Who we are
Towson University's Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is part of the Albert S. Cook Library. The SCUA collects, preserves, and shares documents, photographs, and artifacts of permanent, historical value produced or received by Towson University. We have five primary collecting areas: Towson University history, Jewish Studies, Performing Arts, World War II, and the History of Education in Maryland. You can visit our Collecting Areas page to learn more about these materials.
In these historic archives you may encounter words, images or other language used that were reflective of the tenor of our nation, and thus university, at that time in history. Those images may be disturbing and offensive, as they reflect the prejudice of the time. However, they do not reflect Towson University’s values and our commitment toward building a welcoming, diverse and inclusive campus that supports all the members of our community to thrive, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or levels of ableness.