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Items Dated Between 2010 and 2019

Riverton Oral History Collection

by Unknown (Undated)

folders ( linear feet)

These oral histories document the history and legacy of Riverton, MD; an area just north of Mardela Springs. Subjects range from the development of the area, town life, the town at its peak in the mid-1900's, and the changes that have occurred since then.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: NCOH-0003
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Baseball Oral History Collection

by Salisbury University Archives (Undated)

1 folder ( linear feet)

This oral history collection documents the influence of Baseball in Delmarva and its legacy in those that remember it. Topics covered include the Delmarva Negro League, the influence of Baseball in the African-American community in Salisbury, the restoration of the Oaksville baseball field in Oaksville, Maryland, and other affiliated topics. Compiled transcripts are attached.

Associated Subjects: Baseball • African American History
Identifier: NCOH-0010
Repository: University 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

John Jacob Collection

by Jacob, John E. (1671 – 2013)

30 boxes,  1 drawer (34.25 linear feet)

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

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

Emily and Bill Briddell Collection

by Emily and William BriddellRebecca Skinner (1672 – 2017)

6 cartons,  3 oversize folders (6.3 linear feet)

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

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

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
Attachment: No attachment

Unbound Newspaper collection

by Unknown (1773 – 2011)

38 oversize boxes (81 linear feet)

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

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

Maryland Supply Tax Lists

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

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

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

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

E. Niel Carey papers

by Carey, E. Niel (1783 – 2016)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

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

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

Henrietta Jones Moore collection

by Moore, Henrietta (1784 – 2016)

4 boxes,  1 oversize box (4 linear feet)

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

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

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

Betty Murrell Collection

by Murrell, Betty (1815 – 2012)

1 oversize folder,  5 boxes (7.5 linear feet)

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

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

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

Charles Covington papers

by Covington, Charles (1822 – 2014)

1 carton,  2 boxes (2 linear feet)

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

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

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

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

Stevens and Thomas Family Collection

by Stevens, Herman (1851 – 2019)

1 box,  2 oversize folders (1 linear feet)

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

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

Miles Family Papers

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

8 boxes,  3 oversize folders (8.5 linear feet)

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

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

Parsons Cemetery Collection

by Parsons Cemetery (circa 1870 – 2011s)

3 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

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

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

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

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

2 boxes (2 linear feet)

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

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

Richard and Jane Yantis collection

by Yantis, JaneYantis, Richard (1872 – 2011)

1 carton,  1 oversize box (2.5 linear feet)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coast Guard Station photographic print collection

by Unknown (2010s)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Series of coast guard station photographic post card prints documenting the stations of Ocean City, Md. and Virginia Beach, Va.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Postcards
Identifier: 2014.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Dr. James K Hill DVD

by Cavallaro, Marie (2010)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Dr. James K Hill DVD contains a documentary motion picture titled "The Sculpting of a Legend: A Tribute to Harriet Tubman" by Marie Cavallaro with Sculptor, Dr. James Hill. The documentary on the making of the Harriet Tubman statue outside of the [Teacher Education and Technology Center] Norman Conway Hall on the campus Salisbury University.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2012.046
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

History of Shipbuilding in Milford, Del.

by Oates, Michael (2010)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Digital video disc entitled, "Wood Shavings to Hot Sparks," documenting the history of shipbuilding in Milford, Delaware and produced by the Milford Museum in 2010.

Associated Subjects: Oral History • Maritime
Identifier: 2014.966
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

More Than A Month DVD

by Tilghman, Shuckree Hassan (2010)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a digital copy of the documentary "More Than A Month" that follows Shukree Hassan Tilghman on his quest to find out why black history is only celebrated during the month of February. Shukree's travels take him to Tilghman Island where he tries to uncover the origin of his last name.

Associated Subjects: African American History
Identifier: 2014.986
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pittsville High School records

by Unknown (2010)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Pittsville High School records, located in Pittsville, Maryland, document the graduating class of 1960 and includes a photograph of those that attended the August 2010 class reunion and a photocopied image of the class back in 1960. Also included are memories from Pittsville High School and dedication pages from the yearbook.

Associated Subjects: Photography
Identifier: 2015.078
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert Perdue Oral History CD

by Unknown (2010 – 2011)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains research material pertaining to the family history of Robert Perdue, who died in July 2011. The material is stored electronically on a CD-Rom, which consist of digital images of resources used (maps, photographs, scanned print material) and commentary written about the resource as it pertains to the history of the family.

Associated Subjects: Oral History • Perdue Family • Local History
Identifier: 2012.072
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delaware Coastal History Documentaries

by Oates, Michael (2011 – 2012)

2 folders (0.02 linear feet)

Series of digital video discs documenting the history of Delaware's coast including, "White Gold: Delaware's Oystering History;" "The '62 Storm - Delaware's Shared Response;" and "An Evolving Legacy: Delaware's Coastal Zone Act." The documentaries were written, directed and edited by local Delawarean Michael Oates, 2011-2012.

Associated Subjects: Fishing • Maritime
Identifier: 2014.137
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Newport Farms records

by Sarver Ecological, LLC (2011)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Newport Farms records document the environmental activities of the Newport Farms in Berlin, Maryland in 2011. Documenting materials include a compact disc entitled "Images of Nature", as well as the farm's "Ecological Assessment Report" from September 2011.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2015.061
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salem United Methodist Church (Selbyville, DE) Brochures

by Stevens, FredWall, Jim Van Der (2011 – 2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a brochure for the Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville, DE. The Winter 2012 brochure was written by Pastor Jim Van Der Wall, a 2011 church program and several Centennial News - Looking Back at the Past by Fred Stevens, Church Historian.

Associated Subjects: Religious History • Methodism
Identifier: 2012.065
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas Wimbrow papers

by Wimbrow, Thomas D. (2011)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Thomas Wimbrow papers document the "child's eye view" of Main Street Berlin, Maryland circa 1943-1953. Documenting materials include a paper written by Thomas Wimbrow in 2011.

Associated Subjects: Wimbrow Family • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2011.156
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Ash Wednesday Storm CD

by Ocean City Lifesaving Museum (2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a DVD produced by the Ocean City Life Saving Museum documenting the storm that devastated certain portions of Ocean City in 1962.

Associated Subjects: Weather
Identifier: 2012.210
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Delaware in the Civil War

by Williams, Stan (2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Two copies of the Nabb Gallery Lecture Series: Delaware in the Civil War digital visual discs. They are recordings of local historians Stan Williams and Patsey Parmar reading Bivouac of the Dead on November 15, 2012.

Identifier: 2014.964
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Draft of

by Mumford, T. J. (circa 2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

T. J. Mumford's Draft of "The Thanksgiving Mouse" was created before the final children's book which was published in 2012. All proceeds from the book benefit the Wetipquin Chapel in Wetipquin, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Literature • Youth
Identifier: 2014.951
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jean Merson papers

by Merson, Jean (2012 – 2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Personal accounts of Jean Merson's pilgrimages to Camino de Lima, Portugal, 2012; Nazareth to Bethlehem, 2013; and the Via Francigena, Aquepandente to Rome, 2013.

Associated Subjects: Personal Correspondence • Religious History
Identifier: 2014.029
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Laura J. Weldon paper

by Weldon, Laura J. (2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Two copies of the genealogical research project "To Chart Her Own Course: Mary Dennis Whittington Purnell and Free Black Women of Antebellum Maryland" written by Laura J. Weldon of the Dorchester County Historical Society.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • African American History
Identifier: 2014.963
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow program

by Unknown (2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Program from the September 2012, Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow held in Millsboro, Delaware. The program documents the happenings at past Pow Wows as well as heritage of the Nanticoke Indians.

Associated Subjects: Native American History
Identifier: 2015.201
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Piece of Eden DVD

by Cardano, SheilaCollins, JeanSheppard, CleliaSkeens, Gwen (2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a digital copy of the play "Piece of Eden" which documents the early history of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Theater • Literature
Identifier: 2013.091
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pop-pop's Stories Oral History

by Delmarva Public Radio (circa 2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The Pop-pop's Stories Oral History Collection contains a 2-disc set of audio called "Pop-pop's Stories". The tracks contain stories and jokes.

Associated Subjects: Oral History
Identifier: 2013.012
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert Lee McFarlin Collection

by Gates, Deborah (2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains newspaper clippings on Robert Lee McFarlin as well as the memorial booklet used during his funeral on February 4, 2012.

