Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Old Home Prize Essay collection documents the contest submissions from both Somerset and Wicomico Counties, dating from 1932-1996, with a bulk of the material dating from 1970-1987. The essays cover a wide range of topics all of which focus on the Delmarva area. These topics include towns, houses and buildings, famous settlers, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Eastern Shore’s involvement in the Civil War. Arrangement Statement: The Old Home Prize Essay collection has bee ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Old School Baptist Church records document the practices and faith of the Old School Baptist Churches on the Eastern Shore from 1701-2012, with the bulk of the records dating from 1885 to 1945. Information pertains to the history of the Welsh Tract Baptist Church, as well as Little Creek and Broad Creek, Forest Grove, Snow Hill, Salisbury Congregational, Rewastico, and Nassaongo Old School Baptist Churches. Records include meeting minutes and correspondence, volumes o ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: Parent Teacher Association, Wicomico County records document educational changes and the involvement of the local, state, and national PTA organization in the Wicomico County, Maryland school system. The records date from George Whitehead’s involvement with the PTA from 1985-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1985-1994. Participation of the Wicomico County Council PTA in the educational system and in the local community are documented via meeting agendas, co ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The papers of Pat Russell document her community preservation activities from 1972-2004 in Whitehaven, Maryland and surrounding regional areas. These accomplishments include her involvement with the Wicomico County Historical Properties, Inc., which are documented via the restoration efforts of the Whitehaven Hotel and the development of the Whitehaven Historic District. Documenting resources include correspondence, architectural drawings, newspaper clippings, fiduciary r ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Phil Decker papers document his experience with Haitian Migrant Farm Workers in Salisbury, Maryland from 1983-1987 and the exhibit developed around his photographs in 2012. Decker’s experience with the farm workers are documented via photographs, activity reports and correspondence with the Salisbury Seasonal and Migrant Farmer’s Association (SMFA). Arrangement Statement: Folders are listed by their location in each box; any given subject may be dispersed througho ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content: Polly Batchelder’s collection is a comprehensive documentation of genealogical research on Old Somerset County, Maryland via land and parish records, as well as a series of obituaries from the Marylander and Herald newspaper and city of Salisbury tax assessment ledgers. Included in the collection are the papers of Alberta Smith; mementos found by Polly and her son Geoffrey at the abandoned Smith house on West Sharpless road in Oriole, Somerset County, Maryland. Materials inc ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The papers of Polly Stewart document her educational work as well as her research and dedication to folk lore and folk life 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 LBGTQ and Feminism studies, research materials on lynchings, folk ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Princess Anne Grange No. 280 records document the activities of the subordinate Grange fraternal organization located in Princess Anne, Maryland, 1910-1957, with the bulk of the material dating from the mid-1950s. Documenting records include meeting minutes, membership records, and manuals for subordinate granges. Arrangement Statement: The records of the Princess Anne Grange No. 280 have been arranged into two series ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS and MEMBERSHIP RECORDS. Adm ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Rayner Brothers Incorporated records documents the growth and development of both Rayner Farm Inc. and Rayner Brothers Inc. The materials date from 19091993 with the bulk of the material dating from 1956-1970. Records include meeting minutes which document the company’s by-laws, financial records and business concerns. These records also include stock certificates, land deeds, ledgers containing plant orders and expenses, and correspondence which include letters of ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: Records of the Republican Women of Worcester County document the organization’s activities including administrative and community oriented activities from their inception in 1984-2012 with the bulk of material dating from 1998-2007. The social group’s community based platform is collectively documented through generated meeting minutes, financial records, and membership lists as well as scrapbooks and photographs. Arrangement Statement: The Republican Women of Worcest ...