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Items Dated Between 1960 and 1969

Joseph Shores Collection

by Shores, Joseph (1521 – 1999)

5 boxes (2 linear feet)

In 2009, Joseph Shores collected material relating to the family history of a large number of families living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. While the collection primarily consists of handwritten notes, there are also family trees, official documents, tax records, marriage records, censuses, correspondences, maps, and military records. Also included are research papers, a Historical American Buildings Survey Inventory, currency collections, a Somerset County Historical Society correspondence, and other miscellaneous items. All are reproductions.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Betty Murrell Collection

by Murrell, Betty (1550 – 1986)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

The genealogies of several families are explored in this collection including the Willey, Wallace, Hargrave, Kfoury, Medford, Manlove, Bailey and others. Within the collection, there are land deeds, wills of people who had died, coat of arms for families that originated in England, and baptism records. All these families are able to trace ancestors to Accomack County, Somerset County, and Dorchester County.

Identifier: 1986.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard W. Cooper papers

by Cooper, Richard Waller (1605 – 2001)

18 boxes,  2 oversize folders (12.5 linear feet)

The Richard Cooper papers document his professional and personal activities through his collection of materials dating from 1605 to 2001. The documents focus on the religious and political histories of Wicomico and Worcester County as well as the history of the Mason-Dixon Boundary Line depicted through Cooper’s column in the Daily Times. The papers also document the topographic history of Delmarva through Cooper’s career as an engineering surveyor. Documents from his surveying career and interests include topographic maps, survey certificates, land deeds, and plats. A photograph album documents the construction of his family home at 611 Tony Tank Lane in Salisbury, Maryland. Materials within the collection include newspaper clippings, photographs, family histories, and correspondence. Drafts and manuscripts of Cooper’s published works on the history of Salisbury, Profile of a Colonial Community, Salisbury in Times Gone By, and Portrait of Salisbury are contained within the collection.

Identifier: 1987.093
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Brochure and Pamphlet Collection

by Unknown (1609 – 2010)

9 boxes (9 linear feet)

This Collection consists of Brochures and Booklets primarily pertaining to the Eastern Shore. Overall its central focus is Maryland/Delmarva. The Date Range of the Collection is 1609-2010.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Art • Culture • Education • Maps • Maritime • Architecture • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.101
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

DuPont Family Collection

by DuPont, Dolores L. (1621 – 1995)

11 folders (0.11 linear feet)

The DuPont Family Collection contains genealogical information on the DuPont family conducted by Dolores L. DuPont. Included is her application to become a member of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland, an article resulting from her investigation into the location of the grave of Gov. Samuel Stevens, Jr. (1778-1860), research on her great-great grandfather Dr. John Barnett (1780-1858), information on Dr. Nathaniel Potter, brother-in-law of Barnett (both married Golsborough's, Potter Sarah F. and Barnett Catherine), the property "Boston", the descendants of William Burgess (1622-1685) and the Marada movie house of St. Michael's. Photographs of the Custis tombs in Northampton, VA are also part of the collection.

Associated Subjects: DuPont Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1998.094
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Counties collection

by Ellegood, Maria LouiseFenwick, Charles E.Hall, Elizabeth (1625 – 1967)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Eastern Shore Counties collection contains a copy of the "Eastern Shoreman" which highlights the start of the oyster season. Additionally, this collection contains a copy of the "Holly Leaf" from November 3, 1967, a sketch of the early history of Wicomico County written by Maria Louise Ellegood, a souvenir pamphlet from Crisfield that details some of the areas unknown history written by Elizabeth Hall, and a history of St. Mary's County written by Charles E. Fenwick.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.249
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Laws Family Collection

by Unknown (1625 – 1960)

4 folders,  1 oversize folder (2.54 linear feet)

The Laws Family collection contains genealogical information on the Laws Family. There are genealogical descriptions of Laws family members, with a birth, death, and marriage date. There are also bibliographic information for some of the more prominent family members. There are also photographs of family members, and the places they lived. The majority of the Laws family members on the Eastern Shore lived in Accomack County, Virginia, Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico County, Maryland. There is also a Daughters of the Revolution application within for Mary Balle Hastings Holland, who descended from William Laws (1753-1831).

Associated Subjects: Laws Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2007.073
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Massey Estate Collection

by Massey Family (1627 – 2000)

3 cartons (3 linear feet)

This collection consists of family research about the Massey family and other families on the Lower Eastern Shore. The collection contains copies of original wills, estate inventories, family trees, and related materials. All of the original documents in this collection are photocopies, print-outs, or photostats unless otherwise indicated.

Associated Subjects: Massey Family • Family Life
Identifier: 2005.077
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Phillips, Cooper, Roberts Families collection

by Unknown (1634 – 1992)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Phillips, Cooper, Roberts Family History Collection contains photographs and genealogical information on the Phillips, Cooper, and Roberts families. Included are three pictures of the Cooper family with corresponding birth and death dates. The collection also contains family reunion pamphlets, an invitation and picture of Aunt Blossom's 95th birthday party, a marriage certificate, and postcards. There is also genealogical biographies for the three families.

Associated Subjects: Cooper Family • Phillips Family • Roberts Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2011.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Silverthorne Family Collection

by Silverthorne Family (1636 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Silverthorne Family Collection contains an in-depth genealogical history of the Silverthorne family. There are multiple family trees within the collection, and volumes 12-14 of their family newsletter. There are birth, death, and marriage dates within the collection. There are details as to why there are Silverthorne family members in the Midwest. The earliest member of the family mention is William Silverthorne who was born in 1636 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Silverthorne Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1995.037
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Executions Collection

by Unknown (1638 – 1961)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a list of Maryland executions dating from 1638 to 1961. Data includes races, name, age, occupation, method and county.

Associated Subjects: Death Records
Identifier: 2006.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Riggin Family papers

by Riggin, Allan E.Riggin, George F. (1640 – 1993)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Riggin Family Collection contains genealogical information about the Riggin family. Within is a detailed family tree constructed by Allan and George Riggin. The family tree starts with Riggin family members who originated in Ireland and immigrated to the Eastern Shore. There is also information regarding Riggin land records between Somerset, Sussex, Worcester, and Wicomico County.

Associated Subjects: Riggin Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1994.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pemberton Historical Park Collection

by Unknown (1989)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Pemberton Historical Park Collection contains a 1984 pamphlet over Pemberton Historical Park. Also included is a brief history of the Pemberton family from 1651-1753.

Associated Subjects: Pemberton Family
Identifier: 2007.137
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Anne B. Nock collection

by Nock, Anne B.Nock, Floyd (1652 – 1998)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Anne B. Nock collection contains three essays on Onancock, Virginia, and William Claiborne. The essays included are "Vaux Hall: Accomack County, Virginia: 1652-1972", written by Floyd Nock, "A Walk through History with William Claiborne", and "Onancock, Virginia: Child of the Bay", written by Anne B. Nock. The collection also contains various restorations, physical mapping, and history of Vaux Hall, one of the oldest settlements in Accomack County, Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Architecture
Identifier: 1992.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Roy C. Pollitt papers

by Pollitt, Roy (1660 – 1995s)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

Pollitt’s papers serve as a genealogical study of the history of the Pollitt family on the East Coast. Two-thirds of the collection is devoted to files on family members and related genealogies; the other third divided between correspondence, submissions to his short-lived newsletter "Old Somersett" and photocopies of records from the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis. Pollitt’s family files are comprised of an assortment of record types. Not only do many files contain charts for a particular individual’s family branch, but copies of birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, wills, military papers, newspaper clippings and land records. Thus, his collection offers a unique perspective of the Pollitt family from the 17th to the 20th century. His correspondence displays a genuine interest in genealogy and a willingness to assist others with their research pursuits. Frequently, correspondents sent him copies of their own family histories.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Pollitt Family
Identifier: 1998.117
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J. Douglas Deal papers

by Unknown (1663 – 1982)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (2.25 linear feet)

The J. Douglas Deal papers document the extensive research done by Deal while writing his dissertation Race and Class in Colonial Virginia: Indians, Englishmen, and Africans on the Eastern Shore during the Seventeenth Century from 1970-1982 at the University of Rochester. Materials within the collection are comprised of photocopies of documents dating from 1663-1866. Photocopied materials include seventeenth-century Accomack County tithables, articles from the William and Mary Quarterly, and genealogical information regarding families from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Handwritten notes and tithable charts created by Deal are also within the collection.

Identifier: 1998.123
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mary L. Nock papers

by Nock, Mary L. (1669 – 1992)

3 cartons,  1 oversize box (5.5 linear feet)

Mary L. Nock papers document the professional and personal life of Mary Nock, who lived from 1903 to 1987. The papers range 1669 to 1992, as she included in her possession colonial land grants as well as a copy of the Laws of Maryland which established Salisbury in 1735. Her personal papers document her life as a wife and family member of the Layfield-Nock families through photographs, greeting cards, and genealogical research. Mary Nock’s professional papers include materials such as professional correspondence, speeches, drafts of her book It Was a Joy and a Pleasure, awards, as well as ephemera from her time as a politician. Also included in the Nock papers are written works on Mary Nock by Ginger McClain Beningo, as well as Beningo’s notes and correspondence regarding the biographical works from 1990-1992, which make up the bulk of the material.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Legal Records • Politics
Identifier: 1989.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Jacob Collection

by Jacob, John E. (1671 – 2013)

30 boxes,  1 drawer (34.25 linear feet)

The John Jacob Collection consists of two parts that document the life and career of attorney and historian, John E. Jacob, Jr.: collected material and personal research. Jacob collected a variety of original documents that comprise series one of the collection, including personal papers of families, ledgers, scrapbooks, land and legal documents, photographs, ephemera, and other paper-based items. Jacob also kept detailed handwritten notes and indices when researching various topics related to the history of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as his handwritten drafts for books and lectures, which comprise series two of the collection. The collection has folder-level descriptions in the inventory.

Associated Subjects: Business • Genealogy • Land Records • Ledger • Personal Correspondence • Photography • Postcards • Programs • Receipts
Identifier: 1984.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Emily and Bill Briddell Collection

by Emily and William BriddellRebecca Skinner (1672 – 2017)

6 cartons,  3 oversize folders (6.3 linear feet)

The Emily and Bill Briddell Collection contains genealogical records of the Briddell, Ames, Stevenson and other families. The collection ranges from 1672-2017 with the bulk of materials from 1880-2000. the collection contains correspondence, official and unofficial documents, pamphlets, maps, and photographs.

Identifier: 2022.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert L. Chamberlin Collection

by Unknown (1675 – 1990)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Robert L. Chamberlin Collection contains genealogical information on the Chamberlin, Coulbourne, and Miles families. Contained within are birth, death, and marriage dates. There are also some biographical information on some family members of the Chamberlin family.

Associated Subjects: Chamberlin Family • Coulbourne Family • Miles Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1992.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Stevenson Family Collection

by Unknown (1675 – 1995)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Stevenson Family Collection contains genealogical information about the Stevenson family. The purpose of the collection is to prove that their ancestor, Joseph Stevenson, is related to the members of the Eastern Shore Stevenson family. They also want to see if Joseph Stevenson is a common ancestor of Maryland and Indiana Stevenson family members.

Associated Subjects: Stevenson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1996.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lankford Family papers

by Lankford, BenjaminLankford, Scott, and Porter families (1683 – 1975)

10 boxes,  1 oversize box (7.75 linear feet)

The Lankford Family Papers document the Somerset County, Maryland family's activities through extensive correspondence, land records, photographs, newspaper clippings, genealogical notes, and other materials. While the collection dates between 1683 and 1975, the majority dates between 1812 and 1897. Much of the correspondence revolves around Benjamin Lankford (1798-1886), who served in the Maryland General Assembly between the 1840s and 1870s, as well as his wife, Susan, and her sister Mary Jane Guillet. The correspondence in the collection is described at the item level.

Associated Subjects: Farm Life • Lankford Family • Personal Correspondence • Politics • Slavery
Identifier: 2000.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Wicomico Historical Society collection

by Unknown (1683 – 2006)

80 boxes (53.5 linear feet)

The collections of the Wicomico Historical Society were amassed by the membership and governing board of the Society with the intent to collect and preserve the history of Wicomico County, Maryland. The records include an abundance of records documenting the land, culture, activities, businesses and the people of Wicomico County, Maryland from the 18th century to the late 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Blades Family • Business • Genealogy • Humphreys Family • Humphreys Family • Land Records • Politics
Identifier: 2001.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Melvin Family Collection

by Unknown (1688 – 1980)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Melvin Family Collection is comprised of genealogical notes for the Melvin family. The family is able to date their heritage back to the 17th Century. The Melvin Family has an ancestor, William Melvin, who was apart of the American Revolution, which is why descendant Ruth Young was apart of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The family lived in almost every county of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia including: Worcester County, Somerset County, Accomack County, and Cecil County. Within the collection, there are also legal land deeds, wills, and censuses listing persons in a household including slaves.

Associated Subjects: Melvin Family • Genealogy • Land Records • Last Will and Testament
Identifier: 1985.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Special Collections Books and Periodicals

by Unknown (1694 – 2015)

folders (186 linear feet)

These rare and unique books and periodicals supplement the Special Collections manuscripts. They range in dates from 1694 to 2015--primarily dating from the late 18th century to the mid 20th century--and vary greatly in topics throughout world and American history. Many languages are represented, including Japanese, German, Russian, Spanish, French, and more. Subjects such as the history of education, the American Civil War, and Japanese foreign relations are especially well represented. There are approximately 1400 books and periodicals, all acquired at different times and manners. All books are completely cataloged in the ALEPH system, which can be searched more in depth here: https://catalog.umd.edu/F/?func=file&file_name=find-c (please select SPECIAL COLLECTIONS for LOCATION)

Identifier: SC2019.000
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Old School Baptist Church Records

by Old School Baptist Church (1701 – 2013)

12 boxes,  2 oversize folders (26.5 linear feet)

The Old School Baptist Church records consist of manuscript materials and periodicals documenting the faith and practices of the Old School Baptist Churches on the Delmarva Peninsula from 1701-2013, with the bulk of the records dating from 1875 to 1999. The collection includes meeting minutes of the Forest Grove, Little Creek, Broad Creek, Salisbury, Rewastico, Nassaongo, Snow Hill, Rock Springs, Indiantown, and Pitts Creek Old School Baptist Churches from 1799-2013. The collection also includes a complete run of Signs of the Times, the journal of the Old School Baptist faith, from 1875-1969.

Associated Subjects: Baptists • Newsletters • Religious History • Spirituality
Identifier: 2008.067
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henderson Family History Collection

by Henderson Family (1710 – 1994)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Henderson Family History Collection contains genealogical information on the Henderson family. The genealogy details the family records by providing Henderson family members date of birth, marriage, and death. Some documents detail personal history of family members such as their occupations, where they lived, and what they owned. There are also photographs of Lloyd Asbury McCready.

Associated Subjects: Henderson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

L.Q. Powell collection

by Unknown (1724 – 1976)

2 boxes (3 linear feet)

The L.Q. Powell collection contains early legal and political records pertaining to Somerset County, Maryland including tax lists, voters list, and court records as well as certificates for elections of Judge, Sheriff, and Surveyor. It details church activities through parish records, cemetery records and individual accounts of churches. One series is dedicated to genealogical histories of several families including the Powell family. Of interest to researchers may be the Civil War and Free Colored population materials in the final series.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Powell Family • African American History • Genealogy • Cemeteries
Identifier: 1984.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Timothy Beard papers

by Beard, Timothy (1729 – 2016)

5 cartons,  1 box (5.25 linear feet)

Timothy Beard papers document the life, family history, and life-long research of Sheffield, Massachusetts native, Timothy Field Beard, through numerous research notes, family photograph albums, memberships, and bibles. The papers date from 1729-2016, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1951-2001 reflecting on the core of his work, genealogy. Beard’s notes provide insight into numerous family lines other than his own and the membership rosters illustrate a collection of prominent lineages.

Associated Subjects: Beard Family • Genealogy • Huddleston Family • Kiendl Family • Milton Family
Identifier: 2015.179
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George White Collection

by White, George (1730 – 2007)

2 boxes,  11 oversize folders ( linear feet)

The George White Collection consists of a series of ephemera, files, and documents from Salisbury, Maryland businesses and people collected pertaining to Salisbury, Maryland during White’s former position as president of the Wicomico Historical Society.

Identifier: 2015.121
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Gilliss Family Collection

by Gilliss, E.J.Gilliss, Elizabeth A. HallGilliss, John P.R.Gilliss, Mae (or May) (1732 – 1994)

11 boxes (6.25 linear feet)

The Gilliss Family Collection documents the Gilliss, Hall, and Fassitt families between 1732 and 1994, though primarily between 1830 and 1920. Documents include family history research, photographs, land and legal documents, correspondence (primarily sent to Lizzie A. (Hall) Gilliss in the 1860s and 1870s), ledgers (primarily medical journals of Dr. John P.R. Gilliss from the 1830s and 1840s), and business documents (primarily from E.J. Gilliss' company, Gilliss and Gilliss, between the 1879 and the 1951).

Identifier: 1999.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Worcester County research collection

by Unknown (1742 – 1974)

6 folders (0.06 linear feet)

The Worcester County research collection contains documents that cover the history of Worcester County. Major topics covered are: the foundation and early history of Worcester County, Worcester County Revolutionary and Civil War periods, historic sites and homes, religious information, and Snow Hill. Also included are Maps of Snow Hill and Worcester County, various writings and essays on Worcester County, and magazine articles.

Identifier: 2006.158
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Marah Finney Collection

by Finney, MarahHearn, EbenezerHearn, General EbenezerStevenson, John (1748 – 1989)

7 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

This collection contains materials from the Stevenson and Hearn families of Newtown, later Pocomoke City, Maryland from 1748 to 1989. The earliest documents consist of papers of John Stevenson, a doctor who attended the University of Pennsylvania for medicine in 1797 and 1798, studying under Benjamin Rush. Stevenson also settled estates, and the collection includes records detailing some of the accounts he worked. The collection also includes the scrapbooks assembled by Ebenezer Hearn, who was a teacher and involved in the Temperance Movement in the lower Eastern Shore. The scrapbooks contain news clippings related to the local and national Temperance and alcohol prohibition movement, with other clippings of national events, sermons, and education topics.

Associated Subjects: Education • Legal Records • Prohibition • Scrapbooks • Medical History
Identifier: 2003.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Pitts Survey records

by Unknown (1748 – 1980)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The William Pitts Survey Records Collection contains the finding aid for the collection that is held at the Worcester County Library in Snow Hill, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.362
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico Presbyterian Church records

by Wicomico Presbyterian Church (1750 – 1976)

1 box (1.5 linear feet)

The Wicomico Presbyterian Church Collection contains various materials concerning the Wicomico Presbyterian Church and related congregations, however, it does not represent a complete history of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church. All materials in this collection have been photocopied, therefore, it does not contain any original documents, photographs or papers. Information is given about a variety of topics including Presbyterian history in Wicomico County, church pastors and the women of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church's Women's Association. The collection spans from the 18th Century, with copies of documents and transcriptions, through the 1950's, with papers concerning church renovation and weekly church bulletins. Select budget information and correspondence from the early to mid 20th Century can also be viewed. The Wicomico Presbyterian Church celebrated its 250th Anniversary in 1933, commemorating founder Francis Makemie's beginnings in and around the Wicomico River area.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: 2006.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ed Hammond collection

by Unknown (1752, 1971)

7 cartons,  1 oversize folder (7.75 linear feet)

The Ed Hammond collection consists of Bibles, financial ledgers, journals and ephemera from 1752-1971. The collection offers insight into the genealogies of the Franklin, Warrington, Selby, Martin, Townsend and Upshur families of Maryland. Records also include religious texts, financial ledgers from 1830-1971; and journals and ephemera from 1878-1909. The collection was discovered in the attic of a home in Worcester County, Maryland, and donated to the Center by Ed Hammond.

Associated Subjects: Franklin Family • Genealogy • Martin Family • Selby Family • Upshur Family • Warrington Family
Identifier: 1999.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dennis Family Papers

by John V. Dennis Sr (1759 – 2000)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

This collection contains correspondence, family trees, death and birth certificates, wills, and other information from 1759 to 2000 pertaining to the Dennis family and its origins in Maryland and Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Crisfield Family • Environment • Farm Life • Genealogy • Slavery
Identifier: 1990.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Griffith and Pugh Family Collection

by Griffith, BenjaminPugh, Samuel (1759, 1977)

1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This collection contains letters, debt notices, promissory notes, court summons, receipts, indentures, a will, deeds, and loans dated 1759-1919 from the Griffith and Pugh families located in Northampton, Virginia. It also contains Oyster Ground Surveys from 1904 and 1905, and a genealogical record connecting the Elliot, Griffith, and Pugh families (though there is little of the Griffith family in the genealogical record). 

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1993.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Goslee papers

by Goslee, John (1760 – 1975)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

John Goslee papers document the activities of the Goslee family from 1760-1975 through photocopied documents. Materials include land grants, bonds, and bible records, as well as genealogical research on the family. An 1879 survey of the land tracts "Teagues Folly" and "End of Dispute", is also within the collection.

Associated Subjects: Goslee Family • Religious History • Land Records
Identifier: 1984.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Special Collections Pamphlet Collection

by Various (1762 – 1985)

9 cartons,  2 boxes (10 linear feet)

The Special Collections Pamphlet Collection consists of over 800 published manuscripts discussing a wide variety of national and international topics. The materials date between 1762 and 1985. Similar topics have been grouped together, but may be found throughout the collection. Some of the major topics included in the collection are: race relations, Australia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, African American history, Native American history, military history (American Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War), education, industry, labor history, agriculture, railways, government and politics, international relations, socialism, communism, economics, prisons, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, prohibition, temperance, women's history and groups, and biographies and obituaries.

Identifier: SC2020.032
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Blackwell Library Collection

by Burnett, Mary K.Dashiell, Cassius M. (1765 – 1965)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

This collection contains: Placecards and articles regarding airships, Pictures and clippings of airships, William Preston Lane Memorial bridge brochure, Picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his nurse, China clippings and pictures and articles and letters, Letter (march 24, 1934) The News Publishing Co. , Nov. 1873 Commission - John W. Laws, History of Stepney Parish (copy), To the glory of God in Wicomico, Tall ships in Baltimore .

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence • Maritime
Identifier: 2007.085
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Freedom Ainsworth papers

by Ainsworth, Freedom (1766 – 1999)

10 boxes,  4 oversize folders (21.75 linear feet)

The Freedom Ainsworth papers document the restoration and preservation efforts of three of the Manokin Historic District’s oldest structures Beckford Manor, Almodington and More And Case It (also known as Holly Hurst), located in Princess Anne, Md. The materials date from 1766-1767, 1803-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from the purchase and restoration of the three structures, 1967-1994. Restoration activities, as well as property histories, are documented via correspondence, detailed measurements and notes, architectural drawings, and photographs. Also documented through a series of ledgers are the accounting transactions of Henry Smith Lankford and H. Fillmore Lankford as well as various merchants from Somerset Count including Teackle Dennis and Teackle.

Identifier: 1999.008
Repository: Local History Archives
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Don Landing Collection

by Landing, Donald (1769 – 1981)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Don Landing Collection contains genealogical information conducted by Donald Landing on the Landing family. Included in the collection is genealogical history of the Landing family members birth and death dates, along with small biographical information of those members. The focus of the research is from 1769 to 1981.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Landing Family
Identifier: 1991.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Cultural Ephemera

by Unknown (1769 – 1991)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Eastern Shore Cultural Ephemera collection ranges from 1769-1991 contains newspaper clippings, overviews, maps, brochures and publications that focus on the Eastern shore. There are three series: The History of the Eastern Shore, Maps and Overviews of the Eastern Shore, and Publications. The collection also contains a book documenting the history of the Maryland Road systems, reproduced maps from 1769 to 1812, and even a church yearbook and directory.

Associated Subjects: Infrastructure
Identifier: 2005.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bender Family Collection

by Unknown (1772 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Bender Family collection details the ancestry of the author. The name of the author is not given to this collection, but her last name is Bender. The author starts with her ancestor from Adams County, Pennsylvania and traces it all the way until she moves to Salisbury, Maryland. The ancestry tracks the family's church involvement until her mother is born. Her mother was born, Evelyn Elizabeth Elliott, blind and married John Royston Green, another blind person. The two would raise the author and her brother through World War I, The Great Depression, and World War II.

Identifier: 1987.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Cathell Family Collection

by Cathell Family (1772 – 1996)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Cathell Family Collection contains genealogical information on the Cathell family. Included within is a booklet titled "Records of The Cathell Family". The book contains in-depth genealogy with multiple family trees. There are also newspaper clippings and personal notes that helped establish the booklet.

Associated Subjects: Cathell Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.027
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jean Long collection

by Long, Jean (1772 – 1978)

6 boxes,  1 oversize folder (7 linear feet)

This collection of material acquired by Jean Long deals with the history of Maryland including the islands of Deal, Smith and St. Michael's and customs. It contains booklets, articles, scrapbooks, Maryland Hall of Records Bulletins and several Wheeler leaflets. In addition, it contains newspapers, magazines and material covering historic homes and places such as Fairmount Academy. The four Maryland Hall of Records Bicentennial Bulletins for April-July 1776 were donated by William Kline to complete the set.

Identifier: 1983.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Unbound Newspaper collection

by Unknown (1773 – 2011)

38 oversize boxes (81 linear feet)

The Unbound Newspaper collection includes loose newspapers from various geographic locations across the Eastern Shore, the United States, and internationally. The majority of the newspapers within the collection are from the Delmarva Peninsula and include the Salisbury Daily Times, the Salisbury Advertiser, and the Centreville Record. Related materials can be found in the Bound Newspaper collection (2018.043).

Associated Subjects: Newspapers
Identifier: 2018.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Smith Wilson Jr. Collection

by Susan WestThe Wilson FamilyWilliam Smith Wilson Jr. (1773 – 1991)

2 cartons,  4 oversize folders (7 linear feet)

The William Smith Wilson Jr. Collection is a genealogical collection relating to the Wilson Family with the bulk of items dating from the 1880s to the 1970s with outliers from 1773 to 1991. The majority of the collection consists of genealogical information on the direct line of the Wilson Family as well as some extended family. This collection also includes family journals, checks, and legal and property documents for the Family Farm at Maple Grove Easton.

Identifier: 2022.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Powell Family papers

by Unknown (1776 – 2000)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Powell Family papers document the family's history from 1776-2000. Documenting materials include a will from 1776, land records from the 1830s, newspaper clippings from the Civil War, as well as genealogical research completed by an unknown family member.

Identifier: 2014.956
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Levin H. Campbell Family papers

by Campbell, Levin H.Campbell, Zacharias (1777 – 2002)

6 boxes,  2 oversize folders (5.75 linear feet)

The papers of the Levin H. Campbell family document the extensive family lineage of the Campbell, Hicks, Hooper, Goldsborough, Denwood, and Hollyday families of Dorchester and Talbot counties, Maryland. Records include handwritten family histories, newspaper clippings and comprehensive biographical information, original and facsimile, were acquired over the course of several decades by Hon. Levin H. Campbell, a direct descendent of Zacharias Campbell and date from 1777-2002. Of note, is a vital records diary begun in 1844 by Levin Hicks Campbell (1820-1868), which was maintained by family members through the 1940s. The diary also includes pages from the Campbell family Bible, and notes histories of Zacharias and his son, Levin.

Associated Subjects: Campbell Family • Hooper Family • Registers of Birth • Genealogy
Identifier: 2017.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Howard Adkins Collection

by Adkins, Howard (1778 – 1990)

8 boxes (6 linear feet)

This collection consists of (8) boxes containing miscellaneous documents collected (and in some cases written by) local historian, J. Howard Adkins. The collection spans primarily the 19th and 20th centuries with material drawn from a variety of commercial, cultural and religious enterprises primarily related to Delmarva, but also including references to Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia. A smaller portion of the collection includes documents sourced from the National Society DAR Library in Washington, D.C. outlining members of the local militia (Somerset, Worcester and Dorchester Counties) who took “Oaths of Fidelity”during the American Revolutionary period and the War of 1812, locally written histories of Riverton, Salisbury, Vienna, Sharptown, Mardela, Barren Creek, the Bradley family among others.

Identifier: 1984.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Supply Tax Lists

by Ford, HaroldMcCabe, Tilghman JuniorSinks, John D. (1778 – 2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Digital copy of the Maryland Supply Tax lists documenting the property owner's name, geographic location, trac name where applicable including real and personal property ie: land and slaves, 1778-1783.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records
Identifier: 2014.071
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tisinger Collection

by Unknown (1779 – 1975)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Tisinger Collection is a detailed genealogy on the Hudson Family of Worcester County, Maryland. The collection contains census data, marriage licenses, and birth and death dates of the Hudson family.

Associated Subjects: Hudson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1990.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Daniel Family Collection

by Unknown (1780 – 1977)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Daniel Family collection contains genealogical history of the Daniel family. The main focus is on Travis Daniel, Mary Wallace, and David Wallace, of Somerset County, Maryland in the mid 1800s. Along with a family history, there are wills and deeds for the three people mentioned.

Associated Subjects: Daniel Family • Genealogy • Land Records
Identifier: 1987.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Cato Family papers

by Cato, Joanna Hauk (1782 – 1980)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (3.75 linear feet)

Cato Family papers document the family activities and lineage of the Cato and Wyche families of Greensville County, Virginia and Salisbury, Maryland spanning two centuries. Hand-drawn lineage charts as well as land deeds, account bills, correspondence, and photographs are included and document the extensive family ancestry.

Associated Subjects: Cato Family • Genealogy • Land Records
Identifier: 2013.070
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Papers of J. Millard Tawes

by Crisfield Heritage FoundationTawes, J. Millard (1782 – 1994)

61 boxes,  7 oversize folders (75 linear feet)

The Papers of J. Millard Tawes consist of the political and personal papers of J. Millard Tawes and of historic Maryland records. The collection documents Tawes’ career as a politician from 1930-1979, including his service as the 54th Governor of Maryland from 1959-1967. It contains speeches, correspondence, photographs, publications and ephemera offering insight into fifty years of state and national politics. The collection includes Tawes’ speeches on the Freedom Riders and on the Cambridge Riots of 1963. It also includes correspondence between Tawes and Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

Associated Subjects: Civil Rights Movement • Economics • Education • Environment • Government • Politics • Tawes Family
Identifier: 2017.060
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Trader and Garretson Collection

by Unknown (1782 – 1996)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Trader and Garretson Collection contain personal information on Purnell Trader and Leah Garretson. There is also a land survey and land plat for Adaline Trader. There is also genealogical information on the Groves and Tuitt families. The last included material is a brochure for the Adkins Farm in Salisbury, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Groves Family • Trader Family • Truitt Family • Land Records • Genealogy
Identifier: 2009.122
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

E. Niel Carey papers

by Carey, E. Niel (1783 – 2016)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The papers of E. Niel Carey collectively document his professional endeavors as an educator and facilitator of career education at the Maryland State Board of Education and the National Council on Career Advancement, 1967-1997. Records include his service in the United States Air Force; however, the majority of materials focus on the development of career education as one of the first programs of its kind. Additionally, records document Carey’s publication activities and public service. A transcription of a 1783 letter written by Carey's ancestor is attached.

Associated Subjects: Carey Family • Education
Identifier: 2015.180
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Henrietta Jones Moore collection

by Moore, Henrietta (1784 – 2016)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (4 linear feet)

The Henrietta Jones Moore collection documents several historical aspects of Eastern Shore history including Salisbury and Cambridge, Maryland and Cape Charles, Virginia. Documenting materials include family history, religion, education, and economic perspectives through essays, ephemera, newspaper clippings, obituaries and photographs from 1860-1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1948.

Associated Subjects: Education • Newspapers • Religious History • Genealogy • Land Records
Identifier: 1991.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bethlehem Methodist Church Records (Taylor's Island, Md.)

by Bethlehem Methodist Church (1785 – 1978)

4 cartons (4.6 linear feet)

The Bethlehem Methodist Church Records document the membership and activities of the Dorchester County church, as well as Taylor's Island's Methodist congregation before the official church's establishment in 1858. This collection includes minutes from church conferences, membership rolls and congregation registers, and records from meetings, contribution records, Sunday school records, attendance lists, marriage licenses, deeds, and other material related to the church's history.

Associated Subjects: Minutes (Records) • Religious History
Identifier: 2001.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Charles Robert Virgil Hall collection

by Hall, Rob (1789 – 1987)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

The Charles Robert Virgil Hall collection documents various Eastern Shore families and their activities from 1789-1987, with the bulk of the records dating from 1885-1920. Eastern Shore communities are documented via land records, fraternal organizations, church materials including programs and the Journal of the Diocese of Easton, printed advertisements, family histories, and photographic prints.

Identifier: 1998.142
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of Perdue Farms, Inc.

by Perdue Farms, Inc.Perdue, Franklin P. (1790 – 2018)

208 boxes,  4 oversize boxes (99.08 linear feet)

The Records of Perdue Farms, Inc. consist of correspondence, agendas, memoranda, handwritten notes, reports, speeches, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, audio and video documenting the Salisbury, Maryland company Perdue Farms, Inc, which includes both Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. The collection also houses records pertaining to the Perdue Family, as well as some of Frank P. Perdue's personal papers, dating from 1790 to 2018 (though primarily from 1970 to 2000).

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Perdue Family • Sports • Personal Correspondence • Poultry • Photography
Identifier: PERDUE01
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Somerset County Bible Society records

by Somerset County Bible Society (1794 – 2018)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Somerset County Bible Society records document the activities and extensive membership of the religious organization whose purpose was to distribute Bibles and promote further interest in the scripture. Located in Somerset County, Maryland, the organization’s records date from its inception in 1828-2018 with the bulk of the material encompassing the annual meetings and membership rosters, 1875-1986. Corresponding organization material also includes a scrapbook from annual meetings, correspondence and deposit receipts from the Maryland Bible Society and a Bible from 1794.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Religious History • Spirituality
Identifier: 2010.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Albert Laws papers

by Engle, Margaret LawsLaws, AlbertLaws, Victor JrTruitt, Maude Perdue Laws (1795 – 1997)

13 boxes,  2 oversize folders (10.25 linear feet)

Abstract: The Albert Laws papers consist of the official and personal records of Albert Laws, and the family records of Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr., and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The collection documents Albert Laws’ career as an officer in the United States Army, including his service in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine-American War from 1889-1908. The papers include a photograph album and ephemera from the West Point Class of 1893; correspondence, documents and photographs of the 24th US Infantry and 35th Infantry, USV; an eyewitness account of the Battle of San Juan Hill; and a proclamation signed by Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines. The papers also include Albert Laws’ personal correspondence from 1889-1908, with notes by his niece, Margaret Laws Engle. The collection also documents the family genealogy of the Bacon, Laws and Truitt families of Sussex County, Delaware and Wicomico and Worcester Counties, Maryland from 1795-1997. The papers include the personal correspondence and financial records of William L. Laws from 1853-1924 and genealogical notes from Margaret Laws Engle, Victor Laws Jr and Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The papers also include a survey from 1795, records of the 30th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA from 1862 and a business ledger from 1864-1896.

Identifier: 1991.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Guy Peck collection

by Peck, Guy (1795 – 1979)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder (1.75 linear feet)

The Guy Peck collection documents Peck’s devotion to history through the documents he acquired and includes those on education and business practices. Records date from 1795-1979 with the bulk of the material dating from 1915-1940. Specifically, records document the education and life of Conrad or Conard Williams, an African American man from Eden, Maryland who studied at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, and the secretarial training of Elva Chandler who attended Goldey College in Wilmington, Delaware. Monetary transactions are also documented through a wide variety of receipts, goods purchased and accounting practices from different Eastern Shore families including Hitch and Ruark. Military research on the 1943 Algiers Campaign and correspondence from an enlistee to his mother during the Korean War is also included.

Identifier: 1999.027
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Recipes Collection

by St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church (1800 – 1999)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Various recipes from the Eastern Shore, including a published cookbook entitled, "Eastern Shore Vittles" compiled by the Junior Guild.

Associated Subjects: Recipes
Identifier: 2006.257
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Minson Family Collection

by Unknown (1800 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Minson Family Collection contains genealogical information regarding the Minos family. There are multiple drafts contains information on three male members of the family: William Minson (1800-1860), Utillis Minson (1843- ), and Alexander Minson (1832-1922). The genealogy information details birth, death, and marriage dates, along with the location of those dates. There is also information for each child of the three focused men.

Associated Subjects: Minson Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1997.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tudor Hall Collection

by Unknown (1800 – 1961)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This collection contains various photographs from the Tudor Hall and family photo albums of the Webster and Ballard families.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Ballard Family • Webster Family
Identifier: 1997.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Polk Family History Collection

by Polk Family (1801 – 1994)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Polk Family History Collection contains genealogical information regarding the Polk family. Specifically, the collection is focusing on the descendants of John Polk. The genealogy contains birth and death dates. There are postcards from Berlin, Maryland from Wade Polk and his wife. There are also printed photographs of a Polk family house in Princess Anne, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Polk Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.049
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tawes and Porter Geneology Research Collection

by Trader, James R. (1802 – 1997)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Tawes and Porter Geneology Research Collection contains genealogical information on the Tawes and Porter family. James R. Trader researched the family, and compiled the genealogy into a family tree. There are also secondary articles pertaining to the family histories.

Associated Subjects: Porter Family • Tawes Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2010.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Newtown Historic District Collection

by Unknown (1805 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Newtown Historic District Collection contains historical information on the architecture of the Historical Newtown District in Salisbury, Maryland. The collection contains notes detailing different architectural influences from different time periods within the district. There are also maps of the district to understand how it looks. There are brochures for houses and businesses in the district. The collection also includes the names of people who have lived in the district from 1805-1970.

Associated Subjects: Architecture
Identifier: 1993.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joe and Carolyn Waller Ballou Family Papers

by Joe and Carolyn Ballou (1810 – 2008)

3 cartons,  2 oversize folders (3 linear feet)

The Waller Family Collection is a genealogical collection relating to the Waller family from 1606-2008 with the bulk of the collection ranging from 1982-1998. The majority of the collection contains genealogical information of the direct line of the Waller family as well as the various extended family lines. The collection also includes topical publications on Somerset County and the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland as well as online and genealogical research manuals. The collection documents the family with images, newspaper clippings, tax documents, church and census documents, and letters.

Identifier: 2022.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Betty Murrell Collection

by Murrell, Betty (1815 – 2012)

1 oversize folder,  5 boxes (7.5 linear feet)

The Betty Murrell Collection spans from 1815 (copy) – 2012 and consists of Elizabeth (Betty) Gillis Murrell’s personal documents from her family and finances, local history books and records for the Salisbury and Delmar area, and genealogical research for local families. The collection also includes newspaper articles and a hand-drawn map of Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Murrell Family
Identifier: 2011.161
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lester Laws papers

by Laws, Lester (1816 – 1994)

6 cartons,  3 oversize folders (10.5 linear feet)

The Lester Laws papers consist of the records of Laws Construction Company and of the personal papers of Lester Laws and of his family from 1816 to 1994. The collection contains advertising, photographs, financial ledgers, correspondence, receipts and blueprints offering insight into the development of the infrastructure of the Delmarva Peninsula between 1920 and 1959. The company records include dozens of advertisements for construction equipment, tools and building materials and photographs of construction projects in progress. The collection also includes Lester Laws’ genealogy notes, and the personal papers of his daughter, Helen Laws Pomar. Pomar attended Salisbury State Teachers College, now Salisbury University, and served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. Her college score reports, military manuals, and copies of a post-newspaper from Camp White, Oregon, provide a glimpse into the educational and military experience of women in the 1930s and 1940s.

Associated Subjects: Business • Construction • Genealogy • Laws Family • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 1995.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Amy Crittenden papers

by Crittenden, Amy (1820 – 1991)

2 cartons,  1 oversize folder (1.75 linear feet)

The Amy Crittenden papers documents the research that contributed to Amy Crittenden’s graduate thesis at Salisbury University. Amy Crittenden’s thesis entitled Southern sympathies: The Civil War on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on the Civil War in Dorchester and Worcester counties. The collection includes drafts of the thesis, biographies of local figures, newspapers, as well as ledgers from local businesses. In addition research related to the Confederate and Union armies. The Amy Crittenden Papers dates from 1820-1991, with the bulk of the material dating to her graduate research from 1990-1991

Identifier: 1998.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George Chevallier Collection

by George Chevallier (1820 – 2010)

4 boxes (2 linear feet)

The George Chevallier Collection documents Salisbury and Delmarva history through a variety of business ephemera and other documents, especially related to fruit, vegetable, and seafood canning. The series includes business advertisements, letterheads, receipts, and more primarily ranging from the 1880s to the 1940s. Manuscript items in the collection date back to 1820 and include financial notes, deeds, and correspondence. The collection includes many postcards (especially of local motels), directories, yearbooks, and photographs.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Directories • Education • Graphic arts
Identifier: 2018.079
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nutters Election House Collection

by Wicomico Historical Society (1820 – 1986)

3 boxes,  13 oversize folders (22.75 linear feet)

The Nutters Election House Collections consists of over 2,500 objects and archival items from national state and local political campaigns spanning from 1820-1986. The archival portion of the collection consists of nearly 700 items covering aspects of local, state, and national political campaigns from advertisement to completion. Additionally, the collection contains newspapers, as well as some general business concerning the Nutters Election House Museum.

Associated Subjects: Elections • Newspapers • Politics • Voting
Identifier: WHS2001.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Porter, Humphreys, Fears Collection

by Trader, James R. (1820 – 2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Porter, Humphreys, Fears Collection contains biographical information on Richard Twilley Porter, Frederick E. Humphreys, and Alfred B. Fears. The research was conducted by James R. Trader, who wanted to identify three gravestones, and the life of those people. The majority of the research revolves around Frederick E. Humphreys who was the first person to fly a plane alone.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1999.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Middleton collection

by Middleton, William (1821 – 1999)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The William Middleton collection documents the financial records of Joshua Hamblin located in Worcester County, Maryland, and ephemera from Wicomico and Worcester counties, Maryland. The materials date from 1821-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1869 and document the financial records of Joshua Hamblin which include receipts, court records, and land records. The materials from Joshua Hamblin came from William Middleton’s grandmother Margaret M. Middleton, who is the granddaughter of Joshua Hamblin. Wicomico and Worcester County ephemera is documented by tourism brochures and menus from local restaurants.

Associated Subjects: Business • Accounting Records
Identifier: 2014.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles Covington papers

by Covington, Charles (1822 – 2014)

1 carton,  2 boxes (2 linear feet)

The papers of Rev. Charles Covington document his enthusiasm for the Methodist church from 1822-2014 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1974. Over the course of his career, Rev. Covington obtained numerous bulletins, booklets and ephemera documenting the many Methodist, United Methodist and Methodist Episcopal Churches across the state of Delaware from Wilmington to Delmar and also includes those on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Also documented is military memorabilia from the time that he served as a United States Army Chaplin.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Methodism
Identifier: 2011.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Worcester County Court records

by Worcester County Court (1823 – 1991)

22 boxes,  1 folder (24 linear feet)

Worcester County Court records consist of records of the Register of Wills, the Orphans’ Court, the Circuit Court, and the Department of Public Works of Worcester County, Maryland from 1823-1991. The bulk of collection is related to the settlement of estates from 1825-1919. These estate vouchers, or debts owed by and to the deceased, include those not only of white farmers, merchants and attorneys, but also of Robert Henry, an African American ship captain, and of Wong Bong, a Chinese laborer. Among Henry’s estate vouchers is a receipt from 1905 for repairs to the schooner BEERSHEBA, while among Bong’s estate vouchers is an example of Chinese calligraphy from 1914. The collection includes papers of Thomas D. Purnell, a Register of Wills, from 1890-1897, and of William Kerbin, an attorney, from 1921-1930. It also includes circuit court records of the dissolution of a business partnership between Calvine Howerton and William Duncan from 1916-1931, and records of the Department of Public Works from 1948-1991. The collection offers insight not only into Worcester County’s legal proceedings, but also into the diversity of the county’s population and into two centuries of the county’s economic development and growth.

Associated Subjects: Last Will and Testament • Judicial System
Identifier: 2014.161
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment
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Serrell Family Collection

by Beahm, Laura SerrellDemetre, AndreOdier, AdolpheOdier, AntoineOdier, JamesSerrell, AndrewSerrell, EdithSerrell, Jeanne M. Demetre (1824 – 2020)

15 cartons,  1 drawer (20 linear feet)

The Serrell Family Collection documents the personal and family history of Andrew Serrell (1923-2018) including the Serrell family, Demetre family, Odier family, and other ancestors. Personal items relating to Andrew Serrell's career in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1974 include pilot logs, photographs, naval orders, and other service-related documents. Serrell's paternal family, including the puppeteer Edith Serrell, lived primarily in Dobbs Ferry, New York and are documented through photographs, correspondence, and other documents. Serrell's maternal family--the Demetre and Odier families--frequently went back and forth between France, New Orleans, and New York City. This branch of the family is heavily documented through family histories, correspondence, photographs, drawings, and business papers. There are also three framed portrait paintings and several artifacts.

Identifier: SC2018.041
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Waugh United Methodist Church collection

by Waugh United Methodist Church (1826 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a booklet written by Shirley Jackson in 1991 entitled "The One-Hundred Sixty-Fifth Anniversary of Waugh United Methodist Church."

Associated Subjects: Pamphlet
Identifier: 2007.125
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Peter Whaley Collection

by Whaley, Peter W. (circa 1827, 2009)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (2 linear feet)

This collection contains financial, personal, and business documents from the Whaley, Dale, and Watson families of the Eastern Shore from 1827-1944. This includes insurance papers, railroad receipts, letters, and bills from the Whaley and Dale family, as well as receipts and papers from Mrs. M. Pasha Watson’s funeral business. The collection also consists of several maps of Maryland and Delaware, dating 1901-2009.

Associated Subjects: Dale Family • Watson Family • Whaley Family
Identifier: 2021.058
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ralph Gootee Collection

by Gootee, Ralph L. Jr. (1827 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Ralph Gootee Collection covers local history of Laurel, Delaware, with Gootee genealogy history. Ralph L. Gootee Jr. marked every grave within Laurel, Delaware with a description of who was buried there. There is also a detailed description of Gootee family members births, marriages, and deaths.

Associated Subjects: Gootee Family • Genealogy • Death Records
Identifier: 1992.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Elmer Ruark papers

by Ruark, Elmer (1830 – 1970)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (1 linear feet)

The Elmer Ruark papers document the religious work of the former mayor of Salisbury, Maryland. The collection spans Ruark’s research into the history of Allen Memorial Baptist Church of Salisbury. In addition, the records include research and publications related to Rev. Noah Davis, founder of the Baptist Publication Society; Elmer Ruark and Noah Davis are distant relatives. The collection dates from 1830-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1958.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Baptists • Religious History
Identifier: 2015.072
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Grace Atkinson Morris papers

by Morris, Grace Atkinson (1832 – 1992)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.75 linear feet)

The Grace Atkinson Morris papers document her genealogical research on families from the Eastern Shore of Maryland with materials dating from 1832-1992, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1979-1992. The papers identify the genealogical connections between the Atkinson, Riggin, Miller, and Trehearne families of Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Documents within the collection include Grace’s handwritten notes, her correspondence with genealogists and relatives, Atkinson family ledgers, and family photographs.

Associated Subjects: Atkinson Family • Genealogy • Miller Family • Morris Family • Riggin Family • Trehearne Family
Identifier: 1984.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pittsville Historical Material collection

by Unknown (1832 – 1982)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a photocopy of an agreement between Benjamin H. Byrd and James M. Fooks in 1832. In the agreement Byrd and Fooks entered into a partnership to open a store located in Derrickson's Crossroads now Pittsville.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.352
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William H. Wroten Papers

by Wroten, William (1832 – 2011)

10 cartons,  1 box (10.5 linear feet)

Dr. William H. Wroten was an Easton native and worked as a professor and chairman for the history and political science departments at Salisbury University for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1980. The majority of Dr. Wroten's collection is his research notes, which cover a large number of topics such as Assateague, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, pirates, and the history of the Delmarva area. Dr. Wroten's teaching materials include articles and notes he had for specific topics, such as the American Civil War, Native American history, early colonial life, and local history, as well as syllabi and research papers from students. Included in this collection are also a number of his published articles from his newspaper column as well as scripts from his TV program on WBOC.

Identifier: 1990.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Howard and Marvin E. Cox Ledger and Journal

by Cox, HowardCox, Marvin (1838 – 1982)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Howard and Marvin E. Cox Ledger and Journal contains detailed handwritten vital information on individuals in Nanticoke and other Wicomico County communities, in addition to narratives recorded by Howard and Marvin Cox. Included are records listing marriages (1865-1979) and deaths (1838-1982) with a separate section for African American deaths (1898-1980). At the end of the ledger is a journal written by Marvin Cox from 1918 to 1964 describing the oyster and construction business in the community, including the meeting minutes of the Willing Workers of Nanticoke. The entire ledger is transcribed and attached to the finding aid.

Associated Subjects: Death Records • Ledger
Identifier: 2012.058
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Emerson C. Harrington collection

by Harrington, EmersonState of Maryland (1839 – 2004)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (80.5 linear feet)

The Emerson C. Harrington collection documents the prolific legal career of the former state of Maryland Governor and his son, attorney Emerson C. Harrington Jr. The bulk of the collection, direct from their law office, located in Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland, is comprised of law books that include the Laws of Maryland,1839-1939; The Maryland Reports, Vol. 1, 1851 – Vol. 380, 2004; and Decisions of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, Vol. 1-34, 1883. In addition to the legal volumes, the materials include a series of photographic prints of the city of Cambridge, and speeches presented at the Maryland Club during dinners and parties in the mid to late 1960s and early 1970s.

Associated Subjects: Legal Records
Identifier: 2017.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bay Street Property (Berlin, MD) Records

by Unknown (1840 – 2010)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains various papers and histories related to the historic house on 16 Bay Street in Berlin, Worcester County, MD. The collection includes various photographs, compact discs containing maps, layouts, and histories of the Burkhead property, as well as miscellaneous histories, land and court records of Worcester County, MD itself.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Historic Preservation
Identifier: 2010.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bethesda United Methodist Church records

by Bethesda United Methodist Church (1841 – 1992)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

This collection contains the following ephemera from Bethesda United Church in Salisbury, Maryland and includes: "A History of Bethesda Methodist Church 1841-1964," "A History of Bethesda Methodist Church 1841-1964, 1965-1976," "Sunday-School Rally Bethesda Methodist Protestant Church September 29, 1912," "Bethesda United Methodist Church" circa 1995, "Bethesda United Methodist Church, 1987," and "Bethesda United Church, Salisbury, Maryland:1841-1992."

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2005.069
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henrietta Moore Wicomico County collection

by Unknown (1841 – 1994)

10 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Henrietta Moore Wicomico County collection contains a variety of material covering activities in Wicomico County, Maryland. Included in the collection are news clippings covering changes in the Methodist Church on the Eastern Shore, activities and history of the American Legion Maryland Department including treasure's reports and meeting minutes, clippings on people related to Salisbury University; pages from the Gordy Family Bible along with photos, planning and publicity activities relating to the 50th High School reunion of the 1939 class of Wicomico High School and an article on the class of 1979 High School graduates.

Associated Subjects: Gordy Family • Methodism
Identifier: 2005.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sylvia Bradley collection

by Bradley, Sylvia (1841 – 1993)

7 boxes,  2 oversize folders (7 linear feet)

The Sylvia Bradley collection documents her research on the history and culture of the Delmarva Peninsula with materials dating from 1841-1993, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970-1989. The documents encompass research done by Bradley on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for several of her published histories and articles, including Mardela Springs, Maryland: a History. Documents within the collection include manuscripts on Eastern Shore women during the Civil War, student papers, Berlin Advance newspapers, correspondence regarding Delmarva, and photographs of Eastern Shore cities.

Identifier: 1984.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Miles Family survey collection

by Miles, Samuel F.Miles, William Ballard Jr.Miles, William Ballard Sr.Miles, William F.W. (1842 – 1978)

11 cartons (11 linear feet)

The Miles Family survey collection documents numerous Eastern Shore land boundaries. Until the mid-twentieth century, the state of Maryland did not emphasis accuracy of land surveys or the collection of deeds. The work of the Miles family allowed the State of Maryland to utilize original Eastern Shore deeds to legally designate boundary and partition lines. In numerous cases, the Miles’ family records were the only form of land documentation on the Eastern Shore. Consequently, the State of Maryland legally recognized the Miles Family Survey Collection in the court of law and have been used to settle land disputes such as the D379 Assateague Island Land suit. The collection has been the basis for issuing boundary lines, prep construction areas, mapmaking, and engineering. Many of the plats, surveys, and deeds are predominately from Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico counties, but the collection also extends to the Upper Shore of Maryland, Delaware in Kent and Sussex, and Accomack County, Virginia. The collection is narrowed into election districts. The materials date from 1842-1978 with the bulk of the material dates from 1929-1977.

Associated Subjects: Elections • Land Records
Identifier: 1984.113
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Scott Family Papers

by Lankford, Scott, and Porter families (1842 – 1995)

2 boxes,  1 oversize folder (2.25 linear feet)

The Scott family papers document the Scott, Marshall, and Lankford families of Princess Anne, Maryland from 1842 to 1995, though primarily from the 1880s to the 1940s. Included are four photograph albums and many other photos; correspondence, autograph books, and programs related to Washington High School from Harriet "Hattie" Marshall Scott; Second World War correspondence and Boy Scouts of America documents from William Marshall Scott; World War II homefront and Somerset County Board of Education materials from Jeanette Gore Scott; and handwritten poetry and autograph books of Sally and Mollie Porter.

Identifier: 2007.084
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Caroline Gunby and Eleanor Gunby Watts papers

by Gunby, CarolineWatts, Eleanor Watts (1845 – 1999)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Caroline Gunby and Eleanor Gunby Watts papers document the travels and fifty year teaching career of Caroline Gunby and the genealogical research of her niece, Eleanor Gunby Watts. The eclectic collection from Somerset County, Md. dates from 1845 to 1999, with the bulk from 1920 to 1956. It includes a doctor’s bill for the treatment of slaves in 1845, historical records from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marion, Md., and Caroline Gunby’s cross-country travel diary from 1939.

Associated Subjects: Education • Genealogy • Religious History
Identifier: 2006.287
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

L.W. Gunby papers

by Gunby, L.W. (1845 – 1991)

7 cartons,  2 oversize boxes (9.5 linear feet)

The L.W. Gunby papers consist of the personal papers of L.W. Gunby and of his family and of the records of his businesses on the Delmarva Peninsula from 1845 to 1991. The collection contains financial ledgers and hundreds of letters, deeds, mortgages, stock certificates and tax returns, offering insight into a century of economic life on the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes the testimonial of Rev. George Handy Wailes on the occasion of Gunby’s selection as Salisbury’s Man of the Year in 1936. Wailes, the Visiting Professor of Hebrew at Princeton Theological Seminary, honors Gunby’s business and civic contributions to the city of Salisbury. The collection also includes a scrapbook commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Gunby’s Hardware in 1972.

Associated Subjects: Fooks Family • Graham Family • Gunby Family • Business
Identifier: 2001.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carel Langeler collection

by Langeler, Carel (1847 – 1968)

3 cartons,  2 oversize boxes (5.25 linear feet)

The Carel Langeler collection includes a considerable number of publications from late-19th to early-20th-century American society. Of particular interest are several popular literary journals, monthly magazines for women and children, and influential national publications such as Harper’s Weekly and Pucks. These publications document contemporary social and political thought in the United States from a variety of perspectives. The majority of the materials were acquired by Carel Langeler from thrift and antique stores throughout the eastern United States during the mid-20th century. The collection also includes personal material relating to Carel Langeler and his immediate family.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Literature • Youth
Identifier: 2015.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James R. Trader papers

by Trader, James R. (1847 – 2012)

21 cartons,  3 boxes (24 linear feet)

The papers of James R. Trader (1931-2012) cover his efforts to document family history on the Delmarva Peninsula and burial sites in Maryland through both independent research and as a member of the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites (CPMBS) between 1988 and 2012. The family history research is most substantial series in the collection with particular focus on the Trader surname. The burial site research features records for sites in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. The bulk of the CPMBS records document the Coalition’s activities, correspondence, and legislative efforts while Trader served as president and on the board of directors. A small portion of the collection contains the early records of the social club, Eastern Shore Singles.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries • Clubs • Death Records • Genealogy • Trader Family • Family Life
Identifier: 2012.292
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph Moore collection

by Moore, Joseph (1849, 2006)

10 boxes,  1 oversize folder (13 linear feet)

Joseph Moore, a Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland attorney, devoted the better part of 20-plus years to researching and writing on the trial and outcome of the murder of Green Davis and his family by Euel Lee aka Orphan Jones, 1863-2006. The series of documents culminated in the publication, “Murder on Maryland’s Eastern Shore: Race, politics, and the Case of Orphan Jones”. Records document the proceedings of the events surrounding the Davis family murders. Presentments and court materials by Lee’s attorney Bernard Ades with corresponding newspaper accounts reflect the legal proceedings of confessed murderer Euel Lee / Orphan Jones, and his ultimate death by lynching in the Baltimore County Jail, 1933. Records within this set also reflect Moore’s vested interest in Worcester County history, including the Henry and Dirickson families, as well as the Civil War, specifically Purnell’s Legion, and the freedmen of color who served for the Union and Confederate Armies. Photostatic copies of manumissions, and general enrollment records for the duration of the war, as well as an original receipt for enslaved persons in 1863, reveal Moore’s commitment to Worcester County, Maryland.

Identifier: 1998.096
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert Parker Fondes papers

by Parker-Fondes Family (1849 – 1997)

6 boxes (3.25 linear feet)

The Robert Parker Fondes papers document the lives of the Fondes-Parker family from 1849-1997 in Parsonsburg, Maryland and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region. Documenting materials include financial records of the Parker family, family heirlooms, photographs, and newspaper articles on Robert Parker Fondes’ genealogical research. The bulk of the materials span from 1920-1955, documenting the farming business and personal lives of Clifford and Maude Parker. Correspondence pertaining to family events is also included.

Identifier: 1990.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ancestral Record Book of Alan Tybalt Harrison and Butler Family Book CD

by Goodman, Mary M. ButlerHarrison, Alan Tybalt (circa 1850, 1996)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains an ancestral record book documenting the family tree of Alan Tybalt Harrison through genealogical information paired with portrait photographs. The book covers families in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York including the Harrisons, Butlers, Johnstons, Lelands, and more. Photographs date to the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also included is a CD with the Butler Family Book by Mary M. Butler Goodman, revised in 1996.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Photography
Identifier: 2018.073
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Coulbourne Family History Collection

by Unknown (1850 – 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Coulbourne Family History Collection contains genealogical information regarding the Coulbourn Family. The documents date back to Joshua James Coulbourne, (1850-1926). The information details obituary records of family members, along with family bible information about the lineage detailing birth and death dates.

Associated Subjects: Coulbourne Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1992.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Laws and Hastings Families Photographs

by Hastings, Elmer F.Laws, Agnes B. (1850, 1970)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The photographs of the Laws and Hastings collection portrays an extensive family lineage of the Laws, Hastings, and Holland families of Parsonsburg and Ocean City, Maryland from 1850s and 1970s. Photographs include family portraits, individual portraits, group photos, and the family business enterprises, such as Hastings Hatchery and the family farm. These photographs were acquired over the course of several decades by granddaughters Sandra Anderson and Marlene Mumford.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2017.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Orlando Wootten Photograph Collection

by Wootten, Orlando (circa 1850 – 1990)

4 boxes,  3 oversize boxes (6.25 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs both taken by and collected by Orlando V. Wootten, a notable local photographer on the Delmarva Peninsula. Included in this collection are color and black and white photographs and negatives of aerial, street and nautical views of Salisbury, Maryland, Laurel, DE and surrounding regions. The collection of images captures local businesses, school buildings, public events, watercraft, natural settings and area attractions from the mid-1950s to the 1990s. There are reproductions of historic photographs of Salisbury and the Delmarva Peninsula dating back to the 1850s that Wootten collected. Also included are documents pertaining to Wootten's Coast Guard service and his family's history.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 1995.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Walter Thurston Photograph Collection

by Thurston, Walter (circa 1850 – 1970s)

13 boxes,  2 oversize folders (7.75 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs both taken by and collected by Walter C. Thurston, a skilled local photographer. Included in this collection are color and black and white photographs and negatives of aerial, street and city-scape views of Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland and surrounding regions including Somerset, Dorchester and Worcester Counties and Sussex County, Delaware. The collection of images captures local businesses, school buildings, public events, neighborhoods, and area attractions from the mid-1950s to the mid-1970s.  Also included in the collection are historic photographs of Salisbury and the Delmarva Peninsula dating back to the 1850s that Thurston collected.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2016.096
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jim Jackson Delmarva ephemera collection

by Jackson, Jim (1851 – 1992)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (5.5 linear feet)

This collection consists of assorted local paper ephemera from 1852 to 1990. Most of the items originated from the George Bounds & Company of Hebron, the J. H. Farlow & Brother of Salisbury and the Wimbrow & Company of Whaleyville and William and Edwin Sirman. Included are cannery tokens from the Harold B. Kennerly & Son in Nanticoke, Maryland. Also included are over 925 postcards of Salisbury from the 19th to the 21st century arranged by subject.

Associated Subjects: Burbage Family • Canning Industry • Education • Postcards • Religious History • Transportation
Identifier: 2012.070
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Stevens and Thomas Family Collection

by Stevens, Herman (1851 – 2019)

1 box,  2 oversize folders (1 linear feet)

This collection contains business and personal papers collected by Herman Stevens, including copies of the Daily Banner, personal photographs, certificates, obituaries, and papers from the Methodist Church. This collection also contains a large tintype portrait of a man dated circa 1870s, a large crayon portrait of a child, a copy of the Cambridge Democrat Newspaper from 1851, a 1912 cruise brochure booklet, and a July 1917 copy of National Geographic.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2021.038
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Avery W. Hall papers

by Hall, Avery W. (1853 – 1982)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Avery W. Hall papers document Hall’s participation as a civic leader in Salisbury Maryland and surrounding regions from 1853-1889, 1932-1982 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1970. Hall’s leadership is identified through a series of political memorabilia including correspondence from Governor Millard Tawes and Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Also included in the collection are booklets from Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency relating to Peninsula Regional Hospital and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Project.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Business
Identifier: 2000.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fairmount Academy collection

by Fairmount Academy (1853 – 1968)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

The Fairmount Academy collection contains unofficial records of students enrolled in Fairmount Academy from 1925 to 1968. The records have the names of the students, birth dates, tardies, absences, and academic information, as well as a class photograph. There are also papers of Frank Haynie, a local water-man, in this collection. Student records dating after 1945 are restricted and can only be viewed with special permission from Nabb Center staff.

Associated Subjects: Maritime
Identifier: 1984.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection

by Unknown (1854 – 1976)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

The Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection consists of papers and reproductions related to the Fitch family in Michigan and Wisconsin; 27 glass plate negatives from a circa 1940s Talbot County photographer; and various publications dating between 1854 and 1912 primarily related to woodworking and carpentry.

Identifier: 1992.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Gunby Family papers

by Gunby FamilyHann, GeorgeHuffington, Clara Gunby (1854 – 2000)

11 boxes,  2 oversize boxes (10.25 linear feet)

The Gunby Family papers document the Gunby family lineage which began in Somerset County, Maryland in the late 17th century. Also documented are the activities of southern sympathizer Clara Gunby which occurred in Maryland and Virginia. The materials date from 1854 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1971 to 1994 when Mr. George Hann began to conduct research on the lineage of the Gunby family and associated family lines. Earlier records are included; however, they are photocopies of originals. Documenting records include Clara Gunby’s journal, family history lineage, and correspondence from George Hann to Gunby family members in the United States, Canada, England, and the South Pacific.

Identifier: 1995.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Mary Anne Pieper Collection

by Dixon, MaggiePieper, Mary AnneWhite, AnneWhite, Evelyn (1855 – 1987)

14 cartons,  1 oversize folder (17 linear feet)

This collection consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and journals of the Dixon, White and Pieper Families of Pocomoke City, Maryland. Beginning in the mid-19th century, extensive personal correspondence between family members chronicles a broad family history over 100 years. Family bibles and photographs capture births, marriages and deaths of the Dixon and White families of Pocomoke City as well as life on the Eastern Shore in the late 19th and early 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Dixon Family • Pieper Family • White Family • Recipes • Photography • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2019.076
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Whitehaven Heritage Association collection

by Methodist Protestant Board of PublicationNorman Remington CompanySalisbury National BankSavings Bank of NanticokeThe Board of EducationThe Wicomico News (1855 – 2000)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Assorted materials from Whitehaven Heritage Association storage includes 1901 set of "The Courier" newspaper; misc. Collection includes materials donated by the Whitehaven Heritage Association, such as The Saving Bank of Nanticoke, Maryland's Bank Almanac 1920, 1923-1924, 1926, 1928 as well as several other news and church ephemera from Salisbury and Baltimore, MD from the 1920s. There are two correspondences from March 1904 to a unknown recipient from D.W. Dolbey, Jr. of the White Haven Council No. 24. Also included is correspondence from Robert L. Jeffers to Conor Ralph Bennig in 1976 related to Christian faith and one from John W. Davis to his wife in 1855. An audio cassette tape from Emily Griffon's funeral service in 2000. There is an epic poem written in 1992. Additionally, there is a series of land plats for S. W. Dolby's land created by P.S. Shockley from 1903 and 1918 and a patenet for "Hayward's Delight", 1910. Finally there is a map of Delaware with an arrow to Bethel Church.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2009.573
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico Public Libraries Collection

by Wicomico County Libraries (1856 – 1985)

4 cartons,  2 oversize boxes (6.5 linear feet)

This collection includes family research, publications, photos and historical materials from the Wicomico County Free Library (now Wicomico Public Libraries). Series 1 is family research related to the Dashiell family and some materials related to other families.The Dashiell family documents consist of hand-written family history manuscripts and family trees. Two folders contain other family history research and records. The second series is historical materials. The United Fund of Wicomico County records are documents related to contributions by local businesses and the contents of scrapbooks for yearly fund drives. The 1856 school workbook contains mathematics notes. The legal records are an index of Wicomico County civil court cases, a Works Progress Administration record of workers on the Johnson Pond Spillway construction, and photo reproductions of manuscript records of postmasters of Wicomico and Somerset Counties. The Creative Works are two sheet music booklets, prints of Wicomico County sketches, and a list of winners of the Salisbury Award. The books are a pictorial history of the American Civil War from 1862, Delaware American Revolution bicentennial booklet on Caesar Rodney, A Handbook for Delmarva Archaeology, and a facsimile reproduction in book form of The Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1776 and First Maryland Constitution. Series 3 comprises publications of local interest and content. Series 4 consists of photos and images associated with the Salisbury and Wicomico County area. Some Words About Preservation was a publication of the Maryland Historical Trust that gave news on the status of historical site preservation. Tidewater Times contains articles related to Eastern Shore topics, as well as advertisements of area businesses. The collection of journals and journal articles consist of Maryland and Delaware archaeology articles and journals, two copies of Shellfish Digest from winter 1979, and four issues of the Old Somerset newsletter from 1985. Series 4 contains photos and images of Wicomico County and Salisbury dating from the 1890s to the 1970s.

Associated Subjects: Dashiell Family • Libraries
Identifier: 2000.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

St. Peter's Methodist Church records

by St. Peter's Methodist Church (1857 – 1984)

2 boxes,  2 folders (4.25 linear feet)

St. Peter’s Methodist Church records consist of the records of St. Peter’s Methodist Church in Hopewell, Maryland, offering insight into a Methodist congregation from 1857-1984. It contains ledgers documenting the church’s baptisms, marriages, membership, and finances. It includes a ledger recording the church’s history to 1869, and a copy of the deed uniting it with Immanuel Methodist Church in Crisfield, Maryland, in 1965. The collection also contains ephemera related to the church. It includes a photograph of volunteers repainting the church in 1954, and a program marking the church’s 200th anniversary in 1982.

Associated Subjects: Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2000.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

White Family Collection

by Unknown (1858 – 1986)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The White Collection contains birth and death records of White family members taken from their family bibles. The collection also contains contains photographs of H. Stuart White, Susan Satchel (mother of Hiden M. White), and Maranda White (mother of William F. White).

Associated Subjects: White Family
Identifier: 2009.117
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph L. Bailey papers

by Bailey, Joseph (1859 – 1990)

22 boxes (30 linear feet)

This collection primarily consists of case documents, business correspondences, and personal correspondences. Within the case documents are Deeds, Wills, Inventory, Mortgages, and Accounts. There are also objects from beyond 1939 that either belonged to Esther Bailey or one of Joseph's nephews. The collection also consists of postcards, greeting cards, photographs, and newspaper articles.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Government • Politics
Identifier: 2006.145
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Whitehead-Beer Collection

by Beer, Dorothy BuehlWhitehead, Barbara BeerWhitehead, George I. Jr. (1859 – 2000)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Whitehead-Beer Collection includes the personal collections of George I. Whitehead Jr., Dorothy Buehl Beer, and Barbara Beer Whitehead. George cataloged his time in the United States Army Air Corps during World War Two from enlistment to honorary discharge. This includes special orders, flight records, awards, and other miscellaneous paperwork. He took photos during his service, along with Pesos from the Philippines. Dorothy collected magazines, newspaper clippings, and hand-written letters all about knitting. She also held onto her autograph book from Halsey Junior High School in 1935. Barbara's collection includes a Bible, various music books for piano, and a music book for guitar.

Associated Subjects: Knitting • Music • War • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2008.039
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Adkins Family papers

by Adkins Family (1860 – 1996)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Adkins Family papers document the well-known Eastern Shore family from Sharptown, Wicomico County, Maryland, 1860-1996 with the bulk of the material dating from 1880-1930. Materials include tintypes and photographic prints of Adkins family members as well as correspondence, genealogical research and corresponding family histories.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2014.145
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Donnie Davidson collection

by Davidson, Donnie (circa 1860 – 1990s)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 271-image digital collection has been amassed by Donnie Davidson and are part of his personal collection documenting baseball on Delmarva from the 1860s to the late 20th century. Included are Davidson's research notes, programs, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera, especially relating to Dorchester County baseball teams.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Programs • Photography • Newspapers
Identifier: 2019.087
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Humphreys Family papers

by Humphreys, Eugene W.Humphreys, Josephine (1860 – 1963)

4 cartons,  2 boxes (5 linear feet)

The Humphreys family papers document the educational and social activities of Dr. Eugene and Josephine Humphreys and their children who lived at 105 Broad Street, Salisbury, Maryland. Materials date from 1867-1963 with the bulk of the material dating from 1890-1933 including correspondence, educational, economic and photographic materials of the family. Also documented through correspondence, legal records, and photographs are boarders who resided with the Humphreys and associated families including Mary Gordon Toadvine, Joseph and Mary Graham and John D. Williams.

Associated Subjects: Business • Graham Family • Humphreys Family • Medical History • Recipes
Identifier: 2012.048
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Jay and Carrie Kleinhenn Papers

by Kleinhenn, Carrie LeCates (1860, 1995)

7 boxes (7.25 linear feet)

The Jay and Carrie Kleinhenn papers document their family life in Delaware and Maryland circa 1860-1995; the bulk of the material dates from 1915-1949. It consists of personal papers, scrapbooks, photographs and negatives, and other materials related to family history.

Associated Subjects: Education • Hearne Family • Kleinhenn Family • LeCates Family • Messick Family
Identifier: 2006.365
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

S. Norris Pilchard III papers

by Pilchard, S. Norris (1861 – 1974)

1 box,  1 oversize box (2.75 linear feet)

The S. Norris Pilchard III papers consist of the personal papers of S. Norris Pilchard III, and his family and local ephemera from circa 1861 to 1974. The collection contains advertising, correspondence, photographs, periodicals and ephemera offering insight into the Gunby family and into business and civic life on the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes photographs of L.W. Gunby and of Joseph A. Graham, the editor of the Kansas City Times. It also includes a notebook of original poetry by S. Norris Pilchard Jr. and correspondence and periodicals from S. Norris Pilchard III's service in the United States’ Navy during the Second World War.

Associated Subjects: Gunby Family • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History • Genealogy
Identifier: 1995.041
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Miles Family Papers

by Miles, Elizabeth ThomasMiles, Harry B. (1862 – 2010)

8 boxes,  3 oversize folders (8.5 linear feet)

The Miles family papers document the Upper Fairmount, Somerset County, Maryland family from 1862 to 2010, though primarily from the 1880s to the 1940s. The correspondence, photographs, business records, church records, and more center around Harry B. Miles and Elizabeth (Thomas) Miles, as well as their children, Harry Budd and Betty J., and other Thomas and Miles family members. From 1916 to 1961, Harry Miles served as one of Somerset County's primary undertakers. The family also played a role in managing the Upper Fairmount Methodist Episcopal Church

Associated Subjects: Death Records • Ledger • Miles Family • Personal correspondence
Identifier: 2017.097
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carey Family collection

by Carey, Alfred B. (1863 – 1960)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Carey Family collection contains Civil War records for four brothers of the Carey Family. Included is a photocopy of a pension form, an invalid pension form, and government letters pertaining to pensions the Carey brothers were receiving. The collection also has photocopies of pension certificates all pertaining to the Carey brothers and those surviving them, and photocopies of photographs of the Carey brothers.

Identifier: 2009.089
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Smith Family Collection

by Miles, Moody K. IIIStewart, John Richard (1863 – 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Smith Family Collection contains a collection of Maryland cemetery records, an index for the book "The Parson of the Islands", and small genealogical information on the Smith family. The cemetery records cover All Saints Church, John Wesley United Methodist Church, Manokin Presbyterian Church, Parsons Cemetery, and Rock Creek Cemetery. The record was conducted by John Richard Stewart. The book index was written by Moody K. Miles, III. The Smith family genealogical information is taken from the Smith Family Bible, which includes a birth and death date for family members.

Associated Subjects: Death Records • Smith family • Cemeteries • Genealogy
Identifier: 1996.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fitzgerald Civil War Correspondence Collection

by Fitzgerald, NehemiahReed, Elizabeth Leah (1864 – 2009)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains photocopies of Civil War correspondence written by Nehemiah Fitzgerald of Virginia. His father's side of the family came from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Also included are We Come from Island People On Virginia's Eastern Shore by Elizabeth Leah Reed and a paper written by Lee M. Krempel entitled "The 19th Century American Letter as Literature: The Civil War Letters of Nehemiah Fitzgerald, and other supporting documentation."

Identifier: 2012.073
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Morris Family papers

by Morris, Dorothy C. (1864 – 1986)

1 carton,  2 oversize boxes (4.25 linear feet)

The Morris Family papers document the Salisbury, Maryland residents who lived at 533 South Division Street and owned and operated the Morris Millwork Company. Photographic prints and funeral ephemera document the relationships of Levin Merrill Morris, his wife, S. Martha and their daughter, Dorothy Catherine, 1890-1955. Additionally, handwritten notes on family birth, marriage and death records have been maintained, this includes an 1864 Evidence of Title for Richard Morris of the US Colored Troop. Dorothy’s friendships with her college classmates are documented in a scrapbook she compiled while at Temple University as well as in The Tatler, the yearbook of Wicomico High School.

Associated Subjects: Business • Godfrey Family • Morris Family • Riggin Family • Scrapbooks
Identifier: 2015.204
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jackson Family photographs

by Jackson Family (1865 – 1968)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Jackson Family photograph collection visually documents the prominent Salisbury, Maryland family including United States Senator William P. Jackson and Maryland Republican State Central Committee member, William Newton Jackson. Florence Rue, wife of William Newton Jackson, and daughter of Philadelphia National Bank President, Levi Lingo Rue and family is also visually documented in this series of photographic images. Visually, the images document the wealth and status of the two families, from 1865-1968 with the bulk of the images dating from 1880-1920.

Associated Subjects: Jackson Family • Rue Family • Photography
Identifier: 2013.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas Price collection

by Price, Thomas (1865 – 2001)

5 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.5 linear feet)

The Thomas Price collection consists of military and genealogical records accumulated by Thomas Price and dating from 1865 - 2001. It contains recordings and transcripts of interviews with three veterans of the First World War from Salisbury, Md. and records of the 115th Infantry Regiment of the Maryland Army National Guard. It also includes interviews, records, correspondence, photographs, publications and ephemera offering insight into military service during the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War. The collection also contains photographs of Deal Island, Md. from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It also includes photographs, publications, and ephemera offering insight into civic and religious life on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Identifier: 1983.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edgar Bennett Collection

by Bennett, Edgar (1867 – 1997)

31 boxes (27 linear feet)

The Edgar Bennett Collection documents the personal and professional lives of Edgar T. Bennett and his wife, Margaret Truitt Bennett. Personal items from the collection include land grants, photographs, and correspondence. The bulk of the collection revolves around Edgar Bennett's professional life, mainly consisting of records from the former Red Star Motor Coaches, Inc. bus company, and Bennett's political career in the Republican Party, Maryland State Senate and Maryland State Roads Commission.

Associated Subjects: Business • Graphic Arts • Politics • Transportation • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: 1993.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Benjamin Franklin Kennerly papers

by Kennerly, Benjamin Franklin (1868 – 1982)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (1.75 linear feet)

The Benjamin Franklin Kennerly papers document the extensive business background of one of Salisbury, Maryland’s mayors. Correspondences and receipts, as well as ledgers and checkbooks, record the personal and business interactions of a small-town businessman at the beginning of the twentieth century. Correspondence and receipts dated after his death, created by his family members and business partners, provide insight into the elongated process of receiving life insurance and selling off businesses. The papers also include family photographs, advertisements, and other business notes and materials. The papers date from 1868-1982 and include modern publications referencing B. F. Kennerly and subjects he found interesting.

Associated Subjects: Business • Politics
Identifier: 2008.093
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Kent Griffith Collection

by Griffith, Kent (1868 – 1998)

6 cartons,  5 oversize folders (10.5 linear feet)

The Kent Griffith Collection consists of extensive documentation of railways on and near Delmarva, including (but not limited to) the Eastern Shore Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, and New York, Pennsylvania, and Norfolk Railroad from the 1800s to the 1990s. While the collection includes Griffith's research notes and correspondence, as well as photographs he took and collected, the railroad memorabilia that Griffith collected was thorough and diverse. These documents include pass cards, time tables, employee timebooks, papers from a railroad employee TC Hurst, a scrapbook with hundreds of early 20th century Pennsylvania Railroad technical and safety memos, shipping and freight tags and receipts, detailed track charts and maps, and more.

Associated Subjects: Labor History • Newspapers • Photography • Railways • Transportation
Identifier: 1992.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the City of Salisbury City Clerk

by City of Salisbury (1869 – 1987)

folders (5 linear feet)

The Records of the City of Salisbury City Clerk include 12 ledgers containing the city's charter, ordinances, and meeting minutes from 1869 to 1987. These city ordinances comprised the city's municipal code beginning in Salisbury's early years, just two years after the formation of Wicomico County in 1867, and meeting minutes document City Hall activities including both the Mayor's Office and the City Council. Until 1924, the records were handwritten; from 1924 to 1987, records are typescript. Also included in these records is the 1932 Bicentennial Celebration's signature register. Includes records from M-216 #3 and #4

Identifier: SBY-CC
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carolyn Adkins Collection

by Adkins, Carolyn (1870 – 1982)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains research, photographs, family histories, and correspondence of those within Sharptown, Maryland from 1870 to 1982. Documents detail genealogy, businesses, and the development of the town.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence • Photography
Identifier: 1993.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Cookbook Collection

by Shivers, Mary Ann HillmanZieger, Peyton (circa 1870 – 1981)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

This collection contains various cookbooks from individuals or organizations from the Delmarva Peninsula. Included are a compilation of weekly recipes in the Salisbury Daily Times newspaper, gathered from July 1980 to June 1981, entitled A Year at...Peyton's Place, Plate Offerings: A Cookbook from Old Trinity Church (Church Creek, MD) and the Cookbook of Mary Ann Hillman Shivers (ca. 1870s).

Associated Subjects: Shivers Family • Recipes
Identifier: 2009.408
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Frankford Methodist Episcopal Church collection

by Frankford Methodist Episcopal Church (1870 – 2009)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains multimedia discs from the Frankford, Delaware branch of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The discs are entitled "Church Records, 1870-1950" and "Church Records, 1961-2009." The records include marriages, births, and deaths of parishioners.

Associated Subjects: Methodism
Identifier: 2010.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Harold S. Morton, Jr. papers

by Morton, Harold (1870 – 1996)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Harold S. Morton, Jr., papers document the extensive family history research that Morton conducted with the help of his wife, Margaret James Morton from 1958-1978 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, primarily in Northampton County. Families documented via research include James, Roberts and Stott. The materials date from 1870-1978, 1996 and include primary resources documenting the James family’s activities in and around Franktown, Virginia. Resources include land deeds, military discharge papers and estate assessment for Robert Dunton James.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • James Family • Land Records
Identifier: 2014.991
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J. Millard Tawes Museum manuscript collections

by Crisfield Heritage Foundation (1870 – 2001)

2 boxes (2 linear feet)

This collection consists of small manuscript collections that were housed at the J. Millard Tawes Museum in Crisfield, Maryland. It contains correspondence, a scrapbook, photographs and negatives, financial records, and notes and ephemera from people in Crisfield between the 1870s and 1969 (and 2001), though primarily between 1939 and 1945.

