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Items with subject 'Culture'

Assateague Island Oral History Collection

by Unknown (1978 – 2004)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

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

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

Bivalve, MD Ledger Collection

by Horner, Vernon (1916 – 1924)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection contains two store ledgers from Bivalve, MD. The first, attributed to Vernon Horner, is dated 1916 and contains an index. The other ledger is dated from April 1922 to January 1924 but has no indication of an owner or author. This ledger is simply titled "Local Accounts."

Associated Subjects: Business • Culture • Accounting Records
Identifier: 2009.392
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Bokal-Cotter Collection

by Bokal, Elizabeth CotterBokal, Mary AvisCotter, Mary G.Cotter, Paul J. (1894 – 1991)

2 boxes (1 linear feet)

The Bokal-Cotter collection consists of primarily correspondence from individuals including Mary Avis Bokal, Elizabeth Cotter Bokal (Mary Avis's mother), Paul J. Cotter (Elizabeth's brother), Mary G. Cotter (Paul and Elizabeth's mother), among others, dating from 1894 to 1991 with the bulk of the letters dating from 1942 to 1968. While many of the letters seem to regard family and social events from the Broome County, New York family, Mary Avis Bokal and Paul J. Cotter both lived in Washington, D.C. where Bokal went to American University and Cotter worked in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings, unidentified photographs and negatives, postcards, and ephemera that mostly belonged to Mary Avis Bokal.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Family Life • Government • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: SC2017.056
Repository: Special Collections
Attachment: No attachment

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

Ethel Fisher Hedlicka Papers

by Hedlicka, Ethel F. (1908 – 1969)

1 box (0.5 linear feet)

This collection includes Ethel’s Home Economics class book from 1916, two of Ethel’s children’s books from 1908 and 1909, early baby nursing bottle, letters to Joseph and Ethel, report cards of both Ethel and her daughter, Charlotte, and Ethel’s high school yearbook from 1916 filled with pictures of friends, dance cards, and other sorts of memorabilia. Also in this collection are Children’s needlework made by Ethel’s daughter, Joseph’s Hedlicka’s wedding pants from 1923, a clown suit made by Ethel in 1920, and a World War I sailor shirt worn by George Thallman in 1917. Lastly in this collection is an assortment of World War I souvenirs sent from France to Ethel by Joseph in 1917 such as beautifully embroidered handkerchiefs, an apron, a postcard, and a scarf as well as a fan.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Education • World War, 1914-1918 • Fashion • Personal Correspondence
Identifier: 2012.112
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Mrs. Leonard Simmons Family History Collection

by Unknown (1900 – 1930)

1 box (0.25 linear feet)

This collection contains personal papers of Mrs. Leonard Simmons of Madison, MD. The materials range from invitations to weddings, funerals, plays, school functions, retirement parties, and discussions, to miscellaneous tourist pamphlets, postcards, and correspondence from around the Eastern Shore area. Of particular note is a series of greeting cards given by the Bill Nields family, who appeared to have been good friends with the Simmons family.

Identifier: 2010.057
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment
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Polly Stewart papers

by Stewart, Polly (1964 – 2013)

18 boxes,  1 oversize folder (12 linear feet)

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

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

Princess Anne Rotary Club records

by Princess Anne Rotary Club (1928 – 2000)

3 cartons,  1 oversize folder (3 linear feet)

The Princess Anne Rotary Club records document the clubs history from its founding in 1928 until their dissolve in 2000, with the bulk of the materials documenting their most active years from 1959-1979. The records also document their involvement within the Princess Anne, Maryland community. Activities, such as annual Ladies Nights, are documented along with the thanks given to the club for their community engagement in the public relations correspondence folder. Weekly meeting minutes contain the bulk of the records, documenting community engagement, membership, and finances. Year Highlights, wrote by the secretary, are summaries of the weekly meeting minutes for each fiscal year. Membership documentation appear through attendance and membership roll books. Financial records contain annual budgets, donations, and money given to the community. The club’s weekly newsletter, Rotary Tattler, discusses important facts from weekly meeting minutes, membership activity, and community projects. The Princess Anne Rotary Club records, overall, detail the history of the club, how they helped support their community, and who was involved within the club.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Culture
Identifier: 2017.013
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Samuel L. Adkins papers

by Adkins, Samuel L. (1885 – 2007)

2 boxes,  1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

Samuel L. Adkins papers document his life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, specifically his education, military service, employment at Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and his personal hobbies with county farms, the Salisbury Coin Club and the Antique Car Club of the Accomack-Northampton Region. Mr. Adkins life is documented via photographs, certificates, and memorabilia from 1885-2009 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1987. Materials also of note are bank notes and an agricultural sign relating to his father, A. Paul Adkins.

Associated Subjects: Culture • Genealogy • Military History • Scrapbooks • Transportation
Identifier: 2013.103
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Shoreland Club records

by Shoreland Club (1906 – 2006)

5 boxes (2.5 linear feet)

The Shoreland Club Collection includes hand written minute books, newspaper clippings, a typed history of the club, typed constitutions, and pictures of club events. This collection also includes numerous Chronological files which are an assortment of newspaper clippings, pictures, handwritten letters, and typed letters sent to and from club members.

Associated Subjects: Clubs • Culture • Women's History
Identifier: 2006.063
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment