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Items Dated Between 2000 and 2009

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

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

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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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

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

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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment

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
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Student Government Association

by Salisbury University Student Government AssociationSalisbury University Students (1991 – 2015)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The Records of the Student Government Association document the internal and external activities of the Student Government (SGA) at Salisbury State University, now Salisbury University, from 1991 to 2015. The collection includes materials such as meeting minutes with handwritten notes, event planning sheets, SGA election rules and information, information on the American Student Government Association, thank you notes and plans for the BIG EVENT, grant information, retreat information, university-related reports, convocation and commencement seating charts, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, photographs, an illustration, new student records, and copies of the Evergreen yearbook.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: SUA-098
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Skipjack Races Booklet Collection

by Unknown (1991 – 2018)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains a collection of Skipjack Races booklets from 1991 to present. Contained in the booklet are a list of past winners of the races, Miss Skipjack, Little Miss Skipjack and Little Mister Skipjack, advertisements and memorials.

Associated Subjects: Local History • Advertising • Maritime
Identifier: 2012.097
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Michael G. Hitch papers

by Hitch, Mike (1992 – 2002)

3 cartons (3 linear feet)

Michael G. Hitch papers document the extensive processes conducted by Mr. Hitch while researching the genealogical pathways of his family history in Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1992-2002 with the bulk of the materials dating from the intensive correspondence campaign embarked upon with the Hitch Family Newsletter from, 1994-1998. Research activities are documented via photocopied research materials including family history charts of descendants, probate records, and written histories of various Hitch families and extensive correspondence to Mr. Hitch from Hitch family members nationwide.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Hitch Family
Identifier: 2013.048
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (OURCA)

by Salisbury UniversitySalisbury University Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) (1992 – 2021)

2 cartons,  1 oversize folder (2.5 linear feet)

The Records of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) documents the administration and programs within the department. Materials date from 1992-2021 and consist of posters advertising OURCA's various conferences, faculty mentor opportunities and the Laridae magazine. In addition there are planning files and bound proceedings and abstracts from the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) that was held at Salisbury University as well as some copies of the UNCA Journal of Undergraduate Research. There are also programs from the Salisbury University Student Research Conference (SUSRC).

Associated Subjects: Student • Student Research
Identifier: SUA-119
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

29th Infantry Division Association Newsletter Collection

by 29th Infantry (1993 – 2020)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

The 29th Infantry Division Newsletter collection consists of the Chinstrap and Twenty-Niner newsletters created for veterans of the 29th Infantry Division. The newsletters range from 1993 – 2020 and advertise reunions, charity drives, and memorials.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Newsletters
Identifier: 2020.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE)

by Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE)Salisbury University (1993 – 2012)

43 cartons,  17 boxes (50 linear feet)

The Records of the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) document the Salisbury University office from its founding in 1999 (as well as the initial planning stages in 1998) to 2012.

Associated Subjects: Government • Politics
Identifier: SUA-066
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Philosophy Department

by Salisbury University Fulton School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1993 – 2003)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

In 1978, Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) offered for the first time a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. The philosophy department is now within the Fulton School of Liberal Arts. The records consist of syllabi of the Philosophy Department at Salisbury University. This collection also includes VHS recordings of Philosophy Symposiums and other events such as the Salisbury University Philosophy Jam.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-008
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Verizon Communications land records

by Verizon Communications (1993 – 2001)

12 cartons (12 linear feet)

Verizon Communications land records documents the easements and associated plat maps from the nine Eastern Shore counties that were surveyed for potential equipment use on a person’s property. Records from 1993-2001, document the location, property owner including chain of land title, square feet and cost, with the bulk of the records dating from 1997-1998 via photographs, plat maps, and correspondence.

Associated Subjects: Land Records
Identifier: 2012.039
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: View Attachment

Accohannock Tribe in Maryland Research

by Hinman, Michael (1994 – 2013)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection consists of research, sources, and other papers related to the history of the Accohannock tribe of Native Americans between 1994 and 2013. Descendants of this tribe in Maryland contested for State of Maryland recognition, which is documented through correspondence. Other tribal activities, including those of the Pocomoke tribe, are documented through events calendars and articles.

Associated Subjects: Native American History
Identifier: 2012.120
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Sociology Department

by Salisbury University Fulton School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1994 – 2009)

2 boxes (3 linear feet)

In 1970, Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) offered for the first time a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. The records consist of syllabi, budget reports, and course schedules of the Sociology Department at Salisbury University.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: SUA-010
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eastern Shore Institute for the Advancement of Thinking records

by Eastern Shore Institute for the Advancement of Thinking (1995 – 2007)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Eastern Shore Institute for the Advancement of Thinking was founded in 1995 "to advance education for thinking by helping educators, students, parents and community members develop an understanding of thinking in the overall teaching and learning process." The small collection consists of one folder of programs and one folder of newsletters from 1995-2007.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2019.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jack Adkins papers

by Panichella, Nick (1995 – 2000)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The papers of Jack Adkins document his purchase of a President Kennedy photograph and find of a Charles Allen Gilbert print as well as his relationship with Maude and Earl Robinson, Eastern Shore entertainers.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Robinson Family
Identifier: 2014.971
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jonathan Sager Pine Bluff Trust Collection

by Shedaker, Stacey L. (1995 – 2012)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

This collection contains photographs of Pine Bluff, Trust documents, and Pine Bluff historical information. The photographs were taken in 2012 and include shots of the outside of the building, the yard around it, and many photographs inside the various rooms of Pine Bluff. A paper entitled "The Evolution of Pine Bluff," authored by Stacey Shedaker, gives a detailed account for the property from the time it opened to today. A photocopied newspaper clipping has also been added to the collection, and it describes Pine Bluff's success in cutting down the death rate for tuberculosis. Photocopied pictures as well as a zone map accompany an article titled "A Report on an Intensive Archeological Reconnaissance Survey".

Associated Subjects: Photography • Student Research
Identifier: 2012.110
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Louis Purnell Descendants Day records

by Purnell, Louis (1995 – 2000)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Descendants Day presentation material compiled by Mark Purnell on his ancestor Louis (Lewis) Purnell (1840-1865), and includes his supporting research for his ancestors manumission, muster roll in the 9th Infantry of the United States Colored Troop, and record of death at the age of 25.

Identifier: 2014.097
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Political Science Department

by Salisbury University Fulton School of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1995 – 2009)

2 boxes (3 linear feet)

In 1984, Salisbury State College (now Salisbury University) offered for the first time a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. The political science department is now part of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts. The records consist of syllabi, course schedules and budgets of the Political Science Department at Salisbury University.

Associated Subjects: Education • Politics
Identifier: SUA-009
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury University AmeriCorps Records

by AmeriCorpsSalisbury University (1995 – 2014)

3 cartons (3.45 linear feet)

The Salisbury University AmeriCorps records document the administrative work and events held by the Salisbury University chapter of AmeriCorps, ShoreCorps, from 1995 to 2014. This collection includes photo albums, chapter member and leader handbooks, grant applications, and yearly progress reports of activities.

Associated Subjects: Public Programs
Identifier: SUA-092
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Folklife Project collection

by Delmarva Folklife ProjectMid Atlantic Arts Foundation (1996 – 2004)

10 cartons,  17 boxes (14 linear feet)

This collection contains the administrative files, fieldwork recordings, and photographs collected by the Delmarva Folklife Project between 1997 and 2003. The project documented Delmarva folk arts and cultural traditions through oral history interviews, photographs, video recordings, and collected materials used for research. Additionally, it promoted regional folk arts through mentoring programs, collection distribution to cultural institutions, and two 2004 publications: From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Journey Across Maryland's Eastern Shore and Folk Arts and Cultural Traditions of the Delmarva Peninsula: An Interpretive Resource Guide. Also included are four boxes containing the reproduced slides and tapes that were distributed to various cultural institutions in the region.

