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Items Dated Between 1990 and 1999

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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
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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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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

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

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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy
Identifier: 1998.118
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mardela Springs Brochure collection

by Unknown (1944 – 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains pamphlets on the history of Mardela Springs, Maryland, the Roelma Chapter #113, Emmanuel Methodist Church, and the Snethen Chapel.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.311
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

H. Graham Hayman Jr Collection

by Unknown (1945 – 1999)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

H. Graham Hayman Jr collection consists of a letter, magazines and artifacts documenting Hayman’s military service. It includes a letter describing his enlistment and training in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the United States and his assignment to the Office of Strategic Services in India, and periodicals offering insight into military service during the Second World War.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 1999.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

E. Homer White papers

by White, E. Homer (1946 – 1991)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)

The E. Homer White papers document the political career of Edward Homer White, a Delegate from the Maryland State House and Senate, from 1946-1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1962-1978. Materials include newspaper clippings, photographs and essays that document E. Homer White’s political campaigns, causes and career. Photographs and correspondence concern Delegate Homer’s campaign, his political stances, as well as events and receptions he had attended during his career. There are two scrapbooks which include newspaper clippings concerned with E. Homer White’s elections and political causes.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Military History
Identifier: 2014.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Ephemera collection

by Traub, Peter (1946 – 2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Salisbury Ephemera collection contains photographs and certificates from the City of Salisbury. The certificates are for the sister city program with Tartu, Estonia. There are two photographs, one of the Courthouse and Government Office Building in Salisbury and one of the Maryland National Guard in front of the Pentagon in 2001. There is a letter from the mayor of Oberkochen, Germany thanking the headmaster of the Salisbury school for participating in a sister school exchange with students from Ernst-Abbe Gymnasium.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2014.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Evergreen Yearbook Administrative Records

by Salisbury State CollegeStudent Council of the Maryland Normal School/State Teachers College (1947 – 2000)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains layouts, contact sheets, and mockups of the Evergreen Yearbook by students for the 1947, 1960, and 1998-2000 school years.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Education • Graphic Arts • Personal Correspondence • Photography • Questionnaires • Yearbook
Identifier: SUA-103
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

American Stock Certificates

by Unknown (1949 – 1997)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These 80 stock certificates for American companies were printed between 1949 and 1997. They are steel engraved on security banknote paper and represent stocks for a multitude of companies including banks, realtors, and industrial manufacturing corporations.

Associated Subjects: Business • Economics • Currency • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2013.109
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

James Thrash papers

by Thrash, James (1949 – 2018)

6 boxes,  1 oversize folder (9 linear feet)

James R. Thrash (b. 1932) was Salisbury University’s library director from 1969 to 1999. He obtained a B.A. from Ohio State University and a MSLA from Western Reserve University. The records consist of the personal and administrative papers of James R. Thrash. Most of the material relates to higher functions in academia such as annual reviews, reports, minutes, policy and procedure manuals. Several folders focus on the expansion of Blackwell Library in the 1970s and some contain research papers written by Thrash while taking English courses at Salisbury State College from 1978 to 1980.

Associated Subjects: Libraries
Identifier: SUA-013
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

T. Paul Pfieffer Papers

by Pfeiffer, T. Paul (1949 – 2017)

6 boxes,  1 drawer (6.5 linear feet)

The T. Paul Pfeiffer papers document Dr. Thomas Paul Pfeiffer’s academic and directorial role at Salisbury University. The collection dates from 1949 to 2017, with the majority of materials dating from 1980 to 2017. Materials in the collection include Pfeiffer’s directorial scripts, box office reports and theatrical programs, theatre posters, set drawings, theatre administrative materials such as correspondence, revenue reports, deposits, travel records, ticket orders, and brochures, a student’s independent study project, certificates for Bobbi Biron, newspaper clippings, slides, photographs, a scrapbook from the Sophanes, and audio visual materials.

Associated Subjects: Theater
Identifier: SUA-084
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Washington High School Class of 1949 collection

by Unknown (1949 – 1994)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Washington High School Class of 1949 collection contains a 1949 yearbook from Washington High School, and ephemera from the 25th reunion held on August 10, 1974. Additionally, there is a photograph of some of the members of the class taken in 1994.

Associated Subjects: High School
Identifier: 2006.324
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico County Airport Commission records

by Wicomico County Airport Commission (1949 – 1993)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Wicomico County Airport Commission records consist of a complete run of meeting minutes from 1949-1993. The minutes offer details of the airport operations, expansions, and improvements to the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport located in Salisbury, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Transportation
Identifier: 2009.050
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bertha Adkins papers

by Adkins, Bertha (1950 – 2004)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (2 linear feet)

Bertha Adkins papers document the political life of Bertha Sheppard Adkins, originally from Salisbury, Maryland, 1950-1990. The bulk of the material encompasses Ms. Adkins political career when she attended the 1956 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California. Materials include photographs of Ms. Adkins and noted politicians, newspaper clippings, magazines, and ephemera. Also included are promotional materials from the family business, E.S. Adkins & Company and printed materials about Ms. Adkins.

Associated Subjects: Government • Politics • Public Administration
Identifier: 1998.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Deborah Underhill collection

by Salisbury Chamber of CommerceSchaefer, William DonaldTawes, J. Millard (1950 – 1992)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Deboard Underhill collection includes hotel brochures for differing places of stay in Ocean City, Maryland including post cards as well as a pamphlet on Nanticoke High School Reunion in 1985, a summer 1987 guide to the Delmarva Peninsula and a pamphlet of all the historic sites in Maryalnd, and highway maps of the state of Maryland and Wicomico County. Also included are a series of property survey maps for the lands owned by Phyllis Harris and Deborah Underhill in Nanticoke, Md.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2014.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joseph and Ilia Fehrer papers

by Fehrer, IliaFehrer, Joe Jr.Fehrer, Joseph W. (1950 – 2019)

11 boxes,  6 oversize folders (11.5 linear feet)

The Joseph and Ilia Fehrer papers document the activities of the Fehrers and their environmentalism in Worcester County, Maryland. The Fehrers were instrumental in establishing The Nature Conservancy's Nassawango Preserve in 1973, as well as the Worcester Environmental Trust and Assateague Coastal Trust. The materials date from 1956-2019 with the bulk of the material dating between 1970 and 2000. Included are the TNC Nassawango Preserve internal files, which continued to be maintained by Joe Fehrer Jr. after Joseph Fehrer Sr.'s retirement.

Associated Subjects: Environment
Identifier: 2009.572
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert Withy Interiors Inc. records

by Unknown (1950 – 2006)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

Robert Withey Interiors Inc. records documents the interior design business once located in Salisbury, Maryland as well as associated projects with the Maryland Historical Trust, 1950-2006. Materials include handwritten ledgers, receipts, and invoices documenting the financial progression of the design firm. In addition to these materials are documents from the Maryland Historical Trust Teackle Mansion restoration project and include correspondence and other assorted ephemera. Also, there is an issue of Benjaminews, a local women’s store from April 1947.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Business • Historic Buildings • Historic Preservation
Identifier: 2006.303
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Architectural Drawings for City Hall and Police Department, Salisbury (Md.)

by A.ES LLC.,Building Services CoGeorge, Miles & Buhr (1951 – 1997)

2 oversize folders (6 linear feet)

The Architectural Drawings for City Hall Wicomico County (Md.) offer a brief look into architectural and engineering planning processes during the 1950s to the late 1990s. These drawings of various blue prints and floor plans provides a glimpse into the art of architecture during the latter half of the 1900s as well as what these two local city entities, City Hall and the local Police Department were looking for when redesigning their headquarters.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Blueprints
Identifier: 2019.019a
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Carolyn B. Kniceley papers

by Kniceley, Carolyn B. (1951 – 2005)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

The papers of Carolyn B. Kniceley are a comprehensive documentation of the class of 1951 Wicomico High School including their class activities such as officers and graduation along with their preceding reunions as well as reunions for the class of 1955 from Salisbury State College. Also included are newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating to Ms. Kniceley. The materials date from 1951-2005 with the bulk of the materials dating to 1981-2001.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2015.178
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Henry's Grove photographs

by Graham, Jack (1951, 2005)

3 oversize folders (3 linear feet)

Black and white photographic prints of Henry's Grove, a Georgian-style historic home located in Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland. The images depict the home before and after the facade renovation and restoration, and were taken in the mid-1970s by Jack Graham who performed the restoration.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Historic Buildings
Identifier: 2015.184
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

US 50/Route 301 Property Dispute records

by Whittle, Margaret (1951 – 1999)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

The US 50/Route 301 Property Dispute records documents the process Margaret Whittle went through to sell, her mother, Jeannette Nash’s estate and property on Kent Narrows in Kent Island. The records details correspondence with Margaret and the Maryland Department of Transportation regarding the trunk line and Bay Bridge expansion from 1951-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1976-1999 wherein Margaret was left with little ability to sell the estate.

Associated Subjects: Legal Records • Transportation
Identifier: 2017.047
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wilcomb Washburn Papers

by Washburn, Wilcomb E. (1952 – 1997)

15 boxes (18 linear feet)

This collection centers around the academic life of Wilcomb E. Washburn, containing his personal correspondence and academic notes from his career at Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and the Smithsonian Institute. The vast majority of the collection consists of historic portraits of Native Americans, academic notes and papers, and personal correspondence.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Native American History • Photography
Identifier: 2006.204
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard Griffith Scrapbook

by Griffith, Richard (1953 – 2001)

1 box (1 linear feet)

This collection of digitized scrapbook pages depicts the baseball career of Sharptown, Maryland native, Mr. Richard Griffith. The collection includes digitized newspaper clippings and photos from Mr. Griffith's baseball career from spanning from 1953-1961. Also included is a digitized copy of Mr. Griffith's application to be inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001 as well as a the copy of the program from the induction event. To view scrapbook, please request at Nabb Center information desk or contact the Nabb Research Center directly.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • High School • Scrapbooks • Sports
Identifier: 2018.050
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Town and Country Garden Club records

by Town and Country Garden Club (1953 – 2014)

2 cartons,  2 oversize boxes (4 linear feet)

The records of the Town and Country Garden Club document the Wicomico County, Maryland ladies social club through their administrative files and activities from 1953 – 2014 with the bulk of the material dating from 1996 – 2006. Administratively, the organization held regular meetings as reflected in the records which are comprised of the organization's by-laws, membership records, financial records and meeting minutes. Socially, the garden club was very active hosting annual flower shows and Christmas Tea’s, these activities are documented via photographs, scrapbooks, and planning records.

