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Items with subject 'Prohibition'

Clyde Family Letter Collection

by Clyde, EthelClyde, Jane Leslie "Jennie"Clyde, Leslie M.Clyde, Robert A. (1916 – 1919)

9 folders (0.1 linear feet)

The Clyde Family Letter Collection documents the lives of Leslie Clyde and Robert A. Clyde as they served in France during the First World War. The letters date from 1916 to 1919 and describe the men's experiences as they trained at Fort Monroe, Virginia and served with the 2nd Trench Mortar Battery, 2nd Division throughout France. Most of the letters were written by Leslie and Robert to their mother, Jane "Jennie" Clyde, and their father, Robert S. Clyde, as well as their younger siblings: Margaret, Alexander "Sander," Jennie, and Marion. While most of the correspondence contains details about daily life, some mention national and worldwide events such as the Spanish influenza epidemic, Daylight Savings Time in the US, prohibition, the Chicago race riot of 1919, unions and the Railroad Brotherhood, and Charlie Chaplin. Some of the letters include racist slurs and sentiments.

Identifier: SC2023.010
Repository: Special Collections
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Marah Finney Collection

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

7 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

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

Associated Subjects: Education • Legal Records • Prohibition • Scrapbooks • Medical History
Identifier: 2003.005
Repository: Local History Archives
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Salisbury Documentary Video Collection

by Jeanne Anderton (1986 – 1987)

1 box (0.15 linear feet)

This box contains three VHS video recordings of three individuals who lived in or around Salisbury in the early Twentieth Century: Mr Henry Fields, a shop owner in downtown Salisbury and World War One veteran; Mr. John Bailey, a World War Two veteran and farmer from Quantico; and Mr. Ted White, World War One veteran, previous mayor of Salisbury and Pharmacist from White & Leonard's on Main Street. Each of these men describe life in Wicomico in the early Twentieth Century and the changes that occurred in the area throughout their lives.

Associated Subjects: Lynching • Prohibition • Business • Construction • Land Records
Identifier: 2009.223
Repository: Local History Archives
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Salisbury Prohibition Ledger

by Unknown (1905)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains a single ledger dated 1905 and covers the Prohibition Convention Meeting called to order in Salisbury, MD. The majority of the ledger contends with the issue of voting and electing delegates to take part of a larger Maryland Prohibition organization.

Associated Subjects: Ledger • Prohibition
Identifier: 2006.410
Repository: Local History Archives
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Special Collections Pamphlet Collection

by Various (1762 – 1985)

9 cartons,  2 boxes (10 linear feet)

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

Identifier: SC2020.032
Repository: Special Collections
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The Temperance Songster

by Anna A. GordonFillmore Music House (1904)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

A book of temperance songs by Anna A. Gordon published by Fillmore Music House in 1904.

Associated Subjects: Music • Prohibition • Spirituality
Identifier: SC2018.002
Repository: Special Collections
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Woman's Christian Temperance Union Flyers

by Women's Christian Temperance Union (circa 1915)

1 folder (0.1 linear feet)

Four flyers advertising the need for a constitutional amendment for Prohibition sponsored by the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, circa 1915.

Associated Subjects: Politics • Posters • Prohibition • Spirituality • Graphic Arts
Identifier: SC2017.027
Repository: Special Collections
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