Browse Collections


Asian Arts & Culture Center Art Collection

Established in 1971, this collection includes historic and contemporary art objects from China, Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, Tibet, and other Asian countries.


Commencement Programs

The collection includes commencement ceremony programs from 1866-1987. The programs feature names of graduates; principals and presidents; notable speakers; along with other information.

Course Catalogs

The catalogs and bulletins are from 1866 to the present. Earlier catalogs also list each year’s graduates, faculty and staff, and historical information.


Lena C. Van Bibber Collection of Cuneiform Clay Tablets

The collection consists of three tablets from the ancient sites of Drehem and Umma in Mesopotamia, dating to about 2400-2100 B.C.E.

Louis Rosenthal Miniature Sculpture Collection

The collection consists of miniature bronze sculptures with historical, mythological, biblical, satirical, or whimsical themes created by Louis Rosenthal.


Paul H. Gantt Nuremberg Trial Papers

The Paul H. Gantt Nuremberg Trial Papers contain bound volumes of Gantt's working papers and a series of photographs related to the Nuremberg trials which took place in occupied Germany.

Photographs Collection

Over 12,000 photographic prints, slides, and negatives documenting nearly all facets of campus life from 1881 through 2010.


Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Collection for Public Leadership Studies

The Ehrlich collection contains materials covering Ehrlich's service in public office as Congressman in the House of Representatives and as Governor of Maryland.


Student Newspapers

Complete run of the student newspaper (The Oriole, now The Towerlight), starting with the first issue in 1922.


Teacher Education Oral History Project

The interviews are personal accounts of participants’ experiences at Towson University and their careers in education.

Towson University Retired Faculty Association Oral History Project

Interviews undertaken by the Towson University Retired Faculty Association to discuss the life and career of retired faculty members.



The institutional yearbooks from 1919 to 2009. Each offers a retrospective of the academic year including photographs of the life on campus.