Questions for Anne Turkos, the university archivistIMP photo by Andrew Adams, other photos courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division and NAACP Records [LC-DIG-ppmsca-09709]
A: Actually, Marshall stated on more than one occasion that he never applied to the UMD School of Law. He did, however, successfully represent Donald Gaines Murray in his bid for admission five years later. Information about the Murray case and similar lawsuits may be found in the records of the Board of Regents and the president’s office. Coverage of these legal actions also appears in a number of newspaper resources accessible in the UMD Libraries, including The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Afro-American and The Diamondback. In addition, the Libraries hold a number of secondary sources that examine various aspects of these cases.
A: Tripti Sinha, assistant vice president and chief technology officer in the Division of Information Technology, helped us with the answer to this one. Back in the mid- to late 1980s, the university’s old Computer Science Center had an IMP for about a year. It was replaced by the then-new NSFNET network. BBN Technologies, the contractor now known as Raytheon BBN Technologies, removed the IMP from campus when it was decommissioned.
A: After a lengthy and unsuccessful search of The Diamondback microfilm (I can’t wait until the paper is fully digitized and searchable online!), it turns out that the article you remembered was in a controversial student magazine of the period called Argus. The additional clues you provided, including your quote, helped us locate the article, “The Silent Minority,” in its second 1970 issue.
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