COVID-19 Update

Non-essential employees are mostly teleworking, and classes have shifted to a hybrid model, with in-person and online instruction.

Archives and Special Collections


We are the home of the University Archives, the institutional records of Bowie State University. We also house Special Collections, which includes materials about the education and history of African Americans in Maryland and Prince George's County, books on Maryland history, rare books, and photographs documenting Bowie State University's history.

Open by appointment only. Please contact the Library Administration Office at 301-860-3850.

Using Archives & Special Collections (Quick Guides)

PHOTOGRAPHS, see HBCU Library Alliance Digital Collections FOR MORE PHOTOS.

COLLECTIONS and more on BSU HISTORY, see our LibGuide.

List of Presidents, Provosts and campus buildings.


Remembering Bowie State's '68 protest on its 50th anniversary

National and local events converged in early April 1968 on the campus of Bowie State.

On April 4, 2018, three of our alumni were interviewed on NBC4 about the student strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago. Also see the Baltimore Sun article about the events of that fateful year.

Student Newspapers now online in PDF format: