Descriptive Entry This accession consists of the full text of the Photographic Survey Project's "Guides to Photographic Collections at the Smithsonian Institution," volumes 1 through 4, which were published between 1988 and 1993. Smithsonian Press currently owns copyright of these four volumes. Some materials are in electronic format.
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
The Allen E. Smith collection consists of personal and official correspondence, diaries, notebooks, official papers, personnel documents, printed materials, maps, and photographs all pertaining to Smith's military career. The diaries and notebooks highlight his daily activities and reflect the events he endured while on active duty during World War II. The photographs contain World War II era European scenes and individuals. The majority of the photographs were taken by his brother, Francis Smith, while he was also stationed in Europe with the United States (U.S.) Army
The Earl C. Bergquist collection consists of materials regarding his career in the United States (U.S.) Army from 1927 to 1959. The collection contains his personnel files, official papers, personal correspondence and papers, printed materials, and photographs. Bergquist's personnel files consist of information regarding his promotions, assignments, and awards. The official papers are related to military matters such as certificates he was awarded and reports he wrote. His personal correspondence and papers primarily consists of letters to family members and friends. The collection includes photographs of a prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Germany, a munitions plant tour in Spain, and a visit at the Royal Thai Artillery Center. The collection includes oversize materials from Bergquist's personnel files and photographs
The Walter S. Zerbe collection consists of World War I era certificates of appointment, a banquet booklet for the 102nd Aero Squadron, official letters regarding Zerbe's service, an Honorable Discharge and Enlistment Record, a discharge form, and one photograph of unidentified soldiers