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Items with subject 'Construction'

Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection

by Unknown (1854 – 1976)

1 box,  1 oversize box (1.25 linear feet)

The Fred and Frances Breuckmann collection consists of papers and reproductions related to the Fitch family in Michigan and Wisconsin; 27 glass plate negatives from a circa 1940s Talbot County photographer; and various publications dating between 1854 and 1912 primarily related to woodworking and carpentry.

Identifier: 1992.004
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Lester Laws papers

by Laws, Lester (1816 – 1994)

6 cartons,  3 oversize folders (10.5 linear feet)

The Lester Laws papers consist of the records of Laws Construction Company and of the personal papers of Lester Laws and of his family from 1816 to 1994. The collection contains advertising, photographs, financial ledgers, correspondence, receipts and blueprints offering insight into the development of the infrastructure of the Delmarva Peninsula between 1920 and 1959. The company records include dozens of advertisements for construction equipment, tools and building materials and photographs of construction projects in progress. The collection also includes Lester Laws’ genealogy notes, and the personal papers of his daughter, Helen Laws Pomar. Pomar attended Salisbury State Teachers College, now Salisbury University, and served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. Her college score reports, military manuals, and copies of a post-newspaper from Camp White, Oregon, provide a glimpse into the educational and military experience of women in the 1930s and 1940s.

Associated Subjects: Business • Construction • Genealogy • Laws Family • World War, 1939-1945 • Military History
Identifier: 1995.033
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

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 Marine Construction Company records

by Salisbury Marine Construction Company (circa 1900)

1 box,  1 oversize box (2 linear feet)

This unique collection of over 100 photos, newspaper clippings and objects portrays the day to day to life at the Salisbury Marine Construction Company on the water including working conditions and technology, examples of fine craftsmanship and the beautiful finished products and the progressive managerial stance toward its employees and the growth of the company. In addition to the construction company records, there is a series of materials acquired by donor Peg Lauridsen that includes a copy of the Eastern Shore Saturday Evening Post, an article about Houston Cemetery in Salisbury, Parker Family genealogy and a guide to the 250th Anniversary of Worcester County.

Associated Subjects: Maritime • Construction
Identifier: 1989.035
Repository: Local History Archives
Attachment: No attachment

Unidentified Photograph Collection

by Unknown (1920, 1930)

1 folder (0.01 linear feet)

This collection contains three unidentified photographs that were taken on Maryland's Eastern Shore. An image of a Salt Box house, two young women and one young man resting on a floating dock, and a photograph of African American men laying the foundation for what appears to be decking for road and bridge construction.

Associated Subjects: Architecture • Construction
Identifier: 2014.975
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