Identifier: 2021.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Parsons Cemetery Collection

by Parsons Cemetery (circa 1870 – 2011s)

3 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

This collection consists of 26 ledgers and three-ring binders documenting burials at Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury, Maryland between the 1870s and 2011. Included are both alphabetical listings of lot owners (binders) and lot-ordered listings for both single sites and family lots (ledgers). Listings include financial information for lot sales, internments, and names of deceased.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries • Parsons Family
Identifier: 2020.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William B. Tilghman Company records

by William B. Tilghman Company (1870 – 1975)

25 cartons (30 linear feet)

The W.B. Tilghman Fertilizer Company Collection contains a vast array of items and business records pertaining to the W.B. Tilghman Company. These include such items as company photographs, ink stamps, and a stock certificate seal press. There are also stock certificate books from throughout the 20th century. Another portion of the W.B. Tilghman Fertilizer Company Collection is "The Tiller" newsletter. The collection contains a near complete compilation of the newsletter covering the years 1943 to the 1960s. Inside the newsletters, there are articles on historic homes, buildings, and plantations from Delmarva. On the business side of the collection, there is an assortment of meeting minute books for shareholders and directors meetings, ledgers, journals, crop books, company records. There are also historical records such as the Wm. B. Tilghman Company charter, Governor’s citation of the 100th Anniversary of the Wm. B. Tilghman Company, and the Enlistment Certificate of William B. Tilghman, 1912.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Business • Business
Identifier: 1989.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church (Fruitland, MD) Collection

by Mt. Cavalry United Methodist Church (1871 – 2011)

2 boxes (2 linear feet)

This collection is 2 books of church records from the African-American church, Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Fruitland, MD. The collection also contains records from Friendship Church in Allen, MD and Flower Hill Church in Eden, MD. As well as loose marriage licenses. Dated from 1871 through 1980s.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: 2012.061
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Robert W. Tunnell papers

by Tunnell, Robert (1871 – 1995)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Robert W. Tunnell papers consist of genealogical research of the Tunnell family from Frankford, Sussex County, Delaware, 1871-1995, with the bulk of the material dating from 1954-1969. Materials were collected by, Robert Tunnell, and include a sample of fiscal documentation of the Delaware State Committee, and historical information about Sussex County. Records also include family photographs, newspaper clippings, and general information about the state of Delaware.

Associated Subjects: Tunnell Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1996.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard and Jane Yantis collection

by Yantis, JaneYantis, Richard (1872 – 2011)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

The Richard and Jane Yantis collection consists of the genealogical research notes of Richard and Jane Yantis from 1994-2011. The collection offers insight into the genealogies of several dozen families, including the Brittingham and Fooks families of Maryland. It includes copies of tithtables for Northampton County, Virginia from 1662-1677, and a Bible from the Hurst family of Dorchester County, Maryland. The Bible contains genealogical information on the Hurst family from 1821-1910.

Associated Subjects: Brittingham Family • Fooks Family • Hurst Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2012.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bates Family papers

by Bates Family (1873 – 1989)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Bates Family papers document the family’s extensive history in Worcester County and Baltimore, Maryland through vital records of the Bates, Starr, Norris, and Murray families. The Bates family is also documented via court records, financial histories and photographs. Correspondingly, records also document the Methodist Protestant church in which the Bates family has been involved for decades; these include the correspondence and articles of Rev. Benjamin Alfred Dumm nephew of Rev. Laurence Webster Bates D.D. The materials date from 1873-1989 with the bulk of the material dating from 1893-1928.

Associated Subjects: Murray Family • Norris Family • Starr Family • Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2014.078
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James Augustus Waller papers

by Waller, James (1873 – 1986)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This small collection contains papers and personal possessions related to James A. Waller, Jr., (1889-1986) Deacon of Christ Episcopal Church, Blackwell Virginia, 1953 to 1986. Items of primary interest include newspaper clippings about Waller, copies of genealogical material used by Waller to apply to the Society of Colonial Wars in 1981, and photographs of Waller with fellow clergy from 1953.

Associated Subjects: Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 1997.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lester Fooks Collection

by Fooks, Lester (1874 – 1986)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Lester Fooks Collection was compiled by the Private from Salisbury, Maryland primarily between 1941 and 1945, although some of the material dates after this period to 1986 and even more dates before to 1874. The collection documents Fooks' service in Europe during the Second World War. The collection consists of photographs of American troops during the construction of a bridge, photographs of Adolf Hitler and German troops, French postcards, Reichsbank notes ranging from 1 to 100,000 that date between 1908 and 1923, Dutch athletic awards from the 1930s, German cigarettes with Nazi stamps, a Nazi pin and uniform cutting, an American stamp, and coins from Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States that date between 1874 and 1986. The collection also includes a German ammunitions box with Fooks' addresses written on top.

Identifier: SC2017.011a
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

R.E. Powell newsletter

by Unknown (1874 – 1964)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The R.E. Powell Newsletter contains a 90th anniversary newsletter from the R.E. Powell Company. The newsletter contains employee information, Wicomico county news, and a brief history of R.E. Powell.

Identifier: 2006.264
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dona Faulkner papers

by Faulkner, Dona (1875 – 2005)

2 folders (1 linear feet)

This small collection is comprised of two photograph albums, loose photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers; most of which is assumed the prior property of Dona Faulkner (1875-1955). The items that comprise the collection were purchased at an auction selling items on consignment. Of the two albums, only one is attributed to Faulkner. Faulkner was a resident of Bozman, Maryland in the County of Talbot for the span of her life.

Associated Subjects: Death Records
Identifier: 1997.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William S. Moore III papers

by Moore, William (1875, 1989)

8 boxes (7 linear feet)

The collection includes a biographical sketch of William S. Moore and extensive materials relating to Mr. Moore’s exciting and interesting service as a financial officer in Europe during World War II, especially the securing of German gold hoards in East Germany before the area was taken over by the Russians. The career series relates to matters of the Wicomico Board of Education, the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, Delmarva Power & Light Company, and local real estate. Series III contains personal and career information plus curriculum vitae. Civic matters, politics, Lion’s Club, United Way, and general Delmarva dedications are contained in Series IV. The last series contains material on legal, estate, and financial matters.

Associated Subjects: Politics • World War, 1939-1945 • Education
Identifier: 1995.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

June Pettit collection

by Pettit, June (1877 – 1991)

1 box,  1 folder (3 linear feet)

The June Pettit collection documents the history of and hunting of wildfowl in Worcester County, Maryland through deeds, hunting licenses, photographs and film, offering insight into a century of life on Chincoteague Bay.

Associated Subjects: Hunting
Identifier: 2017.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Uriah White Collection

by White, Uriah (1877 – 1965)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Uriah White Collection contains bibliographic information on Uriah F. White. Included are newspaper clippings about Uriah. Also included are photographs of Uriah White. There are also honors and retirement forms for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, where Uriah F. White worked.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.308
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carey Church Records

by Bowman, George A.Carey Church (1878 – 1982)

folders ( linear feet)

The Carey Church records contains information pertaining to the pastors and members of the Gumboro Circuit Parsonage in Delaware. The majority of the records detail baptisms, probationers, marriages that took place at the church from the late 1890s to the early 1900s. An alphabetical list of church members and a chronological list of pastors dating from 1883 – 1982 is present in the collection.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: 2018.059
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fred Grier collection

by Grier, Fred (1879 – 1972)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (9 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs, news clippings, invoices, correspondence, minutes and a variety of material related to the Salisbury Fire Department, its origins, activities, and role in the city of Salisbury, Maryland. Also of interest in the collection is a series dedicated to disasters and emergencies such as railroad derailments and industrial explosions. Much of the collection is devoted to photographs of fires and disasters which have occurred in and around Salisbury, Maryland since the early part of the 20th century. This collection provides a unique look at the growth of a municipal government agency, transportation, and technology as well as living and working conditions.

Associated Subjects: Transportation
Identifier: 1996.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Linda Duyer African-American History Collection

by Duyer, Linda (1879 – 1999)

3 boxes,  1 oversize box (4.25 linear feet)

This collection contains photos, documents, newspaper articles, and publications related to African American history on Delmarva, particularly in Salisbury and Wicomico County. It includes genealogical research, research related to Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, and documents related to Charles H. Chipman.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Education • Genealogy • Land Records • Maps • Newspapers • Photography • Religious History
Identifier: 2012.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allen and Brittingham Family photographs

by Brittingham, DorothyBrittingham, GordonBrittingham, GordyHancock, Julia "Betsy" Allen (1880 – 1991)

2 boxes,  2 oversize folders (1.75 linear feet)

The Allen and Brittingham Family photographs documents the lives of the Brittingham family, mainly that of Gordon Brittingham, and Fulton Allen’s children in Salisbury, Maryland from 1880-1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942-1960. The Brittingham family photographs encompass Gordon Brittingham’s service during World War II in the European theatre as well as his life in Salisbury, Maryland after the war with his wife, Dorothy Allen through the 1960s. The photographs also document Gordy Brittingham, Gordon’s father’s barbershop at the Mayflower Hotel in Salisbury during the 1930s.  The Allen family photographs document their children: Julia, Ruth, and Walter’s lives through a series of portraits, some containing photos from their home, Holly Hill located in Salisbury, Maryland. In addition to the volume of photographs, other documenting information correspondence, newspaper clippings, and family histories.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 2006.188
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Blanche Williams Smith papers

by Smith, Blanche Williams (1880, 2015)

7 oversize boxes (5 linear feet)

The papers of Blanche Williams Smith document her life as a resident and elementary educator of Maryland’s Eastern Shore from 1880-2015 with the bulk of the material dating from her years as a student at Frankford High School and the Women’s College at the University of Delaware, 1922-1931. Scrapbooks, created by her daughter Louise, document her family’s history dating back to the 1770s; other materials include yearbooks, journals and ephemera all-encompassing Blanche’s life Delaware and Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Scrapbooks • Williams Family
Identifier: 2015.088
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carruthers Family Papers

by Andrews, Linda (1880 – 1960)

1 box,  2 oversize folders (0.5 linear feet)

The Carruthers Family Papers tell about the lives the Carruthers Family over three generations whom started in Cumberland, England and then migrated to the United States, where they first landed in Worth County, Missouri, then to New York, before settling down in Worchester County, Maryland. The collection includes print materials that feature the Carruthers Family throughout the 1880s to around the 1960s. All of the materials are in print or photo static copies of the original, and include accounts of various family histories, handwritten and typed correspondences, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other assorted materials. The collection is arranged in accordance to how it was received as well as in chronological order. The majority of the materials were acquired by John Carruthers’s great-great grandchild, Linda Janes Andrews.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2017.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

E. Sheldon Jones Collection

by Jones, E. SheldonJones, I. Ernest (1880 – 1968)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder (2.75 linear feet)

The E. Sheldon Jones collection documents the career of the Salisbury Advertiser editor, E. Sheldon Jones, and his father, I. Ernest Jones, who was the Mayor of Salisbury from 1916 to 1920. The collection includes newspaper clippings and papers related to Jones' mayoral term, financial information of both Jones', photographs dating between the 1880s and 1940s, a State of Maryland court docket from James E. Cathell dating 1880-1882, handwritten and written recipes, and internal memos from the Red Star Motor Coach Company between 1942 and 1946.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Court Records • Photography • Recipes • Sports
Identifier: 1993.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Elizabeth Murrell papers

by Murrell, Elizabeth (1880 – 1996)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Elizabeth Murrell papers document the family history and genealogical research completed by Elizabeth Murrell of interconnected families on the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Maryland. The materials include deeds, letters, and newspaper clippings as research reference, as well as Junior Women's Clubs booklets.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Murrell Family • Land Records • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2011.153
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Federalsburg Historical Society collection

by Federalsburg Historical Society (1880 – 2010s)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 374-image digital collection from the Federalsburg Historical Society dates between the 1880s and the 2010s, though primarily from the 1940s to the 1960s. Included are photocopied news articles, documents, and photographs relating to the Federalsburg Athletics, as well as other Eastern Shore baseball teams.

Associated Subjects: Baseball
Identifier: 2019.069
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lynn Perry papers

by Perry, Lynn (1880 – 1960)

9 boxes,  2 oversize boxes (6.75 linear feet)

The Lynn Perry papers document his military service as an officer in the American Expeditionary Forces and a Lieutenant Corporal in World War II, as well as his personal interests in genealogy, the Mason-Dixon Boundary Line, and the Civil War with materials dating from 1880-1960, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910-1945. Materials within the collection include his diary and a series of photographs from World War I, a World War II scrapbook documenting his work during a top secret mission in Alaska. In addition to the military service of Lynn Perry, his papers also include a scrapbook documenting Margaret Perry’s political career as President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women.

Identifier: 2008.130
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Senator John J. Williams scrapbooks

by Williams, John J. (1880 – 2011)

11 oversize boxes (9.5 linear feet)

The Senator John J. Williams papers document his distinguished service as a United States Senator and his family history from Sussex County, Delaware1880-2011. Documenting materials include five scrapbooks that were compiled by Williams’ niece and former Salisbury City Council President Louise Smith document the extensive Williams family including the Senator’s parents and ten siblings through photographs, correspondence, and news clippings. In addition to the scrapbooks, national publications and audio-visual materials also contribute to the Senator’s political career and community involvement.

Associated Subjects: Williams Family
Identifier: 2013.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas W. Davis papers

by Davis, Thomas W. (1880 – 1970)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

The Thomas W. Davis papers document the activities of the Davis, Truitt, and Dennis families of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including Pittsville and Salisbury of Wicomico County, and Ocean City, of Worcester County. Additionally, photographs documenting their time spent in Claiborne, Maryland and Wauchula, Florida. The materials date from 1880-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1945. The Davis family is documented through photographs, including tintypes, artifacts, baptismal certificates, newspaper clippings, an autograph book, bank check and receipt and other ephemera.

Associated Subjects: Davis Family • Dennis Family • Photography • Truitt Family
Identifier: 2006.046
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South records

by Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South (1880 – 2014)

1 carton,  2 boxes (2 linear feet)

Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South records document the congregational activities of the church 1880-2014. Quarterly conference meeting minutes and pastor’s reports on the church’s activities support the church registers, which include marriage, baptismal, and membership records. Oral histories of parishioners and pastors also document the long-standing Salisbury, Maryland church.

Associated Subjects: Oral History • Methodism • Religious History
Identifier: 2013.053
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wade Thompson Porter papers

by Porter, Wade Thompson (1880, 1969)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

The papers of Wade Thompson Porter document his life and experiences, beginning with his childhood on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the late 1800s until his eventual retirement in the 1940s. In addition to newspaper clippings and photographs, the collection includes several decades worth of personal correspondence which address contemporary social and political issues and recount Porter’s childhood memories of late-19th century rural America. Also, there are personal documents related to Porter’s service in the Spanish-American War, as well as his Masonic membership. A considerable amount of material focuses on genealogical research of the Porter family and their descendants, including comprehensive Porter and Twilley family trees dating back to the mid-1700s.

Identifier: 2013.034
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Stephen and Hannah Adkins papers

by Adkins, HannahAdkins, Stephen (1883, 1999)

3 boxes,  3 folders (4.75 linear feet)

Stephen and Hannah Adkins collection consists of the genealogical research of Stephen and Hannah Adkins from 1964-1999. It contains genealogical charts, manuscripts, notes, extracts, photographs and newspaper clippings documenting families of the Delmarva Peninsula. It includes copies of the service records of Cornelius and Samuel Coffin, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The collection also contains a ledger from the A.S. Lewis General Store in Vienna, Maryland from 1883.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Coffin Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2000.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George J. Weide Jr. Collection

by Weide, George, Jr. (1885 – 2020)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (3 linear feet)

The George J. Weide Jr. Collection contains material from 1855 to 2020 and documents Weide’s life and the lives of his relatives in the Weide, Huneke, and Law families. There are several photo albums of family documents, a high school yearbook, a yearbook of the “Brigade’s Best” in Shihung, Korea from 1972 , as well as birth certificates, baptism records, NASA newspapers, certificates, and a diploma.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Newspapers
Identifier: SC2020.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Samuel L. Adkins papers

by Adkins, Samuel L. (1885 – 2007)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

Samuel L. Adkins papers document his life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, specifically his education, military service, employment at Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and his personal hobbies with county farms, the Salisbury Coin Club and the Antique Car Club of the Accomack-Northampton Region. Mr. Adkins life is documented via photographs, certificates, and memorabilia from 1885-2009 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1987. Materials also of note are bank notes and an agricultural sign relating to his father, A. Paul Adkins.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Genealogy • Military History • Scrapbooks • Transportation
Identifier: 2013.103
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Anne Morris Clay papers

by Clay, Anne Morris (1886 – 1997)

1 carton,  1 box (1.5 linear feet)

The papers of Anne Morris Clay document her occupation as a land records researcher in the Maryland counties of Wicomico and Worcester. The materials date from 1886-1997 with a bulk of materials dating from 1980-1997. Materials include correspondence and research material regarding Cherie Cozin's Purnell property off Shore Side Road in Dames Quarter as well as June Petit's Simpleton property and correspondence with Dave Nutter pertaining to the property Nutter’s Neck. Materials also include transcriptions of the 1759-1865 land documents, 17th-century certificates of land patent, 18th-century deeds, 19th century Acworth Plat, and deeds for Nutter’s Neck. In addition, there are research materials on Sampson Burbage (1818-1881) and his properties in Powellsville. Also, there are property research records regarding William Hull's Muddy Hole Road and Tyaskin properties and a biography of Milford W. Twilley. A portion of the materials belonged to Ruth Harcum’s father, Benjamin Franklin Kennerly, Jr. who was the mayor of Salisbury from 1912-1914. Also included are books from the Morris, Kennerly, and Harcum families. Additional items include postcards with personal correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Harcum and other family members dating to the early twentieth century. Histories of Wicomico County and ephemera pertaining to the Sesqui-bi-centennial can also be found in this collection. Wicomico County specific improvement plans including the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Program and the Salisbury Metro Core Comprehensive Plan have also been incorporated into this collection. This collection also includes a unique collection of sexual education booklets and Victorian-era autograph albums.

Associated Subjects: Maps • Religious History • Land Records • Graphic Arts
Identifier: 2007.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas McLaughlin collection

by McLaughlin, Thomas (1886 – 1993)

8 folders (0.08 linear feet)

The Thomas McLaughlin collection contains two written reports on peach cultivation in Maryland and the history of the L.W. Gunby Company written by Tom McLaughlin. Additionally, this collection contains photographs of the Perdue and Gunby Repository, the L. W. Gunby Hardware Store, and L.W. Gunby. There are also research notes on agriculture in Maryland, including Orlando Harrison, Squires Farm, peach production, and orchard maintenance.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture
Identifier: 1990.063
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico County Board of Education records

by Wicomico County Board of Education (1886 – 2009)

16 boxes (12.5 linear feet)

Wicomico County Board of Education records documents the history of the schools and activities of the Board of Education in Wicomico County, Maryland with the bulk of the material relating to Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1886-2009 with the bulk of the material dating from school activities and the integration of schools, 1960-1979. The evolution of school buildings in Wicomico County is documented through visual materials that include photographs and printed histories and newspaper clippings. Activities in various schools such as sporting events, musical performances, and plays are documented through photographs, programs, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. Note: some of the folders are restricted due to sensitive content, permission from the archivist to view this files is required.

Associated Subjects: Education • Newsletters • Newspapers • Scrapbooks • African American History • Racism
Identifier: 2010.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edward J. Henry family papers

by Henry, Edward J. (1887 – 2009)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The family papers of Edward J. Henry document his family’s activities in Snow Hill, Maryland from his marriage to Mary Queen Purnell in 1887 through the death of his son William’s wife, Mary Holley Henry in 2009 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1932-1967. Materials include marriage certificates, funeral programs, ephemera about Helen and her violin as well as son William and Bowie State College, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Identifier: 2011.039
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edward Hammond collection

by Unknown (1888 – 1972)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Edward Hammond collection contains a photograph copy of Dr. John Taylor Hammond (1831-1902), two Agricultural Mutual Aid Society of Caroline County, MD certificates for John Hammond and his wife, Esther P. dated December 1, 1887, a narrative by J. Millard Tawes at the First Annual Verrazzano Festival in 1972, and a dance card with pencil attached from 1888. The holiday dance was held by the Thursday Club at Victor Hall in Snow Hill.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2001.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Mayor collection

by Morris, Bettie (1888 – 2000)

1 oversize box (3 linear feet)

This collection features pages of original and photocopied photographs of Salisbury, Maryland mayors dating from 1888 to 2007. It also contains articles regarding the history of the office, its activities and candidates written by Richard Cooper in 1994 and 2000 and with others published near the start of the 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Politics
Identifier: 2006.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Y.W.C.A. Collection (New Castle, Pennsylvania)

by Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) (1888 – 1963)

2 cartons,  1 box (3.5 linear feet)

The Y.W.C.A. Collection (New Castle, Pennsylvania) consists of records and ephemera related to the activities and governance of the New Castle, Pennsylvania chapter of the Young Women’s Christian Association primarily between 1907 and 1950, though some documents date as early as 1888 and others as late as 1963. Documents include minutes from the Board of Directors and various committees, scrapbooks that chronicled the chapter’s activities, notices and flyers from events hosted by the New Castle Y.W.C.A, materials about Camp Eastbrook, and memorabilia from different clubs within the chapter. The collection also includes some materials related to the New Castle Y.M.C.A, especially in regards to the building that was sold from the Y.M.C.A to the Y.W.C.A in 1913.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Newspapers • Scrapbooks • Spirituality • African American History
Identifier: SC2013.107
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Albert L Disharoon Collection

by Chevallier, George (1889 – 1972)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Albert L Disharoon Collection contains a typed history of Albert L. Disharoon. His grandson, George Chevallier, wrote about Disharoon's life from his birth in 1889 until his death in 1972. Disharoon lived in Salisbury his whole life. There are also two photocopied photographs of Disharoon and his wife.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2009.099
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Freeny Family papers

by Freeny, Lula BelleFreeny, Susan "Addie" W. (1889 – 1970)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Freeny family papers document the life of Lula Belle Freeny and the life accomplishments of her many family members and friends including Susan “Addie” Freeny, Munsey White, and Bessie Luffman in Hebron, Wicomico County, Maryland, 1889-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1908-1948. Personal and professional activities of their lives are documented through a series correspondences, military documents, education materials, photographs, and various other booklets that the family had acquired over the years.

Identifier: 2011.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Polly Batchelder collection

by Batchelder, Polly (1889 – 2001)

2 cartons,  1 oversize box (3.5 linear feet)

Polly Batchelder’s collection is a comprehensive documentation of genealogical research on Old Somerset County, Maryland via land and parish records, as well as a series of obituaries from the Marylander and Herald newspaper and city of Salisbury tax assessment ledgers. Included in the collection are the papers of Alberta Smith; mementos found by Polly and her son Geoffrey at the abandoned Smith house on West Sharpless road in Oriole, Somerset County, Maryland. Materials include photograph and autograph albums and correspondence. The materials date from 1889-2001 with the bulk of the material dates from 1982-2001.

Associated Subjects: Marvel Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1990.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bessie Holloway Papers

by Holloway, Bessie (1890 – 1988)

15 boxes,  5 oversize folders (18.5 linear feet)

The Bessie Holloway papers consist of personal papers, documents from the Samuel Chase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, genealogical research files on the Holloway family (and relatives), and name indices. It is primarily comprised of handwritten notes and reproductions of documents related to Holloway family members, which were likely maintained to support her 1985 book, Holloways of the Eastern Shore and descendants near & far, 1066-1985 : including Adkins, Davis, Dennis, Godfrey, Hudson, Jones, Kenney, Long, Massey, Mumford, Parker, Parsons, Perdue, Shockley, Thompson, Wright, and others.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Holloway Family • Voyages and travel
Identifier: 1988.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dashiell and Allied Families Collection

by Unknown (1890 – 1995)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains vintage photographs of the Dashiell and allied families - Zink, Murray, Hassfurther/Shield, Mosley, and Ennis; along with some assorted, loose papers that are in correspondence to the late 19th & early 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Family Life • Personal Correspondence • Photography
Identifier: 2012.040
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fields Family History collection

by Unknown (1890 – 2005)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Fields Family History Collection contains genealogical material on the Fields family. Included are pedigree charts, which are the majority of the collection and map out many generations of the Fields family. Also included is biographical information on some members of the family and a few photos of Fields family members.

Associated Subjects: Fields Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2013.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Michael G. Hitch Collection

by Hitch, Mike (circa 1890 – 1990s)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

This collection contains two parts, both collected by Mike Hitch: approximately 30 circa 1890s-1910s photographs of people in Accomack County, Virginia and publications mostly relating to St. John's United Methodist Church in Fruitland, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Publications
Identifier: 2020.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Norman J. Elzey papers

by Elzey, Norman James (1890 – 1972)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (5.5 linear feet)

The Norman J. Elzey papers document his military service in World War I and on the Mexican Border, as well as his professional career with the Salisbury, Maryland Post Office and Philadelphia & Cape Charles Railway Post Office (RPO) from 1890-1972, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910-1920. Materials within the collection include photographs from his service in France, newspaper clippings about the 1913 Wicomico High School Reunion, correspondence, and a scrapbook depicting the last journey of the RPO.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1991.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the City of Salisbury Field Operations

by City of Salisbury (circa 1890 – 2020)

85 drawers,  1 carton (505 linear feet)

This collection consists of approximately 10,000 plans, maps, drawings, and other oversize documents from the City of Salisbury's Department of Field Operations and, prior to its inclusion in the Field Ops department, the Department of Public Works. While the record dates range from approximately 1890 to 2020, the majority of the collection dates between 1920 and 1980. Included are property surveys, utility maps and plans, water works materials, and other infrastructure-related documents used to build, maintain, and alter structures and properties in the City of Salisbury. Notably included are 1988 aerial photographs of the city (contact prints and negatives), project progress photographs, and microfiche reproductions of many of the oversize items. Includes records from M-221-7 #6

Associated Subjects: Health • Infrastructure • Land records. • Surveying
Identifier: SBY-FO
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Business Ephemera Collection

by Unknown (1890 – 1987)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

The Salisbury Business Ephemera collection contains a collection of ephemera from 1890-1987. The ephemera includes receipts, savings checkbooks, photographs, and pieces of memorabilia from 1926-1971. A majority of the collection are receipts from Local businesses in Salisbury.

Associated Subjects: Local History • Receipts
Identifier: 2022.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dennis Family photographs

by Dennis, Ruby Camilla (1892 – 2007)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Dennis Family photographs document the lives of Camilla Dennis, a Worcester County native, and Martha Groton, Camilla’s daughter. The photographs date from 1892 to 2007 and depict the Dennis family through a series of portraits as well as activities held at 207 East Isabella Street in Salisbury, Maryland. Published works within the collection reveal ties to Robert Naylor Roger’s Scottish clan ancestry.

Associated Subjects: Dennis Family
Identifier: 2011.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dryden Family Collection

by Unknown (1892 – 1987)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Dryden and Winder Family Collection contains genealogical information for the Dryden family. The main focus of the collection is a teaching certificate for Sallie Pruitt Dryden, along with an obituary for Margie Dryden McIntyre.

