Help Preserve Maryland Basketball History

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Project ends on March 08, at 11:59 PM EST
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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 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.

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$10

Tip Off

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

$30

Buzzer Beater

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

$60

Free Throw

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

$175

Three Pointer

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

$350

Alley-oop

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

$500

Half Court

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

$1,000

Slam Dunk!

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

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