Associated Subjects: Scrapbooks • Horticulture • Clubs
Identifier: 2010.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland State Department of Education Photograph Collection

by Maryland Department of Education (1954 – 2000)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains various photographs taken and used by the Maryland State Department of Education in 2000. The photographs depict among other things the oyster and maritime fishing economies and local businesses, school activities in various counties, and historical sites of interest.

Associated Subjects: Fishing • Photography • Historic Preservation • Oysters
Identifier: 2009.176
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wicomico High School, Class of 1960 records

by Wicomico High School, Class of 1960 (1954 – 2012)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

Wicomico High School, Class of 1960 records document the continuous relationships between students of Wicomico Senior High School’s Class of 1960, in Salisbury, Maryland, through their numerous class reunions and casual gatherings after their graduation. Their reunions and gatherings were often held at local restaurants, Greenhill Country Club, and Shoemaker Park. The records date from 1954–2012. The lasting relationships of the students in the Class of 1960 are exhibited via invitations and photographs.

Associated Subjects: Education • High School
Identifier: 2016.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Campus Directories

by Salisbury University (1955 – 2008)

2 boxes (0.5 linear feet)

Campus directories were printed between 1955 and 2008, listing the names, departments, office numbers, and phone numbers of Salisbury University faculty, staff, and for a short period—students.

Associated Subjects: Directories
Identifier: SUA-025
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Brigadier General C. Mary Willis papers

by Ward, T. (1956 – 1995)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

The Brigadier General C. Mary Willis papers contain Army uniform instruction materials, Army song sheets, and oystering photographs.

Associated Subjects: Music • Oysters
Identifier: 2010.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Office of Public Relations Press Releases and Newspaper Clippings

by Salisbury University Office of Public Relations (1956 – 2004)

33 cartons (33 linear feet)

This collection contains press releases and newspaper clippings from the Salisbury University Office of Public Relations. The bulk of materials in this collection date from 1969-2004 and consist of press releases, newspaper clippings, and public service announcements either issued by the Office of Public Relations or collected by them.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Universities and Colleges • Publications
Identifier: SUA-078
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Graham Regional Development collection

by Graham, John (1957 – 1998)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (2.75 linear feet)

This collection contains numerous reports, ranging from 1957 to 1998, pertaining to the regional development in Dorchester, Wicomico and Worcester Counties. Among the reports are social and economic surveys, urban design studies and comprehensive development plans. In addition are approximately 150 slides of structures in the Newtown District of Salisbury (MD) and towns of Worcester County.

Associated Subjects: Land Records • Urban Planning
Identifier: 1999.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Linda Louise Rogers Hamlet collection

by Hamlet, Linda (1957 – 1995)

8 boxes (8 linear feet)

This collection contains the research of family histories in the Delmarva area by Linda Louise Rogers Hamlet. The research consists of photocopied deeds, wills, and indentures; written research from various historical/archival societies; Bible records; newspaper clipping from several local newspapers and photographs. This collection also contains personal artifacts from Louise Rogers Hamlet, including correspondence, birth records, personal achievements, and marriage records.

Associated Subjects: Hamlet Family • Rogers Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2006.142
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Willis Tull papers

by Finnell, Arthur Louis (1957 – 2002)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Willis Tull papers include ephemera related to the Milbourne and Townsend familes of the Delmarva Peninsula. There is an excerpt from the 1931 text "Tidewater Maryland" which notes Ralph Milbourne, as well as scans of documents related to genealogical work done on the Milbourne and Townsend familes. There is an insert article from a magazine on George A. Townsend. Correspondence on "Crisfield, Maryland" letterhead addressed to "Myrtle" from an unknown writer is also included. There is the 1957 commencement and baccalaureate program from the State Teachers College, Towson, Maryland. Albert Richard Tull is mentioned in "Thatcham-Then and Now", 1983. Included is program from Maryland's Four Hundred Monument Rededication and Colonial Ancestors Roster, both from 1992. Finally, there is a copy of a colonial pamphlet from 1659, reprinted in 2002.

Associated Subjects: Milbourne Family • Townsend Family
Identifier: 2013.106
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dorchester County Civil Rights collection

by Applegarth, Thomas, Jr. (1958 – 1990)

1 oversize box,  1 box (1.5 linear feet)

The Dorchester County Civil Rights collection documents the Civil Rights movement occurring in Cambridge, Maryland from 1958 -1990 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1961 – 1970. Materials include newspaper clippings, political literature, and campaign materials relating to the Civil Rights movement in Cambridge as well as three scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings related to civil rights demonstrations in Cambridge. The scrapbooks were maintained by Thomas Applegarth, Jr., a member of the anti-protest Dorchester Business and Citizens Association.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Racism • Civil Rights Movement • African American History
Identifier: 2013.060
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Princess Anne Business and Professional Women’s Club records

by Business and Professional Women’s Club (1958 – 1996)

2 cartons,  1 oversize box (2.75 linear feet)

The Princess Anne Chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s club was founded in 1956. These records from Princess Anne, Maryland, 1956-1996, reflect the chapters organizational practices and extensively showcases the club’s activeness and successfulness within its community and its members. The club aimed at empowering its women members to the betterment of their professionalism in hopes of creating a better functioning business community. This was promoted by the individual development workshops, community service, participation in committees, and various programs hosted by the club. With the numerous meeting minutes, finance records, history books and newspaper clipping, the fulfillment of the club’s objectives can be seen through its many accomplishments and accolades. Additional records include the Delta Kappa Gamma records, highlight a few of the societies sacred rites, as well as documents the chapter's activities from 1971-1975 through meeting minutes, budgets, and programs.

Associated Subjects: Scrapbooks • Clubs • Women's History
Identifier: 2016.102
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Shoreland Freezers Incorporated records

by Miles, W. Ballard (1959 – 2006)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

The Shoreland Freezers Incorporated Records contain photographs and a land plat pertaining to Shoreland Freezers, Incorporated. Included are aerial black and white and color photographs from 1972 and 1996. The photographs show the layout of the company from different angles. Included are a 1959 land survey done by W. Ballard Miles, and a 2006 four-paged survey by W. Ballard Miles, and a 2006 four paged survey by Davis, Bowen & Friedel Inc.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 2009.413
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Worcester Environmental Trust records

by Fehrer, IliaFehrer, Joseph W. (1959 – 2004)

8 cartons,  2 boxes (9 linear feet)

The Worcester Environmental Trust (WET) records reflect a movement to preserve the ecology of the Delmarva Peninsula. Joseph and Ilia Fehrer spearheaded activism in Worcester County, Md. from 1972 until 2002, but were also instrumental in petitioning and lobbying for numerous environmental causes along the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay. The Worcester Environmental Trust records range from 1959 to 2004, and contain executive, financial, and legal records that demonstrate this once effective environmental non-profit organization.

Associated Subjects: Environment • Forestry • Land Records
Identifier: 2008.126
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Faculty and Staff Vita Files

by Salisbury University Office of Public Relations (1960 – 2000s)

5 cartons (5 linear feet)

The Faculty and Staff Vita Files contain photographs, employee data, curricula vitae and resumes, newspaper clippings, and press releases for Salisbury University faculty and staff who retired between the 1960s and the 2000s.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: SUA-079
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joan Maloof Papers

by Maloof, JoanMaloof, Rick (1961 – 2012)

3 cartons (3 linear feet)

The Joan Maloof Papers document Dr. Joan Maloof's research, publications, and academic achievements from 2000 to 2012, although the collection dates from 1961 to 2012.  Materials in the collection include trail maps, handwritten notes, printed articles, magazines, newspapers and newspaper clippings, CDs, photographs, photo negatives, correspondence, manuscript drafts, reader responses, conference notes, and Joan's tenure packet for advancement at Salisbury University.  There are also photographs taken by Joan's husband, Rick, and photographs and documents related to her father's managerial involvement with the production of DDT in the 1960s.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Science • Environment
Identifier: SUA-086
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mel Toadvine collection

by Toadvine, Mel (1961 – 1996)

10 boxes (5 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs, negatives, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings collected by Mel Toadvine during his tenure at Salisbury Daily Times from 1961 until his retirement in 1996. The majority of the collection comprised of photographs and negatives possibly used for news articles. Also, included is information pertaining to the Toadvine family. Series 3: Brewington Brothers contains a journal, letters of correspondence, accounting and financial information, and legal documents. Included are articles of incorporation and dissolution of the corporation of the News Publishing Company of Salisbury, Md., as well as memos and letters from managing editors concerning ideas for new marketing strategies in advertising to acquisitions of local news publishing companies of surrounding towns. In addition are materials concerning stockholder and directors meetings.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 1993.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Somerset County Garden Club Collection

by Somerset County Garden Club (1961 – 2012)

5 boxes (5 linear feet)

This collection contains the official documents from the garden club, meeting information, a range of event details, photographs, scrapbooks, and multimedia learning material for members. It also features a composition book dating back to the club's origins with history of its beginnings.