Associated Subjects: Dryden Family • Education • Genealogy
Identifier: 2008.113
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fred Bradley Family papers

by Bradley Family (1892 – 1983)

1 folder (0.25 linear feet)

The papers of Fred T. Bradley document the activities of his family members, including his Uncle Milton Bradley’s active service in World War I, a copy of Florence Bradley’s passport, and his father’s obituary. Political memorabilia include a ticket stub from the 1912 Democratic National Convention and a fob from the McKinley-Hobart Presidential campaign of 1896. Also included is a copy of the Kangaroo Komplete Kompound brochure circa 1892, a type of farmer’s manure almanac.

Associated Subjects: Politics • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: 1990.051
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bokal-Cotter Collection

by Bokal, Elizabeth CotterBokal, Mary AvisCotter, Mary G.Cotter, Paul J. (1894 – 1991)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Bokal-Cotter collection consists of primarily correspondence from individuals including Mary Avis Bokal, Elizabeth Cotter Bokal (Mary Avis's mother), Paul J. Cotter (Elizabeth's brother), Mary G. Cotter (Paul and Elizabeth's mother), among others, dating from 1894 to 1991 with the bulk of the letters dating from 1942 to 1968. While many of the letters seem to regard family and social events from the Broome County, New York family, Mary Avis Bokal and Paul J. Cotter both lived in Washington, D.C. where Bokal went to American University and Cotter worked in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, unidentified photographs and negatives, postcards, and ephemera that mostly belonged to Mary Avis Bokal.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Family Life • Government • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: SC2017.056
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

K. King Burnett papers

by Burnett, K. King (1894 – 2014)

22 cartons,  2 boxes (23 linear feet)

The K. King Burnett papers encompass the executive activities and operations of numerous environmental organizations. These documents reflect the impact that preservation regulations had on the Delmarva Peninsula specifically, Wicomico and Worcester counties as it evolved from 1960 - 2014, and the entirety of the papers span from as early as 1894 - 2014. Burnett served as a legal advisor for these organizations. His papers contain numerous board of director reports which reflect by-law drafts and final copies, logistics proceedings regarding agency consolidation, and documents entailing litigation representation including the enforcement of environmental regulations. Organizations of note include Committee to Preserve Assateague Island, Wicomico Planning, Zoning, and Development Committee, and Greater Salisbury Committee.

Associated Subjects: Environment • Infrastructure • Land Records • Transportation
Identifier: 2014.085
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Milbourne Family Collection

by Tull, Willis Clayton, Jr. (1894 – 1995)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical information on the Milbourne as well as photographs of members of the Milbourne family.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Milbourne Family • Photography
Identifier: 2012.208
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Theodore Dize Papers

by Dize, TheodoreDize, Westley (1894 – 1995)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The Theodore Dize Papers document the shipping business of the bugeye James G. Blaine, captained by Theodore and Westley Dize, between 1894 and 1923. An additional account from 1995 records the names of watermen who shipped out of Baltimore at the turn of the century to dredge oysters. Dize shipped out of Crisfield, Smith Island, and Baltimore, dredging oysters and transporting merchandise. The shipping business is documented through agreements, worker records, and extensive receipts. Also included are printed ephemera including book advertisements.

Associated Subjects: Business • Maritime • Receipts • Oysters • Labor History
Identifier: 1995.032
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wilmer O. Lankford III papers

by Unknown (1894 – 2008)

3 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

The papers of Wilmer O. Lankford III encompass his research materials and original manuscripts of his four-volume book, They Lived in Somerset; including Lankford family documents such as Wilmer’s Western Maryland College scrapbook, as well as facsimiles and transcripts of church records, from Somerset County, Maryland, 1894-2008. Additional components include Rev. William Colbert’s account of his travels in Somerset County from 1801-1807, and the diary of Ida Marshall Lankford that reflects the lynching of Isaac Kemp for the murder of Constable Ned Carver.

Associated Subjects: Education • Genealogy • Lynching • Methodism • Presbyterianism
Identifier: 1984.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Albert and Bettie Morris papers

by Morris, AlbertMorris, Bettie (1895 – 2008)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.25 linear feet)

The Albert and Bettie Morris papers document their lives as long-time residents of Salisbury, Maryland, and include early family records of Rosa Lee Tilghman Morris as well as correspondence, biographical information, printed materials, newspapers and artifacts. The materials date from 1895-2008 with the bulk of the material dating from 1941-1979. Dr. Morris’ extensive World War II service record is documented and includes correspondence, service papers and photographic documentation of his encounter with General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also included are the records of the Eastern Shore Opera and Symphony Societies as well as ephemera from many other local historic and symphonic organizations.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Military History • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2007.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Margaret Stone papers

by Stone, Margaret (1895 – 2000s)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet)

The Margaret Stone papers are comprised of genealogy research conducted by Margaret Stone and relate to many different Wicomico County, Maryland families focusing specifically on the linage of Elihu and Annie “Nannie” Rider Jackson. Also contained within the collection are materials related to the Jackson Lumber Company of Riderwood, Alabama and Tony Tank Manor. In addition, there are items related to Ehliu Jackson’s political career. The materials date from 1895, 1982-2000, specifically documenting when Ms. Stone conducted her genealogical research.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Humphreys Family • Jackson Family • Politics
Identifier: 2000.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tyaskin, Md. records

by Unknown (1895 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The records of Tyaskin, Maryland document the 1895 plat of land on the west side of Tyaskin Road as well as photographs of Tyaskin Wharf, and the Wetipquin Ferry. Also included is a survey conducted of the Colored Camp Ground in the Tyaskin District, dated 1898. Lastly, a reproduction canning label from the Tyaskin Packing Company and photographs from Old Asbury United Methodist Church.

Associated Subjects: African American History
Identifier: 2015.199
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dan Brown collection

by Brown, Danny (1896 – 2007)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Danny Brown collection consists of ephemera and documents related to the history of Salisbury, Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula with items dating from 1896 to 2007 (the bulk of the materials range from 1908 to 1996). Included in the collection are two general or hardware store ledgers dating from 1908 to 1920, business and political advertisements, event programs, postcards, photo reproductions, newspaper clippings, and writings about Salisbury's history. Also included is a handwritten list of canneries along the Nanticoke River.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Ledger • Postcards • Wicomico County (Md.)--History.
Identifier: 2016.090
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Alvin Garrison collection

by Whaley, DonaldWooten, Orlando (1897 – 1995)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Alvin Garrison collection contains ephemera from the "Nuts in May" play presented by North Dorchester Senior Class, a transcription of a speech given by Mr. Donald Whaley on the Great Depression, a pamphlet containing information on the building of the Salisbury by-pass, and transparencies of a sample of Orlando Wooten's photographs.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1994.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Atwood Barwick collection

by Barwick, Atwood (1897 – 2010)

6 boxes,  1 oversize folder (6.25 linear feet)

The Atwood Barwick Collection consists of historical and travel materials accumulated by Atwood Barwick, a transcript of judicial records by Atwood Barwick, and a notebook by Arthur O’Donnell, dating from 1897-2010. It contains brochures, booklets, postcards and ephemera from historic sites in the United States, and booklets, catalogs, extracts, magazines offering insight into historical tourism in the United States from 1924-1984. The collection also contains magazines, newspapers, a transcript of colonial judicial records of Somerset County, Maryland, and a notebook on the First World War by a student at New York University in 1918 offering insight into nautical and United States’ history from 1696-1995.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: 1997.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Brittingham Plant Farms records

by Brittingham Plant Farms (1897 – 2014)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

Brittingham Plant Farms records document the development of and retail practices of the wholesale plant company in Salisbury, Maryland. Company practices are documented with plant catalogs, advertisements, photographs and printed ephemera. The materials date from 1897-2014 with the bulk of the material dating from the company founding in 1945 through its demise in 1999. Also included are family and company histories written by Sylvia Brittingham Robertson.

Associated Subjects: Farm Life • Horticulture
Identifier: 2015.102
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edwin C.M. Dickey papers

by Dickey, Edwin C.M. (1898 – 1965)

3 cartons,  1 box (3.5 linear feet)

The papers of Edwin C.M. Dickey document his early life in Wicomico County, Maryland through his military career and ultimately his personal interests when he was a resident of the United States Soldiers Home in Washington D.C. The materials date from 1898-1963 with the bulk of the material 1921-1963 documenting his post-war life interests. Edwin traced his genealogical roots as far back as John Dickey of Chester County, Pennsylvania who had military ties with George Washington in the American Revolution. Edwin studied and wrote on a wide range of subjects including world and American history, philosophy, and science. Further, there is evidence within the papers that Edwin was an early 20th-century Free-Mason. Also included within the records are a series of scrapbooks, ledgers, correspondence, and photographs.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Long Family • Tanner Family
Identifier: 2011.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bound Newspaper collection

by Unknown (1899 – 2007)

folders (234 linear feet)

The Bound Newspaper collection contains bound copies of Eastern Shore newspapers. Newspapers in this collection come from various locations on the Delmarva Peninsula including the Delaware coastal beaches, Sussex County, Ocean City (Md.), Salisbury, Pocomoke, and Longneck. Major newspapers in the collection are the Marylander and Herald, the Salisbury Daily Times, and the Salisbury Advertiser. Related materials can be found in the Unbound Newspaper collection (2018.044).

Associated Subjects: Newspapers
Identifier: 2018.043
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John H. Dulany and Son, Inc. records

by John H. Dulany and Son, Inc. (1899 – 1993)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder (4 linear feet)

The records of John H. Dulany and Son Incorporated, (also known Dulany and Johnson and Dulany and Sons), documents the growth and management of John H. Dulany and Son Inc. which was located in Fruitland Maryland. The materials date from the company’s inception in 1899 through 1984 with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1966. The materials include photographs, correspondence, biographies, and awards documents the growth of the Dulany plants as well as business and political interests of the company. Biographies and photographs of Dulany family members and histories of the company are also included.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Canning Industry • Dulany Family • Politics • Business
Identifier: 2012.116
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nanticoke Methodist Church records

by Nanticoke Methodist Church (1899 – 1964)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains various records of the Nanticoke Methodist Church in Nanticoke, Maryland. The majority of the records are financially related; however, there are various essays on the history of the church itself, along with a series of land deeds.

Associated Subjects: Methodism
Identifier: 2009.349
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Daughters of the American Revolution, Samuel Chase Chapter

by Daughters of the American Revolution (1900 – 2007)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (5.25 linear feet)

Records of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Samuel Chase Chapter, of Salisbury, Maryland, document the organization’s activities, including community involvement and administrative duties of the officers, from 1933-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1972-1977. Social functions, educational programs, and community engagement efforts of the chapter’s members are documented through meeting minutes, financial records, membership data, as well as scrapbooks, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Published materials from the state and national chapters are included throughout the collection.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Nonprofit Organizations • Scrapbooks
Identifier: 2009.047
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Louise Messick Moyer papers

by Moyer, Louise Messick (1900 – 2006)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Louise Messick Moyer papers date from 1900-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990-2005. The collection represents her genealogical research on multiple families, with extensive correspondence, family trees, abstracts and notes on the Messick, Long and Simmons families. The research spans Lancaster County in Virginia, Dorchester and Somerset Counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware. Records also include facsimiles of 19th Century financial and marriage information, transcriptions of diaries from 1876 and 1906, a self-published memoir of a merchant sailor, and information on the menhaden fishing industry.

Associated Subjects: Business • Fishing • Genealogy • Long Family • Messick Family • Simmons Family
Identifier: 2007.087
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nancy Johnson collection

by Unknown (1900 – 1995)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Nancy Johnson collection contains pamphlets from the Green Hill Church, Holly Grove Mennonite Church, and Great Choptank Parish. Additionally, it also contains pamphlets pertaining to Wicomico County, education in Wicomico County, Republican women of Maryland, and historic preservation.

Associated Subjects: Historic Preservation • Religious History
Identifier: 1995.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robertson Family papers

by Roberts, Emerson BryanSeaver, J. Montgomery (1900 – 1970s)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

The Robertson Family Records contain three publications regarding genealogy of the Robertson Family. The first publication is titled "The Roberts Family of Wales, Middlesex, Virginia and Maryland being a study of the Ascendants and Descendants of Francis Roberts, Immigrant to Virginia, 1650" by Emerson Bryan Roberts. This publication is an early genealogical history for the Roberts Family of the Eastern Shore. The second publication is titled "Wainwright and Related Families" by Emerson B. Roberts. This is a genealogical history on the Wainwright family of Somerset County. The final publication is titled "Robertson Family Records" by J. Montgomery Seaver. This is a genealogical history of the Robertson family.

Associated Subjects: Roberts Family • Robertson Family • Wainwright Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2009.106
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Heaton Papers

by Heaton, William (circa 1900 – 2006)

folders (1.25 linear feet)

This collection contains items and documents from the musical career of William Heaton Whitworth, more commonly known as William Heaton, spanning circa 1900-2006 (with the bulk from 1920-1950). William Heaton was born in England in 1891 and moved to Massachusetts in 1909. He traveled the country performing with various theatre groups. In 1914, while docked in Maryland with the James Adam Floating Theatre, he met Agnes Tawes, the woman he would marry just two-weeks later in Salisbury, Maryland. He continued his musical career, playing the organ and piano for the Carolina Theatre, Palace Theatre, Hunt’s Casino Theatre and New Arcade Theatre. In 1944, Heaton and his wife opened Heaton’s Karmel Korn, a popcorn stand on the Ocean City Boardwalk. Heaton died of a heart attack in 1952, at the age of 61.

Associated Subjects: Music
Identifier: 1993.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lieutenant Colonel Edward Henry Bowes Collection

by Bowes, Edward Henry (1901, 1969)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Lieutenant Colonel Edward H. Bowes Collection documents the personal history of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Henry Bowes (1896-1944). Personal items relating to Edward Bowes’ career in the U.S. Army from 1919 to 1944 include diaries, photographs, and other service-related documents. Bowes’ wife Roselmer Bowes (nee McKee) and two children lived primarily in New York and San Francisco, California and are documented through photographs and other documents. Bowes was a prisoner of war (POW) in a Philippine Military Prison Camp during World War II and later died after his prisoner vessel was sunk. There are also two yearbooks, a photo album, a birth certificate of Roselmer Bowes (nee McKee), a handbook meant for cadets about the West Point Military Academy, and a copy of a telegram and record detailing Bowes’ death.

Identifier: SC2020.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Allen and Hancock Family papers

by Allen, GladysAllen, WalterCooper, Florence ByrdHancock, Julia "Betsy" Allen (1903 – 2013)

8 boxes,  2 oversize folders (11 linear feet)

A history of the Allen and Hancock families, specifically the accomplishments of Mary Beulah Nock Allen, her daughter, Dr. Gladys Martha Allen, and her niece, Julia “Betsy” Allen Hancock, can be found in Part 1 of this finding aid. In Part 2, personal correspondence of Walter K. Allen and Florence Byrd Allen Cooper can be found in addition to the previous family members. Accomplishments and personal details of Julia "Betsy" Allen Hancock's adult life, professional career, and local issues.

Associated Subjects: Allen Family • Education • Dancing
Identifier: 2012.214
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Brady J. Dayton collection

by Dayton, Brady (1903 – 1997)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Brady J. Dayton Collection contains four types of materials: a copy of Dayton's memoir recounting events in his young life written in 1964, transcribed journal entries from his time in Russia and Turkey, scanned and printed images from the sketchbook he kept from 1904-1905 and a newspaper article from 1997 which discusses Dayton's participation in World War I. Dayton presents an idyllic childhood against a backdrop of poverty, describing the hard life of fisherman on the Eastern Shore. His entries from his early years in the Navy offer insight into the life of naval officers in the early 1900s, as well as how Americans were perceived abroad. Russia (particularly Tiflis (Tiblisi), the capital of Georgia) and ports on the Mediterranean are described in detail.

Associated Subjects: Diaries (Men)
Identifier: 1998.091
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Louise Smith papers

by Smith, Louise (1903 – 2013)

14 oversize boxes,  1 box (14.25 linear feet)

The Louise Smith papers document the personal and political activities of Salisbury, Maryland’s City Council President Louise Smith from 1940-2011, with the bulk of the records documenting her political career from her initial entry into the race in 2007 through her decision not to run for re-election in 2011. Documenting records include photographs, official campaign documents, newspaper clippings, and speeches. The meeting minutes from city council meetings April 2007 – April 2011 including legislative, special and closed meetings.

Associated Subjects: Government • Politics • Smith family
Identifier: 2013.067
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sussex County (Del.) Sheriff records

by Sussex County Sheriff’s Department (1903 – 1995)

68 oversize folders (28 linear feet)

The Sussex County Sheriff records document court cases from 1903-1995 in Sussex County, Delaware. The collection contains financial records for the court and sheriff’s department as well as specific records of costs and outcomes from the court cases occurring from 1903 to 1995. There are records for both the Sussex County Superior Court, as well as the Court of Common Pleas. The records are largely limited to Ledgers, Fee Books and Receipt Dockets. The Ledgers contain basic budgetary information for the Court and the Sheriff’s department, recording costs covered by the court’s budget. The Fee Books record cases by month, with a record of the fees which were to be paid by the court system’s budget. The Receipt Dockets contain information on individual cases and features an index of cases with monetary information and case outcomes.

Associated Subjects: Court Records • Ledger • Civil Rights Movement
Identifier: 2012.131
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allen Family Collection

by Allen, LarryMills, George S. (1904 – 1995)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This is a collection of maps, postcards, flyers, catalogs and other local ephemera accumulated by Florence Elizabeth Pruitt (Allen) over the course of her life. The date range of the materials runs from 1904 to 1995.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Agriculture • Postcards • Business • Poultry
Identifier: 2011.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Trinity United Methodist Church collection

by Trinity United Methodist Church (1905 – 2005)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a DVD of the history of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Salisbury, Maryland, entitled "Our Story" along with a transcription of the information relayed in the film. A booklet entitled "A Sanctuary for a Century: Trinity United Methodist Church 100: 50 Year Members" is also included.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Methodism
Identifier: 2009.314
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

20th Century Postcard Album

by Unknown (1906 – 1960s)

5 folders (0.5 linear feet)

This 20th century postcard album contains approximately 274 individual postcards and 14 multiple postcard collections that date between 1906 and the 1960s. Many of the postcards include correspondence and significant portions are addressed to the same individual (Julia Francis of Woodhaven, Long Island, New York). The postcards depict scenes from both World Wars, buildings and scenery in America and Europe, photographs of the sender, seasonal imagery, and racist depictions of African Americans. There are also several different types of formats that the postcards are presented in, such as raised decorations, wood, silk, embroidery, and one of a woman with wool hair. There is no apparent arrangement of the postcards.

Identifier: SC2013.077
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Coulbourne Farm Collection

by Unknown (1906 – 2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection consists of material pertaining to Coulbourne Farm in Pocomoke. Included are photographs of the house and a gravesite of Madam Hampton and a 1906 letter dictating provenance.

Associated Subjects: Coulbourne Family • Death Records
Identifier: 2006.034
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dr. Ida Belle Wilson Thomas Collection

by Thomas, Ida Belle Wilson (1906 – 1972)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet)

The Dr. Ida Belle Wilson Thomas collection documents the life and education of Dr. Ida Belle Wilson Thomas, a teacher at Maryland State Normal School, now Salisbury University, from 1906 to 1972. The collection includes Ida Belle's high school diploma, her diploma from Columbia University, two publications: Maryland by Bernadine Bailey and Historic Virginia magazine, an Evergreen Piecemeal yearbook from 1972, and two serving trays with Holloway Hall on them.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-095
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Louise Hopkins Dryden papers

by Dryden, Louise Hopkins (1906 – 2002)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The papers of Louise Hopkins Dryden document her experience as the first Somerset County woman to christen a Liberty Ship, the S.S. WILLIAM WELCH, March, 1943. Records include correspondence, photographs, and a booklet that documents the entirety of the Bethlehem Liberty Fleet. Also included are family photographs of Mrs. Dryden from her infancy in 1906 until a year before her death in 2002.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Women's History
Identifier: 2014.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Shoreland Club collection

by Johnson, R. H.Poisker, Marjorie B.Stewart, RachelStreet, Janet (1906 – 2004)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The collection of the Shoreland Club contains four essays on the history of the Shoreland Club. The first essay was compiled by Marjorie B. Poisker in 2004 and discusses outreach programs of the Shoreland Club. The second essay is a talk by Janet Street in 1996 and gives a more historical look at the club. The third essay was written by Rachel Stewart and discusses the history of the Shoreland Club from 1906-1946. The last essay was written by R. H. Johnson and discussed the early history of the Shoreland Club.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.208
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Shoreland Club records

by Shoreland Club (1906 – 2006)

5 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

The Shoreland Club Collection includes hand written minute books, newspaper clippings, a typed history of the club, typed constitutions, and pictures of club events. This collection also includes numerous Chronological files which are an assortment of newspaper clippings, pictures, handwritten letters, and typed letters sent to and from club members.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Culture • Women's History
Identifier: 2006.063
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

W. Richard and Marianna Holloway papers

by Holloway, MariannaHolloway, W. Richard (1906 – 1978)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The W. Richard and Marianna Holloway papers document their social involvement in the Salisbury, Maryland community, 1906-1978 with the bulk of the material focusing on their active engagement with the Community Concert Association, 1971-1978. Materials also include a journal and photographs from Marianna Holloway’s courtships, correspondence from J. Asbury Holloway as well as photographs and ephemera from the Rounds and Adkins families.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Rounds Family
Identifier: 2011.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Woodrow T. Wilson papers

by Wilson, Woodrow T. (1907 – 2000)

14 cartons,  1 oversize folder (16.5 linear feet)

The papers of Woodrow T. Wilson are a comprehensive documentation of his extensive research conducted to author his four-volume series on Crisfield, Maryland and Somerset County, Maryland as well as numerous articles written for the Crisfield Times. Manuscripts, proof copies, and unpublished materials authored by Wilson and his associates are also included. The amassed collection of newspaper clippings, birth, marriage and death records, family histories and typed articles are a testament to the people of Crisfield, 1907-2000 with the bulk of the material dating from 1968-1980.

Identifier: 2015.153
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ethel Fisher Hedlicka Papers

by Hedlicka, Ethel F. (1908 – 1969)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection includes Ethel’s Home Economics class book from 1916, two of Ethel’s children’s books from 1908 and 1909, early baby nursing bottle, letters to Joseph and Ethel, report cards of both Ethel and her daughter, Charlotte, and Ethel’s high school yearbook from 1916 filled with pictures of friends, dance cards, and other sorts of memorabilia. Also in this collection are Children’s needlework made by Ethel’s daughter, Joseph’s Hedlicka’s wedding pants from 1923, a clown suit made by Ethel in 1920, and a World War I sailor shirt worn by George Thallman in 1917. Lastly in this collection is an assortment of World War I souvenirs sent from France to Ethel by Joseph in 1917 such as beautifully embroidered handkerchiefs, an apron, a postcard, and a scarf as well as a fan.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Education • World War, 1914-1918 • Fashion • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2012.112
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Catherine Perdunn Papers

by Perdunn, Catherine (1909 – 1964)

5 folders (0.5 linear feet)

The Catherine Perdunn Papers document the early and late life of Catherine (Berger) Perdunn from her birth in 1909 to 1964. Included are Perdunn's baby book, which contains pasted photographs and notes about her childhood in addition to family photographs and a small New York Religious Tract Society publication from the early 19th century; high school commencement program and invitation in Doylestown, Pennsylvania in 1927; one typewritten and one handwritten diary that date from 1962 to 1964; and ephemera from the Peace Corps; teaching and Peace Corps certificates. Perdunn recorded her Peace Corps training experience in her typewritten diary from May to August 1962 at the University of Maryland and her Peace Corps operation service in British Honduras from August 1962 to June 1964. She also gave a speech to a Rotary Club in 1964 that detailed her experience in the Peace Corps.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Diaries • Diaries (Women) • International Relations • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2016.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Rayner Brothers Incorporated records

by Rayner Brothers Inc. (1909 – 1993)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (2.25 linear feet)

The Rayner Brothers Incorporated records documents the growth and development of both Rayner Farm Inc. and Rayner Brothers Inc. The materials date from 1909-1993 with the bulk of the material dating from 1956-1970. Records include meeting minutes which document the company’s by-laws, financial records, and business concerns. These records also include stock certificates, land deeds, ledgers containing plant orders and expenses, and correspondence which include letters of recommendation for Hedley Rayner. Also included are a series of the Rayner’s Berry Book published from 1926-1992. Photographs document the development of the farm and the different treatments implemented to increase strawberry growth.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Accounting Records • Business • Farm Life • Agriculture
Identifier: 2013.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas Family Photographs

by Thomas Family (1909 – 1982)

4 folders (0.4 linear feet)

These approximately 250 photographs were taken between 1909 and 1982, though primarily in the 1930s and 1940s, and document the lives of family and friends of the Thomas family from Detroit, Michigan. Many of the photographs feature Costrella Thomas (later Griggs, then Hightower), who was the daughter of Bill and Lucille (maiden name Nelson). Also included is Lucille's mother, Ella Price, both of whom moved from Mississippi after the death of Lucille's father, John Nelson, between 1920 and 1930. There are photos of members from the Havard family, Mary Washington, George and Gerald Taylor, Mrs. Provost (who owned land in Ontario, Canada), and many other individual photos of identified people.

Identifier: SC2014.067
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Baltimore Steamboat photograph collection

by Lewis, Robert J. (1910 – 2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Photographic copies of passenger steamboats from Baltimore, Maryland, 1910-1965.Noted ships include, QUEEN ANNE, DREAMLAND, LOVE POINT, TOLCHESTER, PORT WELCOME, and EMMA GILES. Copies were created in 2014.

Associated Subjects: Transportation
Identifier: 2014.154
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Caulk Family Papers

by Emerson, Patricia (1910 – 1996)

0 folders,  2 boxes (1.15 linear feet)

The Caulk Family Papers have documents from circa 1910 to 1996. The majority of the documents within the collection are photographs, but it also includes correspondence and certificates. This collection shows the Caulk family's lives through images.

Associated Subjects: Caulk Family • Photographs • Sharptown
Identifier: 2019.082
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hughes and Pusey Family collection

by Unknown (1910 – 1988)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Hughes and Pusey Family Collection contains one folder of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of members of the Hughes and Pusey family from 1952 to 1998. Included are wedding announcements and obituaries. There are also several photographs of Jane Hughes, two school pictures from an old one room schoolhouse and two class pictures from Wicomico High School.There is also a memorial program for Max P. Hughes. There are also three newspaper clippings from 1972 to 1999 about Captain Claude V. Hughes, captain of the R. E. Powell, the ship Chandlery of Vane Brothers and the book Time and the Tide that highlights the company. In addition, there is the 1910 Wicomico High School diploma of Mary Elizabeth Pusey, wife of V. V. Hughes.

