Who can use the Nabb Research Center?
Patrons are required to:
Requesting archival materials:
The Nabb Research Center cannot perform pro bono research of any kind due to staffing limitations. All research performed at the request of patrons, organizations or other entities is carried out based on availability of staff and will incur fees. See "Research by Mail" and "Research Fee Schedule" below. Some fees may be waived for non-profit organizations.
Copyright and fair use standards must be followed on any published materials. Obtaining copyright permissions are the responsibility of the user.
Proper crediting of the Nabb Research Center must be included in all publications, works or exhibits arising from research activities using material within its collection. Collections should be cited as stated in the appropriate finding aid. In the event that a finding aid is not available credit lines should be cited as Collection Name, Collection Type. Courtesy of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.
An example of how the Collection Name and Type would read is:
The Harold Bennett Rare Book Collection, Special Collections. Courtesy of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.
A courtesy copy of published material using Nabb Research Center resources is requested.
For a pre-paid fee, a staff researcher or volunteer will perform genealogical or local historical research utilizing sources available at the Nabb Research Center. We cannot guarantee results, but will make every effort to respond to your research request. We will advise you if your request is beyond the scope of our resources or if staff time is not available for extensive research requests. Your credit card or check will be processed when received.
Membership must be current for Member prices to apply.
Please allow up to 6 – 8 weeks to process requests.
Members: $30 for 1st hour & $25 each additional hour
Non-members: $50 for 1st hour & $40 each additional hour
Prices include up to 10 pages of copied material; each additional page - 50 cents
Minimum fee – 1 hour charge
Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery; check/credit card will be processed upon receipt.
Exact citation photocopy only:
With an exact citation provided by you, we can send (email or mail) scans or photocopies of printed or microfilmed materials. Price is per each cited item. Following copyright laws, we will not make photocopies of complete books.
Members: $15 includes up to 10 pages; 50 cents for each additional page
Non-members: $20 includes up to 10 pages; 50 cents for each additional page
In order to make the most efficient use of time, describe your request needs as clearly as possible by telling us what you already know that will help with identification, what you want to know, and what sources you have already used. Relevant information should be sent along with your request. Let us know if there are specific sources you want searched. Complete the Research By Mail Request Form.
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