Congratulations to the Department of History on their first place win in the Terrapin Triathlon relay event that took place on May 5!

The Department of History has many programs, awards, and scholarships. If you donate today, please designate your gift to any of the following funds: the History Enhancement Gift, the Center for Historical Studies, the Merrill Dissertation Award, the Smith Prize in Policital History , or the History Scholarship.

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The Samuel Gompers Papers collects, annotates, and makes available primary sources of American labor history. Founded by Stuart Kaufman in 1974, the project has published two microfilm series of union records and eleven volumes of Gompers' papers.

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What is especially wholesome and fruitful in the study of history is that you behold the events as if they were displayed in a prominent memorial, so that you may thence choose what to imitate and what to avoid.

The Freedmen and Southern Society Project was established in 1976 to capture the essence of the social revolution by depicting the drama of emancipation in the words of the participants: liberated slaves and defeated slaveholders, soldiers and civilians, common folk and the elite, Northerners and Southerners.

The University of Maryland History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) exists to foster an intellectual community and share ideas and experiences. The HGSA promotes intellectual exchange both at formal history department events and at informal gatherings of fellow graduate students though parties, meetings, happy hours, and a lively e-mail list serv.

The Department of History accepts Advanced Special Students including Golden ID and International Students. Please check the Graduate School Website for more information on applying to the program. For more information, you may contact Jodi Hall (jlhall@umd.edu).


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