Associated Subjects: Hughes Family • Pusey Family
Identifier: 2007.106
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James Grossman Letters

by Grossman, James (1910 – 1970)

5 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

The James Grossman Letters consist of correspondence between the Navy sailor James Grossman and his parents, Ray and Myrtle, who lived in Alliance, Ohio. While most of the approximately 500 letters are dated between 1956 and 1957 when Grossman was aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts (DD-823), there are letters written by Ray and Myrtle that date as early as 1910 and as late as 1970. Grossman wrote extensively about his service aboard the destroyer as it went to South America, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East via the Suez Canal (it was the last warship to pass through the canal before the Suez Crisis in 1956.) Additionally, Grossman and his parents wrote frequently about the farm back in Ohio and sent hometown newspapers. Also included are two photos of Grossman (December 1956 and March 1957), military ephemera, and handwritten notes about the family's history and miscellaneous drawings.

Identifier: SC2014.028
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

John Chamberlin papers

by Chamberlin, John (1910 – 2010)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The John Chamberlin papers document his archeological excavations in Maryland. Records include his archeological surveys, artifact lists, proposal documents, maps and artifacts collected during his digs. These materials date from 1910-2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2003. Many of the documents relate to William Claiborne, who established a trading settlement on southern Kent Island in 1631. Chamberlin also excavated at Rich Neck Manor, later named Sherwood Manor, in St. Michaels, Maryland which is assumed to have been originally occupied in 1649-1652 by Captain William Mitchell. The Kent Fort materials include information on The Claiborne Project which was an archaeological survey that attempted to locate Kent Fort using Chamberlin’s research. The archeological artifacts contain Native American and colonial finds dating to the 17th and 18th century. These artifacts include bones, stones, tools, beads, and pottery, pipe stems fragments, and wooden and metal artifacts including coins.

Associated Subjects: Architecture
Identifier: 2011.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mary Elizabeth Humphreys papers

by Humphreys, Mary Elizabeth (1910 – 2012)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The papers of Mary Elizabeth Humphreys documents her conviction for childhood education through a series of commentaries written in the early part of the 20th Century. Also included are the research materials used by Jason Illari and Dameon Gibbs who published Miss Humphrey's commentaries into a book titled, "The World Around Them: Commentaries of an Early 20th Century School Teacher," in 2012.

Associated Subjects: Humphreys Family
Identifier: 2013.100
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sheila Astrea McGrath Family History collection

by McGrath, Shelia Astrea (1910 – 1992)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Sheila Astrea McGrath Family History Collection contains genealogical material tracing the ancestry of Sheila Astrea McGrath. Items include a pedigree chart, photocopies of tombstones, and 1910 and 1920 censuses.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • McGrath Family
Identifier: 2008.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

20th Century Magazine Collection

by LeBel, Phillip (1911 – 1962)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)

The 20th Century Magazine Collection contains twelve magazines including: Look, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Spur  ranging from 1911 to 1962. In addition there are four pages, presumably from Vogue. Cover stories include topics such as women's suffrage, Easter, World War I, color photos of the Eastern Shore and Vladimir Lenin, and fox hunting.

Identifier: SC2021.002
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Heilig Family History collection

by Heilig Family (1911 – 1994)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Heilig Family History collection contains genealogy information on the Heilig family. Included is a map of Lithuania, a picture of the family in Pocomoke taken in 1911. Also included is a 1994 calendar with family birthdays and anniversaries in it.

Associated Subjects: Heilig Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2013.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jerome Kennedy collection

by Kennedy, Jerome (1911, 1987)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The collection of Jerome Kennedy primarily contains handbooks and small press pamphlets documents festivals, folklore, and history of locations, daily civic life and other activities. Other formats include scrapbooks, print materials, photos and newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Publications
Identifier: 1988.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Rayne and Dennis Family Collection

by Dennis FamilyRayne Family (1911 – 1960)

11 folders (1.1 linear feet)

This collection consists of material, spanning from 1911 to the 1960s, relating to the Rayne and Dennis Family. Included are a bundle postcards from 1911 to 1920s, mostly addressed to Myrtle Rayne from family and friends - most notably, her future husband David W. Dennis, cousin Willis Clark and Edward C. Smith, all who served in WWI. In addition, there are several photographs, including a black-and-white photograph labeled "The Millpond 1946," depicting young people on a frozen pond, b/w and color photographs of two boys at a bridge and possible a scenic photograph of Cypress Knee on the Pocomoke River as well as group photograph of the Whites Chapel Methodist Church Homecoming and a colored photograph of Powellville Grist Mill. The collection also contains a potholder advertising W. Howard Dennis gas station in Powellville, MD and several 1938 Dave Dennis strawberry picking coupons in quantities of 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 50 quarts.

Associated Subjects: Postcards • World War, 1914-1918
Identifier: 2012.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Doris Dukes papers

by Dukes, Doris (1912 – 2007)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Doris Dukes papers document her family’s history in and around Snow Hill, Md. through family bible records, death records, correspondence, and photographs. The materials date from 1912-2007 with the bulk of the material dating from 1967-2001. Her life as a waterman and restaurateur is also documented through business records.

Associated Subjects: Crabbing • Genealogy • Maritime
Identifier: 2014.129
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Marylander and Herald collection

by Fontaine & Dashiell (1912 – 1984)

45 oversize folders (90 linear feet)

The Marylander and Herald ran from 1898 to 1984 and was a weekly publishing in Princess Anne, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers
Identifier: 2006.342
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fields Family Ephemera

by Unknown (1913 – 1990s)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

This collection contains ephemera from the Fields and other families in Wicomico County dating from 1913 to the 1990s, though primarily in the 1940s.

Associated Subjects: Receipts • Fields Family
Identifier: 2021.040
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Melson and Cooper Funeral Program Collection

by Hastings Funeral HomeHolloway Funeral Home (2003)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Melson and Cooper Funeral Program Collection contains two funeral programs for Alfred Vaughn Melson, Sr. (1942-2003) and two funeral programs for Richard Waller Cooper (1913-2003).

Associated Subjects: Death Records
Identifier: 2008.142
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mia Vye Ledger collection

by Vye, Mia Christine (1913 – 1987)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

The Mia Vye Ledger collection consists of three ledgers. The first ledger is an inventory of her household items, including her antique collection, from 1977-1987. The second and third ledgers record the purchase and sale of antiques by her grandfather, Frederick "Frank" McSteen, in East Orange, New Jersey from 1913-1936.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2011.167
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Baker Family papers

by Baker, Harry FarrellBaker, Vaughn (1914 – 2013)

3 boxes,  2 oversize folders (2.5 linear feet)

The Baker Family papers document the personal and professional activities of Harry F. Baker and Catherine “Kitty” Baker and their children, Harry Jr., and Vaughn who lived in Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1914-2013, with the bulk of the material, conveyed through photographs, dating from 1944-1955. Visually, the photographic images document the daily activities of the Baker Family, seen through the lens of Harry F. Baker. Also included, is a scrapbook and an expense book focusing on Kitty Baker’s art, Vaughn Baker’s Wicomico High School diploma from 1961 and an autograph book from 1955, an oral history by Harry F. Baker, and other ephemera. In addition, is genealogy research of the Baker Family, including manuscripts, a draft, ledger notes, and research notes by Vaughn Baker.

Associated Subjects: Baker Family • Photography
Identifier: 2012.200
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dean Kotlowski Civil Rights Collection

by Kotlowski, Dean (1915 – 2005)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains newspaper clippings, transcripts, correspondence and audio tape cassettes. The material in the collection tells the story of Aloysius Sheppard an 18 year Black American accused and convicted of rape who was subsequently lynched in 1915 in Caroline County, Maryland. The collection also covers the political climate regarding the subject of Civil Rights in 1963 through presidential recordings and partial transcripts obtained from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Additional materials include documents on the Nanticoke Native Americans and Assateague Island National Seashore.

Associated Subjects: Oral History • Lynching • Native American History
Identifier: 2005.055
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fehrer Newspaper and Publication Collection

by Fehrer, Ilia (1915 – 1979)

4 oversize boxes (9 linear feet)

This collection contains newspapers and printed material spanning through both World Wars, and through the 1970's. Most materials are from the Maryland general area, but also included are newspapers from Knoxville, New York and Philadelphia to show different perspectives of news reporting for the same dates. One topic of importance not pertaining to either World War is that of space travel, and the frenzy it brought to the press as seen through newspapers and printed materials in this collection. Some newspaper are full editions, however, most are partials preserving the front page and first section, and sometimes including comics and sport sections.

Identifier: 2004.038
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nancy Graham Papers

by Graham, Nancy (1915 – 2000)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical information about the Covington family. Items included in the collection are a genealogical booklet entitled "Record of the Descendants of Henry and Sallie White" printed in 1947, material on the acquisition of a new Tyaskin Post Office in 1966, sketches of schools, buildings and churches in the Tyaskin area and Covington, White and Dashiell families. Also included are several photographs of Elmer Langrall Graham and Nancy Covington Graham.

Associated Subjects: Covington Family • Dashiell Family • White Family
Identifier: 2009.042
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter records

by American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter (1916 – 2011)

2 cartons,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter records document the diverse services volunteers from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware have provided in the nearby communities, across the nation, and on foreign soil, especially during the Second World War. Providing home care, medical services, and disaster relief, the organization’s local achievements are represented through chapter forms, meeting minutes, monthly reports, pins, newspaper clippings and photographs. Their national aid is documented via pamphlets and photographs, and their World War II involvement is recorded in their financial records, volunteer logs, donation ledgers, and shipping forms. The records date from the chapter’s founding in 1916 to 2011.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Medical History • Military History
Identifier: 2016.095
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Caleb Calvin Cooper Family History collection

by Cooper, Caleb Calvin (1916 – 1961)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Caleb Calvin Cooper Family History Collection contains two items relating to the Cooper family. Included are a class photograph of Oakland School in 1916 and a journal written by Caleb Calvin Cooper when he was 87, recollecting his family's history in and around Surry, Virginia. Several people in the photograph are identified by a note card on the back of the mat board: Philip Cooper, William Cooper, Caleb Cooper, Joshua Cooper, teacher Mae Reddish and Charlotte Cooper.

Associated Subjects: Cooper Family
Identifier: 2007.110
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Clyde Gilbert Truitt collection

by Truitt, Clyde Gilbert (1916 – 2011)

1 box,  1 folder (0.25 linear feet)

The Clyde Gilbert Truitt collection includes numerous photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, and handwritten information cards detailing Clyde G. Truitt’s military service in World War I. Other local men’s military careers are also included in this collection, but the main focus of the collection is on Clyde Truitt. Information surrounding Clyde’s family is present in the collection. Documents pertaining to Truitt’s family include birth certificates, wedding announcements, report cards, and other genealogical documents. A vast majority of the collection is made up of photographs. Half of the photographs detail Truitt’s military experience, while the other half depict the Truitt family, the Truitt family home, and Clyde’s career with the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company.

Identifier: 2012.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico High School History collection

by Unknown (1916 – 1976)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Wicomico High School History collection contains photographs of Wicomico High School as well as essays on its history, lists of principles, methods of teaching history, description of a 1976 time capsule burial, music sheets for the Wicomico High Alta Mater, and information on graduation ceremonies.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.419
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Anna Louise Brittingham Taylor collection

by Taylor, Anna Louise Brittingham (1917, 1995)

2 boxes (3 linear feet)

This collection contains documents pertaining to the life of Louise Brittingham Taylor. The documents in this collection follow her from grade school through her retirement. Included are such things as grade school report cards, information on Salisbury Normal School, programs on her commencement ceremony from both high school and Salisbury Normal School. There are several documents, forms, and booklets on her career as a teacher and copies of her teaching certificate and diploma from both high school and Salisbury State Normal School. Included are letters congratulating her on her retirement, and booklets and programs concerning her 50th and 60th Salisbury State University reunion. There are photographs of her College Graduation as well as several from her class reunions.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: 2004.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J.I. Wells Company Collection

by Unknown (1917 – 1974)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains photographic materials with a date span of 1917 to 1974. The collection mostly pertains to the J. I. Wells Company of Salisbury, MD. Included are four photographs showing the aerial view of pre-construction of the Allenwood Shopping Center ca. 1974, a framed collage containing fifteen photographs of J. I. Wells (at the site known as Beazer East, formerly JB Wells, formerly Coppers/Koppers), and a 1917 World War for Liberty poster pertaining to the 1st Maryland Infantry, Company I at Camp McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, containing the roster of officers and enlisted men.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2012.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tony Sarbanes Collection

by Sarbanes, Anthony Spyros (1917 – 2021)

7 folders (1 linear feet)

Anthony 'Tony' Sarbanes was an American athlete, scholar, educator, and soldier born in Salisbury, MD in 1937 to Greek immigrant parents. Sarbanes played basketball for Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), and later embarked on a long career as a coach for various Salisbury schools in basketball, golf, and soccer. After serving as a teacher for several years, Sarbanes served as Vice Principal for several Salisbury schools, eventually becoming Principal for Wicomico High School and the first Principal of Parkside High School.

Associated Subjects: Sports
Identifier: 2017.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Willard L. Stevens papers

by Stevens, Willard L. (1917 – 2014)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Willard Stevens papers are a series of scrapbooks documenting his life’s journey called “Walking Short”. He documents his childhood on the farm in Snow Hill, Maryland, his military stationing in the United States Army Air Corps in Florida, and his ministry years as a Methodist pastor. Stevens also notes national events including racial tensions of the Civil Rights movement, the deaths of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy, as well as the various wars of his lifetime. His papers also document the adoption and citizenship process, he and his wife took to adopt a Korean girl, Robin. His papers serve as a life narrative from 1917-2014 that document his travels from Maryland Eastern Shore, North Carolina, California, Missouri, and Florida.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Methodism • Segregation
Identifier: 1998.121
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

David Grier collection

by Grier, David (1918, 1996)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains objects, print and books dedicated to those who served in World War I and World War II. The first part of the collection is a history of the 29th Division. The 29th Division was comprised of National Guard units from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania who served in World War I. The roster accompanying the collection is for Company I of Salisbury, MD and dates to October 8, 1918. David Grier’s father was a 2nd Lt in Company I. The uniforms and objects in this collection belonged to Alice Nelson Mitchell. Mitchell was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp during World War II. David Grier is the son-in-law of Alice Nelson Mitchell. The top hat in this collection was sent by Captain Lee Donald Smith to Bette Grier Graham during World War II. The names on the hat reflect the many places visited by Captain Smith.

Identifier: 1998.144
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Otis S. Twilley Collection

by Twilley, Otis S. (1918 – 1998)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (2.25 linear feet)

The Otis S. Twilley Collection documents the life and business of Otis Spooner Twilley, founder and long-time owner of the Otis S. Twilley Seed Company. Among the collection are his college yearbooks from the University of Maryland, newspapers containing articles written about his life and business, and seed catalogs from his company dating from 1924 to 1988. There are dozens of pictures of Twilley and his farms, as well as correspondence between him and Arthur C. Abbott of Abbott and Cobb, Inc., the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Wicomico County School District.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Farming Life
Identifier: 2021.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wilbur Devilbiss Papers

by Devilbiss, Wilbur (1918 – 1968)

10 boxes (11.5 linear feet)

The Wilbur Devilbiss Papers document the Salisbury Teachers College president's tenure (1955-1968) at the school in the academic years 1956-57, 1960-61, and 1963-64, as well as his participation in higher education through evaluation of regional schools and his studies of state and national education. Included are his alphabetical administrative files for the three academic years listed. Also included are: evaluation materials for Dover High School (1959), Edinboro State College (1960-1961), Newark Senior High School (1955-1958), and St. Michaels Junior-Senior High School (1956-1957); Rotary International (1938-1963) and Rotary Club of Salisbury, Maryland (1944-1945, 1964-1965) documents, and hundreds of publications related to all aspects of higher education.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • College Records • Education • Publications • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-081
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Chamberlin Family Papers

by Unknown (1919 – 1975)

4 folders (0.04 linear feet)

The Chamberlin Family papers contains information on the Chamberlin family. Included are photographs of members of the Chamberlin family, the birth announcement of Terrence Graham who was adopted by Bill and Terry Graham, and postcards to L. Waters Milbourne who lived in Baltimore, Maryland. Additionally, this collection contains a travel scrapbook from "Ralph, Bud, and Jim's" travels across the United States, the scrapbook includes photographs of Ocean City, Maryland. There is also various ephemera from Washington College, and ephemera from Ralph, Bud, and Jim's experiences while abroad. Additionally, there is a press announcement regarding Alexander Gray Jones's election to the Board of Washington College, a 1964-1965 directory to school officials and teachers of Somerset County, an invitation to the dedication of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and a pamphlet discussing the dedication.

Associated Subjects: Chamberlin Family
Identifier: 2006.280
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Frank Baker papers

by Baker, Frank (1919 – 2002)

4 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

This collection contains numerous mementos of Frank’s life, in newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook entitled “Sex Life of Adak” contains newsletters from his time in Adak, Alaska during his military career as well as comics of the time. A photocopy of the contents of the scrapbook is also included as well as a map of Adak. (The actual scrapbook can be found in box three.)There are awards and certificates from volunteer service, newspaper clippings from his volunteer career, and obituaries for his brother, his sister-in-law, and himself, as well as his birth certificate, and lease documentation for one place that he lived. The collection also contains a variety of play programs from the Community Players and three Playbills, from 1958, 1960, and 1961.

Associated Subjects: Baker Family • Social Life and Customs
Identifier: 2006.146
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Fulton Allen papers

by Allen, Fulton (1920 – 1970)

1 box,  2 oversize boxes (3.25 linear feet)

The papers of Mr. Fulton Allen document his personal interests which include folk art, travel, and theater as a resident of Salisbury, Maryland from 1920-1970s. Records include a scrapbook from Mr. Allen’s travels to the West Indies in 1937 with his friend, Conrad Long, as well as photographs and a cast list from the Wicomico Community Players, a local theater group which held productions at Wicomico High School. A second scrapbook features collected magazine covers and advertisements from varying periodicals 1929-1945. Also included are a series of pamphlets providing information on new pharmaceuticals, health benefits and social issues.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Horticulture
Identifier: 1998.116
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henry Shipley Parker Papers

by Unknown (1920 – 2012)

2 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Henry Shipley Parker Papers contains photographs, newspapers, plaques, awards, certificates and political information ranging from the 1920s to 2012. The photographs include family pictures of Parker's father, wife and other family members. There are also a number of photographs that are autographed including one signed by Senator John Kerry. In the collection, there are also photographs of Parker’s high school reunion and a Wicomico High Class of 1939 class photo. Also included are photographs of the Adkins family, who owned the company where Henry Parker and his father worked for an extended period of time. The newspapers include articles on the Class of 1939’s reunion, accomplishments of both Henry Parker and his father, and articles on projects in Wicomico County. There are many plaques in this collection illustrating the number of accomplishments Henry Parker made in his lifetime. Included are Fire Department plaques for years of dedication to helping different departments and a Baseball Hall of Membership Plaque. Also plaques from Wicomico County for serving the county and for the many things he helped accomplish; such as the Athletic Complex, the Corrections Facility, the Detention Center, help to the Sheriff’s Department and many more. Included is an Apple from the Teacher Award, the Marilyn J. Praisner Public Service award, the Jack R. Nichols Humanitarian award, the G. Maxwell Armor award and many certificates. This collection includes Henry S. Parker’s political information, including voting records, as well as government Political information, including the 1957 Presidential Inauguration Program. Interesting things included are a US district court case involving the Black population in Wicomico county felt they were suffering from a history of official discrimination and a soldiers World War I Bible.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Education • Personal Correspondence • Postcards • Photography
Identifier: 2012.199
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maritime and Railroad photograph collection

by Lewis, Robert J. (1920 – 1970)

6 folders (0.06 linear feet)

Series of black and white photographic prints documenting transportation pathways of maritime steamships, tugboats and ferries as well as railroad transportation in Baltimore as well as varying locations throughout the Eastern Shore including Vienna, Pocomoke, Salisbury and Whitehaven, Maryland and Chincoteague, Virginia.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Transportation • Maritime • Railways
Identifier: 2013.087
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Roland Layton Oral History

by Layton, Bill (circa 1920 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Roland Layton Oral History Collection is a transcribed oral history of Bill Layton. Bill's brother, Roland Layton, transcribed the oral history. The oral history talks about life in Dorchester County, Maryland from the early 1920s until the early 1990s.

Associated Subjects: Oral History
Identifier: 1996.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Rotary Club of Salisbury Collection

by The Rotary Club (1920 – 2020)

7 boxes,  221 folders (7.4 linear feet)

This collection contains documents including newsletters, annual reports, correspondence, and other foundational sources that document the Rotary Club of Salisbury’s activities from 1920 to 2020. The Rotary Club of Salisbury is a branch of Rotary International that also has other branches located in different areas around the world.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2021.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

State Normal School and Teachers College Accounting Records

by Salisbury University (circa 1920 – 1967)

21 cartons (21 linear feet)

The State Normal School and Teachers College Accounting Records are composed of a variety of financial records such as transmittal lists, bank and financial statements, payroll documents, purchase orders and invoices, along with correspondence letters that encompass the dealings of the College with local businesses as well as its financial activities from 1926 to 1967, especially between 1929 and 1961 under Presidents W.J. Holloway and J.D. Blackwell.

Identifier: SUA-082
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Langrall Family papers

by Langrall, H.O. (1921 – 1972)

2 folders,  1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

This collection includes items collected from the Langrall family and given to Dean Langrall from his father, H. O. Langrall, Jr. when the store closed, dating from 1938 to 1972. The collection comprises of the scripts from the WSAL Radio Station where the broadcaster gives a five-minute advertisement for H. O. Langrall Furniture Co. There are also several copies of a receipt showing Mr. Langrall's purchase of these advertisement slots, as well as one newspaper ad for his furniture. Also included are newspaper articles, a marriage certificate for Hubert Orland Langrall, Sr. and Monnie Mae Langrall, 1923, a scrapbook of H.O Langrall Jr's experience in World War Two, and a Sunday school promotional certificate from Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church.

Associated Subjects: Advertising
Identifier: 2012.099
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Leland Starnes papers

by Cloyd, RobertStarnes, Leland (1921 – 2010)

18 boxes (25 linear feet)

Leland Starnes was born in Sandersville, Georgia on February 5, 1923. He served in World War II and attended both Harvard and Yale. Throughout his life, Starnes taught at the Graham Eckes School, the Women's College of the University of North Carolina, the University of Pittsburgh, and Salisbury State College. He worked at Salisbury State College from 1972 until his death on May 14, 1980. The Leland Starnes Papers include production files from Starnes' tenure at Salisbury State along with personal items and some correspondence. Some files in the collection were created by Robert Cloyd. Playbills from unaffiliated theatres (inventory attached) are also included and range from 1921 to 2010. There is also a video created by Starnes' son, Tim, and Gary Weber in 1989 entitled "SSC Theatre: The Starnes Years, 1972-1980."

Associated Subjects: Education • Theater • Programs
Identifier: SUA-002
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Lynne Hastings collection

by McKim, RandolphWicomico High School (1921 – 1988)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Lynne Hastings papers contains a ledger book converted into a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from the Crisfield Times seemingly all of the articles date from 1921, a copy of the graduating exercises of Wicomico High School, on Firday June 4, 1948, as well as a written copy of "The Second Maryland Infantry: An Oration" by Reverend Randolph McKim (originally orated in 1909) from 1988.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers
Identifier: 2012.203
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Peter W. Whaley Antique Audio Records

by Whaley, Peter W.Whiteman, Paul (1921 – 1978)

10 folders (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains ten 78 RPM records from the 1920s-1930s. Included are Paul Whiteman records, 1930-31 Hit of the Week records, 1921 Walter Camp's Musical Health Builder. In addition are four postcards of buildings in Selbyville, DE, a commerative envelope from the Doric Lodge No. 30 A.F.&A.M. in Millville, DE and biographical information about Walter Camp and Dale Wimbrow from Wikipedia.

Associated Subjects: Music
Identifier: 2012.075
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico Woman’s Club records

by Wicomico Woman's Club (1921 – 2009)

7 cartons,  3 oversize boxes (11.25 linear feet)

The Wicomico Woman’s Club records documents the club’s administrative history and political activities in Wicomico County, Maryland dating from 1921-2009. The documents depict the club’s role in various social movements such as their support of Prohibition, film censorship, and their contribution to several anti-drug campaigns. Additionally, the organization’s many achievements are documented through a series of detailed, handmade scrapbooks dating from 1921-1990. Documents within the scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, ribbons, and correspondence. Administrative documents include meeting minutes, annual reports, bank statements, and treasury reports.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Politics • Women's History
Identifier: 2006.184
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Culver Family papers

by Culver, John PhilipCulver, Merrill Gordy (1922 – 2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Transcription of the World War I diary of Corporal Merrill Gordy Culver who documented his experience from registration at the Atkinson Voting House in Worcester County, Maryland to his transport aboard the SS MESABA and his service as a gunner who served in various locales throughout France. Also included in the transcription are copies of the letters and cards Corp. Culver sent home to his wife, Lillian, 1917-1919. Culver's wife, Lillian documented her life in an oral history from her birth in 1898 in Philadelphia to the family's move to Salisbury in 1904 and her continuing life and education. The oral history was given to their son, Merrill Gordy Culver III., in 1992. Digital photographs and digital transcriptions of Mrs. Culver's diaries from family vacations are also included.

Identifier: 2014.099
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Milford W. Twilley Papers

by Twilley, BuelaTwilley, Milford W. (1922 – 1993)

3 boxes,  1 oversize box (3 linear feet)

The Milford W. Twilley Papers contain materials that range from 1922 to 1993. Twilley was extremely involved in not only the development of a number of housing complexes around the Salisbury area, but he was also involved in the community. This collection contains newspaper articles and advertisements, personal and business correspondence, photographs, housing sketches, and various pamphlets that all document his life in Salisbury.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Twilley Family
Identifier: 1994.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nancy Meadows Collection

by Hall, ElizabethWhitney, Alethea H. (1922 – 1965)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a sale sheet for Kingston Hall located in Somerset County, Maryland, a souvenir pamphlet from Crisfield, Maryland, a copy of "The Hatchet" from June 1, 1934 from Washington High School, a booklet from the class reunion of the Washington High School class of 1945, a worship booklet from Manokin Presbyterian Church dated October 1952, and an informational pamphlet on the history of Palmetto a cemetery and former mission church belonging to the Manokin Presbyterian Church.

Associated Subjects: Presbyterianism
Identifier: 2007.115
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Recipe Collection

by Calumet Baking Powder CompanyH. J. Heinz CompanySeedsman, R. H. ShumwayWomen's Club of Vienna, Maryland (1922 – 2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The recipe collection contains published cookbooks containing recipes from corporations including R.H. Shumway Seedsman of Rockford, Illinois, Reliable Recipes from Calumet Baking Power Company and favorites from the Women's Club of Vienna, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Recipes
Identifier: 2010.102
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Stewart J. Pomeroy WWII Coast Guard Papers

by Pomeroy, Stewart J. (1922 – 1965)

2 folders ( linear feet)

This collection contains materials pertaining to Stewart Pomeroy of New Jersey, who served in WWII. Items include discharge papers, photographs, correspondence written to his family from 1942 to 1944, and a journal of the USS Sea Cloud from June 11 to June 28, 1942 and March 21 to 29, 1943, which contains an account of the rescue of eight survivors of the Portuguese schooner Maria da Gloria, which was torpedoed by the U-94. Also included are newspapers from the New Jersey-New York area describing the disaster of the Normandie. In addition, there are several Icelandic ephemera, a 1944 issue of the Icelandic newspaper Visir, currency and scenic photographs.