Identifier: 2003.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Promise records

by Salisbury Promise (1997 – 2010)

2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)

The Salisbury Promise records documents the development of educational and faith-based programs for youth living in Salisbury and Wicomico County, Maryland. The program follows the goals of the America’s Promise Alliance standards to prepare youth for success. The records of this program are documented through reports, booklets and a series of ephemera from 1999-2010 with bulk of the material dating from 2003-2008.

Associated Subjects: Education • Public Programs
Identifier: 2015.110
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons​

by Salisbury University Libraries (1998 – 2016)

3 cartons (3.15 linear feet)

The Records of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons​ contains blueprints, meeting notes, newspaper articles, and various correspondences surrounding the construction of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons that range from 1998 to 2016. Plans for a new library began in 2006 with a Library Program Part I that outlined the goals of what the new library should accomplish and then finally in 2016, ten years later, the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons​ opened its doors to Salisbury University students and staff. The records include information on the design process and the various meetings through the construction from 2014 to 2016. The collection is mainly centered around the various design and construction blueprints, but also includes design catalogs, emails discussing safety measures for the building, and price bids.

Associated Subjects: Blueprints • Construction • Libraries • Minutes (Records)
Identifier: SUA-089
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Underground Railroad collection

by Leggett, Vincent O.Ohio Historical SocietyQuillin, Holli S. (1998 – 2001)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Underground Railroad collection contains three materials relating to the Underground Railroad movement. Such items include "Exploring a Common Past" booklet by the Ohio Historical Society, various Chesapeake studies by Vincent O. Leggett, and school curriculum concerning the movement authored by Holli S. Quillin.

Associated Subjects: Slavery
Identifier: 2009.077
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva Republican Women records

by Delmarva Republican Women (1999 – 2012)

1 box (1 linear feet)

Delmarva Republican Women records document the political organization's history and activities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from 1999-2012 via administrative files that include meeting minutes, by-laws, correspondence, and photographs. Also documented are the many fundraising activities conducted by the women consisting of the Vet’s Valentines Dinner as well as live performances by William and Sue Wills as the President and his First Lady.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Clubs
Identifier: 2014.054
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Heritage Mural Collection

by Collins, Pamela KnoxSalisbury State University (1999 – 2002)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

This collection contains plans, sketches, diagrams, proposals, and artist details from the creation of the Salisbury State University Heritage mural spanning the years 1999 to 2002.

Associated Subjects: Education • Graphic Arts • Minutes (Records) • Photography
Identifier: SUA-111
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Smith Island Poetry and Prose collection

by Middleton, AliceSmith Island Times (1999 – 2001)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Smith Island Poetry and Prose Collection contains copies of the Smith Island Times from the 1991 to 2001. The copies have poetry, obituaries, and general historical inofrmation on Smith Island. There is also a copy of "Maryland's Right, Tight Isle Smith" written by Alice Middleton.

Associated Subjects: Poetry
Identifier: 2011.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Walsa Collection

by MacLeish, PattyReibel, Daniel B. (1999 – 2001)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains photocopies of Maryland railroad lines from the 1880s through 1900s. Also included is a copy of "The Chronicle of Early American Industries Association" from September 1976, featuring an article about hand sewn timber logs and their construction.

Associated Subjects: Railways • Transportation
Identifier: 2005.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

C. Kay Larson papers

by Larson, C. Kay (2000 – 2015)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

The papers of C. Kay Larson document her extensive research into the life and writings of Anna Ella Carroll and other important figures from the Civil War era including Maryland Governor Thomas H. Hicks from 2000-2003. Documenting materials include photocopies of articles and correspondence written by Carroll, as well as images and references to her family’s home, Kingston Hall, located in Somerset County, Maryland.

Identifier: 2015.056
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites Photograph

by Unknown (2000s)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a photograph of former Maryland Governor and Comptroller William Donald Schaeffer. The photograph was taken to commemorate an awards ceremony involving the State of Maryland Coalition to Protect Burial Sites.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2010.061
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delaware Civil War Regiment collection

by Unknown (2000s)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Delaware Civil War Regiment collection contains a CD and a printed overview about the Delaware Regiment during the Civil War. The CD includes information on the Delaware Volunteer Regiments during the Civil War in the form of newspapers, battle maps, and essays on the Second Delaware Volunteers.

Identifier: 2009.363
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Eldon Hayman Family History collection

by Davidson, ThomasWennersten, John R. (2000s)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Hayman Family history collection includes family history/lineage documentation, recollections from some of the family members, manuscripts, and newspaper clippings about the Hayman Family. In the family history collection, there is a typed page from 2003 that tells when the Hayman family came to America, and how the family line progressed throughout the years until present day. There are several census papers on a few family members, as well as a listing of family descendants. Accompanying those documents are two family photographs. One manuscript is entitled "A Cycle of Race Relations on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Somerset County 1850-1910" by John R. Wennersten of the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The other manuscript is "Free Black Landowners on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland 1783-1861" by Dr. Thomas E. Davidson from Salisbury State College. The newspaper clippings highlight the successful barber shop business some of the Hayman family descendants owned, as well as an article of Eldon Hayman's work life through his home office. Another article describes one of the Hayman's "sharp shooting" skills during a robbery. There are also a series of recollections from some of the Hayman family. One talks about life in Princess Anne County during the early to mid 1900's, another talks about the Armwood lynching of 1932, and finally, there are a few personal accounts from one family member about her youth and later career. The newspaper clippings and family history files have been moved to the family vertical files.

Identifier: 2012.105
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Case Study about the Conceptions and Misconceptions of Witches, Witchcraft, & Wicca

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Shariann O"Hara collected folk material. Her collection explores the Wicca Society of neopaganism and witchcraft, including its beliefs, jargon, practices, and misconceptions about the group. Included is her essay, a glossary, a series of interviews, several photocopies from books, and black and white images.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Witchcraft
Identifier: FK2000.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Soldier's War

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Bronlynn Turner collected folk material. Their collection explores the soldiers of World War Two as a folkgroup, including their jargon, attire, and practices. Included is their essay, black and white picture prints, a sample of graffiti, and an interview cassette tape (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - War
Identifier: FK2000.034
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - African American Single Mothers

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Mary Holmes collected folk material. Her collection explores African American single mothers as a folkgroup. Included is her essay, handwritten notes, and a cassette tape interview.

Identifier: FK2000.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Athletic Superstitions in the Professional, Collegiate, and High School Ranks

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Chris Tao collected folk material. His collection explores superstition in sport at high school, collegiate, and professional level. Included is his essay, webpage printouts, and handwritten interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports • Folklife - Superstitions
Identifier: FK2000.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Children's Folklore

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

folders (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Kelly Powers collected folk material. Her collection explores the folklore of children, including popular games, songs, and rhymes. Included is her essay, an interview cassette tape (log included), and color picture printouts and transparencies.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Children
Identifier: FK2000.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Children's Play

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Karolyn Schulte collected folk material. Her collection explores games played at an after-school children's program, ranging from board games to those musical in nature. Included is her essay, PowerPoint slides, and color photographs.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Children • Folklife - Music
Identifier: FK2000.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Disseminated Individuals Addicted to Perfection: Anorexics, Bulimics, and Compulsive Eaters

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Maria Eppig collected folk material. Her collection explores people with eating disorders as a folkgroup, including their struggles, attitude toward their disorder, and their desires. Included is her essay, a cassette tape interview (with transcript), and web page printouts.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Food
Identifier: FK2000.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Drinking Games

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University students Jennifer Gilliece and Kim Elsner collected folk material. Their collection explores drinking games played by college students, including their goals, game-play and popularity with certain student groups. Included is their essay, black and white picture printouts, and handwritten interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking
Identifier: FK2000.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Drinking Games: Facts and Myths

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Chris Lewis collected folk material. His collection explores drinking games popular with college students, focusing on the myths and reality surrounding them. Included is his essay, several interviews, and a series of observational descriptions of parties.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking
Identifier: FK2000.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Ethnography on the Diamond

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University students Stuart Schmidt and Nick Cross collected folk material. Their collection explores the folklore of baseball, including superstitions, practices, and legends. Included is their essay, color picture prints, magazine clippings, and their paper's rough draft.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK2000.032
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Family Customs

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Kristin Beth collected folk material. Her collection explores the customs of her family on holidays, including Christmas, Easter, and birthdays. Included is her essay and a cassette tape interview with transcript.