Associated Subjects: Minutes (Records) • Scrapbooks • Horticulture • Photography
Identifier: 2012.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

A.K. Talbot papers

by Talbot, Alfred K. (1962 – 2004)

3 cartons (4 linear feet)

Dr. Alfred K. Talbot was born in New York City on September 1, 1916. He attended the Hampton Institute and later the college of William and Mary. Prior to his tenure at Salisbury University, Talbot taught as a teacher, was named Principal of Carver Elementary School, and became the Assistant Principal of Burton Heights School. From 1962 to 1964 he served as the President of the Virginia Federation of Parents and Teachers and the Virginia Teachers Association. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Teachers Association and in 1968 became Supervisor of Elementary Schools of Williamsburg Public Schools. In 1970, he joined the Education and Sociology departments at Salisbury University and was the University's first full time African American professor. Talbot died on July 20, 2004 after 30 years of service to the university. Throughout his life, Talbot was involved with the Civil Rights Movement, the NAACP, and the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Talbot's collection include correspondence, reports, and other printed material from his tenure at Salisbury University, his involvement with the Civil Rights Movement, and his activities within Virginia's education system.

Associated Subjects: Education • African American History • Education
Identifier: SUA-004
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Chinese Comic Booklets

by People's Republic of China (1962 – 2013)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

These 46 comic booklets tell stories from 20th century Chinese histories and many are illustrated in addition to the Chinese descriptions. The sets include a 30 volume history of the Korean War (2013), 10 volume history of railway guerrillas (1978), one volume on Chiang Kai-shek as an enemy of the people (1962), one volume on Lenin (1970), one volume on the Chinese civil war (1971), one volume on Chinese mine warfare (1972), one volume on the Xi'an Incident (1980), and one undated volume on the tunnel war.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Graphic Arts • Military History
Identifier: SC2017.036
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Hobert D. Adams papers

by Adams, Hobert (1963 – 1992)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (0.25 linear feet)

Hobert D. Adams papers consist of land surveys and descriptions as well as proposals, maps, and permits for Adams’s property located in Fishing Creek, Maryland. The materials also contain a series of records related to Adams’s vehicle accidents. The materials date from 1963-1992 with the bulk date from 1973-1978.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 2015.143
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Polly Stewart papers

by Stewart, Polly (1964 – 2013)

18 boxes,  1 oversize folder (12 linear feet)

The papers of Polly Stewart document her educational work as well as her research and dedication to folklore and folklife on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and other cultural groups from 1964-2013, with the bulk of the material dating from her professorship at Salisbury University, 1974-2000. The material contains teaching notes from courses at Salisbury University including literature, mythology, as well as LGBTQ and Feminism studies, research materials on lynchings, folklore, folklife, cultural exploration, and her records of participation in a variety of societies such as the Maryland Folklore Festival.

Associated Subjects: Women's History • Maritime • Religious History • Lynching • Culture • Gay Community
Identifier: 2006.244
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the English Department

by Salisbury University Fulton School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1964 – 2008)

10 folders (0.15 linear feet)

The Records of the English Department consist of Salisbury University’s manuals for first-year English courses from 1988 to 2008, flyer and listings of English courses from 1974 to 1975, Maryland English Journal issues from 1980 to 1985, several event flyers from 1975 to 1984, and documents related to the establishment of the graduate program in English dating from 1964 to 1974.

Associated Subjects: Handbooks and Manuals
Identifier: SUA-068
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the History Department

by Salisbury State CollegeSalisbury State University (1964 – 1998)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains documents from 1964 to 1997 pertaining to the development of the History and social sciences programs at Salisbury State College, renamed Salisbury State University in 1988. It includes accreditation reports, meeting minutes, student groups such as the History Club and Phi Alpha Theta, and course preparation material.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Education
Identifier: SUA-112
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard Cook collection

by Koski-Karell, DanielPitts, William D. (1965 – 1995)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Richard Cook collection contains material collected by Richard Cook regarding Assateague Island and Sinepuxent Bay. Included is a letter from Berlin, MD surveyor William D. Pitts to the Department of the Interior describing the old patents near Tingles Island, and various coastal life-saving stations in Worcester County, MD. Also included is an article titled "Shipwreck, Horses, and Treasure-A Tale of Old Assateague." The article, written by Daniel Koski-Karell, president of Karell Archaeological Services, describes Richard Cook's obsession with the Spanish frigate Galga's shipwreck and briefly touches on the original boundaries of Assateague Island and their subsequent modifications.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2008.101
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Faculty Handbooks

by Salisbury University (1967 – 2006)

3 boxes (2 linear feet)

The faculty handbooks were created between 1967 and 2006 to inform faculty members, especially new faculty, of the various regulations and procedures for professors at Salisbury University.

Associated Subjects: Handbooks and Manuals
Identifier: SUA-024
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Masters Theses

by Unknown (1967 – 2019)

11 cartons (30 linear feet)

Since 1967, Salisbury University students who completed theses for their master’s degrees have been deposited in the University Archives. The original copies are bound and cataloged, while many unbound duplicates were deposited to the University Archives.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-029
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Committee for International Friendly Visits Scrapbook

by Webb, Jane (1969 – 2003)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This scrapbook was collected by Jane Webb, co-founder of the Peace Action Committee (PAX) in Massachusetts, who traveled with the Committee for International Friendly Visits to the Soviet Union several times at the height of the Cold War between 1969 and 2003.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Scrapbooks • International Relations • Voyages and Travel
Identifier: SC2014.047
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Rock and Country Collection

by Rawlings, Clarence (circa 1970 – 1990s)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

This collection was accumulated by Clarence Rawlings and documents Delmarva's rock 'n' roll and country scene from the 1970s to 1990s. Included are photographs, newspaper clippings, concert tickets, and other ephemera for local performers like Dallas and Deep Creek, Little Rock N Country, Night Owl, Pony Express, the Lone Wolf Band, Desperado/Renegade, Ray Millman, and Pegasus. Also included are two CDs and one reel-to-reel recording of Bill Godfrey's music on WICO. Many of these bands are also documented in the digital archive of the Facebook page maintained by Rawlings (local backup from 2020 available upon request).

Associated Subjects: Music
Identifier: 2020.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

by Salisbury University. ProvostSalisbury University. Vice President of Academic Affairs (1970 – 2000)

112 cartons,  6 boxes (115 linear feet)

These records provide extensive and detailed documentation of many of the academic activities at Salisbury University from 1970 to 2000. Among the responsibilities of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs are academic policy and budgeting, curriculum, faculty development, student advising and support, assessment, instructional technology, and accreditation. For much of the time these records cover, the Provost was not a position. Many of the records are confidential; individual folders are reviewed at the Nabb Center's discretion, unless express approval has been granted by the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Associated Subjects: Education • Public Programs • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: SUA-074
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

League of Women Voters, Mid-Shore records

by League of Women Voters, Mid-Shore (1971 – 2015)

9 cartons,  1 oversize box (10 linear feet)

The League of Women Voters, Mid-Shore records documents the development thereof and corresponding activities of the non-partisan, multi-issue organization of Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline counties, 1971-2015. Records focus on the non-partisan education of the communities served through research, voter education and candidate forums, as well as the publication of the Voters’ Guide. Additionally, administrative files collectively document the League’s organizational practices through meeting minutes, correspondence, membership records and program plans.

Associated Subjects: Elections • Politics
Identifier: 2015.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pemberton Hall Foundation Oral History Collection

by Gaskill, Erik (1971 – 2018s)

6 folders ( linear feet)

These oral histories document the history of the restoration of Pemberton Hall Manor and the formation of the Pemberton Hall Foundation beginning in 1971 through interviews with current and former members of the Pemberton Hall Foundation. These narrators speak about their memories, obstacles faced, and allies who helped secure Pemberton Manor's historical integrity. Compiled transcriptions are attached.

Associated Subjects: Handy Family • Historic Buildings • Historic Preservation • Politics
Identifier: NCOH-0006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tangier Island Holly Run Collection

by Helen Woods (1971 – 2009)

1 box (1 linear feet)

This collection contains correspondence, plans, and pilot information regarding Tangier Island’s holiday Holly Run from the years 1971 to 2009.

Associated Subjects: Maps • Newspapers • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2020.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Gale J. Belser papers

by Belser, Gale (1972 – 1999)

2 cartons,  1 box (2.5 linear feet)

The papers of Gale J. Belser document her extensive family history research conducted from 1972-1999 and includes extensive histories of the Alford and Gale families of the Eastern Shore as well as other families from Cecil, Dorchester and Somerset Counties. Family histories are documented via correspondence with family members, pedigree charts, deeds and wills, obituaries, as well as church and marriage records.

Associated Subjects: Alford Family • Death Records • Gale Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 1999.032
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Otis Twilley papers

by Wootten, Orlando (1972 – 2015)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Otis S. Twilley papers documents the economic activities of Otis Twilley as a seed business man in Salisbury, Maryland. Documenting materials include a photocopied newspaper clipping on Twilley as well as a hand-written letter by his daughter regarding additional artifacts related to her father.