Associated Subjects: Currency • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2013.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ellen G. Bloodsworth papers

by Bloodsworth, Ellen G. (1923 – 2007)

2 boxes,  2 oversize folders (1.25 linear feet)

The Ellen G. Bloodsworth papers document her educational history at Wicomico High School and Salisbury State Normal School, as well as her interest in Eastern Shore history and her Episcopal faith from 1923-2007. Her papers are represented through graduation and university scrapbooks, high school reunion ephemera, newsletters from Episcopal churches, and newspaper clippings about Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Associated Subjects: High School • McGrath Family • Pusey Family
Identifier: 2016.092
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Hafford Ledgers

by Hafford, John (1923 – 1960)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These ten ledgers were maintained by John F. Hafford of Washington, D.C. between 1923 and 1960. Hafford was a First World War veteran who worked as a clerk within the U.S. government, specifically the Department of Labor. Throughout the 1920s to 1950s, he bought, sold, and managed properties throughout the D.C. area and western shore of Maryland. His accounts were with various individuals and companies, many of which were indexed at the beginning of each ledger. Maryland properties were primarily located in Anne Arundel county, including Deale and Churchton. Also included are advertisements for his properties and two photographs, one likely of Hafford.

Associated Subjects: Business • Ledger • Accounting Records
Identifier: SC2015.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Photograph Files

by Salisbury University (1923 – 2015)

8 cartons (8 linear feet)

The Photographs Collection includes thousands of photographic prints, negatives, contact sheets, and reproductions that document the history of Salisbury University from its groundbreaking in 1923 and founding in 1925 to nearly the present.

Associated Subjects: Historic Buildings • Photography
Identifier: SUA-016
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Waldo L. Dise papers

by Dise, Waldo L. (1923 – 1970)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

The Waldo L. Dise papers document his career as a Methodist minister on the Delmarva Peninsula 1923-1970. The collection is comprised of sermons, church programs, marriage certificates and notes related to Waldo Dise’s pastoral work. Photographs and certificates document his collegiate experience, and his service as an Army Chaplin during World War II.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Methodism • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2013.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Diocese of Easton records

by Diocese of Easton (1924 – 2003)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.75 linear feet)

Diocese of Easton records documents the history of the Diocese of Easton, specifically St. Paul’s Parish in Centreville, Maryland and the Bridgetown United Methodist Church near Ridgley, Maryland on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The materials date from 1924-2003 with the bulk of the material dating from the history of the churches, 1989-1993. The history of the Diocese of Easton is documented in printed histories, maps and newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: 2012.107
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Francis Parker Wicomico County School Collection

by Parker, Francis (1924 – 1961)

1 oversize folder (1 linear feet)

This collection contains two Wicomico County Elementary School report cards for Francis Parker. The first report card is a third grade report dating 1924; the other is a fifth grade report, year 1926. In addition, there is a 1929 Wicomico County Public Schools certificate awarded to Francis Parker for completing his elementary education, as well as, a 1933 Wicomico High School graduation program.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: 2012.111
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Institutional and Accreditation Reports

by Salisbury University (1924 – 2016)

10 cartons (10 linear feet)

This collection consists of the various institutional and accreditation reports related to and issued by Salisbury University from 1924 to 2016. Accreditation reports include those submitted to National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Middle States Association (MSA). Institutional reports include fact books, enrollment data, annual reports, affirmative action reports, master/short/long range plans, and many others.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records
Identifier: SUA-053
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary Board Collection

by Peninsula General Hospital Junior Auxiliary Board (1924 – 2002)

1 box,  11 oversize boxes (14.75 linear feet)

The Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary Board Collection, consists of scrapbooks, records, and booklets pertaining to the Peninsula General Hospital’s Junior Auxiliary Board and Senior Ladies Auxiliary. The Scrapbooks are comprised of photos, newspaper clippings, and letters depicting programs and initiatives carried out by the Junior Auxiliary Board over the years.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Nonprofit Organizations
Identifier: 2000.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Bicentennial Program Collection

by Insley, Wade H. (1924 – 1979)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains booklets pertaining to the Salisbury Bicentennial celebration. There are also materials concerning the local geology, local elections, local geography, as well as a map of Caroline County and a photograph on Annapolis.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Maps • Photography
Identifier: 2013.998
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sylvia Bradley Papers

by Bradley, Sylvia (1924 – 2001)

2 cartons,  3 boxes (3.25 linear feet)

The Sylvia Bradley Papers consist of the student records of the State Teachers College at Salisbury alum, faculty and committee related documents, and the notes, drafts, reference cards, recorded interviews, and original sources of Salisbury's former university historian, Sylvia Stant Bradley. These three categories reflect Bradley's involvement with Salisbury University, especially her research and taped interviews that led to writing "Salisbury State College: 50 Years of Growth" and "Salisbury: From Normal School to University."

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-072
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Budget Proposals and Reports

by Salisbury University (1925 – 1979)

3 boxes (0.9 linear feet)

The Budget Proposals and Reports include financial documents such as budget proposals, reports, estimates, receipts, and other items dating from 1925 to 1979, though the bulk of the material dates between 1954 and 1970. The 1925-1926 budget consists of a line-by-line expenditure ledger (unbound). The 1952 budget materials include loose reports and financial documents. Budget estimates, proposals, and reports that date between 1954 and 1979 were originally in binders for each fiscal year.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records
Identifier: SUA-062
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Campus Publications

by Salisbury UniversitySalisbury University Office of Publications (1925 – 2021)

9 cartons (15 linear feet)

This collection consists of a variety of publications—newspapers, newsletters, and magazines—created by students, faculty, departments, and schools within Salisbury University from 1925 to the present. Included are student newspapers (Holly Leaf, 1925-1970; Informer, 1971-1973; Flyer, 1973-present), literary magazines (SCARAB, 1969-present; Midatlantic Review, 2001-2005), university newsletters (SU News, 1969-present; Academically Speaking, 1987-1995; Saunterer, 1998-present; Sea Gull Sports, 1974-1982), university magazines (Panorama, 2003-present; Re:Search, 2011-present; SU Magazine, 1999-present; Wildfowl Art, 2003-2015), an undergraduate research journal (Laridae, 2019-present), and many other newsletters and short-lived publications.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Publications
Identifier: SUA-033
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

College Financial Records

by Salisbury University (1925 – 1979)

2 cartons,  1 box (2 linear feet)

This collection contains the financial records of Salisbury University during its first several decades of existence as the Maryland State Normal School and State Teachers College. The documents consist of ledger books with finance information dating from the mid-1920s to the late 1970s, with loose memorandums and calculations inside some of the books. The earlier items in the collection contain handwritten correspondence from William J. Holloway, the first principal of the school. Records include student payments to the school, disbursements from the school various Salisbury and national businesses, student refunds, cash payments, receipts, financial aid payments, payroll records, itemized supply and book purchases, and receipts. Records from the tenure of William J. Holloway contain reference to audits of the school by the state, and some refunds not received by students in correspondence and memorandums left inside the ledgers.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Education
Identifier: SUA-076
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Event Calendars and Programs

by Salisbury University (1925 – 2020)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

This collection consists of calendars and programs from miscellaneous events at Salisbury University from 1925 to 2018, including some that are undated.

Associated Subjects: Programs
Identifier: SUA-057
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Grace United Methodist Church Records

by Grace United Methodist Church (1925 – 2021)

1 box (1 linear feet)

The Grace United Methodist Church Records contains records of the Church from 1925-2021. The records include baptisms and marriages conducted by the church, quarterly conference papers, information on members, and other articles on the history of Grace United Methodist Church. A majority of the articles reference those who were in service to the Church.

Associated Subjects: Death Records • Marriage records • Religion
Identifier: 2022.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sports Information Collection

by Salisbury University Sports Information Office (1925 – 2014)

40 cartons (40 linear feet)

The Office of Sports Information maintains the public relations for all Salisbury University athletics, including the production of publications, maintenance of statistics, and the university’s athletics Hall of Fame. It is part of University Advancement and External Affairs and began as part of the Office of Public Relations. The Sports Information Collection consists of materials relating to athletics at Salisbury University from the 1920s to 2014, although the bulk of the items date between 1972 and 2005. While the majority of the items are printed materials, including photographs, slides, and negatives, there are several audiovisual items such as VHS tapes, digital video, and audio cassettes. The collection also includes newspaper clippings, press releases, schedules, handbooks, brochures, and other ephemeral items.

Associated Subjects: Sports
Identifier: SUA-019
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Subject Files

by Salisbury University (1925 – 2019)

4 cartons (4 linear feet)

The Subject Files are documents related to Salisbury University’s history, but have not been included in or processed as its own collection. The documents are arranged into various subjects, which include office names and overarching themes such as event type (Groundbreaking, Memorials, etc.).

Associated Subjects: College Records
Identifier: SUA-018
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Written Works about Salisbury University

by Bradley, SylviaPurnell, HenriettaThomas, Ida Belle Wilson (1925 – 2002)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

Written works about Salisbury University History by Henrietta Purnell, Sylvia Bradley and other notable Salisbury University faculty members. They were created between 1925 and 2002.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Publications
Identifier: SUA-060
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allen Historical Society, Dick Porter collection

by Allen Historical Society (1926 – 2000)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 8-image digital collection from the Allen Historical Society documents the career and life of local baseball professional, Dick Porter. Included are newspaper clippings, statistics, biographical information, and reproductions of photographs primary from the 1920s and 1930s, with documents dating as late as 2000.

Associated Subjects: Baseball
Identifier: 2019.110
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Alumni collection

by Salisbury University Alumni AssociationSalisbury University Office of Alumni Relations (1926 – 2005)

5 boxes (4.25 linear feet)

The Salisbury University Alumni Association was founded to “develop and foster an abiding loyalty to Salisbury University; promote a professional and ethical spirit; encourage active participation in all activities that pertain to the betterment and growth of the University; unite graduates and undergraduates in Salisbury University; and take such other actions as may be deemed appropriate to promote the interests and welfare of Salisbury University.” (From the Salisbury University Alumni Association website.) The association achieves their mission by hosting events throughout the country to unite alumni, hosting reunions, and distributing newsletters. The association encourages its members to send notices of nuptials, births, and other lifetime achievements for publishing in the association’s newsletter. The Alumni Collection contains proposed constitutions, Alumni Association history, membership and reunion directories, invitations to reunions and other alumni events, wedding and birth announcements, postcards, ephemera, newspaper clippings, newsletters from 1950 to 2005, and a medal commemorating the completion of the Alumni House in 1996. Documents surrounding the Alumni Association’s induction ceremonies from 1931 to 1951 are present.

Associated Subjects: Newsletters • Photography • Postcards • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-054
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Baseball in Crisfield collection

by Rhodes, Frnak (1926 – 1994)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This digital collection was collected by Frank Rhodes and documents baseball in Crisfield, Maryland from 1926 to 1994, though primarily in the 1940s and 1950s and also includes a photograph of an 1892 team reproduced in a later newspaper article. The 86-image collection includes many photographs, including one of the Negro League team Crisfield Stars, newspaper articles, team stock certificates (including one for Parksley, Virginia), and written narratives, such as the 1994 article by Scorchy Tawes.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Photography
Identifier: 2019.115
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Commencement and Convocation Programs

by Salisbury University (1926 – 2021)

6 cartons (6 linear feet)

This collection consists of programs, in addition to other ephemera and planning materials, that document the graduation ceremonies—including commencement, baccalaureate services, and convocation—of Salisbury University from 1926 to 2019. Digitized versions of Commencement and Honor's Convocation can be found online here: https://mdsoar.org/handle/11603/10986

Associated Subjects: Education • Programs
Identifier: SUA-027
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Course Catalogs

by Salisbury University (1926 – 2020)

7 cartons (7 linear feet)

The course catalogs have been continually printed since 1925 to advertise—to current and future students—both the advantages of Salisbury University in general and the courses offered by the school. Oftentimes there are descriptions listed for courses and the development of the curriculum can be traced through the various years.

Associated Subjects: Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-026
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. records

by Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. (1926 – 2017)

43 cartons,  3 oversize folders (48 linear feet)

The Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. records are comprised of material related to the Delmarva Chicken Festival and the poultry industry from 1926-2017 (with the bulk of the material dating from 1948-2004), as well as the predecessor and related organizations: Delaware State Poultry Commission and Eastern Shore Poultry Growers Exchange. In addition to the festival records, newspaper clippings related to the mission and vision of the industry document one of the Delmarva Peninsula’s most significant industries through a series of ephemera, photographs and scrapbooks. This collection highlights the impact of the Delmarva Poultry Industry; while revealing the unique characteristics of the festival, for example the large frying displayed yearly at the festival.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Poultry
Identifier: 2014.135
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Evergreen Yearbooks

by Salisbury University (1926 – 2005)

25 cartons (25 linear feet)

The Evergreen yearbooks were produced each year by a staff of students who documented the campus events, activities, organizations, graduates, and other features of school life primarily through photographs from 1926 to 2005. Digitized versions are available online here: https://archive.org/details/salisburyuniversitylibrariesnabbresearchcenter

Associated Subjects: Lebo, Alta
Identifier: SUA-020
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pocomoke Women's Club records

by Unknown (1926 – 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Pocomoke Women's Club records contains a general history of the Women's Club of Pocomoke, Maryland from 1926-1990.

Associated Subjects: Women's History
Identifier: 1990.046
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Campus Elementary School Collection

by Salisbury University (1926 – 1998)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Salisbury Campus Elementary School Collection ranges from 1926 to 1998 and contains a history of the campus elementary school, records of students and faculty, newspaper clippings and articles, and information documenting a reunion in 1998. The collection contains photos of events, teachers and students as well as newspaper clippings and articles about the campus elementary school. There are faculty handbooks, student yearbooks, and several report cards of Linda Wootten and Marlene Howard who attended the elementary school in the 1950's.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-093
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Church Army in the U.S.A. Scrapbooks

by Abraham, Arthur (1927 – 1980)

3 folders (0.3 linear feet)

These two scrapbooks, compiled by Reverend Arthur Abraham, document the history of the Church Army in the U.S.A. from 1927 to 1932 with a 1980 letter. The British organization crusaded by doing "aggressive Evangelistic work under the auspices of the Episcopal Church of America." The scrapbooks contain many photographs, postcards, newspaper clippings, and pasted letters that provide a detailed account of the missionary work primarily in New York, though also in southern states like North and South Carolina.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Photography • Postcards • Scrapbooks • Spirituality • Newspapers • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2013.078
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Audiovisual Collection

by Salisbury University (1928 – 2002)

13 boxes (7 linear feet)

The Audiovisual Collection contains film footage and sound recordings from various creators and events throughout Salisbury University’s history from 1928 to 2002.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: SUA-017
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Class of 1930 Scrapbook

by Dryden, Virginia (1928 – 1980)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Maryland State Normal School at Salisbury opened in September 1925 as a two-year college to train elementary teachers on the state’s Eastern Shore. The fifth class to graduate was in 1930. This loose scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to the State Normal School (now Salisbury University) graduating class of 1930. The scrapbook was collected by Virginia Dryden and presented to the school in 1980 as a celebration of the class’ 50th anniversary. There are approximately 30 photographs of students and faculty going about their daily activities, programs and tickets for various social events, newspaper clippings and Holly Leaf issues, theatre playbills, and materials from the 50th anniversary of the 1930 graduating class.

Associated Subjects: Scrapbooks • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-040
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Gerald B. Truitt Collection

by Truitt, Gerald B. (1928 – 1990)

18 cartons,  1 box (18.5 linear feet)

This collection contains the real estate and business records of Salisbury-area assessor Gerald B. Truitt from the 1960s to the 1980s. The collection consists of land and property emulations for residences and businesses in the Maryland and Delmarva area. It also contains publications and documents related to Maryland and Delaware counties and localities. The collection also contains some publications and news clippings about Ocean City, Maryland resort development in the 1970s and 1980s. Truitt also kept files related to Maryland agriculture from the 1960s to the late 1970s. The assessment files consist of notes, maps, photos, and property value estimates.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Real estate
Identifier: 2018.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Office of Publication Photographs

by Salisbury University Office of Publications (1928 – 2019)

81 cartons,  1 drawer (82.25 linear feet)

The Salisbury University Office of Publications has produced University publications and are responsible for photographs that correspond with articles inside of the publications. The Office of Publications grew out of the Office of Public Relations and is now part of Advancement and External Affairs. This collection consists of nearly all of the photographs taken by the Office of Publications, including slides, negatives, prints, and CDs.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Publications • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-031
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Princess Anne Rotary Club records

by Princess Anne Rotary Club (1928 – 2000)

3 cartons,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

The Princess Anne Rotary Club records document the clubs history from its founding in 1928 until their dissolve in 2000, with the bulk of the materials documenting their most active years from 1959-1979. The records also document their involvement within the Princess Anne, Maryland community. Activities, such as annual Ladies Nights, are documented along with the thanks given to the club for their community engagement in the public relations correspondence folder. Weekly meeting minutes contain the bulk of the records, documenting community engagement, membership, and finances. Year Highlights, wrote by the secretary, are summaries of the weekly meeting minutes for each fiscal year. Membership documentation appear through attendance and membership roll books. Financial records contain annual budgets, donations, and money given to the community. The club’s weekly newsletter, Rotary Tattler, discusses important facts from weekly meeting minutes, membership activity, and community projects. The Princess Anne Rotary Club records, overall, detail the history of the club, how they helped support their community, and who was involved within the club.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Culture
Identifier: 2017.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Department of Early and Elementary Education

by Maryland State Normal SchoolMaryland State Teachers College (Salisbury, Md.) (1928 – 1985)

9 folders,  1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Records of the Department of Early and Elementary Education document the creation and revision of the Education Department at Salisbury University from 1928-1985. The records include books and booklets on certificate requirements for teachers, handbooks for affective teaching methods, a register of attendance in public schools, memos, correspondence, and the education departments curriculum revision records.

Identifier: SUA-108
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Office of Public Relations

by Salisbury University Office of Public Relations (1928 – 2020)

13 boxes,  10 oversize folders (13.25 linear feet)

The Records of the Office of Public Relations include printed material and recorded events that capture internal and external events involving Salisbury University and its students, faculty, and staff from 1928 to 2020, though primarily from 1976 to 2020.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Publications • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-080
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thurston Studio Newspaper Collection

by The Salisbury Times (1928 – 1963)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Thurston Studio Camera shop was located at 151 Market Street, Salisbury, Maryland. This collection contains a bag from the shop and a newspaper highlighting the studio.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2008.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jessie Morris Jones Wicomico High School Collection

by Jones, Jessie M. (1929 – 1978)

4 boxes (2 linear feet)

The Jessie Morris Jones collection has a variety of paper materials. There are yearbooks, retirement notes/cards, class reunion pamphlets, grade/student roster books, pamphlets on graduation procedures, a folder with information on a charter government, and newspaper articles. The Yearbooks and the newspapers associated with the yearbooks range from 1941-1971. The retirement notes/cards include letters and cards to Mr. Jones from students and faculty discussing his retirement, as well as, invitations to retirement banquets and other events. The class reunion pamphlets are mostly invitations and programs, with a few booklets notating what happened to the graduating class after high school. In that group were also two paper weights with a picture of the school and the dates of the graduating classes. There is a large assortment of grade/student roster books from the years 1929-1969. Within those books are lists of names of the students as well as their progress in the class. The graduate collection is a series of programs, procedure lists, and a few booklets on where students see themselves in the future. A large binder is dedicated to articles and policy books on the charter government, or “home rule”, instituted in 1963. Finally the last groups of materials are newspaper articles on a variety of topics. Some are the WiHi student run newspaper clippings, other articles deal with the hiring of new teachers, retirement of old teachers, and school board elections. There is a folder in this group dedicated to all the teacher and school board officials’ retirements from the years 1948-1978.

Associated Subjects: Education • Newspapers • Lebo, Alta • Local History
Identifier: 2012.098
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Posters and Publications

by People's Republic of China (1930 – 1978s)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection includes Chinese posters, comic book adaptations, and children's books printed between the 1930s and 1970s, though primarily in the 1960s and 1970s after the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Included are: five small Chinese Civil War propaganda posters from Jiangxi in the 1930s; a 1962 comic book adaptation of the movie about "The Five Heroes On Langya Mountain;" a 1969 university student's English notebook that contains dictation of stories about Mao Zedong and the Communists; a 1970 comic book adaptation of the movie "Tunnel Battle;" a 1970 children's book entitled "The Little Red Guard;" a 1972 children's book entitled "Two Grenades" about the Vietnam War; and a 1978 comic book adaptation of a movie about Dr. Norman Bethune.

Associated Subjects: Posters • Publications • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.035
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Federated Garden Club of Maryland, District 1 records

by Federated Garden Club of Maryland (1930 – 2011)

4 cartons (4 linear feet)

The Federated Garden Club of Maryland, District 1 records document the organization’s activities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from 1930-2011 with the bulk of the records dating from 1987-2008. Regionally District 1 is comprised of Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties and their organized garden clubs. Activities including the semiannual meetings, special meetings, horticulture committee, and the newsletter are documented via meeting minutes recorded by the FGCMD secretary. Also included are scrapbooks compiled by the FGCMD historian that document the activities of the varying clubs through photographs and newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Horticulture • Clubs • Land Records
Identifier: 2013.064
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hastings Hatchery collection

by Hastings, Elmer F. (1930 – 2008)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This collection contains material on Hastings Hatchery and its founder, Elmer F. Hastings. Items include a biographical sketch of Elmer Hastings written by Elbert Robbins in 2008, a cassette and CD of an interview of Mrs. Elmer Hastings and Henry Vinyard by Ray Thompson in 2007, two CDs of images pertaining to the Parsonsburg and Arkansas farms. In addition, there are photocopies of brochures pertaining to Hastings Hatchery's baby chick care and management, and pamphlet on the state certification of chicks. Also there are advertisements for the business, and photocopies with legend of an aerial shot of Hastings Hatchery.

Associated Subjects: Poultry • Advertising
Identifier: 2008.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Judy Brittingham collection

by Brittingham, Judy (1930 – 1970)

1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)

The collection of Judy Brittingham contains a series of objects and manuscript records including a granite hitching post from Cherry Hill with the initials ‘L.W.G’ carved at the top, a large wood trunk belonging to the Graham family, Two black and white photos of downtown Salisbury and a small one of a woman. This collection contains a Wicomico Historical Society exhibit folder which contains colored photos, two brochures, four newspaper articles, four thank-you cards/email, and one ‘Wicomico Recollections’ local newsletter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. John Brittingham. This collection goes on to include genealogy material of the Gunby and Graham families such as photocopied photographs of 1800’s family members, family trees, printed-out pages of endless research links with the Graham and Gunby families, newspaper clippings from 1972 celebrating 100 years of the Gunby business being around in Salisbury, printed or copied letters of family members writing to each other such as John Gunby writing to his father and even that of letters written on hotel paper by L.W. Gunby himself in the 1930s. Finally this collection includes a mass of newspaper clippings of events such as shootings, car accidents, and it also has many obituaries and wedding notices.

Associated Subjects: Graham Family • Gunby Family • Scrapbooks
Identifier: 2012.121
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Norman Crawford papers

by Crawford, Norman (1930 – 2016)

4 cartons,  3 boxes (9 linear feet)

The Norman Crawford papers consist of the personal papers and administrative records that belonged to Norman Crawford, a majority of which were created during his time as President of Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University), 1970-1980. Although many of Crawford’s personal papers date prior to his arrival at Salisbury in 1970, there are materials, some of which relate to his continuing relationship with Salisbury, that date after 1980.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Education • Sports
Identifier: SUA-014
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Victor Lynn Lines records

by Victor Lynn Lines (1930 – 2006)

2 boxes (3.25 linear feet)

Victor Lynn Lines records document the water and freight industry of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The materials date from 1930-2006 with the bulk of the materials dating from the final voyage of the Victor Lynn freighter to the eventual sale of the company, 1951-1961. Newspaper clippings and photographs document the company’s history and accomplishments.

Associated Subjects: Transportation • Business
Identifier: 2006.167
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico High School Class of 1942 records

by Unknown (1930 – 2002)

17 folders (0.17 linear feet)

Wicomico High School Class of 1942 records document the class particularly Anita Dise Brown and James L. Brown and includes reunion programs from 1957-2002, newspaper clippings, celebratory cards from wedding and birth of a child. Also included are records about infant care, the Bay Bridge dedication and a menu from English Grills and Chicken House.

Associated Subjects: Programs • Education
Identifier: 2013.042
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Branche H. Phillips collection

by Phillips, Branche H. (1931 – 1965)

2 folders (0.01 linear feet)

The Branch H. Phillips collection includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from Salisbury, Maryland from 1938 to 1952. The scrapbook was created for John Phillips Strudwick from his grandmother Branche H. Phillips. Additionally, there is a laminated scanned newspaper clipping of the Wicomico High School graduating class of 1931 from Salisbury, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Phillips Family • Scrapbooks
Identifier: 2011.148
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Business Directory collection

by Unknown (1931 – 1967)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Delmarva Business Directory collection includes many types of directories from 1931-1967 from the Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland and Delaware region. Directories document many different types of businesses, including farmers as well as those who were employed on the Delmarva Peninsula. Also included is a publication on the 1960 population characteristics of the Salisbury-Wicomico Region.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Directories • Business
Identifier: 2011.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Lynching Collection

by Messick, Julie (1931 – 1990)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

In 2011, Julie Messick collected material relating to lynchings on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her findings focus on two notable lynchings, being those of Matthew Williams in 1931 and George Armwood in 1933. Included is a series of newspaper articles, excerpts from books and manuscripts, a program from a remembrance event, and death certificates.

Associated Subjects: Lynching • Racism
Identifier: 2011.139
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Emily Givans Hagert and Imogene Caruthers Horton memorabilia collection

by Hagert, Christopher (1931 – 2003)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Emily Givans Hagert and Imogene Caruthers Horton Memorabilia Collection contains materials relating to the lives of Emily Givans Hagert and Imogene Caruthers Horton. Items included are a Salisbury State College anniversary booklet, an article about the Wicomico High School class of 1931 written by Dick Cooper, and news-clippings. Also included is a CD containing images of Imogene Caruthers and Emily Givans while at Maryland State Normal School at Salisbury and the Givans family as well as digital images of reunion pamphlets.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2008.095
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Leslie Dryden papers

by Dryden, HenryDryden, Leslie (1931 – 1992)

2 cartons,  1 box (2.25 linear feet)

The papers of Leslie Dryden document his and Henry Francis Dryden’s extensive genealogical research on the Dryden, Adkins, and Fleming families from 1931-1992, with the bulk of the materials from 1932-1945. Materials include correspondence from Henry Francis and Leslie to relatives to glean family history as well as corresponding genealogical research, Eastern Shore newsletters, and Henry Francis’ manuscript of his family genealogy.

