Archives and Special Collections

Contact Information
and Hours:

Anna Clarkson

Head Archives and Special Collections

Telephone: 410-617-6868

Lisa Ungemach

Project Archivist

Telephone: 410-617-6866

General Inquiries

Telephone: 410-617-6870

Mailing Address:

200 Winston Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21212


Monday - Friday; 9-5.
Appointments are encouraged and
walkins are accomodated when

Members of the media must contact
either Loyola University Maryland's
Communication Department at
(410)617-2146 or Notre Dame of Maryland
University's Communication Department at
(410)532-3165 depending on the nature
of the request for access to the Archives.

The Archives & Special Collections offers a range of services to the University and broader research community. In addition to acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials in a variety of formats, departmental staff collaborate with instructors to incorporate primary-source material into their curriculum; respond to reference requests and support the research of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and unaffiliated scholars; mount physical and electronic exhibitions; participate in university special projects and capstone events; sponsor lectures and outreach programs; offer consultation on the management and disposition of University records; and provide digital access to selected items and collections.

  1. Location and Hours of Operation

    The Archives and Special Collections are located on the Third Floor of the Library, Reading Room #3012B and are open to the public Monday - Friday; 9-5. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are accommodated when possible.

  2. General Description

    • The Archives contains over 2,500 linear feet of records reflecting the institutional histories of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Records include: records of the university, photographs, publications, publicity, architectural drawings, ephemera, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and administrative records including but not limited to departmental and committee records such as correspondence, drafts, reports, and policies.

      Access policy: Materials created for public circulation are open and available to all researchers. All other materials are currently restricted.

    • Special Collections, Rare Books contains over 2,000 volumes dating from the 14th century to the 20th century. Strengths in the collection include 19th-20th century British and American literature (Gerard Manley Hopkins, Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh, Edith Sitwell, Flannery O'Connor, Henry James, and William Faulkner); philosophy, theology, and religion; and European & American History.

      Access policy: Currently the Rare Books collection is undergoing preservation and arrangement work and remains largely uncatalogued. Please contact the Archivist for a consultation to view the collection and become familiar with materials in your area of research. Use of these resources for teaching and scholarly research is highly encouraged.

    • Special Collections, Manuscripts contains a small but rich collection of personal papers including: The Evelyn Waugh Papers, The Flannery O'Conner Papers, The Mark Bowden Papers, and The Herbert O'Conor Papers.

      Access policy: Open for research. Please contact the Archives to set up an appointment at

  3. Reference, Research, and Exhibitions

    • General reference requests from faculty and staff of the University are a priority for the Archives. Researchers are provided up to four hours of research support per request. If additional research is required, the Archivist may pull materials for you to perform your own research. In general, please allow a lead time of 2 weeks for general research requests when possible.
    • Projects can be discussed with the Archivist to understand needs and deadlines. Please allow a lead time of 4-6 weeks for larger projects. If materials need to be sent out-of-house for digitization (due to large size or unusual format), any associated fees will need to be absorbed by the requestor of the materials.
    • Classes can be scheduled with the Archivist six to eight weeks prior to the class visit to arrange scheduling and select instruction materials.
    • Exhibitions can be arranged based on consultation with the Archivist. Exhibits need to be planned with sufficient lead time and discussion with the Archivist will help determine the time necessary to effectively support exhibit objectives.

  4. Records Management and Transfer of Materials

    The Archives collects and manages inactive records of enduring value for the University. The Archives collects materials of variety of formats including paper and electronic; analog and digital. Please email the Archivist at with a descriptive inventory of items. The Archivist will work with you to arrange the safe transfer of materials.

  5. Contact Information

    The Head of Archives & Special Collections can be reached at (410)617-6870 or to provide access and support to the University community.