Identifier: FK2000.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Family Misfortune Stories

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Elizabeth Bleile collected folk material. Her collection explores her family's stories of financial misfortune, including disposing of items that would become valuable later in time. Included is her essay and cassette tape interviews (with transcripts).

Identifier: FK2000.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Farming and Logging: A Talbot County Family

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Franklin Divilio collected folk material. His collection explores the culture of the farmers and loggers of Talbot County, MD, including their equipment, practices, and beliefs. Included is his essay, handwritten interviews, color picture slides, and color photographs.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Farming
Identifier: FK2000.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Girls' Sleepover Games

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Kristin Rosso collected folk material. Her collection explores games played at girls' sleepovers, ranging from social to supernatural in nature. Included is her essay and handwritten notes.

Identifier: FK2000.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - High School Soccer

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University students Bryan Dorsey and Matt McCorkle collected folk material. Their collection explores the Bowie High School soccer team as a folkgroup, including their gameplay, traditions, and history of the sport. Included is their essay and a cassette tape interview.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - High School • Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK2000.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Legend and Legend Tripping of

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Robert Rauser collected folk material. His collection explores a derelict institution popularly called "creepy college" in Ellicott City, MD, including experiences of those who have explored the premises illegally. Included is his essay, color picture prints, and a interview cassette tape (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - College
Identifier: FK2000.027
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Legends by Southern Narrators

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Ken Wise collected folk material. His collection explores a collection of personal and communal stories told by his Southern father. Included is his essay, interview CD (with log), and color picture prints.

Identifier: FK2000.037
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Linkswiler Family Christmas Tree Skirts

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Rachel Linkswiler collected folk material. Her collection explores her family's Christmas tradition of making Christmas tree skirts. Included is her essay, two cassette tape interviews (logs included), color picture slides, and color photographs.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Customs and Traditions
Identifier: FK2000.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - My Family as a Folk Group

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Zachary Smith collected folk material. His collection explores the folklife of his family, including get-togethers, holiday traditions, and his family's history. Included is his essay and a interview cassette tape (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Customs and Traditions
Identifier: FK2000.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Personal Experience Narratives of African Americans on the Eastern Shore of Virginia

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Cheryl Fenderson collected folk material. Her collection explores African Americans living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia as a folkgroup, focusing on the themes of family, entertainment, and childhood. Included is her essay and two cassette tapes with interviews (transcripts included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - African Americans
Identifier: FK2000.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Programmers are People Too

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Caitlin Mara collected folk material. Her collection explores computer programmers as a folkgroup, including their dress, activities, and the stigmas they face due to media portrayal. Included is her essay and a VHS interview (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Beliefs
Identifier: FK2000.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Raves: What a Wonderful Adventure

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Matthew Wyant collected folk material. His collection explores the culture of rave goers, including dancing and drug use. Included is his essay, several posters, and a series of handwritten interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drug Culture
Identifier: FK2000.038
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Salisbury State University Women's Basketball Team

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Jessica Baker collected folk material. Her collection explores Salisbury State University's Women's Basketball team, including its attire, traditions, practices, and lingo. Included is her essay.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports • Folklife - Superstitions
Identifier: FK2000.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Sports Card Collecting

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student name collected folk material. His collection explores the practice of collecting sports trading cards. Included is his essay and color photographs.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports • Folklife - Games
Identifier: FK2000.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - SSU Folkgroup of Friends

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University students Nicole Fidalgo and Amanda Kilby collected folk material. Their collection explores their friendgroup at Salisbury State University as a folkgroup, including their nicknames, favored pastimes, and drinking games. Included is their essay, a cassette tape interview, and color pictures.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking • Folklife - Friendship
Identifier: FK2000.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - SSU Football

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Charles Braywood collected folk material. His collection explores the Salisbury State University Football Team as a folkgroup, including the team's culture, atmosphere, and stigmas the players face. Included is his essay and several handwritten interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports • Folklife - College
Identifier: FK2000.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - SSU Football

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University students Walter Johnson and Randy Curtin collected folk material. Their collection explores the Salisbury State University Football Team, including its attire, lingo, and legends. Included is their essay.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports • Folklife - College
Identifier: FK2000.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - SSU Women's Tennis Team Folk Group

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Kristy Chapple collected folk material. Her collection explores Salisbury State University's Women's Tennis Team as a folkgroup, including their attire, superstitions, and sisterhood on and off the court . Included is her essay and interview.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK2000.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Superstitions for the Game of Lacrosse

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student David Norfolk collected folk material. His collection explores the folklore of lacrosse, including personal nicknames of players and superstitions. Included is his essay.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK2000.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Tae Kwon Do Club

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Kelly Whaley collected folk material. Her collection explores the Tae Kwon Do Club at Salisbury State University, including its terminology, uniforms, and overall culture. Included is her essay, black and white picture prints, and a list of terms.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK2000.036
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Folklore of Drinking Games

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Peter Monzo collected folk material. His collection explores drinking games popular with college students, including the types of games, their rules of play, and implications. Included is his essay, color picture slides, and a cassette tape interview (with transcripts).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking
Identifier: FK2000.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Goldsby Family

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Heather Goldsby collected folk material. Her collection explores her Navy family as a folkgroup, including their history, traditions, and language. Included is her essay.

Identifier: FK2000.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Jersey Devil

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Douglas Morgan collected folk material. His collection explores the phenomenon of the Jersey Devil creature, including sightings of the animal and expert analysis of its potential existence. Included is his essay, color photographs, and two maps of New Jersey.

Identifier: FK2000.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Tobacco Farmers and the Changes in Charles County

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student name collected folk material. His collection explores the tobacco farmers in Charles County, MD, including their reaction to the changing attitudes toward tobacco. Included is his essay and black and white picture prints.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Farming
Identifier: FK2000.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Track and Field Final Project

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Keri Edwards collected folk material. Her collection explores Salisbury State University's Track and Field team, including their practices and superstitions. Included is her essay and a cassette tape interview.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK2000.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Workers in a Restaurant Setting as an Occupational Folkgroup

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University students Sara Hackley and Vernon Tydings collected folk material. Their collection explores restaurant workers as a folkgroup, including their duties and jargon. Included is their essay and a interview cassette tape (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Food
Identifier: FK2000.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Young Lesbian Life

by Salisbury University Students (2000)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2000, former Salisbury University student Kelly Hager collected folk material. Her collection explores her group of lesbian friends as a folkgroup, including their favorite pastimes, and the challenges and stigmas lesbians face as a whole. Included is her essay and a list of recommended reading.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - LGBTQ Community
Identifier: FK2000.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Larry Walton of Vision Forestry Collection

by Unknown (2000s)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains an audio tape of an interview with Larry Walton on subjects relating to a forest and forest conservation in general. The title of the audio tape is "Interview with Larry Walton of Vision Forestry".

Associated Subjects: Environment • Forestry
Identifier: 2006.332
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Leonard Garigliano collection

by Garigliano, Leonard J. (2000 – 2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains articles written on Albert Laws and the appraisement information provided to the Center by Leonard Garigliano along with his notes on the condition of all of the items in the Albert Laws Collection.

Associated Subjects: Newspapers
Identifier: 2013.096
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Michael Lewis papers

by Lewis, Michael (2000 – 2009)

4 cartons (4 linear feet)

The papers of Michael Lewis reflect research he and several students collected regarding Maryland environmental history after his arrival at Salisbury University in 2000. A significant portion of the papers pertain to the Delmarva Peninsula including the health of the Chesapeake Bay, Ocean City, and Maryland ecology. There is also research conducted on the transition of 20th century Delmarva agriculture and the poultry industry. The papers include several oral histories from Dr. Lewis’ colleagues, ornithologists from the Ward Museum, and Delmarva environmentalists. Many of the documents are facsimiles of their original whose origin dates from 1887-2009.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Environment • Forestry • Jackson Family • Oysters
Identifier: 2009.048
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Schooner Sultana Collection

by Unknown (2000s)

6 folders (0.06 linear feet)

Contains information pertaining to various programs related to the Sultana, including introduction to the SULTANA, Pemberton and the films, there are papers listing who did what work on the SULTANA projects, a series of pages about bits and pieces of SULTANA and Pemberton project information, a project agenda, information of assistantships for the SULTANA projects and financial records about Nabb expenses related to the SULTANA project.

