Archives and Special Collections

The Department of Archives and Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives, which are the institutional records of Bowie State University. It is also the home of Special Collections, which includes other materials relevant to the education and history of African Americans in Maryland and Prince George's County, books on Maryland history, rare books, and photographs documenting Bowie State University's history.

For just a few of our many photographs (most of which are not digitized), see HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collections.

For more detailed descriptions of our collections, please see our LibGuides.

 The Department of Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment only. If you have questions, please call the Archivist, Katherine Hayes, at (301) 860-3851 for further information, or email