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McDaniel College Archives: About the Archives

About the Archives

The McDaniel College Archives oversees three different groups of collections: 

  • Manuscript Collections (MS) - Materials documenting the history, work, and/or activities of a person, family, or corporate body. Manuscript Collections at McDaniel College reflect persons and families with relationship to the College including alumni, faculty, staff, administration or those with other close ties. 
  • Special Collections (SpC) - Related to a subject or interest and may contain several types of materials including books, manuscripts, memorabilia, and other artifacts
  • College Records (RG) - The repository of non-current official records produced by or for McDaniel College that are kept for the continuing and enduring value to the College's history. 

Researchers are encouraged to use all these collections. However, there may be restrictions on some of the collections. If the material you wish to research is restricted, please contact the Archivist. 

Western Maryland College Archives Fund

Western Maryland College Archives Fund at McDaniel College

The Western Maryland College Archives Fund at McDaniel College was established in 2014 by Caroline Benson Tringali, Class of 1985, in recognition of her 30th reunion and in honor of the many members of her family who have attended the College since 1899.

It was established to preserve the history of the College for future students and scholars. Under the direction of the Director of Hoover Library, the Fund is to be used by the College's Archivist to support the highest priorities of the department that will help ensure preservation of artifacts in the collection or to add to the collection, as well as provide for the purchase of equipment or renovation of the Archives. The initial focus of the Fund is to address the "backlog" of WMC items with the focus including McDaniel College items in the future.

To ensure the long-term preservation, storage, and access to these historical records in the Archives, please consider a monetary donation to the fund.

For more information, or to support the fund, please contact David Brennan, at or (410) 857-2284.