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New for April 2018: Bowie State in '68

Fifty years ago national and local events converged in early April 1968 on the campus of Bowie State.

On April 4 2018, three of our alumni were interviewed on NBC4 about the student strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago. Also see the Baltimore Sun article about the events of that fateful year.


We are the home of the University Archives, the institutional records of Bowie State University. We also house Special Collections, which includes materials about 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.

Open by appointment only. Telephone (301) 860-3851 or Email khayes@bowiestate.edu 

Or fill out the online form to send us your request or make an appointment:
Archives and Special Collections Reference Request Form

PHOTOGRAPHS, see HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collections FOR MORE PHOTOS.

COLLECTIONS and more on BSU HISTORY, see our LibGuide.

List of Presidents, Provosts and campus buildings.


Student Newspapers now online in PDF format: