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Items Dated Between 2020 and 2029
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lift Every Voice Project

by Wicomico Public Libraries (circa 2020)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

The "Lift Every Voice" project was aimed to engage local teens with older local members of the African American community who could provide memories and recollections of race relations and racial injustice in Salisbury and Delmarva. Along with these interviews, participating teens would meet in a community poetry workshop to create a community poem from the content of their interviews.

Associated Subjects: African American History • Desegregation • Racism • Segregation
Identifier: LEV
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Sharon Roeble Whitehaven Research Collection

by Whitehaven Heritage Association (2020, 2021)

2 cartons (2 linear feet)

Sharon Roeble compiled this research collection, on Whitehaven, MD, with documents that contain information from the 1500s-present, however, the physical documents range from 2020-2021. She has included Whitehaven Heritage Association records document deeds from the historical sites around Whitehaven, MD, in this collection. Included in this collection is a USB that contains legal documents and various societal records. Whitehaven Heritage Association Inc. assisted in the information Sharon Roeble collected.

Associated Subjects: None
Identifier: 2022.025
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Walter Aldrich home reports

by Clark, Dot (2021)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

This collection consists of a report documenting three homes designed and built by Walter Aldrich (1913-1996) in Salisbury, Maryland between 1947 and 1965. The homes were located on Priscilla Street (1947), North Park Drive (1956), and Riverside Drive (1965).

Associated Subjects: Construction
Identifier: 2021.010
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment