University Special Collections exist to support
University faculty and student research. The collections
include the Les Callette Civil War Collection, the
Maryland Collection, Rare Books, General Special
Collections, and the Film Press Kits, Press Books, and
Lobby Cards collections. All collections are
located on the first floor of Blackwell Library in the
Special Collections Room and are open to visiting
faculty and students from other universities and
colleges and to members of the general public.
furniture, artifacts and other items have been added to
the collections through generous donations by Mrs.
Corinne Les Callette, Dr. John F. Farquhar, Mrs.
Eleanor Mulligan, and Dr. James Welsh.
beverages are prohibited in the Special Collections.
CALLETTE CIVIL WAR COLLECTION
volume Civil War Collection was originally conceived
by SU Library Director James Thrash (retired) and
began with donations in memory of Dr. Millard Les Callette, SU History Professor (1959-1977). The
Collection covers Civil War battles, campaigns,
personalities, maps and many other aspects of the
war. The Les Callette family, Dr. John F.
Farquhar, and other donors continue to add items to the Collection.
Books in this collection may be checked out, unless
they are reference items or periodicals.
Collection consists of special books with an
emphasis on Delmarva history as well as works of
literature by Delmarva authors. Books in this collection
do not circulate.
RARE BOOKS COLLECTION
gifts and donations over the years, the Rare Books
Collection includes valuable items covering fiction
and non-fiction subject areas. Books in this
collection do not circulate.
Millard Grant LesCallette
SALISBURY HISTORY PROFESSOR
Millard Grant LesCallette, a native of the
Eastern Shore, was born in Crisfield, MD, on
January 5, 1922. He graduated
from Western Maryland College
as a history major in
1952. He received his M.A.
from Johns Hopkins University in
1954, his thesis titled
“Study of Recruitment in the Union Army in
the State of Maryland
1861-1865.” He received his Ph.D. in 1962
from the University of
Maryland College Park, his thesis titled
“Lyman Trumbull and the
FILM PRESS KITS,
PRESS BOOKS, AND LOBBY CARDS
are donated by Dr. James Welsh, SU
English Professor (1972-2003) and a founding editor of
Literature/Film Quarterly, an SU publication. The
Collection contains 1,000+ film kits and related items. Materials in this
collection may be checked out, four at a time, for a
two-hour loan period within the library.