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Archives & Special Collections Department: More History!

Home to the historical records of Bowie State University, including publications and photographs. Here you'll also find Special Collections materials such as rare books, manuscript collections, records of local organizations, vertical files, and ephemera.

WYPR Interview

Celebrating 150 Years at Bowie State!

In 2015, Bowie State University celebrated its Sesquicentennial Anniversary. We are pleased to announce that WYPR Public Radio interviewed staff and alumni about the history of Bowie State University and its founding in 1865. To listen to this short broadcast, go to:
150 Years Later, Bowie State's Transformation From A One-Room School

More History in Other LibGuides

Graduation procession on campus, 1956.

Bowie State University has its own enduring history! Visit the Freshman Seminar: History of BSU LibGuide to find out more!

And local history is a part of our story as well. Check out the Crownsville Hospital LibGuide.

Historical Photographs Online

We are participants in the HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collections. You may view those materials online at the Bowie State University Historical Images Collection: