Collections related to the life of students at Towson University. These resources illuminate both the day-to-day and extraordinary experiences of Towson students over the school's over 150 year history.
Historic and current issues of the Towson University student newspaper, The Towerlight (also known as the Oriole and the Tower Light). Issues include September 1922 through 2021.
Resident and New Student Handbooks
Orientation handbooks for students entering Towson University that outline expected conduct and the basics of living on campus.
Select issue of the school yearbook from 1919 to 2009. Each issue offers a retrospective of the academic year, including portraits of faculty members, staff, and senior students, as well as photographs documenting athletics, student organizations, and institutional traditions.
Materials related to the Black student experience at Towson University, including records of the Black Student Union, oral histories from the Towson Black Alumni Alliance, and published guidebooks, magazines, and event programs.
Handwritten class histories complied by student historians at the Maryland State Normal School in Baltimore (now Towson University.) Histories document the Class of 1897 and Class of 1899.
Historic and contemporary issues of the student literary magazine Grub Street (also called The Grub Street Wit, the Talisman, Towers, and the Publication) from 1952 to 2022, featuring student poetry, photography, and prose.