Associated Subjects: Twilley Family • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2015.055
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pat Russell papers

by Russell, Pat (1972 – 2004)

5 cartons,  2 boxes (6 linear feet)

The papers of Pat Russell document her community preservation activities from 1972-2004 in Whitehaven, Maryland and surrounding regional areas. These accomplishments include her involvement with the Wicomico County Historical Properties, Inc., which are documented via the restoration efforts of the Whitehaven Hotel and the development of the Whitehaven Historic District. Documenting resources include correspondence, architectural drawings, newspaper clippings, fiduciary responsibilities, and photographs. Regional oral histories document the shanty boats and hunting lodges which were once prominently featured along the seaside of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Cassette tape recordings and transcripts of these interviews with local people document their experiences which include Bob-O-Dell, Pope’s Island, the High Winds Club, and waterfowl hunting on Assateague and Chincoteague Islands. The oral histories also document varying storms that reshaped the coastline, as well as the development and expansion of cities and towns on the Delmarva Peninsula. Also documented through oral history are the personal experiences of Whitehaven residents which include African American segregation and their lives in various Eastern Shore communities including Taylorsville, the Germantown Rosenwald School, Ocean City and Church Creek.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Historic Buildings • Historic Preservation • Maritime
Identifier: 2000.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of Phi Kappa Phi

by Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (1972 – 2013)

2 boxes (3 linear feet)

The Records of Phi Kappa Phi consist of correspondence, agendas, reports, minutes, bylaws, election results, membership lists and budgets documenting the activities of the Phi Kappa Phi at Salisbury University.

Associated Subjects: Greek Fraternities and Sororities
Identifier: SUA-012
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Architectural and Engineering Services/Capital Projects Office

by Salisbury University Office of Architectural and Engineering Services/Capital Projects (1972 – 2008)

7 cartons (8 linear feet)

The Salisbury University Architectural & Engineering Services/Capital Projects Office supports campus Master and Strategic planning efforts related to facilities and site development. Working in support of, and in coordination with, other University offices, A & E Services/Capital Projects manages the design, planning and construction of capital-funded, system-funded and large University projects. The office is responsible for Architectural and Engineering Services, which includes several million dollars of “in-house” design and construction administration annually. The records include reports, correspondence, and other files of the Architectural & Engineering Services/Capital Projects Office at Salisbury University. Some records pertain to campus structures that are no longer standing such as the Ruth Powell Dining Hall, Potomac Hall, the Allenwood Shopping Center, and the Maintenance Building.

Associated Subjects: Historic Buildings
Identifier: SUA-006
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Judith K. Fischer Papers

by Fischer, Judith K.Salisbury University Libraries (1973 – 1996)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Judith K. Fischer papers document purchases, subscriptions, and collections made by Judy Fischer while she was Head of Technical Services at Blackwell Library and Associate Director of Blackwell Library from 1973 to 1996. Included in this collection is a printer manual, information about book binding companies, micropublishing companies, fax machine companies, expenditure and analysis paperwork, and information about various subscriptions Blackwell Library had to collect new materials, especially material on microfilm. There is also a Masters Theses by Kimberly D. Hoffman-Goodson entitled: The Effect of Simulation on Data Retention in a Group of Nursing Students.

Associated Subjects: Libraries • Handbooks and Manuals • College Records
Identifier: SUA-090
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Major Nutter Jerome Wimbrow III Collection

by Howard, John D. (1973 – 2018)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The Major Nutter Jerome Wimbrow III Collection documents the events of Nutter Wimbrow III's death in 1972 during the bombing of Hanoi, North Vietnam. Materials include copies of official communication from the Defense Intelligence Agency, two books, a copy of a magazine article, and a brief biography of Wimbrow by Brigadier General John D. Howard.

Associated Subjects: Politics • International Relations • Military History
Identifier: SC2020.021
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Papers of Peter Lade

by Lade, Peter (1974 – 2000)

1 box (1 linear feet)

This collection contains information relating to the field of Archeology. Some of the topics in the collection concern archeological sites in Maryland and various Maryland Counties; along with archeological sites in Virginia and Delaware. Also included are documents focusing on Native American history, arrowheads, and environmental issues that use archeological studies to support their theories.

Associated Subjects: Archaeology • Environment
Identifier: 2006.147
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council records

by Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council (1975 – 1997)

1 box (1 linear feet)

This collection contains various drafts of Heritage Plans that were made by the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council. It also contains various correspondences between Council members. There are various brochures concerning Heritage tourism. There are minutes, agendas, and member lists from the board of directors of the LESHC. There are photographs of various meetings of the LESHC.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2006.133
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Governance Consortium

by Salisbury University Governance Consortium (1975 – 2006)

4 cartons (4 linear feet)

The Governance Consortium (previously known as the Salisbury University Forum and College Forum) facilitates and coordinates communication among the faculty, staff, and students of Salisbury University for the purpose of ensuring timely information sharing and shared decision making among the representative bodies when issues affect the broad campus community and collective interest. The constituent organizations of the Governance Consortium include the Faculty Senate (formerly Faculty Conference), the Staff Senate, the Student Government Association, University Committees and the Consortium Coordinating Committee. The records consist of correspondence, agendas, reports, minutes, bylaws, election results, membership lists, budgets, committee materials, and supporting materials that document the activities of the Governance Consortium and, previously, College/University Forum. However, the majority of the documents pertain to the Faculty Senate and its predecessor, Faculty Conference.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: SUA-021
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of The Upper Shore Genealogical Society

by Upper Shore Genealogical Society (1976 – 2004)

1 carton (2 linear feet)

The Upper Shore Genealogical Society records contains newspapers, newsletters, and publications from the Upper Shore Genealogical Society as well as organizational documents, such as meeting minutes, secretary reports, membership materials and research documents. In addition, the collection includes publications of the Eastern Shore Episcopalian. The collection ranges from 1982-2004 with secondary content relating to the 18th and 19th centuries.

Identifier: 2021.064
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Oral Histories Collection

by Unknown (1976 – 1990s)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This set of 19 tapes document a wide range of accounts and interviews centered on local Delmarva history. Such topics include: Accounts of daily life from past inhabitants of Holland Island, Barren Island, Bloodsworth Island, and Pone Island; Ralph Dulany and his Fruitland Cannery; an Inventory of Teackle Mansion; The founding of Salisbury and its boundaries; Early 20th century Salisbury and lynching in Salisbury; 1930s education in Salisbury; Delmarva plantation architecture; Early 20th century Deal's island; Early 20th century Quantico; St. Claire Wright and Historic Annapolis Incorporated; Cypress Swamp agriculture and shingle production; and Life in Early 20th century Princess Anne.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Education
Identifier: 1993.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

James Norton Eastern Shore Collection

by Harman, Gretchen L. (1976 – 2007)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains photocopies and photographs of structures and family histories on the Eastern Shore. Items include documentation and pictures of J.D. Long residence and Hearn-Stevenson residence in Pocomoke City, MD, photocopy of Robert L. Krieger's "Wallops and the War of Independence" and genealogical information about the West family of Worcester County, MD by Gretchen L. Harman.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Genealogy
Identifier: 2007.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

NASA Wallops Flight Center collection

by Unknown (1976 – 1998)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The NASA Wallops Flight Center collection contains material on Wallops Flight Facility, the NASA Eastern Shore facility on Wallops Island. Items included are a NASA Visitor Center brochure, a NASA On-Line Educational Resources hand-out, Information Summaries newsletter, photographs of a Black Brant XII Sounding Rocket, and a Scientific Balloon and a booklet titled Wallops and the War for Independence. In addition, there is a booklet about the Chincoteague Toll Road and Bridge Company.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2005.081
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Omega Psi Phi Collection

by Omega Psi Phi (1976 – 2016)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection documents the first black fraternity at Salisbury University, Omega Psi Phi (Gamma Kappa Chapter), which was founded by Jerry West in 1976. Included are photographs from the 2010s, a 40th anniversary program, two posters for parties, a digital copy of a photograph scrapbook from Charles Elliott (member of first line), and artifacts including a t-shirt, ceramic letters, ceremonial bricks, and a large wooden sword.

Identifier: SUA-035
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Charles T. Fooks papers

by Fooks, Charles T. (1977 – 1993)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The Charles T. Fooks papers are the product of years of Fooks family genealogical research, 1977-1993, focusing on the Maryland and Virginia regions of Delmarva. The work, compiled primarily by Margaret Ellen Johnson-Fooks, includes Fooks connections to other families such as the Adkins, Downs, Johnson and Townsend families.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Downs Family • Fooks Family • Genealogy • Johnson Family • Townsend Family
Identifier: 2006.208
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dr. Francis Kane Papers

by Kane, Francis (1977 – 2011)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Dr. Francis Kane Papers document Dr. Kane's work as a Philosophy professor at Salisbury State College, now Salisbury University, from 1981 to 2003. The majority of the materials relate to Dr. Kane's work with a Maryland Committee for the Humanities grant that he was awarded in 1981. There are also materials related to events hosted by the Philosophy Department and the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE), the 2003 Spring Philosophy Symposium, educational programs he was involved with, the Institute for Ethical Concern, Salisbury Foundation, and the Global Seminar program. Document types include correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles, proposals, press releases, thank you letters, and event programs. In addition, there are audio recordings of various philosophy symposiums from 1977 to 1991; however, many are undated.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-097
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Stephanie Freide Papers

by Freide, Stephanie (1977 – 2013)

2 cartons,  1 box (2.8 linear feet)

The Stephanie Freide papers document Stephanie Freide's work as a librarian at Salisbury State College, now Salisbury University, from 1977 to 2013. This collection includes meeting minutes and agendas from various campus groups, including Faculty Senate and the campus Forum, manuals, handbooks, information packets, campus-wide and library-specific plans and reports, directories, correspondence, posters, news articles, website printouts, campus publications and other academic publications.

Associated Subjects: Libraries
Identifier: SUA-091
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tom Horton audio recordings and photographs

by Horton, Tom (1977 – 1999)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The Tom Horton audio recordings and photographs are a series of interviews conducted with individuals from the Chesapeake Bay Region of Maryland, 1977-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1989-1993. The audio cassettes were utilized as research for Horton’s book, “An Island out of Time: a memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake.” Recorded accounts from island residents, waterman, and individuals involved in the Chesapeake Bay Region share their life stories, customs, traditions, and concerns about Smith Island but also, other islands and places in and along Chesapeake Bay. Interviews also document Tangier, Deal, Assateague, Chincoteague Islands, and Havre De Grace, Maryland. Also documented are the audio recordings of Chesapeake Storytellers as well as regional spiritual and musical influences.

