Nabb Center Finding Aid Portal

The archives of the Nabb Research Center encompass a diverse group of historical collections found in the Local History Archives, University Archives, and Special Collections. These primary sources offer researchers a glimpse into the past lives of people in the Chesapeake region and beyond. Our Finding Aid Portal provides descriptions of the Nabb Research Center’s archival collections, as well as their affiliated artifacts, to help facilitate access to the materials.

Collections are non-circulating and may be used in our research room located on the 4th floor of the Guerrieri Academic Commons. For questions please contact us at

Digital collections from the Nabb Research Center can be found in Internet Archive and Flickr, as well as YouTube, SOAR@SU and Digital Maryland. More resources include Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History, our online exhibitions, and research guides.

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Enter search terms below to search for finding aids by title and creator names. Use the Search Options to also search in the Collection Description (i.e. Abstract and Scope & Content Note) and/or the Collection Inventory.

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Featured Items

Local History Archives

Wicomico Historical Society collection

The Wicomico Historical Society Collection includes an abundance of archival materials documenting the land, culture, activities, businesses, and people of present-day Wicomico County, Maryland from the 17th century to the early-21st century.

Special Collections

Serrell Family Collection

The Serrell Family Collection tells the personal and family histories of U.S. Navy pilot Captain Andrew Serrell, including the Serrell family of Dobbs Ferry, New York and the French aristocratic families (Demetre and Odier) of Paris and New Orleans, Louisiana. 

University Archives

Diaries of Mae Jones

Four diaries that contain the daily accounts of Mae Jones' student experience at the Maryland State Normal School (now Salisbury University) from its founding year in 1925 to her graduation in 1927. The diaries are all transcribed and attached to the finding aid.