Associated Subjects: McFarlin Family • Newspapers
Identifier: 2012.206
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

V. L. Skinner collection

by Skinner, V. L. (2012)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

The V.L. Skinner collection includes the genealogical research conducted by V. L. Skinner for Michael Drummond in 2012. There are family histories of the Townsend family, Hazzard family, and the Tilghman family from the Delmarva peninsula. Additionally are transcriptions of land deeds pertaining to the Hazzard family in 1811, 1816, and 1817. A transcription of the will of Atoney Heaverly from Sussex County, Delaware in 1700 is also included.

Associated Subjects: Hazzard Family • Land Records • Tilghman Family • Townsend Family
Identifier: 2012.221
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Burton Family papers

by Barnidge, BonnieKane, P. (2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Burton family papers document the genealogy conducted by Bonnie Barnidge and includes the earliest Burton family members from 1640 through her immediate family. Barnidge also includes a biographical note on Captain Theodore Burton, who captained the JESSIE W STAR and a print of the ship.

Associated Subjects: Burton Family • Genealogy • Maritime
Identifier: 2015.075
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Long Family Genealogy

by Long, Raymond (2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains a GED file housed on a thumb drive containing genealogical information on the Long family compiled by Raymond Long.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Long Family
Identifier: 2013.095
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Poplar Hill Mansion Civil War Day Images

by Unknown (2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Digital image CD documenting the acvities of Poplar Hill Mansion's Civil War Day event on September 8, 2013.

Identifier: 2013.083
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Purnell, Rackliffe, Jarvis Family History

by Register, Mary Elizabeth (2013 – 2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Transcription of the Purnell, Rackliffe, Jarvis family history, written by Mary Elizabeth Register, who documented her mother's and father's ancestry. Also included is a hand-drawn family chart documenting the Purnell family lineage.

Associated Subjects: Genealogy • Jarvis Family • Purnell Family • Rackliffe Family
Identifier: 2014.946
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sketch of William's Conquest

by Wilson, William (2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains copies of the sketch that William Wilson made of William's Conquest for the Nabb Center's 2013 fundraising event. The sketch was used on the invitations for the event.

Associated Subjects: Graphic Arts
Identifier: 2013.092
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thinking and Doing of Wicomico County School Systems World War II Oral History Collection

by Thinking and Doing Program (2013 – 2016)

1 carton (1.15 linear feet)

This collection contains unedited videos with supplementary materials of the Veterans History Project done by Thinking and Doing Program of Wicomico County School Systems. Led by teachers Kelly Hamilton, Amanda Markos, Jen Watson and Kristen Briggs, the project, entitled "Historical Documentaries: Preserving the Past for Future Generations", was conducted by fourth graders. It was honored with the Calcott Award. Veterans interviewed were Emory Homer Adkins, James R. Allen, Frank Augustus Baker, Jr., Richard Stuart Barr, Albert Bowman, Robert W. Cook, Austin Howeth Cox, John William Cragg, Jean K. Hall Dennis, Harvey Lee Dolby, Richard Dowd, Vernon J. Downes, Dab Ganley, George Washington Gering, Jr., Claude Tyler Giles, Frank Benjamin Havens, Lawrence Andrew Hilte, Albert Herman Kessler, Hubert Orland Langrall, Victor H. Laws, Jr., Robert Lynch, Lloyd Goldsborough McAllister, Robert McKenney, Robert G. Miller, Genevieve Miracle, Charles Edward Mowbray, William "Ace" Parker, Mildred Kipp Powers, William Edwin Purnell, Lee Pepper Riggin, Charles J. Ripple Sr., Herman T. Ruth, Jr., John J. Saur, Donald Eugene Schramm, Donald Sewell, Charles Brandford Silvia, William Lee Simpson, Richard Smith, David Stavely, Robert Tawes, Alfred T. Truitt, Jr., and William R. Wainwright.

Associated Subjects: Korean War, 1950-1953 • World War, 1939-1945
Identifier: 2013.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Thomas Wimbrow Papers

by Windsor, Tony E. (2013)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains genealogical materials relating to the Truitt, Lankford, and Bounds families. Additionally, this collection contains photocopies of photographs of various family members connected to the aforementioned names, and a key chain made by Thomas Wimbrow to commemorate Burton Brothers Inc from Seaford, Delaware.

