maryland State Normal School to the present-day Towson University. Subjects include: student organizations; commencements; graduating classes; alumni and alumnae; theater; presidents; administrators; students; faculty and staff; buildings; the Lida Lee Tall School; campus views; sports; awards; social events; dedications; and others. A selection of these photographs have been digitized and are accessible online, with new ones added on an ongoing basis
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
Donated to Towson University in 1979, the Paul H. Gantt Nuremberg Trial Papers contain bound volumes of Gantt's working papers and a series of photographs related to the Nuremberg trials which took place in occupied Germany from 1945-1946 and from 1946-1949. The documents include legal briefs with annotations, correspondence files, military reports, and other documentation that reflect Gantt's roles and responsibilities as a member of American military prosecution teams. Born in Austria in 1907, Paul Hawkins Gantt came to the United States in 1939 with a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna. After obtaining a JD from the College of William and Mary in 1942 he later went on to serve in Nuremberg, Germany, from 1946-1949 with the Office of Chief of Counsel for War Crimes, Department of the Army. During this time he was deputy chief of two out of twelve trial teams responsible for preparing war crimes cases heard before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals. At the conclusion of ... Read More
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
Begun under the auspices of Georgia Baker, Professor of Theatre Arts at Towson University from 1966-2009, the Historic Clothing Collection contains articles of clothing for men, women, and children that date back to the early- to mid-1800s. The collection numbers in excess of 1,000 items and is housed in the Towson University Center for the Arts building under the care of Cheryl Partridge, Costume Shop Manager. In fall 2011 Partridge, who has been working with the collection since the 1970s, began efforts to raise awareness about this hidden collection and its potential use for research. This digital collection is a result of a partnership begun in 2012 between the Theatre Arts Department and the Towson University Special Collections and Archives to provide online access to the collection
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
Records of the Presidentʹs Staff Meetings consist of materials relating to the overall administration of the university. It is composed of meeting agendas and minutes, as well as some memoranda and additional informational materials for members
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
Records of Libertus Van Bokkelen consist of personal correspondence from Van Bokkelen to his family, as well as biographical information composed by staff at St. Timothyʹs Protestant Episcopal Church in Catonsville, Md., and the Towson University Archives
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
The collection consists of three cuneiform clay tablets from the ancient sites of Drehem and Umma in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq), dating to about 2400-2100 B.C. The cuneiform script on the tablets relates to administrative and economic transactions, including the receipt for the delivery of oxen, sheep, and goats to a temple; a sales receipt for the killing of an ox; and records of the temple transactions. Other materials include a letter from Edgar J. Banks addressed to Lena C. Van Bibber and dated June 2, 1939, which includes a description of each tablet and details of the sale; a letter from Lena C. Van Bibber dated June 16, 1939; and three index cards with descriptions of the clay tablets
Towson University - Albert S. Cook Library
The collection includes personal and professional correspondence; poetry drafts; personal files; magazines; anthologies; newspaper clippings featuring Marion Buchman's poetry; reviews; biographical information; memberships and awards; and a notebook containing Buchman's notes, thoughts, and verses. There are also photographs and an audio reel of a poetry reading by Buchman from a radio show in Baltimore, Md