Associated Subjects: Adams Family • Akers Family • Dryden Family • Fleming Family • Genealogy • Powell Family
Identifier: 1992.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Local Political Ephemera

by Democratic State Central CommitteeHannon, Patrick J. (1931 – 2001)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains political ephemera from Wicomico County and the state of Maryland ranging from 1931 to 2001. Materials about candidates are documented via pamphlets and correspondence. There are two issues of Nutters Nuggets and a pamphlet about the downtown plaza in Salisbury.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2014.061
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lucille Horsley collection

by Horsley, Lucille (1931 – 1996)

10 boxes,  1 oversize folder (7.5 linear feet)

The Horsley collection is primarily composed of materials collected, copied, and transcribed by Horsley as a product of her research on Pemberton Plantation, located just outside of Salisbury on the Eastern Shore. Notebooks, genealogy charts, research papers, newspaper clippings, duplications of maps from Maryland’s Colonial period to the present, as well as a personal “vertical file” of information relating to area historical sites, events, and peninsula history, are united to compose a collection of personal papers reflecting Horsley’s interests and life’s work. Horsley’s papers will be of interest to those seeking guidance to primary source materials relating to Pemberton plantation (three miles from Salisbury), and its chain of ownership within the Handy family; her extreme diligence in recording her sources and compiling her transcriptions makes this an excellent starting point for unseasoned researchers of Somerset County. The bulk of Horsley’s research was conducted in the 1980's.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Handy Family
Identifier: 1997.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Winifred Helmes Papers

by Helmes, Winifred (1931 – 2005)

29 boxes (15 linear feet)

The Winifred Helmes Papers document the professional activities of Dr. Winifred G. Helmes from 1931 to 2005 with the bulk of the materials dating between 1954 and 1981. The collection consists primarily of correspondence and documents from her prolific career. From 1951 to 1954, Helmes was part of the executive staff for the American Association of University Women. In 1954, she became Assistant Director of the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Bureau. She was appointed Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in 1959. From 1961 to 1967, Helmes served as Academic Dean at the Foxcroft School and at the Samuel Ready School from 1967 to 1968. In 1968, Helmes joined the faculty at Salisbury State College and taught until her retirement in 1981.

Associated Subjects: Government • Public Administration • Women's History
Identifier: SUA-022
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

D. Page Elmore papers

by Elmore, Page (1932 – 2011)

6 boxes,  1 oversize folder (7.75 linear feet)

D. Page Elmore, an Eastern Shore Native and member of the Maryland House of Delegates, as well as a prominent businessman who was the CEO of Shore Disposal, Inc. Records reflect his efforts to support the local communities as well as reflect his personal life.

Associated Subjects: Business • Education • Nonprofit Organizations • Politics • Religious History
Identifier: 2013.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Doughty Family Collection

by Doughty Family (1932 – 1992)

1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical material pertaining to the Doughty family in the 20th century. Included are a 1932 Maryland marriage certificate for William Vaughn Brittingham and Theo Catherine Doughty, biographical information on Theo and Vaughn Brittingham and a genealogy report on Francis Thomas Jones.

Associated Subjects: Brittingham Family • Doughty Family
Identifier: 2007.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Fred Arnolt Letters

by Arnolt, FredMitscher, Joe (1932 – 1966)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Fred Arnolt Letters were written primarily between 1933 and 1945 from Arnolt, who was a merchant marine in the Isthmian Lines and later served in the Navy Construction Battalion "Seabees," to his parents in Metuchen, New Jersey. From 1942 to 1943, he worked as a technician and engineer for Spencer, White, and Prentis Incorporated in Sierra Leone, South Africa, Iran, and other government-censored locations. Also included are several letters from Joe Mitscher to his wife that are dated 1966; Mitscher wrote about being bloodthirsty and his love for his wife. The attached letters are transcribed.

Identifier: SC2014.049
Repository: Special Collections
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Improved Order of Red Men, Fruitland

by Unknown (1932 – 1960)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Improved Order of Red Men, Fruitland records documents the chapter out of Fruitland, Maryland, Tribe 149. There are photographs and newspaper clipping of the members of the group.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2015.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Old Home Prize Essay collection

by Students from Somerset and Wicomico County High Schools (1932 – 2015)

8 boxes (4 linear feet)

The Old Home Prize Essay collection documents the contest submissions from both Somerset and Wicomico Counties, dating from 1932-2015, with a bulk of the material dating from 1970-1987. The essays cover a wide range of topics all of which focus on the Delmarva area. These topics include towns, houses and buildings, famous settlers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Eastern Shore’s involvement in the Civil War.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: 2008.133
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

E. Elwood Lynch Collection

by Lynch, E. Elwood (1933 – 2002)

1 carton,  1 box (1.25 linear feet)

The E. Elwood Lynch Collection details the personal and professional life of E. Elwood Lynch, and his involvement in mosquito control efforts in Delaware, Florida, and Maryland. Personal items from the collection include correspondence and printed materials. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs, films, and slides taken by E. Elwood Lynch in both a personal and professional capacity during his mosquito control work.

Associated Subjects: Environment • Photography
Identifier: 2019.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Garland Collection

by Armour and CompanyAvon Products, Inc.Burroughs, Laura LeeDelmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.Fostoria Glass CompanyGeneral Foods Corporation, Consumer Service DepartmentLadies' Home JournalLatrobe, Ferdinand C.Lever Golden JubileeZwetsch, James Carlton (1933 – 1965)

6 folders (0.06 linear feet)

This collection contains a book, printed material and several booklets on the subject of homemaking. Included are entertainment tips and recipes designed for rations, seafood, canned meat and party food. Also included in this collection are booklets on the subject of flower arranging published by Coca-Cola in the early 1940's. The majority of the books belonged to Emma Adkins. She purchased the cookbooks in the 1930s and 1940s and used them until her vision failed. The Chesapeake Cookbook belonged to Garland's aunt, Luvicia Frances Adkins Andrew and was purchased in Baltimore.

Associated Subjects: Recipes • Medical History
Identifier: 2005.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Louise White collection

by Barnes, J.R.White, Louise N. (1933 – 1980)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Louise White collection contains information on downtown Salisbury and the Catholic Church on the Eastern Shore. Included is a copy of the "The Spirit of the Eastern Shore" written by J. R. Barnes and published in 1933. It covers the history of the downtown area of Salisbury, Md. in the early 20th century. Included also is a history of the Catholic parish, St. Francis de Sales and its missions written by Louise N. White.

Associated Subjects: Catholicism • Religious History
Identifier: 1984.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

May Day Collection

by Salisbury UniversitySalisbury University Students (1933 – 1963)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The May Day Collection documents the May Day festivities held at Salisbury State Teachers college from 1933 to 1963. Materials include May Day programs, newspaper clippings, press releases, invitations, and correspondence.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: SUA-087
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Phillip Day papers

by Wicomico High School (1933 – 1992)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains pamphlets from the 1941 and 1942 class reunions of Wicomico High School, a coaster from the 1941 reunion, and a graduation photograph and a corresponding photograph of the surviving members of the class of 1942 taken in 1992. Additionally, there are three photographs of the 1933 flood of downtown Salisbury, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2012.209
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Vernon R. Whitely papers

by Whitely, Vernon (1933 – 2006)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The papers of Vernon R. Whitely document his life experiences including his trip to the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, time spent in the Civilian Conservation Corps and as a member of the United States Army Signal Service during World War II. Documenting materials include a bound publication from the CCC, photographs and service records from his military service as well as post-war ephemera as a veteran. Materials date from 1933-2006 with the bulk of the material dating from his World War II service, 1944-1945.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 2011.150
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Vernon Shay papers

by Shay, Vernon (1933 – 1970)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Vernon Shay papers document the life and work of Vernon Shay, who was involved in the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1937, as well as an Army battalion member in World War II. Documenting materials include photographs of Shay, a CCC yearbook, as well as Grace United Methodist Church pamphlets, 1958 and 1970.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Shay Family • World War, 1939-1945 • Lebo, Alta
Identifier: 2009.575
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico Garden Club records

by Wicomico Garden Club (1933 – 2005)

8 boxes (8 linear feet)

This collection, ranging from 1933 to 2005, contains scrapbooks, roll books, treasury reports and minutes of the Wicomico Garden Club spanning the years 1933 to 2005. The collection also consists of correspondence amongst members, outside vendors, and other clubs. Included are black paper ladies cut-outs and the stands to hold them up and yearbooks from 1935 to 1975.

Associated Subjects: Horticulture • Clubs • Women's History
Identifier: 2008.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Memoirs and Personal Collections of Anastacio T. Menor

by Menor, Anastacio (1934 – 1980)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Memoirs and Personal Collections of Anastacio T. Menor was begun in 1934 and continued until at least 1980. The journal consists of collected writings from notable authors, philosophers, politicians, and religious works, in addition to original writing by Anastacio Menor that is often signed with A.T. Menor. While much of Menor's writing concerns finding happiness, some of it is whimsical and less philosophical. He often wrote or collected writings about the relationship of men and women. There are also sections with shorthand translations, serial numbers from $100 bills, and a few newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Diaries • Diaries (Men) • Poetry • Politics • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2013.025
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Worcester County Soil Conservation Services Collection

by Maryland Department of AgricultureUnited States Department of Agriculture (1934 – 1999)

7 cartons (7 linear feet)

The Worcester County Soil Conservation Services Collection primarily contains photographs, slides, and negatives depicting conservation activities in Worcester County, Maryland (as well as Somerset and Wicomico Counties) between the 1940s and 1990s. These photographs were taken by both the United States Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Department of Agriculture and nearly every image contains detailed descriptive information. Also included are tax ditch plans and specifications that date between 1934 and 1990 and educational resources (such as slide series and VHS tapes) that date between the 1980s and 1990s.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Environment • Photography
Identifier: 2018.047
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Christ United Methodist Church collection

by Unknown (1935 – 1985)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Christ United Methodist Church collection contains two photos taken in the 1930s-1940s. The first photo is of the Smith family participating in a church picnic on Maddox Island in Somerset County, Maryland. The second photo is of the "Great House", the last house standing on nearby Fishing Island. According to the donor, the house was still standing in the 1950s. Additionally, this collection contains information on the history of Christ United Methodist Church.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1995.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Collecting Delaware Books collection

by Reid, John P.Shields, Jerry A. (1935 – 1998)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Collecting Delaware Books collection contains two articles of the “Collecting Delaware Books” magazine. The articles included are "What Hath 'Gath' Wrought?: A Collector Looks at George Alfred Townsend's Works", written by Jerry A. Shields, and "Jerry A. Shields 1935-1998: A Tribute", written by John P. Reid.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.371
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Crisfield High School Scrapbooks

by Crisfield High School (1935 – 1993)

4 oversize boxes (5 linear feet)

These seven Crisfield High School scrapbooks document high school activities and student achievements from 1935 to 1993. The three earliest scrapbooks focus on the Spinning Wheel Club and the Future Homemakers of America which seem to go hand in hand. The later scrapbooks focus on Crisfield High School sports and the daily events of the high school. These scrapbooks include mainly newspaper clippings but also includes event programs and flyers.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • High School • Scrapbooks • Sports
Identifier: 2019.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Delmarva Peninsula Golf Association

by Bisker, Richard (1935 – 2015)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder (3.4 linear feet)

The Delmarva Peninsula Golf Association (DPGA) was founded in 1929 and is comprised of several golf clubs throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. These records have been collected by Richard (Rick) Bisker, who worked as Administrative Assistant for the DPGA. Included in the records are information on the organization’s history and membership, financial statements, tournament flyers and results, meeting notes, correspondence, and scrapbooks spanning 1935-2015 (bulk date 1980-2015).

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2017.094
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Library

by Salisbury University Libraries (1935 – 2016)

4 cartons,  3 boxes (6.66 linear feet)

The Records of the Library contain records, photographs, and memorabilia from Salisbury University Libraries that range from 1950 to 1990. The University Libraries began as the College Library and was housed in Holloway Hall. In 1957, a building known as the College Library was built. The building was dedicated as Blackwell Library in 1966. In 2016, the library moved from Blackwell to the newly constructed Guerrieri Academic Commons. The records include information on the administration, employees, and changes of the Library. Changes mentioned include the building and dedication of Blackwell as well as the Guerrieri Academic Commons. Ledgers and journals in the collection detail incoming books, fines, and lost books. The collection also includes scrapbooks, photographs, and other ephemera relating to the library. Library publications and material relating to events hosted by the library are present in the collection.

Associated Subjects: Libraries
Identifier: SUA-001
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William Purnell, Jr. papers

by Purnell, W. D. Bill (1935 – 2015)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Oral interview with William Purnell, Jr., accompanied by a photographic print album documenting the shanty boats, and gun club sites along Assateague Island, Chincoteague Island and Chincoteague Bay. Also included are two maps noting the locations of the clubs and boats, 1935-1945, 2015.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Purnell Family • Maritime
Identifier: 2015.188
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Baseball in Princess Anne Collection

by Chelton, Don (1936 – 1969)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 10-image digital collection was donated by Don Chelton and documents baseball in Princess Anne, as well as Salisbury, primarily from the 1930s and 1940s, but also includes photographs from the 1910s reprinted in newspapers decades later. Included are photographs of amateur and semi-professional teams, some of which individuals are identified.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Photography
Identifier: 2019.107
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Student Handbooks

by Salisbury University (1936 – 2006)

2 boxes (0.5 linear feet)

These handbooks were created for Salisbury University students from 1936 to 2006 with the intent to inform them about various campus departments or buildings, guidelines or regulations, codes of conduct, academic support, and other information relevant to attending the school.

Associated Subjects: Handbooks and Manuals
Identifier: SUA-023
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Magazine Collection

by Koehn, Charles Campbell (1937 – 1960)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains two issues of the Eastern Shore Magazine dated December 1937 and January 1938 and a copy of the December 17, 1960 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.298
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph Long Papers

by Long, Joseph L. (1937 – 2005)

8 cartons,  3 oversize boxes (11.25 linear feet)

Joe Long was an American athlete, soldier, railroad worker, and politician born in 1921 in Delmar, Maryland. The Joe Long collection contains material compiled by Joe Long and his wife Mabel, who acted his campaign manager during campaigns. Materials included are newspapers, government bills, speeches, cards, letters, books, scrapbooks, and photographs compiled and saved by the Longs since the late 1930's.

Identifier: 2011.137
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Laurel-Thomas Young Collection

by Young, Thomas (1937 – 2000)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Laurel-Thomas Young Collection mostly documents the life of "Tommy" Young from 1937 to 1948 while he was a teenager and student at State Teachers College in Salisbury. The collection includes a photograph of the 1937 Salisbury Indians, Eastern Shore League baseball team, a scrapbook of S.T.C. baseball clippings and dance cards, and two issues of The Holly Leaf. Also included is a postcard from Salisbury State University and a metal button which reads "Salisbury State Go Gulls."

Associated Subjects: Baseball • Education • Newspapers • Postcards • Scrapbooks • Student
Identifier: SUA-100
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Seaford Nylon Plant newsletters

by Seaford Nylon Plant, DuPont Corporation (1938 – 2002)

3 boxes,  2 oversize folders (3 linear feet)

The Seaford Nylon Plant was the centerpiece of Seaford, Delaware for many years, this included the production of the factory newsletter, The Threadline.  Contained within this collection, the newsletter documents the day to day lives of the factory workers, 1938-2002. This included, company picnics, bowling nights, fox hunts, and special events in staff members lives. It even includes poems and paintings by staff. In the Threadline’s combined 54 year run, in addition to employee life, it covered the expansion, and problems of the Nylon factory. The Threadline also shows how Seaford employees where treated. DuPont would reward company service with company made products and service emblems, even producing booklets to show said rewards.  

Associated Subjects: Newsletters • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2017.027
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bernie Sparks collection

by Caesar Rodney High School (1939, 1966)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Bernie Sparks papers document material culture of Delmarva in the early to mid-twentieth century. Documenting materials include a play program from Caesar Rodney High School in Camden, Delaware in 1939 and a magnetic tape reel of the 7th Annual Barbershop Show of October 1966.

Associated Subjects: Programs • Public Programs • Education
Identifier: 2011.155
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ledger (Cortland, New York)

by Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (1939 – 1967)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This ledger was maintained by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen in Cortland, New York between 1939 and 1967. Included are membership lists, cash reports, and annual reports, as well as several loose letters.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Minutes (Records) • Labor History
Identifier: SC2014.041
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

World War II Propaganda and Exhibit Poster Collection

by American Library AssociationNational Archives and Records Administration (1939, 2003)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The World War II Propaganda and Exhibit Poster collection includes an advertisement poster, two American propaganda posters used during World War II and a 33 poster exhibit entitled "The World in Flames: WWII" that feature documents and photographs from the National Archives.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • Posters • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: SC2021.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

20th Century Cookbook Collection

by Bratten, Lynn (1940 – 2013)

3 cartons (3.5 linear feet)

These cook books, most of which were created in the 20th century and some in the early 2000s, were collected by Lynne Bratten of Salisbury, Maryland. While some are pamphlets from food corporations like Betty Crocker, Campbell's, or Pillsbury, others are from smaller church groups in places like Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Several cook books are widely distributed and include books about 15th century cooking, colonial recipes, and American home cooking in general. However, most of the cookbooks are either produced by a food corporation or a small collective of people.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Medical History
Identifier: SC2018.029
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Charles A. Holland, Jr. papers

by Holland, Charles (1940 – 1960)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The papers of Charles A. Holland, Jr. document his military service with the United States Army Air Corps, 1941-1945. Mr. Holland’s military activities are documented via issued special orders, certifications, proceeding specifications, pay allowance and photographs. Also included are a series of hand-drawn political cartoons depicting his rank-in-file men and newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 2012.211
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Clyde Twilley papers

by Twilley, Clyde (1940 – 1960)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Ephemera of Clyde Twilley including a business card from Tull and Jones, a Salisbury, Maryland automotive repair shop; a basket sign for Evergreen Brand Broccoli grown by Mr. Twilley, a 78 RPM demo from Watson's Smoke House, and a copy of Friends magazine, May 1940.

Associated Subjects: Twilley Family
Identifier: 2014.146
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Della Andrew Postcard Collection

by Artvue Post Card Co.Dexter Press, Inc.H. S. Crocker., Inc.Pulling, Richard C.Sweet, OzzieTawes PhotographicThe Collotype Co.The Harry P. Cann & Bro. Co.The Mayrose Co.Traub, David E. (1940 – 1960)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains various postcards from the 1940s and 1950s and contains correspondence between Della Andrew and her family and friends.

Associated Subjects: Fishing • Postcards
Identifier: 2009.311
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ducky Detweiler collection

by Detweiler, Ducky (1940 – 1998)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 1,767-image digital collection documents the baseball career of Robert "Ducky" Detweiler, primarily in the 1940s and 1950s, though including documents up to his induction to the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. Included are photographs, artifacts, a personal narrative by Detweiler, audiovisual items, programs, and many chronological scrapbooks maintained by Detweiler's wife. While Detweiler's career spans Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York, the collection primarily documents his experience in Federalsburg, Maryland where he played on, and later managed, the Federalsburg Athletics.

Associated Subjects: Baseball
Identifier: 2019.077
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Frank A. Baker Collection

by Baker, Frank (1940 – 1986)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Frank A. Baker Collection contains contains ephemera from the production of "On Golden Pond" preformed by the Community Players of Salisbury. There are also passenger lists, and a travel guide regarding Frank Baker's travel for this performance. There are also certificates relating to Frank Baker, for appreciations and to teach about alcoholism. There are also photograph of family members of Frank Baker.

Associated Subjects: Baker Family
Identifier: 2006.255
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Frank Lane Holland Papers

by Holland, Frank L. (1940 – 1970)

13 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains materials relating to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Lane Holland and his military service during World War II. The materials include newspaper clippings, war correspondence, telegrams, Japan POW correspondence,two photographs of William Pease and Louise Pease, military service medals and a black leather zippered pouch.

Identifier: 2006.397
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J. Marshall Stewart papers

by Unknown (circa 1940 – 1966)

2 folders,  1 folder (4.75 linear feet)

The papers of J. Marshall Stewart document his career with Victor Lynn Lines as well as his civic service to the Eastern Shore and the city of Baltimore from 1940-1966. His activities are documented via photographs, certificates and artifacts that include an 1801 reproduction map of the city of Baltimore and a Baltimore sesquicentennial commemorative plate. Also included is an extensive family history of the Andrew and Joanne Stewart Hall family which includes memoirs from associated family members and was produced in 2008.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2013.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James Welsh collection

by Welsh, James (1940 – 2013)

11 cartons,  76 drawers (163 linear feet)

Dr. James M. Welsh joined the English faculty at Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) in 1971 and co-founded Literature/Film Quarterly in 1973 with Tom Erskine. For many years, he reviewed films in local newspapers and television. The James Welsh Collection includes Welsh's film reviews from the 1970s to 2013, as well as approximately 2600 film press kits, lobby cards, and press books that were used to write the reviews and 600 u-matic videotape audiovisual press kits used for television. Also included are many film studies journals that date from the 1940s to 2009, an almost complete run of the Literature/Film Quarterly from 1973 to 2008, and teaching materials used in film studies classes. Film titles are included in the inventory.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Film • Literature
Identifier: SUA-003
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Kirkland Hall collection

by Hall, Kirkland (1940 – 2010s)

1 folder (0 linear feet)

This 58-image digital collection was created by Dr. Kirkland Hall and primarily documents the Negro League team, Oaksville Eagles, located near Princess Anne, Maryland. Included are photographs, newspaper clippings, and other documents related to the team, other Negro League teams and players, and the Oaksville baseball field.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Sports
Identifier: 2019.070
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Luis Alaniz Collection

by Alaniz, Luis (1940 – 1994)

6 boxes (5 linear feet)

The Luis Alaniz collection consists of the personal scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, and military memorabilia of World War Two veteran Luis Alaniz. Born October 28, 1922 in Dallas, Texas, Alaniz enlisted in the United States Army on September 10, 1940. He was initially a Medical Technician, promoted to Private on May 25, 1941 and later Corporal on July 16, 1942, but was later a technician in the 755th Railway Shop Battalion. Alaniz was sent to Europe (France and Belgium) on December 5, 1943 and returned on October 5, 1945. He later worked for the New Mexico National Guard, United States Air Force in Sandia Base, and was part of the International Chemical Workers Union in Los Angeles, California.

Identifier: SC2016.088
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Pat Taylor collection

by Taylor, Pat (1940 – 1970)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains a variety of material on several subjects including education, organizations, land, buildings and objects. The first series consists of booklets containing 9th grade Social Studies lesson plans designed by the Wicomico Board of Education with the purpose of replacing Civics. The second series contains records from the State Teachers College. The third series includes building surveys completed in preparation for an exhibit.

Associated Subjects: Education • Historic Buildings
Identifier: 1990.069
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Publications Office

by Salisbury University Office of Publications (1940 – 2019)

12 cartons (12 linear feet)

The Publications Office serves approximately 150 departments and offices at Salisbury University. The collection consists of printed material produced by the Publications Office for the various offices at Salisbury University between 1940 and 2019, especially from 1974 to 2001.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Publications
Identifier: SUA-005
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bert Thornton Collection

by Industrial Incentive Division, Navy DepartmentSlocumb, Jessie B.United States of America, Office of Price Administration (1941 – 1965)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a ration book for Jessie Slocumb, a resident of Pocomoke City, Maryland, a booklet from the commissioning from the USS KITTY HAWK in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a quick saver book from the Sperry and Hutchinson Company, better known as S&H Green Stamps, and a "Lest We Forget" booklet.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2013.098
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Craig O'Donnell Collection

by O'Donnell, Craig (1941 – 2020)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Craig O'Donnell Collection consists of one folder of both historical documents and written histories. Included are: correspondence between 1941 and 1945 of the Hitchens and Stewart families of Capeville, Virginia (Laura Hitchens Cherpak, Poppa Sally Hitchens, Aunt Minnie, and Ann H); a 2000 letter from genealogist Matthew Wise with a family tree documenting royal family lineage; a 2006 publication from Kent County News (Maryland) entitled "Tales of Kent County"; a 2020 publication entitled "Confederate Photographer on the Eastern Shore: The Story of Col. John M South" by Kevin Hemstock.

Associated Subjects: Personal correspondence
Identifier: 2021.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sidney and Elsie Northam papers

by Northam, ElsieNortham, Sidney (1941 – 2013)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The papers of Sidney and Elsie Northam document their life in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland from 1941-2013 with the bulk of the material dating from 1995-2005. Materials include correspondence between Sidney and Elsie from a 1958 trip to Washington State, Elsie’s daily journal entries with regard to her life as well as the weather and the Northam News, which Elsie wrote to keep friends and family informed on their activities. Also included are photographs, a family tree and print images of Snow Hill. Also included in the collection are a series of photocopies of the business correspondence, receipts and ledgers of Sidney Northam’s grandfather, James Adkins. Adkins was a blacksmith in Newark, Maryland from 1899-1917. Note: Adkins photocopies were created by Sidney Northam in the late 1990s.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Northam Family • Farm Life • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: 2013.088
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

World War II Veterans project records

by Bradley, Sylvia (1941, 1997)

3 cartons,  1 box (3.5 linear feet)

The World War II Veterans project records document orally and written the histories of Wicomico County, Maryland men and women who served in the differing branches of the military during World War II. Written and audio evidence documents the veteran’s enlistment, rank, military unit, and where they were stationed for the duration of the war. Records were collected by Sylvia Bradley and the Westside Historical Society in 1995 with subsequent records periodically added in 1996.

Associated Subjects: Military History
Identifier: 1995.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Academic Calendars

by Salisbury University (1942 – 2009)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

These academic calendars list the courses taught, instructors, and sometimes even the time and day of the course for each semester and department at Salisbury University from 1942 to 2009. In addition to the traditional academic calendars, there are summer session, even program, and continuing education calendars.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Publications • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-056
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Louis F. Collins papers

by Collins, Louis F. (1942 – 1960)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

Louis F. Collins papers document his life while serving in the United States Army with the material dating from 1942-1960 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942-1946. Also, included in this collection, are certificates and diplomas from Louis and his wife Irene relating to education, will, and financial records from their life in Powellville, Wicomico County, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Education • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 2015.103
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Walter T. Mason Family collection

by Mason, Walter (1942 – 1978)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Walter T. Mason Family Collection contains materials, ranging from 1942 to 1978, pertaining to Worcester County native Walter Thomas Mason and his immediate family. Included are Walter's 1944 birth certificate, his brother Charles Alexander Mason's 1942 birth certificate, his 1962 High School yearbook from Worcester High School in Newark, MD, a 1978 marriage certificate for Walter Thomas Mason and Rosalie Davis, a 1977 Holy Royal Arch certificate for Walter Mason, an undated list of Master Masons in Snow Hill, and a photograph of Walter, Rosalie and children.

Associated Subjects: Mason Family
Identifier: 2012.049
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Harry O. Korff, Jr. papers

by Korff, Harry O. Jr. (1943 – 1995)

1 box,  2 oversize folders (2.5 linear feet)

The Harry O. Korff, Jr. papers document his military service in the United States Air Corps from 1943-1995 with the bulk of the materials dating to 1943-1950. Korff, a Salisbury, Maryland native and dental surgeon, was enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in Italy. His papers reflect his World War II service through records from various training schools he attended throughout the United States and a scrapbook showcasing his training in Texas and Florida as well as his active duty service in Italy.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Lebo, Alta • Military History
Identifier: 2007.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Edward H. Nabb, Sr. papers

by Nabb, Edward (1944 – 2002)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The papers of Edward H. Nabb, Sr., document his family history and personal activities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and date from 1944-2002 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1989-1997. Family history is documented by autobiographical writings, research correspondence, Nabb family genealogies, Andrew Nabb’s certifications, newspaper clippings and photographs.