Associated Subjects: Bounds Family • Lankford Family • Truitt Family
Identifier: 2013.090
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Anderson and McColley Family papers

by Miles, Moody K. III (2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Digital material of Thomas Anderson's pension file from 1818 filed with in the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania. The McColley Family papers document the descendants of Sutherland and Joshua McColley. Access to CD's is prohibited because copies exist in the vertical files.

Associated Subjects: Anderson Family • McColley Family
Identifier: 2014.095
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Assateague Island Ferry collection

by Mann, Bunk (2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Newspaper article and corresponding photograph documenting Ocean Beach and the Assateague Island Ferry. The Assateague Island Ferry was used to take people and their automobiles to Ocean Beach; a new community in the early stages of development. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill creating Assateague National Seashore, thus forever ending the development of Ocean Beach.

Associated Subjects: Photography • Transportation
Identifier: 2014.100
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Azariah C. Pusey photographs

by Unknown (circa 2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Azariah C. Pusey photograph collection documents the life and death of Azariah C. Pusey, who served as a Private in the 1st Maryland Cavalry of the Confederate Army. The collection includes photographs of his tombstone and a portrait of Pusey. Images were created in 2014.

Associated Subjects: Cemeteries
Identifier: 2014.165
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Esham Family Tree

by Unknown (2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Digital copy of the Esham Family of Worcester County, Maryland.

Associated Subjects: Esham Family • Genealogy
Identifier: 2014.091
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Jackson Family Property History

by Hughes, Mary (2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Report of the Jackson family's property history once located at 500 - 514 Camden Avenue, named The Homestead and The Towers. The property was purchased by St. Francis de Sales Parish and converted into the Olde Carriage House Thrift Shop. The report documents the changing land from 1880 - 2014.

Associated Subjects: Jackson Family
Identifier: 2014.142
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Salisbury University chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

by NAACP, Salisbury University Chapter (circa 2014 – 2022)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The records of the Salisbury University chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) document the administration and actions of the group between 2014 and 2022. Included in the collection are the constitution of the chapter, meeting minutes, planning notes, and materials from the 74th Annual Convention of the Maryland State Conference NAACP. Also included are objects such as an SU NAACP shirt and stole and a NAACP Maryland State bag.

Associated Subjects: Student
Identifier: SUA-116
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Regional Church Preservation Oral Histories

by Unknown (2014 – 2017)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

These oral histories document the actions and stories of those who attended churches that have closed or are working to preserve a church. Topics (so far) include the story of Grace United Methodist Church and its decline and closing in the mid-2010's. Compiled transcripts are included.

Associated Subjects: United Methodist Church
Identifier: NCOH-0005
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

William E. Palmer Oral History

by Palmer, William E. (2014)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

William E. Palmer oral history documents his service in the United States Army, Signal Company 7th Infantry Division in the Korean War between 1948 and 1951. The oral history, created in 2014 with Deborah Davis for the Veteran's Oral History Project, Library of Congress and Oasis of Albuquerque.

Associated Subjects: Military History • Palmer Family • Korean War, 1950-1953
Identifier: 2014.162
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Cluck, Pluck and Luck documentary

by Oates, Michael (2015)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Digital videodisc featuring the documentary, "Cluck, Pluck and Luck: the Improbable Early History of Delmarva's Chicken Industry." The documentary, produced by Michael Oates and 302 stories, discusses the beginnings of the poultry processing industry on Delmarva and its present 5.1 billion dollar industry.

Associated Subjects: Poultry
Identifier: 2015.147
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Friendship United Methodist Church records

by Unknown (2015)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Friendship United Methodist Church records document the church's 165th anniversary in Wetipquin, Maryland, held in April, 2015. Ephemera documents the service held at the church and history of the church including Reverend Frost Pollet who was one of the earliest pastors.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2015.070
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

History of Salisbury University Oral History Collection

by Salisbury University Archives (2015 – 2019)

13 folders (1 linear feet)

These oral histories document the history of Salisbury University from its founding in 1925 to the present through interviews with former faculty, staff, and students. Subjects range from the development of the campus in the 1920's and 1930's, the expansion of the campus and its programs under the various administrations, to the growing LGBTQ community in the 1980's and 90's. Compiled transcriptions are attached.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: NCOH-0001
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Pirates Wharf records

by Unknown (2015)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Series of maps and images relating to Pirate's Wharf, located along the Wicomico River near Quantico and Whitehaven, Maryland. The materials document the development of the property into a natural resource park and its history, 2015.

