Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The papers of C. Kay Larson document her extensive research into the life and writings of Anna Ella Carroll and other important figures from the Civil War era including Maryland Governor Thomas H. Hicks from 2000-2003. Documenting materials include photocopies of articles and correspondence written by Carroll, as well as images and references to her family’s home, Kingston Hall, located in Somerset County, Maryland. Arrangement Statement: Folders are listed by their loc ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: Bacon Family papers document the family history of George Bacon’s family which lived in Sussex County, Delaware. Many of the members of the Bacon family represented in these papers lived in Little Creek Hundred. The materials date from 1807-2005 with the bulk of the material dating from land records from members of the Bacon family and other local families, 1847-1897. Bacon family history is documented through deeds, wills, probate files, George M. Bacon and Samuel Baco ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Wicomico Woman’s Club records documents the club’s administrative history and political activities in Wicomico County, Maryland dating from 19212009. The documents depict the club’s role in various social movements such as their support of Prohibition, film censorship, and their contribution to several anti-drug campaigns. Additionally, the organization’s many achievements are documented through a series of detailed, handmade scrapbooks dating from 1921-1990. ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content: The papers of Michael Lewis reflect research he and several students collected regarding Maryland environmental history after his arrival at Salisbury University in 2000. A significant portion of the papers pertain to the Delmarva Peninsula including the health of the Chesapeake Bay, Ocean City, and Maryland ecology. There is also research conducted on the transition of 20th century Delmarva agriculture and the poultry industry. The papers include several oral histories from D ...
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 Dorchester County Civil Rights collection documents the Civil Rights movement occurring in Cambridge, Maryland from 1958 -1990 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1961 – 1970. Materials include newspaper clippings, political literature, and campaign materials relating to the Civil Rights movement in Cambridge as well as three scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings related to civil rights demonstrations in Cambridge. Arrangement Statement: Folders and scrap ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: Wicomico High School, Class of 1960 records document the continuous relationships between students of Wicomico Senior High School’s Class of 1960, in Salisbury, Maryland, through their numerous class reunions and casual gatherings after their graduation. Their reunions and gatherings were often held at local restaurants, Greenhill Country Club, and Shoemaker Park. The records date from 1954–2012. The lasting relationships of the students in the Class of 1960 are exhib ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Arlene Goslee Knowles scrapbooks documents the experience of a young women coming of age during World War II, 1943-1949. The scrapbooks focus on religious and social events in Sharptown, Maryland; in both scrapbooks there are birth, wedding, graduation and death announcements. The collection also conveys how an American woman during this period, engages and finds global interconnections. There is ephemera related to her brother, John Goslee’s service in World War II ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Caroline Gunby and Eleanor Gunby Watts papers document the travels and fifty year teaching career of Caroline Gunby and the genealogical research of her niece, Eleanor Gunby Watts. The eclectic collection from Somerset County, Md. dates from 1845 to 1999, with the bulk from 1920 to 1956. It includes a doctor’s bill for the treatment of slaves in 1845, historical records from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marion, Md., and Caroline Gunby’s cross-country travel di ...
Salisbury University - Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
Scope and Content Note: The Willard Stevens papers are a series of scrapbooks documenting his life’s journey called “Walking Short”. He documents his childhood on the farm in Snow Hill, Maryland, his military stationing in the United States Army Air Corps in Florida, and his ministry years as a Methodist pastor. Stevens also notes national events including racial tensions of the Civil Rights movement, the deaths of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy, as well as t ...