Help Preserve Maryland Basketball History

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Project ends on June 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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We've extended our Launch campaign! Help us meet our match!

March 08, 2019

Tom McMillen has pledged $20,000 and Len and Gail Elmore have pledged $10,000 in support of our digitization project.  Help us match their commitment to this critical preservation initiative by making a gift today! Our Launch campaign has been extended until April 8, so please share the word about our work!


A special thank-you as well to an anonymous donor for supporting this project through a $10,000 match! 



Coverage in Maryland Today

February 25, 2019

Last week the folks at Maryland Today gave our project a great shout-out in their story "Driesell, Digitized." You can read the whole piece and learn more about the progress of our work at:


Thank you for your continued support to Help Preserve Maryland Basketball History and for your assistance in spreading the word about our efforts.

Proof of Concept

January 05, 2019

We've had a blast this week watching the reaction to the posting of one of the videos recently digitized as part of our project to Help Preserve Maryland Basketball History. When University Archivist Anne Turkos and Athletics Archivist Amanda Hawk visited Coach Lefty Driesell in 2016, he gave them 113 pieces of film and videotape that were recently converted as part of this campaign. On Thursday, we posted the first of these pieces on our University of Maryland University Archives Facebook page, and within two days, the video has been viewed over 4,000 times! The video, entitled "House of Dreams," was prepared in 2002 to mark the closing of Cole Field House, and memories of that historic arena obviously still resonate with former players and Terrapin fans everywhere.


You can find more information about Lefty's gift and our work to save these treasures on our blog, Terrapin Tales, at and view additional pieces digitized via

Thank you for your gifts to Help Preserve Maryland Basketball History, and please share information about our project with friends and family and on your social media. Our Launch campaign continues through March 8, and we need your support.

Choose a giving level


Tip Off

Start us off right! $10 will digitize 2 minutes of film, or nearly 6 minutes of video.


Buzzer Beater

$30 will digitize half a game on video, or nearly 4 minutes of game time on film.


Free Throw

Take the shot! $60 will help us digitize an entire game on videotape, or 8 minutes of film.


Three Pointer

Your $175 gift will help us digitize almost 3 full games on videotape, or half a game on film.



A gift of $350 will digitize an entire game on film (that's two reels!) or 5 1/2 games on videotape!


Half Court

Be our half court hero! $500 will help us digitize eight games on videotape, or a game and a half of film.


Slam Dunk!

A $1000 gift will help us digitize nearly 17 games on videotape or 3 games on film!

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