Identifier: 2015.042
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Assateague Island Oral History Collection

by Unknown (1978 – 2004)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains four lengthy transcriptions of various interviews conducted with Assateague Island natives between 1978 and 2004. These interviews focused on the maritime culture and lifestyle native to Assateague Island, hardships and nostalgic moments of their youth. The interviewees include: Mary K. Cropper, Ilia J. Fehrer, Jay F. Kirkpatrick, Hazel Holland, Luvenia Spence, and Don P. Bowden Sr. The transcriptions were processed by Pat Russell, however the original audio recordings are not included. Also included is a Historic context study of Waterflow, and the local flora and fauna of Assateague Island by Dr. Ralph E. Eshelman and Patricia A. Russell. The manuscript was written in July 2004, and benefited from the aid of the Dept. of Interior Park Services.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Oral History
Identifier: 2010.044
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Embroiders' Guild of America: Chesapeake Chapter Collection

by Unknown (1978 – 2011)

2 boxes (2 linear feet)

This collection consists of various documents from 1978 to 2011 pertaining to the Embroiders' Guild of America's Chesapeake Chapter. Included are photographs of embroidery pieces and various events such as annual retreat. In addition, the collection contains the chapter's periodic newsletter, "The Chesapeake Sampler," that discussed past events, a blue banner that has squares sewn on from 1981 and was put together in 1986 and a scrapbook called, "The Swans," dated 1989 that was donated by the Mid-Wessex Branch Embroiders' Guild from Salisbury, England for the Chesapeake Chapter's 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Also included are the chapter's administrative files such as their meeting minutes, bylaws, budgets, newspaper articles, memos and letters. Included are correspondence and printed materials from the national organization.

Associated Subjects: Newsletters • Scrapbooks • Clubs • Photography
Identifier: 2012.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Alpha Sigma Tau Fraternity

by Alpha Sigma Tau Fraternity (1978 – 2005)

3 cartons (3 linear feet)

The Records of the Alpha Sigma Tau Fraternity documents the history of the Fraternity's chapter at Salisbury State College (later Salisbury State University and now Salisbury University) from 1978 to 2005. Included in the records are manuals, budgets, pledge materials, initiation requirements, release from the fraternity forms, reports, catalogs for merchandise, rules and procedures, songs, convention materials, national publications and other administrative files.

Associated Subjects: Greek Fraternities and Sororities • Student
Identifier: SUA-122
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Honors College

by Salisbury University Honors College (1978 – 2017)

2 cartons,  2 oversize folders (2 linear feet)

The Records of the Honors College consist of correspondence, thesis proposals, class rosters, pamphlets, The Saunterer newsletter, student projects, and photographs documenting the activities of the Honors College and Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program. Included are documents pertaining to the Honors Society Association, Honors Program Committee, the Northeast Regional Honors Council, and the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-007
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Art Institute and Gallery Collection

by Sweitlik, Eve (1979 – 2002)

5 boxes (4.5 linear feet)

Originally established in 1953 as the Salisbury Art League, the mission of the Art Institute and Gallery is to advance the visual arts in the mid-Delmarva region through exhibitions and art education to the general public. In 1984, this organization was created through a merger of the City Hall Museum board and the Wicomico Arts League. This collection contains 34 albums and scrapbooks of various shows, exhibits and newspaper PR produced by Eve Sweitlik of the Wicomico Arts League (now the Art Institute and Gallery).

Associated Subjects: Art • Graphic Arts • Nonprofit Organizations
Identifier: 2006.396
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Correspondence to Mabala Nyalugwe

by Nyalugwe, Mabala (1979 – 1998)

2 folders (0.2 linear feet)

The Correspondence to Mabala Nyalugwe documents the relationships that Nyalugwe had with her friends and family living in various places throughout the United States and Africa from 1979 to 1998. In the letters and postcards, Nyaalugwe's correspondents write to her about the conditions of her family and their own life events. The collection includes various letters, postcards and photographs sent to Nyalugwe in Indiana from destinations such as Boston, Kentucky, London, Gabon, Belize, Lambia, Zambia, and Tanzania. The collection also includes 2 textile pieces and an African bead necklace.

Identifier: SC2020.015
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Isabelle K. Leach Collection

by Leach, Isabelle K. (1979 – 1996)

3 boxes (3 linear feet)

The materials that are in the Isabelle K. Leach Collection are all newspaper clippings, and photos from the Salisbury Daily and Sunday Times. This collection includes Isabelle K. Leach's own articles and photos, mainly dealing with events going on in and around Pocomoke City Maryland, encompassing thirty years of events 1979-1996. Also included are various reporters articles and photos as well as many clippings dealing with the current events from 1979-1984, and clippings of Weddings and Deaths in and around the Pocomoke area.

Associated Subjects: Journalism • Politics • Civil Rights Movement
Identifier: 2007.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Perdue Business School

by Salisbury State CollegeSalisbury University (1979 – 2011)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Records of Perdue School of Business contains proposals, curricula, textbooks, and various material about the opening of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business from 1979 to 2011.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Business • Economics • Education • Newspapers • Personal Correspondence • Photography
Identifier: SUA-106
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ron Wilson Papers

by James S. Wilson Jr. (1979 – 2021)

14 boxes,  1 oversize folder (15.25 linear feet)

The collection contains plants, survey data, samples, reports, and correspondence regarding Ron Wilson and Frank Hirst, two self-taught botanists, and their work for The Nature Conservancy, a national preservationist organization, from 1978 to 2021. Also included is an extensive herbarium of native Delmarva plant species compiled by both Wilson and Hirst. The work in the collection covers botanizing throughout New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Associated Subjects: Education • Environment • Maps • Photography
Identifier: 2021.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George Whitehead papers

by Whitehead, George (1980 – 2014)

2 boxes,  1 oversize folder (1 linear feet)

The George Whitehead papers document his involvement in public education, philanthropy and volunteerism on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland from 1980-2014 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1990-2014. Dr. Whitehead’s work with the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, Phi Delta Kappa and the American Red Cross is documented through correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and ephemera.

Associated Subjects: Education • Public Programs
Identifier: 2017.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Groutt Papers

by Groutt, John (1980 – 2020)

7 boxes,  3 oversize folders (7.25 linear feet)

This collection contains emails, letters, financial and fundraising documents, meeting minutes, and advertising materials for the Wicomico Environmental Trust (WET). These papers were collected by John Groutt, whose personal papers such as correspondence and educational materials are also included in the collection.

Associated Subjects: Environment • Environmental History
Identifier: 2020.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Communication Arts Department (CMAT)

by Salisbury University (1981 – 2010)

5 boxes,  1 oversize folder (5.1 linear feet)

The Records of Communication Arts Department (CMAT) contains syllabi and records for CMAT classes from 1999-2010, as well as additional departmental documents and resources from 1981-2010 including course catalogues, policies, and reports. Additionally, there are three poster prints of artwork by Henrietta M. Snowden.

Associated Subjects: College Records
Identifier: SUA-113
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Virginia Jenkins papers

by Christ Episcopal ChurchJenkins, Virginia (1981 – 2002)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

These materials include a cookbook composed by Christ Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Maryland entitled, "Favorite Recipes for Four to Forty," as well as a presentation given by Virginia Jenkins entitled, "Regional Food and Community Cookbooks of Maryland's Eastern Shore at the MAPACA conference given in 2002.

Associated Subjects: Recipes
Identifier: 2006.394
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

by Edward H. Nabb Research Center (1982 – 2020)

21 cartons,  3 oversize folders (22 linear feet)

Items in this collection document the development and operation of the center from its inception in 1982 to 2020 (primarily from the 1990s and early 2000s) at Salisbury State College, Salisbury State University (renamed 1988) and Salisbury University (renamed 2001). It includes administrative records, printed documents and publications, collection management records, events and exhibit materials, grant information, and photographs. Documents are printed, handwritten, and photocopies of originals. **ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION MAY BE RESTRICTED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS**

Associated Subjects: College Records • Universities and Colleges
Identifier: NABB
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

City of Salisbury Public Works Scrapbooks

by City of Salisbury (1983 – 1996)

1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This collection consists of two scrapbooks containing Daily Times newspaper clippings from 1983 to 1996 documenting the activities of the City of Salisbury's Department of Public Works. Included are clippings related to the Salisbury Zoo, marina construction, downtown and Westside revitalization, housing and environmental issues, and more.

Associated Subjects: Environment • Scrapbooks
Identifier: 2021.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Curtis and Helen Williams' Playbill Collection

by Williams, CurtisWilliams, Helen (1983 – 2019)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Curtis and Helen Williams' Playbill Collection contains theatre and event programs from plays, concerts, and events that the couple attended from 1983 to 2019. The programs range from professional to amateur theatre, operas, cultural events, and fundraisers.

Associated Subjects: Art • Music • Programs
Identifier: SC2021.006
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Dr. Alice Bahr Publications Collection

by Bahr, Alice Harrison (1983 – 2013)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Alice Bahr Publications Collection documents the articles written by Dr. Alice Bahr and her involvement with Salisbury State University, now Salisbury University, and the University System of Maryland from 1983 to 2013. Materials in the collection include articles written by Dr. Bahr, academic journals, a faculty handbook, a campus directory, invitations to the Holiday Open House for State Employees, and correspondence, articles, and memos from and about the University System of Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Publications • Libraries
Identifier: SUA-088
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hurlock High School Class of 1933 Reunion Photos

by Schulz, Elizabeth Gordy (1983, 1995)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection documents the 50th and 60th class reunions of Hurlock High School's class of 1933 through one black and white photo from 1983 and seven color photos from 1993 with an accompanying letter from 1995. All of the individuals in the 1983 photo are identified.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2020.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

J. Edwin Hobbs Writings

by Hobbs, J. Edwin (1983 – 1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains two written pieces by J. Edwin Hobbs entitled "Eastern Shore Railroad Company and Variations on the Theme" and "Recalling two old action roadblocks."

