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 https://umdarchives.wordpress.com/2018/12/13/leftys-legacy-saved-in-digital-collections and view additional pieces digitized via go.umd.edu/leftyfootage.
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.