Associated Subjects: Accounting Records • Programs
Identifier: 2006.259
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delmarva African American Pride magazine

by Delmarva African American Pride magazine (2001 – 2021)

1 carton (1 linear feet)

The Delmarva African American Pride magazine, founded in 2001, is the only publication dedicated to serving African Americans who live on Delmarva. It highlights different community members, activities, and black-owned businesses in the region. The magazine continues to be published by editor Joseph E. Morse.

Identifier: 2020.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Bond Between Sisters

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Kelly Reynolds collected folk material. Her collection explores her relationship with her sisters over the years, including childhood recollections and continued traditions. Included is her essay and color picture prints.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Family • Folklife - Friendship
Identifier: FK01.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Gathering of Friends: A Folk Group

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Stephen Frey collected folk material. His collection explores his group of friends and their playing of the game Dungeons and Dragons, including the game's rules and terminology. Included is his essay, notes, and a interview cassette (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Games
Identifier: FK01.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Life of Their Own

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Chris Mammolito collected folk material. His collection explores the men who work on tugboats as a folkgroup, including personal stories, crew duties, and language. Included is his essay, a VHS tape (with log), and several color transparencies.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Water Activities
Identifier: FK01.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - A Multi-Generation Baltimore Family

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Bethany Rausch collected folk material. Her collection explores her family's experience in Baltimore over a span of several generations. Included is her essay, two interview cassette tapes (with logs), and two floppy disks with pictures.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - History
Identifier: FK01.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - An Insiders Look: Folk Traditions of the Wolfpak

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Erick Nolan collected folk material. His collection explores his male friendgroup as a folkgroup, including its growth via initiation, lingo, party culture, and other traditions. Included is his essay, a series of interviews, and color picture prints.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking • Folklife - Friendship
Identifier: FK01.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Canal-Town Folklore

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Robert Cox collected folk material. His collection explores the folklore of Chesapeake City, MD, including its history, demographics, and architecture. Included is his essay, handwritten interviews, picture prints, a PowerPoint on floppy disk, and a pamphlet.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - History
Identifier: FK01.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - College Drinking Games

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Shelby Snyder collected folk material. Her collection explores college drinking games, including the differences in the games and their rules of game play. Included is her essay, a floppy disk presentation, and a series of interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking • Folklife - College
Identifier: FK01.027
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Cousin's One-room School Days at West Post Office

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Ann Bloom collected folk material. Her collection explores her cousins' experience in a one room schoolhouse in Pocomoke, MD. Included is her essay, color and black and white photographs, a collection of swatches, and series of interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Education
Identifier: FK02.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Drinking Games: A Documentary

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Heather Spangler collected folk material. Her collection explores drinking games popular with college students, including their rules and game play. Included is her essay, color photographs, and several floor plans.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking • Folklife - College
Identifier: FK01.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Employees of the Columbia Ice Rink

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Katie Rhodehamel collected folk material. Her collection explores the workers at an ice rink as a folkgroup, including their superstitions, legends about their workplace, and duties. Included is her essay, a cassette tape interview (log included), color photographs, and hand drawn floor plan of the rink.

Identifier: FK01.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folk Speech and Folk Narratives: Slang and Jokes of Teenagers

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Chris Harris collected folk material. His collection explores the slang and jokes of teenagers, ranging from innocent to obscene content. Included is his essay, a glossary, joke list, handwritten notes, and cassette tape conversation recording.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Jokes
Identifier: FK01.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folklore and Folklife in the Ocean City Beach Patrol

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Nicholas Thompson collected folk material. His collection explores the folklife of Ocean City Beach Patrol, including lifeguard duties, public perceptions, and overall culture. Included is his essay, a bumper sticker, pamphlet, map, and transcript from presentation.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Beliefs
Identifier: FK01.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folklore of a SSU Student Organization: StarNet Society

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student John Yackel collected folk material. His collection explores the culture of Salisbury State University's StarNet Society, including their interest in science fiction, anime, role playing games, as well as common expressions used by the members. Included is his essay and a floppy disk.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - College
Identifier: FK01.033
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folklore of Calvert County

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University students Bonnie Wood and Jimmy Liu collected folk material. Their collection explores the folklore of Calvert County, MD, including speech, traditions, and tobacco culture. Included is their essay, an interview cassette tape, black and white picture prints, photo copies from books and newspapers, and a list of expressions from the area.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Farming
Identifier: FK01.032
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folklore of my Family

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Jessica Rider collected folk material. Her collection explores the folklore of her own family, notably their holiday traditions. Included is her essay and color transparencies.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Customs and Traditions
Identifier: FK01.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folklore of SSU Glass Students

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Jason Wheatley collected folk material. His collection explores glassblowing students at Salisbury State University as a folkgroup, including their attire, terminology, music choices, and friendships outside of the studio . Included is his essay, a cassette tape interview, glossary, and photo slides.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - College
Identifier: FK01.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Genealogy as Family Tradition

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Louis Ewing collected folk material. His collection explores phenomenon of genealogy. Included is his essay, several email questionnaires, and photocopies from a book.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - History
Identifier: FK01.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - High School Field Hockey Team

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Sarah Basilotto collected folk material. Her collection explores her high school's field hockey team as a folk group. Included is her essay, a series of interviews, a collage of color pictures, and several additional color picture prints.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - High School • Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK01.002
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - High School Volleyball as a Folk Group

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Lisa Headd collected folk material. Her collection explores her high school volleyball team as a folk group, including its attire, game play, and other customs. Included is her essay and a series of interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - High School • Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK01.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Import Car Enthusiasts

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Robert Deyo collected folk material. His collection explores imported car enthusiasts, including their interests, jargon, and overall culture. Included is his essay, a VHS tape (with log), a series of magazine clippings, color picture prints, and pamphlets.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Cars
Identifier: FK01.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Life as a Military Brat

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Ronald Lauck collected folk material. His collection explores the folklife of military brats, children raised in military families, including their moving process, lifestyle, and education. Included is his essay, a series of email interviews, and a series of statistical charts.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Children • Folklife - Education
Identifier: FK01.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - McHugh Family Wedding Traditions

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Karin Young collected folk material. Her collection explores the wedding traditions of her family of Irish Americans. Included is her essay, color picture prints, a VHS tape (log included), and interview cassette tape (log included).

Identifier: FK01.034
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Smith Island Superstitions

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Jaquelyn Kiser collected folk material. Her collection explores superstitions of Smith Island inhabitants, including those involving childhood, domestic pursuits, gambling, travel, love, death, the natural world, and fishing. Included is her essay, a list of superstitions, and cassette tape interview.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Superstitions
Identifier: FK01.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Swedish Traditions in the Maloney Family

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Kathleen Maloney collected folk material. Her collection explores her family's Swedish traditions during Christmastime, primarily being the preparation of certain foods. Included is her essay, a series of recipes, color picture prints, and a floppy disk.

Identifier: FK01.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Folk Events of Liberty High School's Drama Group

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student name collected folk material. Their collection explores the drama club at Liberty High School, including its terminology, breakdown of rehearsals, and. Included is her essay, a interview cassette tape (with log), color picture prints, and a breakdown of a drama performance.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Theatre
Identifier: FK01.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Little Red House of Eastchester, NY

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University students Jaimie Carlsen and Hayley DeGroff collected folk material. Their collection explores an alleged haunted house in Eastchester, NY, including its history, paranormal stories, and the citizens' interactions with the house. Included is their essay, several maps, a photocopied book page, and a collection of color photographs.