Associated Subjects: Student Research
Identifier: 1992.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Phil Decker papers

by Decker, Phil (1983 – 2012)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Phil Decker papers document his experience with Haitian Migrant Farm Workers in Salisbury, Maryland from 1983-1987 and the exhibit developed around his photographs in 2012. Decker’s experience with the farm workers are documented via photographs, activity reports and correspondence with the Salisbury Seasonal and Migrant Farmer’s Association (SMFA).

Associated Subjects: Labor History • Photography • Agriculture
Identifier: 2013.102
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard Hoffman Collection

by Hoffman, Richard (1983 – 2015)

2 boxes,  1 oversize folder (1.25 linear feet)

The Richard Hoffman Collection contains documents that reflect the time Dr. Richard Hoffman spent at Salisbury University from 1993 to 2019. He was professor of management for over 25 years and interim dean of Perdue School of Business for three years. During his time as interim dean, he oversaw the addition of a museum to the Perdue School. He gathered a small library of scholarly journals on business, management, and marketing. He also led a winter study abroad program that went to France, England, and Germany. There are photo albums documenting the study abroad trips from 1995 to 2003. Other materials in this collection are a plaque of outstanding research from Perdue School, CDs documenting the Perdue School museum and a study abroad trip, and blueprints for the Perdue School and museum built in 2011.

Associated Subjects: Blueprints • Business • Education • Photography
Identifier: SUA-104
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury City Council records

by Salisbury City Council (1983 – 1993)

2 cartons,  1 box (2.5 linear feet)

The Salisbury City Council records document the internal functions of the council from 1983 – 1993 with the bulk of the material dating from, 1992 – 1993. Council records include meeting minutes and agendas pertaining to ordinances and proposals. These ordinances include environmental concerns, tax fees and planning and zoning concerns. Also found in the records are interoffice memorandums, financial records including budget briefings, annual reports, and correspondence. Correspondence includes complaints and requests for action from community members and invitations from various local organizations including neighborhood associations and the sheriff’s office and the Salisbury Zoo.

Associated Subjects: Historic Buildings • Politics • Government
Identifier: 2006.183
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Zoar United Methodist Church

by Minor, S. AlexanderZoar United Methodist Church (1983 – 2008)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a booklet documenting the 100th anniversary of the Zoar United Methodist Church located in Selbyville, Delaware and a copy of the 125th anniversary directory.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2010.105
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allen Clark Publications

by Clark, Allen (1984 – 2013)

2 oversize boxes (2.25 linear feet)

Allen Clark Publications includes a signed copy of Clark’s publication, New Light on Old Barratt’s: a history of Barratt’s Chapel, and includes biographical and supplemental information about author Allen Clark.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Methodism
Identifier: 2013.068
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Republican Women of Worcester County records

by Republican Women of Worcester County (1984 – 2012)

5 boxes,  1 oversize box (6 linear feet)

Records of the Republican Women of Worcester County document the organization’s activities including administrative and community-oriented activities from their inception in 1984-2012 with the bulk of material dating from 1998-2007. The social group’s community-based platform is collectively documented through generated meeting minutes, financial records, and membership lists as well as scrapbooks and photographs.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Scrapbooks • Clubs
Identifier: 2014.082
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Honors College Theses

by Salisbury University Honors College (1985 – 2017)

6 boxes (6 linear feet)

These theses were created by students in the Honors College and the Thomas E. Bellavance Honors Program between 1985 and 2017. They were written under the guidance of faculty mentors and readers in an effort to complete the honors program. A range of subjects are covered including biology, English, psychology, history, philosophy, social work, accounting, and more. Many digitized copies can be found in the institutional repository, SOAR@SU.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-015
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Parent Teacher Association, Wicomico County records

by Parent Teacher Association (1985 – 1999)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

Parent Teacher Association, Wicomico County records document educational changes and the involvement of the local, state, and national PTA organization in the Wicomico County, Maryland school system. The records date from George Whitehead’s involvement with the PTA from 1985-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1985-1994. Participation of the Wicomico County Council PTA in the educational system and in the local community are documented via meeting agendas, correspondence, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and convention packets.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: 2016.085
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

WSCL Collection

by Salisbury State College (1985 – 2018)

17 cartons (17 linear feet)

The WSCL Collection ranges from 1985 to 2018, with the majority of the materials dated between 1990 and 1999. WSCL 89.5 is part of Delmarva Public Radio and is the Fine Arts & Culture Radio Station. This collection contains VHS Tapes, CDs, Delmarva Public Radio Committee materials such as by-laws and proposals, awards, and a number of photographs from WSCL events for employees and the public.

Associated Subjects: Radio Broadcasting
Identifier: SUA-101
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

George Whitehead Collection

by Whitehead, George (1986 – 2017)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The George Whitehead Collection ranges from 1986 to 2017 and document Dr. Whitehead's contributions to the Bellavance Honors College and Shore Corps/PALS Program at Salisbury University, and his dedication to community service. This collection contains various course syllabi, photographs from service events, class projects, flyers and information from an Education Commission of the State (ECS) conference.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-096
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Collection

by Elliot, ThomasRobinson, LaceySalisbury Symphony Orchestra (1986 – 2021)

3 boxes,  1 oversize folder ( linear feet)

The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Collection documents the musical organization's activities since its inception in 1986 to 2021. The collection includes administrative materials, performance programs, annual reports, performance schedules, photographs of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra (SSO), a certificate of appreciation for Dr. Thomas Elliot, and the "Road Show" binder that was used by Dr. Elliot and Lacey Robinson to promote the SSO to local businesses and solicit corporate patrons. Also included is the obituary for the SSO's founder and first conductor, Dr. Thomas Elliot.

Associated Subjects: Music • Newspapers • Photography • Programs
Identifier: SUA-114
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Whitehaven Heritage Association oral history collection

by Whitehaven Heritage Association (1986 – 1997)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Series of oral histories created by the Whitehaven Heritage Association documenting memories of everyday life in Whitehaven, Maryland and the surrounding Eastern Shore region. Oral histories were created in the late 20th century and feature recordings of Hilda Gordy, Jana McLean, Blaine Roberts of Crisfield, Margaret Yerger on the Roberts Family, Minnie Kenney and R. Cooper.

Associated Subjects: Oral History
Identifier: 2009.573a
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Andrew Serrell photographs

by Serrell, Andrew (1987 – 2012)

8 boxes,  1 oversize folder (11 linear feet)

The Andrew Serrell photograph collection documents the personal and professional interests of Andrew Serrell, commercial pilot and aerial photographer. The digital and print photographs document Worcester County, Maryland and surrounding areas of the Eastern Shore, including the Delaware coastal region. The majority of the photographs focus on construction and land developments including Ocean Pines, Route 113, Ocean City, and area golf courses from 1987-2012 with the bulk of the photographs taken from 1999-2001. Many of the images were used for business and commercial use.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Photography • Land Records
Identifier: 2014.096
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Norm Conway papers

by Conway, Norm (1987 – 2007)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

Norm Conway papers document the budget and management of Maryland’s financial bills. Also, documented are session and major issues reports from meetings over the years and books from the Department of Budget and Management that lays out financial figures. The material dates from 1987-2007 with the bulk dating from 1990-1994.

Associated Subjects: Legal Records
Identifier: 2015.145
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Phi Mu Fraternity

by Phi Mu Fraternity (1987 – 2011)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Records of the Phi Mu Fraternity document the history of the organization at Salisbury State College, (which changed to Salisbury State University in 1988 and is now Salisbury University) from 1987-2011. Included in the records are manuals, budgets, pledge materials, initiation requirements, release from the fraternity forms, reports, catalogs for merchandise, rules and procedures, songs, and other administrative files.

Associated Subjects: Greek Fraternities and Sororities • Student
Identifier: SUA-121
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sudlersville, Jimmy Foxx ephemera

by Sudlersville Community Betterment Club (1987 – 2007)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection consists of ephemera from the Sudlersville Community Betterment Club related to Hall of Fame baseball player, Jimmy Foxx, who was born in Sudlersville, Maryland. It includes a National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum postcard, as well as programs from tribute events held in 1987, 1997, and 2007.

Associated Subjects: Baseball
Identifier: 2019.111
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

US Life-Saving Service papers

by Wimbrow, Thomas D. (1987 – 2015)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

US Life-Saving Service papers document the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The five articles in the collection were published in the Ocean City Museum Society's quarterly newsletter the "Scuttlebutt" from 2014-2015 written by Thomas Wimbrow. In addition, a copy of the Winter 1987 Prologe magazine from the National Archives delves into the history of the US Life-Saving Service.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2015.032
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Writing Across the Curriculum Collection

by Salisbury University (1987 – 1997)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains two sets of documents related to the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Salisbury University from 1987 to 1997: a 1989 manual for faculty and four issues of “Student Excellence in Writing,” which consisted of exemplary student essays from various disciplines.

