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  • Adkins Family papersAccession Number: 2014.145Description: The Adkins Family papers document the well-known Eastern Shore family from Sharptown, Wicomico County, Maryland, 1860-1996 with the bulk of the material dating from 1880-1930. Materials include tintypes and photographic prints of Adkins family members as well as correspondence, genealogical research and corresponding family histories. Keywords:
    Adkins Family papersAdkins FamilyBradley FamilyCooper FamilyMilitaryWorld War IISharptown High SchoolUpton Street Public SchoolE.S. AdkinsBenjamin Fulton AdkinsMargaret Elizabeth Goslee AdkinsStephen Lambert AdkinsBessie MillsWilliam Mills
  • Agnes Tilghman Lürman photograph collection Accession Number: 2013.082 Description: The Agnes Tilghman Lürman photograph collection documents the activities of Ms. Lürman, and includes her visits to the “Grosses” also known as the Grosscoat Farm in Talbot County, Maryland, a trip to Paris, France in 1915, Shellfield, Wye Plantation, Weems, Virginia and Wharton Manor. Photographs also document the military service of William H. Decoursey Tilghman and J. Daniel Tilghman. Also, there is comprehensive documentation of the National Service School Women’s Section of the Navy League at Camp Chevy Chase, 1917-1918. Concurrently Pat Calloway, a photographer stationed with the American Expeditionary Forces in France, 1917-1918, documented the sites in Paris, as well as the French landscape and daily life of a soldier during World War I. Keywords:
    Agnes Tilghman Lürman photograph collection Military Paris, France Talbot County, Md. Weems, Va. World War I Orangery American Expeditionary Forces Camp Chevy Chase Grosscoat Farm National Service School of Women’s Section of the Navy League Shellfield United States Army Wharton Manor Wye Plantation Pat Calloway Agnes Tilghman Lürman J. Daniel Tilghman William H. DeCoursey Tilghman
  • Albert and Bettie Morris papers Accession Number: 2007.014 Description: The Albert and Bettie Morris papers document their lives as long-time residents of Salisbury, Maryland, and include early family records of Rosa Lee Tilghman Morris as well as correspondence, biographical information, printed materials, newspapers and artifacts. The materials date from 1895-2008 with the bulk of the material dating from 1941-1979. Dr. Morris’ extensive World War II service record is documented and includes correspondence, service papers and photographic documentation of his encounter with General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also included are the records of the Eastern Shore Opera and Symphony Societies as well as ephemera from many other local historic and symphonic organizations. Keywords:
    Albert and Bettie Morris papers Military Socialite World War II American Red Cross Army Dental Corps Bard Avon School, Baltimore, Md. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Eastern Shore Symphony Society Eastern Shore Opera Society Maryland Ballet Company Mrs. Harold’s Bell Street and Grammar School Salisbury Consort United States Army Anne Morris Clay Dwight D. Eisenhower Harry Harcum Ruth Kennerly Albert W. Morris Bettie Harcum Morris Ida Morris Rosa Lee Tilghman Morris Ruth Van Hulsteyn Charlotte Irving Fish
  • Albert Laws papersAccession Number: 1991.031Description: The Albert Laws papers consist of the official and personal records of Albert Laws and the family records of Maude Perdue Laws Truitt. The collection documents Albert Laws’ career as an officer in the United States Army, including his service in the Spanish American War and in the Philippine-American War. The papers include a photograph album and ephemera from the West Point Class of 1893; correspondence, documents and photographs of the 24th US Infantry and 35th Infantry, USV; an eyewitness account of the Battle of San Juan Hill; and a proclamation signed by Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines. The collection also documents the family genealogy of the Bacon and Truitt families of Sussex County, Delaware and Wicomico and Worcester Counties, Maryland. It includes records of the 30th Virginia Infantry Regiment, CSA from 1862 and a business ledger from 1864- 1896. Keywords:
    Albert Laws papersBuffalo SoldiersCubaGenealogy --- DelawareGenealogy --- MarylandMilitary service --- United StatesPhilippines--History--Philippine American War, 1899-1902.Spanish-American War25th US Infantry Regiment30th Virginia Infantry, CSA35th Infantry Regiment, US VolunteersUnited States. Army. United States Military Academy.--1890-1920Emilio Aguinaldo, 1869-1964.Albert Laws, 1869-1908Bacon FamilyMaude Perdue Laws TruittLloyd Truitt
  • Allen and Brittingham Family photographsAccession Number: 2006.188Description: The Allen and Brittingham Family photographs documents the lives of the Brittingham family, mainly that of Gordon Brittingham, and Fulton Allen’s children in Salisbury, Maryland from 1880-1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942-1960. The Brittingham family photographs encompass Gordon Brittingham’s service during World War II in the European theatre as well as his life in Salisbury, Maryland after the war with his wife, Dorothy Allen through the 1960s. The photographs also document Gordy Brittingham, Gordon’s father’s barbershop at the Mayflower Hotel in Salisbury during the 1930s. The Allen family photographs document their children: Julia, Ruth, and Walter’s lives through a series of portraits, some containing photos from their home, Holly Hill located in Salisbury, Maryland. In addition to the volume of photographs, other documenting information correspondence, newspaper clippings, and family histories. Keywords:
