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Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections: Rare Book Room

Houses materials about the region's history, geology, social and cultural events, and people as well as the history of Frostburg State University. Material written by students, staff, faculty, and area residents.

Rare Book Room

The Rare Book Room is located in Room 413 of the Lewis J. Ort Library, Frostburg State University.  The room remains secure at all times.  All items are non-circulating and must be used in the adjacent Special Collections Reading Room only.  Access is by appointment only.  The Special Collections Librarian maintains responsibility for the Rare Book Room. 

Some items of interest in the Rare Book Room include: Commencement programs from 1904, Nemacolin (University yearbook), Cumberland Brewing history, five (5) original Sanborn maps of area towns, as well as State Lines and The Bottom Line (student newspaper).

Other unique items from the region are housed in the Rare Book Room due to the publication date, unusual printing or binding, and specific content.