Identifier: FK01.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Oral History of the Mardela Indian Spring

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Stacey Mercer collected folk material. Her collection explores the folklife of the town of Mardela Springs, MD, most notably the town's once famous mineral water spring. Included is her essay, two cassette tapes with interviews (logs included), newspaper clipping photocopies, and color photographs.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Water Activities
Identifier: FK01.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The SSU Dance Company

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student name collected folk material. Her collection explores the Salisbury State University Dance Company, including its internal hierarchy, jargon, nicknames, and overall culture. Included is her essay, color photographs, playbills, ticket stubs, and newspaper articles.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Dancing
Identifier: FK01.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Story of Us: The Study of an Intimate Dyad

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Meagan Schlicht collected folk material. Her collection explores her own intimate relationship with a significant other as a folkgroup, including nicknames, pratices, and other details. Included is her essay and a series of handwritten interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Relationships
Identifier: FK01.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Tide Club

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Paul Pundt collected folk material. His collection explores the friendgroup of several middle aged men known as the "Tide Club", including the club's history, drinking culture, and other traditions. Included is his essay and a microcassette tape of interviews (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Friendship
Identifier: FK01.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Traditions and Superstitions in High School Sports

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Neal Schenker collected folk material. His collection explores superstitions and traditions of high school athletes, including jokes, practices, and customs before games, matches, or meets. Included is his essay, a poem, and a series of interviews.

Identifier: FK01.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Ukrainian-American Superstitions

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Bill Parrish collected folk material. His collection explores Ukrainian superstitions, including actions thought to bring on bad luck, and comparisons to American superstitions. Included is his essay and a series of interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Superstitions
Identifier: FK01.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

by Salisbury University Students (2001)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2001, former Salisbury University student Carie Lewis collected folk material. Her collection explores the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, including its rituals, traditions, attire, and stigmas it faces. Included is her essay, color picture prints, and song lyrics.

Identifier: FK01.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Handy Family Papers

by Horsely, Lucille (2001)

3 folders (0.03 linear feet)

This collection contains information written on the Handy family by Lucille Horsely. Additionally, the information is also found on a CD in the collection.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Handy Family
Identifier: 2001.047
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Loveta Schweers papers

by Schweers, Loveta (2001 – 2011)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Loveta Schweers papers include a genealogical project done on the Wroten (Rotten, Roten) family on the Delmarva peninsula. There are several photocopied land records, court records, and military records related to the family. Within the collection are additional documents related to the Mace, Adams, and Wiley families. Due to the nature of the papers as photocopies, there is no exact date of their creation.

Identifier: 2011.149
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland DOVE records

by Wicomico Historical Society (2001 – 2011)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Maryland DOVE records document the visit of the Maryland DOVE to Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 2001-2011 with the bulk of the material dating from the visit in 2011. The visit of the DOVE is documented via correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and photographs.

Associated Subjects: Maritime
Identifier: 2014.031
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury University Heritage Mural

by Collins, Pamela Knox (2001)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a research paper written by Pamela Knox Collins in 2001 on Salisbury University's Heritage Mural Fence.

Associated Subjects: Student Research
Identifier: 2006.212
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

South Dorchester Folk Museum collection

by South Dorchester Folk Museum (2001 – 2022)

3 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

The South Dorchester Folk Museum collection documents programs and lectures held at the museum in Cambridge, Maryland from 2001-2022. The history of southern Dorchester County is immortalized in these Digital Video Disc (DVD) recordings of presentations and feature information about Hooper’s Island, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, decoy carving, hunting traditions, songs and local family history.

Identifier: 2010.100
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thompson Postcard Collection

by Cavallini Papers & Co., Inc. (2001 – 2005)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains reproductions of daguerreotypes from The Art of the Daguerreotype exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum, as well as, the container the reproductions came in. The collection also features vintage map reproductions on postcards.

Associated Subjects: Maps • Postcards
Identifier: 2008.047
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Video of "A Separate Place"

by Nutter, Jeanne (2001)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Video of "A Separate Place" contains a VHS tape titled "A Separate Place: The Schools P.S. Dupont Built." The video covers the building of various Dupont sponsored schools between 1919 and 1940. The collection also contains a pamphlet and a teaching aid for the video. The pamphlet contains a brief overview, goal statements, and discussion questions about the video.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Education
Identifier: 2010.045
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allen Historical Society Calendars

by Allen Historical Society (2002 – 2011)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Allen Historical Society Calendars contains five calendars created by the Allen Historical Society. The calendars included are "Historic Homes From The Allen Area" (2002), "Faces From The Past of Allen" (2002), "Allen Residents at Work & Play" (2004), "Allen Educators" (2005), and "Lost Allen" (2011).

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.176
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Allen, Md., 300th Anniversary collection

by Shivers, George (2002)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains various booklets and materials connected to the 300th Anniversary of Allen, Maryland in 2002. This includes a play titled, "An Unbroken Circle," written by Dr. George Shivers, materials for a guided tour and histories of the Virginia Cottage and the Village of Allen.

Associated Subjects: Scrapbooks • Literature
Identifier: 2006.229
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Beans, Wheat, and Corn: Agricultural Folklife in Queen Anne's County Maryland

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Laura Sanford collected folk material. Her collection explores the rural community of Queen Anne's County, MD, including popular foods, farming activities, and other cultural fixtures such as fox hunts. Included is her essay, three cassette tapes with interviews (log included), statistical charts, a map, and newspaper clippings.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Farming • Folklife - Food
Identifier: FK02.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Cheerleading as a Sport

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University students Danielle Glacken and Theresa Oliver collected folk material. Their collection explores cheerleaders as a sports folkgroup, including their jargon, attire, and stigmas they face. Included is their essay, handwritten interviews, and a series of term lists.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK02.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Family Folklore

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Jason Cuno collected folk material. His collection explores the folklore of his family, including heritage, military service, alcoholism, and traditions. Included is his essay and two interview cassette tapes (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking • Folklife - War • Folklife - History
Identifier: FK02.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Family Superstitions

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Barbara Hearne collected folk material. Her collection explores her family's superstitions, ranging from religion to avoiding bad luck. Included is her essay, a cassette tape interview (log included), and CD.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Religion • Folklife - Superstitions
Identifier: FK02.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folk Customs of the HFStival

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Crystina White collected folk material. Her collection explores the HFSival, an alternative rock festival, including customs of the concert goers ranging from drinking to drug use. Included is her essay, four cassette tapes with interviews (logs included), VHS tape (log included), webpage printouts, color picture prints, handouts from the show, and a floppy disk with interviews.

Identifier: FK02.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folk Group: Street Racing

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Daniel Rock collected folk material. His collection explores street racers as a folkgroup, including their car choices, jargon, and activities. Included is his essay, a cassette tape interview (log included), and color photographs.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Cars
Identifier: FK02.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folkgroup of a Women's Circle

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Maggi Horseman collected folk material. Her collection explores the folklore of a woman's spirituality group, including the group's alleged paganism, identification of members as "witches", and the group's practices and customs. Included is her essay, interview logs, and color picture prints.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Witchcraft
Identifier: FK02.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folklore in Soccer

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Michelle Rowland collected folk material. Her collection explores folklore of the soccer team at her high school, including the players' uniforms, superstitions, and traditions. Included is her essay, a cassette tape interview (log included), and color photographs.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - High School • Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK02.019
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folklore of Salisbury University's Theater Ensemble

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University students Kimberly Shields and Adam Kondziola collected folk material. Their collection explores the folklore of Salisbury University's theater ensemble, including customs, games played, jargon, superstitions, and legends. Included is their essay, a VHS tape (with log), and several lists.

Identifier: FK02.021
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Inside the Salisbury University Football Team

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student collected folk material. His collection explores the Salisbury University Football Team, including the team's superstitions and myths and realities that surround the team. Included is his essay, a microcassette interview (with log), a student newspaper, and color picture prints.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports • Folklife - College
Identifier: FK02.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Judith Goes to the Archive

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Judith O'Hehir collected folk material. Her collection explores her duties as an intern at the Nabb Research Center.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Archives
Identifier: FK02.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Kenwood's High School Football Team

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Steve Griffin collected folk material. His collection explores the Kenwood High School Football Team, including its rules, subgroups, and traditions. Included is his essay and a microcassette interview (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK02.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Legends of 150 Years: Mount de Sales Academy

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Laura Duerbeck collected folk material. Her collection explores legends of Mount de Sales Academy, including student suicides, superstitions, and other stories. Included is her essay, black and white pictures, school distributed information packs, document photocopies, and a microcassette interview (log included).