Associated Subjects: College Records • Publications
Identifier: SUA-061
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Double Mills records

by Bradley, Sylvia (1988 – 2007)

1 box,  1 oversize folder (0.5 linear feet)

Double Mills records document the restoration and preservation of the historic mill located near Mardela Springs, Md. The materials date from 1988-1996, with the bulk of the material dating from 1988-1991. The records encompass the restoration activities and efforts of Double Mills, Inc., and the Double Mills Preservation Foundation. These efforts are documented through correspondence, fundraising records, architectural drawings, maps, easement agreements, newspaper clippings, and photographs. In addition to the Double Mill records are photographs of the Rewastico Mill located in Hebron, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Historic Buildings • Historic Preservation
Identifier: 2004.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

E. Pauline Riall Lecture Series collection

by Seidel School of Education (1988 – 2016)

7 boxes (9.3 linear feet)

The E. Pauline Riall Lecture Series collection contains VHS tapes, DVDs, and MP3 recordings of Riall lectures that have taken place at Salisbury University from 1988 until 2016. The majority of the lectures took place in the Holloway Hall auditorium, while others were held in Holloway Hall’s Great Hall. All recorded lectures have been digitized and uploaded to YouTube. Links to the digitized lectures can be found at: https://mdsoar.org/handle/11603/11030

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-073
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Office of Multicultural Student Services

by Salisbury University Office of Multicultural Student ServicesWhite, Vaughn (1988 – 2019)

15 cartons,  8 oversize folders (15.25 linear feet)

The Records of the Office of Multicultural Student Services records contains posters, events, flyers, newsletters, photographs, VHS tapes and DVDs, and audio cassettes from the Multicultural Student Services at Salisbury University from it's origin in 1988 to 2019.

Associated Subjects: Games • Newsletters • Newspapers
Identifier: SUA-094
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Rick Maloof photographs

by Maloof, Rick (1988 – 2001)

2 cartons,  1 box (2.5 linear feet)

Rick Maloof photography collection documents the professional and personal life of Salisbury, Maryland photographer Rick Maloof. The photographs, brochures, and photographic slides, date from 1960 to 2010. His professional photographic slides, photographs, and brochures encompass his work as an artist, wedding photographer, and commercial photographer in and around the Eastern Shore. Portraits make up the bulk of the material, as well as landscapes, and still life shots, are included in his professional images. Maloof’s personal photographs and photographic slides document his personal life, with images of his daughter Alyssa, his family, and his friends.

Associated Subjects: Advertising • Agriculture • Fishing • Architecture
Identifier: 2012.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Wayne Gilchrest papers

by Gilchrest, Wayne (1988 – 2008)

22 cartons,  3 boxes (23.5 linear feet)

The Wayne Gilchrest papers document the political career of Congressman Wayne Gilchrest who represented Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Maryland’s Eastern Shore counties in addition to portions of Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. The Wayne Gilchrest papers span his political career from 1989-2008, with the majority of the material dating from 1996-2008. The records encompass his extensive political career and are documented through volumes of correspondence and his congressional voting record including his environmental work and activism; as well as his opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Also of note are his trips as a member of the Congressional Delegation throughout the United States and the world.

Associated Subjects: Environment • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Identifier: 2011.034
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William F. Waddy House research collection

by George, Randolph (1988 – 2019)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains research materials collected by Dr. Randolph George and T. Aaron Horner during their research on the Somerset County, Maryland home known as the William F. Waddy House (also known as the Jarvis Ballard House). Included are tract map reproductions, reproductions of wills, written research, photographs, and notes that document the history of the home that was built between 1740 and 1760. Reproduced documents date back to 1683.

Associated Subjects: Historic Buildings
Identifier: 2019.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

City of Salisbury Mayor's Office and City Council Photographs

by City of Salisbury (1989 – 2013)

1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

This collection includes 10 group photographs of the City of Salisbury Mayor's Office directors and City Council members from 1989 to 2013. The years included are: 1989, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2021.043
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Historical Sites of Wicomico County collection

by Clay, Anne Morris (1989 – 1997)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Historical Sites of Wicomico County Collection contains an essay written by Anne Clay entitled "Chelsea': A history" which details the history of Chelsea in Wicomico County. Also included is a 1989 list titled "Status of Extant Maryland Historical Trust Sites." There are maps, empirical data, and some brief information on the historical sites.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.196
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sea Gull Century collection

by Salisbury University Office of Publications (1989 – 2021)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The Sea Gull Century began in 1989 with less than 100 riders. It was originally hoted by the Salisbury State Cycling Club. The Century now accommodates roughly 7000 riders and has been nationally ranked. Proceeds from the Century are donated to various local organizations. Both 63-mile and 100-mile races have been offered in the past, along with minor races on the Friday afternoon before and the Sunday morning after the major race. The majority of the Sea Gull Century collection consists of publicity documents, including press releases and newspaper clippings. The collection also includes other documents including brochures, maps, patches, and photographs. Documents from other bike rallies hosted by Salisbury University, though not affiliated with the Sea Gull Century, are present in the collection. Such rallies include the 1988 GEAR UP Bike Convention and the 1989, 1992, 1993, and 1994 Bike Rallies hosted by Salisbury University. Press releases in many of the series were paired with their corresponding newspaper articles.

Associated Subjects: Maps • Photography
Identifier: SUA-028
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

BBC Research Collection

by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (circa 1990s)

8 boxes (8 linear feet)

This research collection contains over 300 recordings of BBC programming. Due to copyright restrictions, this collection is open for research purposes only and only accessible by visiting the Nabb Research Center's reading room.

Associated Subjects: Radio Broadcasting
Identifier: SC2017.001
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: View Attachment

Daughters of the American Colonists, Old Sommersett Chapter collection

by Unknown (circa 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Daughters of the American Colonists Old Sommersett Chapter collection contains two documents, a tribute to Grace Atkinson Morris and the bylaws of the Old Sommersett Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists of Princess Anne, MD.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2008.058
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Farm in My Community

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1990, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this collection, Ronald Knight Jr. chose to talk about the farming activities in his community in Mardela Springs, Maryland. He interviewed a farmer who lived there his entire life to know more about how they started the business and how their daily life looked like, among other things. Photographs enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Farming
Identifier: FK90.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Folkgroup Study of Vietnam Vets

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, Salisbury University Student Chester D. Cox collected folk material. This collection is about veterans who served in the Vietnam War. He interviewed five men representing this specific folk group in order to know more about their personal experience during the war as well as their opinion about it. The paper reveals some interesting anecdotes of the time these veterans spent in Vietnam. Most importantly, it also shed light on the effects of this war on their life.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - History • Folklife - War
Identifier: FK90.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - American-Lithuanian Family Food Traditions

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Lynn A. Franks collected folk material. Her collection focuses on the folklore surrounding her Lithuanian-descent family heritage. Her paper is a recollection of her family history, dating back to the early 1900's when her great-grandparents came to the United States. Family traditions, recipes, and more are covered. Photographs, maps and family tree enclosed.

Identifier: FK90.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Baseball is a Religion!

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Mary Lynn Crockett collected folk material. Fervent Orioles fan, she based her project on baseball fans as a folk group. Her paper is a compilation of baseball-related poems expressing the feelings of fans as well as accounts of personal stories (trips to watch games) and baseball lores. Pictures taken at Jack Russell Stadium and the Baltimore Memorial Stadium enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK90.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Bay Life, Watermen, and an Interview with Carl Tyler

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1990, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this collection, Mary Person conducted a field research on the community life near the shore and the hard labor of watermen. Her main informant was a fisherman named Carl Tyler (Khi) who recalled many anecdotes from this activity. Photographs enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Fishing • Folklife - Community
Identifier: FK90.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Church of God, Crisfield

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Kevin Evans collected folk material. His project is about the Church of God in Crisfield. His paper covers the history of the church as well as some personal accounts of charter members, an overview of the services illustrated with photographs, and a copy of a declaration of faith explaining the belief system of the church.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Religion
Identifier: FK90.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Drinking Games at SSU

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Brian Cannone collected folk material. His project explains the various drinking games played at Salisbury State College as a mean of socialization. His paper includes, among other things, some accounts of his personal experience.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking
Identifier: FK90.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Family Traditions Affected by Divorce

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Gloria Richardson Lucas collected folk material. The main object of her analysis are the effects of divorce on family traditions. She shared her own experience in her paper and emphasized on all the compromises and scheduling that have to be worked out in order to accommodate both families during holidays. She also interviewed a clinical psychologist, Dr. Jane Kunze, who conducted a research on the subject.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Customs and Traditions
Identifier: FK90.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Gay Women: From the Outside

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Shari L. Rupertus collected folk material. Her collection focuses on the folkgroup of women having same sex relationships, from an external perspective. In her paper, she points out how her informants rejected the term "homosexual" and preferred "gay", claiming that their lifestyle was not necessarily about sex. Furthermore, she rebukes many stereotypes about this folkgroup, explains their folk speech, and shares her personal experience of dealing with a friend who was bullied for being "gay".

Identifier: FK90.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Maryland History [Interview with Dot Mumford of Ocean City, MD]

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Kevin Layfield collected folk material. The entire collection is base on his interview with Mrs Mumford, a native of West Ocean City, Maryland. His paper includes several accounts of personal narratives, local legends, ghost stories and more.

Identifier: FK90.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Membership in a Drum and Bugle Corps Drum Line

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Joseph Wirt collected folk material. His collection focuses on the folkgroup of drum and bugle crops drum line, which he was part of. He discusses the activities and cultural events surrounding drum lines, especially the initiations rituals of newcomers and the stories told during their gatherings.

Identifier: FK90.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Old Order Mennonites

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Susan Harris collected folk material. Her paper educates about the Old Order Mennonites, covering their history, traditions and philosophy. Susan Harris also interviewed her two great aunts, who shared more specific information about the group of Mennonites they belonged to. Family recipes and photographs enclosed.