Associated Subjects: Local History
Identifier: 2015.187
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Robert Grant papers

by Grant, Robert (2015)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

Robert Grant papers document Grant's research on the Wright family in Bedford County, Virginia. Documenting materials include digital compact discs of his books, "Sorting Some of the Wrights of Southern Virginia, Part IX, X, and XI".

Associated Subjects: Grant Family
Identifier: 2015.028
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Alta MacEowen Papers

by Unknown (2016)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection contains a 1929 thank-you letter from Alta MacEowen, a beauty shop owner in Newark, Ohio ,to a couple who sent her a turkey for Christmas.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2016.995
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

History of the Regional Chesapeake Oral History Collection

by Salisbury University Archives (2017)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This Oral History collection documents the actions and efforts of individuals to preserve sections of regional Chesapeake Bay history. Currently, one interview with Jefferson Boyer and his actions to preserve Whitehaven, MD, the Whitehaven Hotel, and other such activities. Compiled transcriptions are attached.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: NCOH-0002
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Humanities Teachers' Institute: Documenting School Desegregation through Oral History

by Salisbury University Archives (2017 – 2019)

7 folders (1 linear feet)

These oral histories document the history of desegregation, integration, and racial-change in Wicomico County during the 1950's, 60's, and 70's through interviews with students and educators who remember this time period. Subjects range from administrative development of racially-progressive programs in schools, the construction of new schools such as Parkside High School, to the experiences of African-American teachers in the Wicomico County school system during segregation and integration. Compiled transcripts, questions, notes, and time logs are attached.

Associated Subjects: Desegregation • Race Relations • Wicomico County Education
Identifier: NCOH-0004
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Donald Ward Southern-Delaware Oral Histories

by Unknown (2018 – 2019)

4 folders (1 linear feet)

These oral history interviews document the lives, activities and culture of people living in Sussex County, Delaware. Subjects include farm life, church life, the various Methodist summer camps (Carey's Camp), life around Millsboro and the surrounding towns, and the developments in the poultry industry. Compiled transcripts are attached.

Associated Subjects: Farming Life
Identifier: NCOH-0007
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Maryland Humanities Teachers' Institute: Veterans Oral History Project

by Salisbury University Archives (2018 – 2019)

8 folders (1 linear feet)

These Oral History interviews were conducted for the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project in affiliation with Maryland Humanities. The veterans interviewed share their experiences in the various armed conflicts affiliated with the United States from the Korean war to the Gulf War. Topics include everything from training camp to life overseas in combat. Compiled transcriptions are attached.

Associated Subjects: Cold War • Gulf War • Korean War, 1950-1953. • Nike-Hercules • Tolchester Beach • Vietnam War
Identifier: NCOH-0008
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Salisbury Growth and Development Oral History Collection

by Gaskill, Erik (2018 – 2019s)

7 folders ( linear feet)

These oral histories document the history of the growth and development of the City of Salisbury through memories beginning in 1930. Special attention has been given to Salisbury's Downtown district as well as the Eastern and Northern corridor along RT.13. These narrators speak about their memories, obstacles faced, and allies who helped secure Salisbury's growth as the primary commercial center in the Delmarva region. Compiled transcriptions are attached.

Associated Subjects: Business
Identifier: NCOH-0009
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Records of the Student Affairs Office

by Salisbury UniversitySalisbury University Office of Student Affairs (2019 – 2021)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear feet)

The Records of the Office of Student Affairs documents the administration and activities within the division from 2019-2021. Included in the collection are programs and posters related to the 2019 events: 1619-2019 400 Years of Resilience, a public viewing of the film Harriet, and a poster advertising the inaugural Anti-Racism Summit at Salisbury University.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Posters • Programs
Identifier: SUA-118
Repository: University Archives
Attachment: No attachment