Identifier: FK02.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - MacArthur High School Boys' Lacrosse: A Folk Group and its Customs

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student John Handwerker collected folk material. His collection explores the lacrosse team of MacArthur High School, including their game play, traditions, speech, and attire. Included is his essay and a microcassette interview (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK02.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Nabb Research Center Internship

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University students Michele Dodson and Kerri Humelsine collected folk material. Their collection explores their experience as interns at the Nabb Research Center, including their duties and the center's history.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Archives
Identifier: FK02.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Narratives of Tilghman Island

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Tara Cummings collected folk material. Her collection explores the culture of Tilghman Island residents, including their sayings, superstitions, terminology, food specialties, waterman life, and racial relations. Included is her essay, interview cassette tapes (log included), black and white picture prints, list of expressions, several poems, maps, and newspaper photocopies.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Superstitions
Identifier: FK02.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - New York Police Officers

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Robert Smith collected folk material. His collection explores New York Police Department officers as a folkgroup, including the stigmas they face from the public, their duties, and experiences. Included is his essay, a cassette tape with interviews (log included), and email transcript.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Beliefs
Identifier: FK02.022
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Oral History of a Vietnam Veteran

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Krista Clauss collected folk material. Her collection explores the experience of a Vietnam War veteran, including his duties as a soldier. Included is her essay, a CD with pictures, interview cassette tape (log included), two drawings, handwritten notes, photocopied magazine clippings, and military document photocopies.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - War
Identifier: FK02.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Salisbury Women's Basketball Team

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University students Heather Romich and Kristin Tucker collected folk material. Their collection explores the Salisbury University Women's Basketball Team, including player nicknames, superstitions, and inside jokes. Included is her essay and a series of interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK02.018
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Tales of Two Women Who Worked in the Secretary Shirt Factory

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Tanya Travis collected folk material. Her collection explores the experience of two shirt factory workers in Secretary, MD, including their duties and other related experiences. Included is her essay, two cassette tapes with interviews (logs included), and black and white picture prints.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Work
Identifier: FK02.023
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Dynamics of Lifeguarding

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Chris Keller collected folk material. His collection explores Delaware State Parks lifeguards as a folkgroup, including their activities, duties, and traditions. Included is his essay, two cassette tapes (logs included), and a PowerPoint presentation with black and white images.

Identifier: FK02.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Life of a Lobsterman Through the Eyes of His Daughter

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Richard Yoskey collected folk material. His collection explores the life of his lobsterman grandfather through his mother's perspective, including stories from his life in Maine, customs, and experiences as a lobsterman. Included is his essay, a microcassette interview tape (log included), VHS tape footage (with log), and CD.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Fishing • Folklife - Family
Identifier: FK02.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Personal Experience Narrative of my Grandmother, Emma Elizabeth Hudson Olah

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Karen Hanna collected folk material. Her collection explores the life of her grandmother, including her experience as a nurse . Included is her essay and a cassette tape interview (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Narratives
Identifier: FK02.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Wildfowl Carvers of the Eastern Shore

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Amy Walls collected folk material. Her collection explores the wildfowl carvers of the Eastern Shore as a folkgroup, including their craft and speech. Included is her essay, several poems, a statistics sheet, and a cassette tape with interviews (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Wood Work
Identifier: FK02.024
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - World War II Narratives from my Grandfathers

by Salisbury University Students (2002)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2002, former Salisbury University student Patrick Barnes collected folk material. His collection explores his two grandfathers' experience in World War II, included where they were stationed, their duties, friendships made, and other details of their service. Included is his essay and two interview cassette tapes (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - War • Folklife - Friendship
Identifier: FK02.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

John Luke Porter papers

by Porter, John Luke (2002 – 2003)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The John Luke Porter papers consist of genealogy of the Trader, Bailey, and Porter families, as well as excerpts, and correspondence about the naval battle between the C.S.S. VIRGINIA and the U.S.S. MONITOR. The research was conducted by James Trader, Maryland Eastern Shore local, he traced his genealogy back to the 17th century Virginia; these papers reflect the research from 2002-2003. He found that he was related to several military figures, such as John Luke Porter, the architect of the C.S.S VIRGINIA.

Associated Subjects: Bailey Family • Genealogy • Porter Family • Trader Family
Identifier: 2006.040
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Genealogical Society Seminar Material Collection

by Carroll, KenethLatimer, FrancesMiller, Rebecca FurnissPeden, Henry C. Jr.Riggin, Ralph A.Thompson, RayWright, Edward F. (2002)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The collection contains a program for the seminar, a map of Maryland, a map of SSU, maps of parts of the Commons/GUC building detailing seminar locations, a paper on using pre-civil war records and a bibliography for the paper, a map of the southernmost part of Delmarva, a list of people brought to Maryland and the ship that brought them, a PowerPoint printout, "Maryland State Archives Maiden Names", a map of early Delmarva Quaker Meetings, a page on Genealogical Sources, a paper on people in the society, 2 lists of families being researched.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy
Identifier: 2006.069
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Puncheon Landing Cemetery collection

by Unknown (circa 2002)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Puncheon Landing Cemetery collection contains background information and a description of the cemetery; a press release about the Re-dedication Ceremony, a brochure on "The Fund for the Preservation of the Puncheon Landing Cemetery", and a list of persons who are buried in the cemetery.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Richard Carter Farmstead Illustration

by Carter, Richard (2002 – 2003)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains copies of a 2002-2003 drawing of a 19th century Delmarva farmstead. The illustration was done by Richard Carter.

Associated Subjects: Agriculture • Art
Identifier: 2006.290
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Clara Small papers

by Small, Clara L. (2003 – 2011)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Clara Small papers include a scholarly paper written by Dr. Small on "The Origins of Slavery in Maryland" on 28 January 2003 and a dedication ceremony program from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Jessie Cottman Smith Exhibit Room 14 April 2011.

Associated Subjects: Student Research
Identifier: 2014.962
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Crisfield Traditions in Time Collection

by Crisfield Heritage FoundationEdward H. Nabb Research CenterWard Museum of Wildfowl Art (2003 – 2004)

3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

The Crisfield Traditions in Time collection was created during a program undertaken by the American Folklife Center field school for cultural documentation and cosponsored by Salisbury University and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. During this summer 2003 field school, folklorists interviewed, photographed, and collected materials from residents of Crisfield, Maryland to document the maritime arts, tradition, and history. The project created 46 audio tapes, over 800 photographs, and extensive field notes (and participant releases) during interviews with seafood-business owners and workers (including Spanish speaking migrant workers from Mexico), schoolteachers, watermen, city officials, religious leaders, truck drivers, parks and marina managers, and boat captains. The collection is one of two copies and originals are kept with the Ward Museum.

Associated Subjects: Oral History • Seafood Industry • Maritime
Identifier: 2004.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection -

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Ivy Alderton collected folk material. Her collection explores the tradition of eating Croghan bologna in her family, including family stories of it being served, and a brief history of the food company itself . Included is her essay, a color photograph, and cassette tape with interview (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Food
Identifier: FK03.001
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection -

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Jamale Hatcher collected folk material. His collection explores the superstitions of his African American family, including signs of luck, and religion. Included is his essay, a list of superstitions collected from informants, and a microcassette tape of interviews (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - African Americans
Identifier: FK03.007
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection -

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University students Genevieve Olds and Victoria Parris collected folk material. Their collection explores their experiences as childhood participants in Nature Camp, including daily rituals, superstitions, and craft making. Included is their essay, a microcassette interview tape (log included), a color picture print, and a craft made at the camp.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Camping
Identifier: FK03.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection -

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Robin Robinson collected folk material. Her collection explores her Polish American family's tradition for the holiday of Easter, most being based in the Catholic faith. Included is her essay, a microcassette tape with interview (log included), a floppy disk, and color photographs.