Identifier: FK90.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Polish Traditions in Three Generations

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1990, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this collection, Kristy Hassell interviewed her grandmother and mother to compare how holiday traditions evolved through generations.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Customs and Traditions
Identifier: FK90.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Cliques of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School: A Folklore Collection

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1990, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this collection, Melissa Robbins decided to talk about the culture of Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, specifically the folklore surrounding its cliques (watermen clique, farmers clique, preppie clique, etc.). Her paper analyzes the interactions between those folkgroups, their ethnography and the values they share.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Education
Identifier: FK90.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Farming Community Traditions and Modern World View as Reflected in the Art of a Family of Quilters

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Brooke Boyer collected folk material. Her collection focuses on the folk art of making quilts. She interviewed three female quilt makers to know more about their techniques, etc. In her paper, she analyzes the influence of farming traditions and modernity on quilt making. Photographs enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Farming
Identifier: FK90.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Folklore and Folklife of Allen, Maryland

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1990, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this collection, Dan Turner chose to focus on the folklore of Allen, Maryland. This paper includes several accounts of local legends, personal stories, etc. This package also include a letter written by Fred (J.F) Messick to Ruth Jones Wilkins in 1951, which provides a lot of details about the history of Allen. Photographs enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Community • Folklife - History
Identifier: FK90.006
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - The Life of an Eastern Shore Carver

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1990, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this project, Troy Alan Wainwright chose to tell the story of his great grand father John Henry Elliott (Capt. Elliott), who was a decoy carver. Photographs enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Wood Work • Folklife - Hunting
Identifier: FK90.022
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - The Mennonites

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Elizabeth Miller collected folk material. Her project focuses on the folklife of the Mennonite Community. Her paper describes in details the way of living of Mennonites, explaining in the process the main differences between the more conservative Old Order Mennonites and the progressive Mennonites. In addition to the background essay, she also interviewed several people to inquire about the influence of being a Mennonite on their career. Two of her informants were artists. Another interview involves two students engaged into a feminist movement at Goshen College.

Identifier: FK90.007
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Untitled [Contemporary Greek-American Stories about Classical Greek Myths]

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Craig Sistek collected folk material. His collection focused on Greek heritage, specifically the Greek Mythology. Mrs. Evangeline Alexion, his informant, recalled the classical Greek Myths told by her father, and how they affected her life. Interview transcript and tape enclosed.

Identifier: FK90.001
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Waitressing as a Folkgroup

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1990, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this collection,Krista Ellenes studied the folkgroup of the food service industry in Ocean City. In her paper, she talks about the customs and the common folk speech used by this group.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Language • Folklife - Work
Identifier: FK90.015
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Watermen from Neavitt

by Salisbury University Students (1990)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1990, former Salisbury University Student Linda James collected folk material. Her collection focuses on watermen's folklore. She interviewed three local residents of the Eastern Shore on their view about the changes in this vocation over the years but also how they predict the weather and other accounts of superstitions.

Identifier: FK90.016
Repository: Local History Archives
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Jim Trader Family History and Land Records Collection

by Trader, James R. (1990s)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This collection contains various documents on the military service and conscription of the Trader family, as well as an article chronicling the life of Reverend John Huett and various Wicomico County Land Records relating to the Trader family.

Associated Subjects: Trader Family • Land Records
Identifier: 2006.177
Repository: Local History Archives
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Maritime photographic print collection

by Unknown (1990)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Series of maritme photographic prints and post cards documenting the boats, ships, and ferries on the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, lighthouses, the Bay Bridge, ship yards, Baltimore, Cape Henlopen, the US Life Saving Station, and Port Mahon.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Maritime
Identifier: 2014.017
Repository: Local History Archives
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Mexican Resistance Posters

by National Indigenous Congress (circa 1990s)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The collection contains four posters from the Zapatista or EZLN Indigenous movement in Mexico, circa 1990s.

Associated Subjects: Indigenous • Posters
Identifier: SC2022.003
Repository: Special Collections
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PAC 14 Collection

by PAC-14 Public Access Television (1990 – 2014)

35 cartons (35 linear feet)

This collection contains the audiovisual archives of Delmarva's public access television station, PAC-14 (formerly Access 26). Ranging primarily from the early 2000s to the mid-2010s, the collection consists of regular programming and recorded events in various stages from raw and master footage. Many tapes are not clearly identified.

Associated Subjects: Public Programs
Identifier: 2019.051
Repository: Local History Archives
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Pat Shaner Collection

by Shaner, Pat (circa 1990s)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This small collection contains material on Greek Revival architecture present on the Eastern Shore and includes photographs.

Associated Subjects: Student Research • Architecture
Identifier: 1987.004
Repository: Local History Archives
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Perryhawkin Christian Church records

by Unknown (circa 1990)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Perryhawkin Christian Church records contain typed materials documenting of the origins of Perryhawkin Church located in Somerset County, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 1995.042
Repository: Local History Archives
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Records of the Delta Gamma Fraternity

by Delta Gamma Fraternity (1990 – 2005)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1 linear feet)

The Records of the Delta Gamma Fraternity document the history of the organization at Salisbury State University, now Salisbury University, from 1990-2005. Included in the records are manuals, budgets, pledge materials, initiation requirements, release from the fraternity forms, reports, catalogs for merchandise, rules and procedures, songs, and other administrative files. Also included in the collection is a scrapbook from 1996-1998 from one of the Delta Gamma sisters and two pledge pins.

Associated Subjects: Greek Fraternities and Sororities • Scrapbooks • Student
Identifier: SUA-120
Repository: University Archives
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Records of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

by Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (1990 – 2000)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The Records of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity consists of three publications from 1990, 1991, and 2000. The books, titled The Lifetime Responsibility of Brotherhood: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, were published by the national fraternity and not the local Salisbury State University chapter.

Associated Subjects: Greek Fraternities and Sororities • Student
Identifier: SUA-123
Repository: University Archives
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Salem United Methodist Church Collection

by The United Methodist Church (1990 – 2008)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a photocopy of the history of the Salem United Methodist Church as well as a copy of the appointments of the Peninsula Delaware Conference of 2008.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2010.104
Repository: Local History Archives
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Betty Powell papers

by Powell, Betty McBrietyThompson, G. Ray (1991 – 2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The papers of Betty Powell document her rich life as a lifetime resident of Salisbury, Maryland, from 1991-2013, and includes newspaper articles, photographs and memorials from her funeral service given by those to whom she was closest about her life with her husband Bob and her work at Deer's Head Hospital Center and Coastal Hospice.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers • Photography
Identifier: 2015.059
Repository: Local History Archives
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Delmarvans Go To War booklet

by Bradley, SylviaThompson, G. Ray (1991)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Delmarvans Go To War Booklet contains a copy of the work created in 1991 by Sylvia Bradley and G. Ray Thompson. The intent is self-described as a companion to "An exhibit and catalogue of documents and artifacts illustrating the involvement of Delmarva in the First and Second World War, at home and overseas." The exhibit was hosted by the Nabb Research Center from October 10-31, 1991.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2009.355
Repository: Local History Archives
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Desert Storm and George H.W. Bush Trading Cards

by Bryant GraphicFirst Amendment Publishing Inc. (1991 – 1992)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These trading cards date from 1991 to 1992 and pertain to Operation Desert Storm. Included are two packs of commemorative edition Operation Yellow Ribbon trading cards by Bryant Graphic, one pack of Troops Desert Storm trading cards, and a pack of Election '92 "The Full Ballot" trading cards by First Amendment Publishing Inc. The Election '92 "The Full Ballot" pack consists of various presidential candidates that were lesser known.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Advertising • Graphic Arts • Military History • International Relations
Identifier: SC2013.052
Repository: Special Collections
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Folklife Collection - Untitled [Folk Communication in the SSU Men's Lacrosse Team]

by Salisbury University Students (1991)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1991, former Salisbury University Student John Russell collected folk material. His collection focuses on the folk speech of the Salisbury State Men's Lacrosse Team. His paper is essentially a glossary explaining the common terms heard within this folk group. It also describes the dynamics of the relationships between the team members.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports • Folklife - College
Identifier: FK91.023
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Absences and False Assumptions: Discovering a Grandparent's World

by Salisbury University Students (1991)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1991, former Salisbury University Student Justin Ward collected folk material. For this project, he wanted to conduct a survey on the attitudes and values of the folk group who grew up during or just after the Great Depression regarding racism, sexism, religious intolerance and more. His main informants were his grandparents who were both descendants of a migrant family. To his surprise, Justin realized that his grandparents did not seem to have observed nor experienced any of these problems. He concluded from these interviews that his grandparents may not have have picked up these beliefs. Tapes enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Beliefs
Identifier: FK91.006
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Bay Country Beauty Salon: A Community Within Itself

by Salisbury University Students (1991)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In a series of interviews of local Eastern Shore residents in 1991, Salisbury University students and teachers collected folk life material. For this collection, Robin Hubbard chose to examine the folk group of a small town hair salon employees and customers. The said hair salon was owned by her mother. Her paper mainly consists of the transcripts of her interviews. Tapes and photographs enclosed.

Identifier: FK91.024
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Children's Folklore:

by Salisbury University Students (1991)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1991, Salisbury University Student Tony Phillips collected folk material. His work analyzes a "childhood gang" he belonged too. In this paper, he talks about various folklore forms such as the games, rituals and the speech code of this small group of 12 children from age 9 to 13. Photographs enclosed.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Children
Identifier: FK91.026
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Confidential Sigma Alpha Epsilon

by Salisbury University Students (1991)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1991, former Salisbury University Student Karla Graebner collected folk material. Her collection explores the characteristics of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE). In addition to her descriptive essay of the Greek society, she also interviewed a couple of SAE members.

Identifier: FK91.012
Repository: Local History Archives
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Folklife Collection - Crossing the Line: The U.S. Navy Crosses the Equator

by Salisbury University Students (1991)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 1991, former Salisbury University Student Donna Dietz collected folk material. Her collection explores the traditions surrounding the U.S. Navy, especially the ceremony of initiation at the equator. She interviewed two former Navy sailors to know more about their personal experience. Tape enclosed.

Identifier: FK91.016
Repository: Local History Archives
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