Identifier: FK03.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection -

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Alyssa Smith collected folk material. Her collection explores her family's stories that have been passed down and amongst members. Included is her essay, a VHS tape, and microcassette tape of interviews (log included).

Identifier: FK03.015
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - African American Students at a Predominantly White College

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Milah Ewell collected folk material. Her collection explores the experiences of African American students at Salisbury University, a predominantly white college, including their parties, clubs and organizations, backgrounds, and relationships with students of other races. Included is her essay, color photographs, a microcassette tape of interviews (log included), a VHS tape (log included), a craft, a brochure, a meeting agenda,

Associated Subjects: Folklife - African Americans
Identifier: FK03.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Come Sing: The Songs of Maryland Sigma, SAE

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University students Chase Newman and Kyle Mitchell collected folk material. Their collection explores the songs of the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon, ranging from themes of lewdness to brotherhood. Included is their essay and a series of songs with lyrics.

Identifier: FK03.011
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Folk Dyads: An Intimate Look into the Life of a Couple

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student collected folk material. Her collection explores her relationship with her boyfriend, including customs, language, inside jokes, and traditions. Included is her essay, black and white picture prints, PowerPoint presentation slides (transparency and print out), and a microcassette tape of interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Relationships
Identifier: FK03.008
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Games to Drink to: Drinking Games of Salisbury University Students

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Tabitha Guns collected folk material. Her collection explores drinking games popular with students of Salisbury University, including their rules and gameplay. Included is her essay and a microcassette tape of interviews (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Drinking
Identifier: FK03.005
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Internship: Nabb Center

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Matthew Elliott collected folk material. His collection explores his experience working as a Nabb Research Center intern. Included is his essay.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Archives
Identifier: FK03.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - Narrative and Traditions of Friends Group

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Tehnisha Smith collected folk material. Her collection explores her friend group "The Family" as a folkgroup, includings its members and activities. Included is her essay and a series of interviews.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Friendship
Identifier: FK03.016
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Folklore Traditions of Men's Lacrosse

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Adam Schmidt collected folk material. His collection explores the Salisbury University lacrosse team as a folk group, including their terminology, uniforms, game play, and customs. Included is his essay.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK03.014
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Hidden Folklore of the Snowboard and Twintip Skiing Culture

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Jeffrey Michael collected folk material. His collection explores his friend group of skiers and snowboarders, including their drinking culture, inside jokes, jargon, and activities. Included is his essay, color photographs, and VHS interview tape (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Sports
Identifier: FK03.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Paradoxical Nature of Sound Recording

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Michael Hansen collected folk material. His collection explores his experience doing sound recording work in the field of folkore. Included is his essay.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Archives
Identifier: FK03.006
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - The Tradition of Singing in the Watson Family

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University student Steve Watson collected folk material. His collection explores the role of singing in his family, with the formation of the Watson Singers as a group. Included is his essay and a microcassette tape with interviews (log included).

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Narratives • Folklife - Music
Identifier: FK03.017
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Folklife Collection - World Class Tag Holders: Salisbury University Student Interns for the Ward Museum

by Salisbury University Students (2003)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

In 2003, former Salisbury University students Brian Lippenholz, Jeff Marshall, Ryan McKelvey, Rachelle Otera, and Patricia Smith collected folk material. Their collection explores their experience as interns for the Ward Museum, including the Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition in Ocean City, MD. Included is their essay, a wood shard, a VHS tape with interviews (log included), a competition program, CD, newspaper clipping, and Ward Museum pamphlet.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - Wood Work
Identifier: FK03.009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Joe Hopwood Painting collection

by Hopwood, Joe (2003)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains an oil painting titled "Potatoe House @ 1920", the painting is of the former Humphries Farm located on Crooked Oak Lane, Salisbury, Maryland. The painting was created by J. Hopwood in 2003.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.256
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery collection

by Unknown (circa 2003)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Cemetery collection contains the names inscribed on the tombstones at Saint Andrews Episcopal Church Cemetery, Princess Anne, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries
Identifier: 2006.216
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Silvia-Adams Family Tree Collection

by Unknown (2003)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The collection documents the family tree of the Silvia and Adkins families. The documenting material is a family tree on a 3 1/2 inch floppy disc.

Associated Subjects: Adkins Family • Genealogy • Silvia Family
Identifier: 2006.339
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sorting Some of the Wrights of Southern Virginia CD-Rom Collection

by Grant, Robert (2003)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection consists of seven CD-Roms containing "Sorting Some of the Wrights of Southern Virginia," which was written by Robert Grant in 2003. CD 1 contains Part 1: 1763 Thomas Wright - volume 1 & 2: Text CD 1 contains Part 1: 1763 Thomas Wright - volume 3 & 4: Text CD 3 contains Part 1: 1763 Thomas Wright - volume 5: Descendants Chart & volume 6: Sources CD 4 contains Volumes 1 & 2: Text & Index, Descendants Chart & Index Sources CD 5 contains Part II: John Wright the Carpenter - volumes 1 & 2: Text CD 6 contains Part II: John Wright the Carpenter - volume 3: Text & Index to Text, Descendants Chart & Descendants Index CD 7 contains Part II: John Wright the Carpenter - sources

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Wright Family
Identifier: 2012.079
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

From Bridge to Boardwalk audio collection

by Unknown (circa 2004)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The "From Bridge to Boardwalk" Audio contains an audio disk discussing life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The disc discusses cultural practices such as music and occupational work like fishing.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2009.336
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Heritage News Collection

by Thompson, Ray (2004 – 2005)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains several volumes of the Westside Historical Society's Heritage News. The dates span from January-December 2005. This collection also contains a pamphlet regarding the history of the Maryland State House along with a photograph of the building.

Associated Subjects: Government
Identifier: 2006.127
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Order of the Eastern Star, Manokin Chapter

by Order of the Eastern Shore (2004)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The records of the Order of the Eastern Star, Manokin Chapter located in Princess Anne, Maryland, documents the organizations activities through ephemera including a brochure about the organization and meeting booklet from 2004.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2013.081
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert E. Perdue Family papers

by Perdue, Robert E. Jr. (2004 – 2011)

1 carton,  1 oversize folder (1 linear feet)

The Robert E. Perdue Family papers document the ancestors of Robert E. Perdue Jr. His branch of the family lived in the lower Delmarva region, with a majority living in Pittsville, Wicomico County, Maryland. As time progressed the Perdue’s married into other families such as the Jones, Williams, Dennis, and Taylors. The Pittsville Perdue’s played an important part in building the St. John Friendship Methodist church. Research materials include land records, genealogy conducted by Robert E Perdue in the pursuit of his family history. Research was conducted from 2004-2011, with the bulk being completed in 2009-2010. Perdue’s research spans from the 17th century to the 20th century.

Associated Subjects: Dennis Family • Genealogy • Jones Family • Perdue Family • Taylor Family • Williams Family
Identifier: 2017.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Teaching American History program records

by Wicomico County Board of Education (2004 – 2006)

3 boxes (2.25 linear feet)

The Teaching American History program records document the creation and implementation of teaching methods using original local source records for Wicomico County teachers. The materials date from 2004-2006, with the bulk of the material dating to 2004. These records include compact discs containing lesson plans on American history created by the participants of the program. The records also contain audio cassettes and compact discs of oral history interviews. These interviews focus on a variety of topics relating to the Eastern Shore, including segregation and integration, education and World War II.

Associated Subjects: Education • World War, 1939-1945 • Civil Rights Movement • Racism
Identifier: 2006.382
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Cuban Propaganda Poster Collection

by Feria Internacional del Libro (2005)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The International Propaganda Poster Collection documents Cuban politics and their propaganda campaign against racism and support of solidarity with international groups such as those in Vietnam, South Africa, Guatemala, Palestine, and the Black Panthers. This collection includes 60 color reproduction posters, reprinted in 2005, which include topics such as the Castro Revolution, Vietnam and Latin America during the Cold War, Angola propaganda art, Puerto Rico Independence, Anti-Apartheid propaganda in Zimbabwe and South Africa, socialist propaganda in Africa, Guatemala solidarity, Palestine solidarity, and African American Civil Rights.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts • International Relations • Politics • Posters • Racism
Identifier: SC2020.014
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

Folklore and Folklife student papers

by Bottinelli, Lora (2005)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Folklore and Folklife student papers document the final projects of students enrolled in English 367 at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland in 2005. The student’s projects encompass a variety of topics that include: regional and ethnic identity, music, popular culture and Americana. Students used oral interviews, photographs, and video recordings to complete their assignment.

Identifier: 2006.334
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Hurlock Honey Bees collection

by Unknown (circa 2005)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Hurlock Honey Bees collection contains essays and photographs of the Hurlock's Senior Busy Bees, a group of senior men and women from the Hurlock area who participate in community improvement programs. Each member has a photograph and a brief biography.

Associated Subjects: Clubs
Identifier: 2009.326
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dorchester County Canneries presentation

by Burton, R. Lee (circa 2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Dorchester Canneries Presentation contains a DVD of a presentation on Dorchester Canneries by R. Lee Burton. The presentation was hosted by the South Dorchester Folk Museum.

Associated Subjects: Canning Industry
Identifier: 2009.351
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Molock Family Reunion papers

by Molock, Mary M.Wesley, Levin Sr. (2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Molock Family Reunion papers documents the family history of the various branches of the Molock family tree through genealogical research and copied photographs from 2006 July 15.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Molock Family
Identifier: 2010.110
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Normandy Invasion Oral Histories collection

by Carlisle, Ken (2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Normandy Invasion Oral Histories collection contains two audio cassette tapes and multiple interview packets of oral histories administered by Ken Carlisle as part of the Teaching American History grant administered by the US Department of Education. The interviews are of veterans who were involved in the Normandy Invasion. The interviewees are Brigadier General Maurice Tawes, Platoon Sergeant Austin Cox, PFC Maurice Graham and PFC Andrew Crockett.

Associated Subjects: World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2007.030
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Potter's Field Cemetery collection

by Trader, James R. (2006)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a newspaper article clipping, a group of maps, a rehab plan for Potter's Field Cemetery, and several photo copies of newspaper articles relating to the Cemetery along with a list of those buried in the Cemetery.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2006.198
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Camden Avenue Architecture photographs

by Unknown (circa 2007)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Reproduction photographic prints of three houses that were once owned by prominent residents of Salisbury, Maryland, L.W. Gunby, William H. Jackson and William P. Jackson. All three of these structures are located on Camden Avenue.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Architecture
Identifier: 2007.138
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Catching Shadows Exhibition records

by Dykeman, MarcNielson, Anne (2007 – 2012)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

The records of the Catching Shadows Exhibition documents a series of oral histories and photographic prints recorded and produced by Marc Dykeman and Anne Nielson, 2007-2012, with a focus on Eastern Shore Native Americans from the Accohannock, Assateague, Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians, and the Pocomoke Indian Nation. The prints and oral histories were utilized to create an exhibition titled, “Catching Shadows: Tintype Portraits and Recorded Voices of 21st Century Native Americans Living on Maryland's Eastern Shore”. In addition to the aforementioned materials, there is a recording of the panel discussion held at and sponsored by the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council as well as a substantial volume of letters of support from Eastern Shore tribes requesting the use of the materials in an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.

Associated Subjects: Native American History
Identifier: 2013.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Cemetery Headstone collection

by Unknown (circa 2007)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

The Cemetery Headstone collection contains 62 photographic slides depicting headstones from cemeteries in Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester Counties, Maryland. The graveyards include Street Graveyard, Whatcoat Methodist Church Cemetery, Joshua Johnson Family Graveyard and the Hammond Cemetery. Locations of each cemetery are listed within the collection.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries
Identifier: 2007.066
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ghosts of Linden Hill Stories

by du Nord, Jeanne (2007)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains material by Jeanne Du Nord on the Ghosts of Linden Hill in the 1970s. The ghosts were the bereaved girl on the second step, little boy in the attic and Mrs. Robert A. Adams.

Associated Subjects: Folklife - History
Identifier: 2007.026
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Rackliffe House Collection

by Jenkins, JoanPurnell, W. D. BillRapp, JimTouart, Paul Baker (2007 – 2011)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection, ranging from 2007 to 2011, contains information about the restoration of the Rackliffe Plantation House in Berlin, Maryland. Included are 2011 correspondence from members of the Rackliffe House Trust such as Jim Rapp and Joan Jenkins and the Preservation Plan from Paul Baker Touart from 2007.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2012.003
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tanner-Ritchie Medieval and Early Modern Britain DVD Collection

by TannerRitchie Publishing (2007)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection consists of two DVDs relating to medieval and early modern England, Scotland and Ireland.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2007.095
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Andrew Manship Biography collection

by DiPaolo, Joseph F. (2008)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a biography entitled “To Your Tents, O Israel!: The Life and Ministry of Rev. Andrew Manship. The biography covers Manship’s life both within and out of the Methodist church.

Associated Subjects: Methodism
Identifier: 2009.337
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Digitizing Delmarva Heritage & Traditions DVD Collection

by PAC-14 Public Access Television (circa 2008 – 2016)

1 box,  1 folder (0.5 linear feet)

The Digitizing Delmarva Heritage & Traditions Collection is a collection of publicly-sourced videos on topics all around the Delmarva Peninsula. From the history of local small towns like Allen, MD, to locally-renowned recipes for chicken salad, this collection showcases much of what Delmarva culture has to offer.

Identifier: 2008.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland-Delaware U.S. Coast Survey Topographical Chart Project

by Unknown (2008)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection consists of two CD-Roms containing original map scans and rectified maps and geodatabases. In addition, printouts of the rectified maps are included.

Associated Subjects: Maps
Identifier: 2012.076
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert L. Beer Papers

by United States Navy (2008)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains the official records of Lt. Robert L. Beer during his service in the United States Navy. The records include Mr. Beers discharge papers, a certificate of achievement for his service in World War II, his qualifications record, papers pertaining to his career outside of the military, and an assortment of other minor military records.

Associated Subjects: Beer Family • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 2014.976
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

The SPAAA CD

by Foreman, Barry O. (2008)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a CD of the Society for the Preservation of the African American Arts singing African American spirituals.

Associated Subjects: Spirituality • African American History
Identifier: 2014.987
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Tindley (Rev. Dr. Charles Albert) DVD

by E2 Entertainment, LLC (2008)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection consists of a 2008 DVD entitled "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Reverend Dr. Charles Albert Tindley." The DVD discusses the life of ministry of Dr. Charles Albert Tindley, which is well documented, and the music he composed continues to inspire churches across the world to sing praise to our God.

Associated Subjects: Religious History
Identifier: 2012.088
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Archaeology Month Lecture Collection

by Ragan, Elizabeth (2009)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a DVD recording of a April 18, 2009 lecture given by Dr. Elizabeth Ragan at the Nabb Research Center entitled "Over the Sea to Somerset: 17th Century Trade in a Neglected Corner of the Chesapeake." The presentation focuses on finding Colonial Era artifacts in old Tobacco Plantations, and how, because of funding and distance, this type of Archaeological Research isn't done on the Eastern Shore. The presentation then proceeds to detail her findings and their implications on our knowledge of the Colonial Era Eastern Shore. In addition, there are a poster advertising the lecture and several video tapes of the lecture.

Associated Subjects: Education
Identifier: 2012.020
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bradley Family History Collection

by Bradley, Melvin James (2009)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection consists of a CD Rom containing a digital copy of Bradley Family: From the Colony of Virginia to the Province of Maryland 1636 To 1986 and Some Associated Families, written by Melvin James Bradley in 1986, as well as a family tree file and digital images of family photographs and research sources used.

Associated Subjects: Bradley Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2012.077
Repository: Local History Archives