    Allen and Brittingham Family photographsMilitaryWorld War IIAmerican Legion Post 64W.F. and CompanyWicomico Motor CompanyGordon BrittinghamJulia "Betsy" Allen HancockDorothy BrittinghamThomas Francis Brittingham
  • Allen Clark publication collection Accession Number: 2013.068 Description: Allen Clark publication collection includes a signed copy of Clark’s publication, New Light on Old Barratt’s: a history of Barratt’s Chapel, and includes biographical and supplemental information about author Allen Clark. Keywords:
    Church history Kent County, Delaware Methodist Religion Barratt’s Chapel Norris S. Barratt Allen B. Clark
  • Allen and Hancock Family papers Accession Number: 2012.214 Description: The Allen and Hancock Family papers encompass the personal interests and professional activities of Maryland Eastern Shore residents Beulah Nock Allen, Dr. Gladys Martha Allen, and Julia “Betsy” Allen Hancock. The materials date from 1903-2013 with the bulk of the material dating 1990-1999. Personal and professional activities are documented via school notebooks, certificates and diplomas; fiduciary statements; meeting minutes; correspondence; newspaper and magazine clippings; photographs; and scrapbooks. Two cloth sashes showcase square dance pins Betsy amassed during her years of dancing; a loose assortment of pins, fabric patches, lace headpieces, garters, and ribbons complete her personal collection of square dance memorabilia. Other ephemera include a sizeable artifact collection personally donated to the Nabb Research Center by Julia “Betsy” Allen Hancock. Keywords:
    Allen and Hancock Family papers Assam, Burma, India Education – Maryland Square dancing Allen Memorial Baptist Church, Salisbury, Md. Ocean Waves Square Dance Club University of Maryland, College Park Wicomico County High School Beulah Nock Allen Fulton White Allen Dr. Gladys Martha Allen Lois Jennings Allen Walter Kendall Allen Julia "Betsy Allen Hancock Betsy Hancock
  • Allen and Hancock family papers, Part 2 Accession Number: 2012.214Description: Part 2 of the records of the Allen and Hancock family papers document childhood and adult accomplishments of Julia “Betsy” Allen Hancock and the extensive correspondence the Allen family maintained while living in India and the United States. The personal effects of Julia Hancock include educational records and notes as well as fictional reports displaying her witty and humorous personality. In addition, publications, programs, and musical sheets document her interests in the theater and music. The substantial collection of correspondence from Beulah, Walter, Florence Byrd, and Gladys Allen, mainly to Beulah’s parents in Stockton, Maryland, record the family’s experiences, accomplishments and hardships while missionaries in India, as well as their lives after returning to the United States and pursuing their individual affairs.Keywords:
    Assam, Burma, India Allen FamilyHancock FamilyEducationMaryland State Normal SchoolSalisbury Colored High SchoolDr. Gladys M. AllenMary Beulah Nock AllenWalter K. AllenFlorence Byrd Allen CooperJulia "Betsy" Allen HancockEdward E. NockFlorence Nock
  • Allison Morris Stickney papers Accession Number: 2013.059 Description: The papers of Allison Morris Stickney document Stickney’s service on the U.S.S. Marion from 1876-1904, with the bulk of the records specifically documenting his experiences aboard the schooner and in varying ports located in the Mediterranean region. Corresponding port lists also document the schooner’s arrival and departures throughout the region. Keywords:
    Allison Morris Stickney papers Schooner U.S.S. Marion United States Army United States Navy Commander R.F. Bradford Allison Morris Stickney Military
  • American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter recordsAccession Number: 2016.095Description: American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter records document the diverse services volunteers from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware have provided in the nearby communities, across the nation, and on foreign soil, especially during the Second World War. Providing home care, medical services, and disaster relief, the organization’s local achievements are represented through chapter forms, meeting minutes, monthly reports, pins, newspaper clippings and photographs. Their national aid is documented via pamphlets and photographs, and their World War II involvement is recorded in their financial records, volunteer logs, donation ledgers, and shipping forms. The records date from the chapter’s founding in 1916 to 2011. Keywords:
    American Red Cross, Lower Shore Chapter recordsDisaster ReliefForeign War AidHome ServiceMotor CorpsNurse AidWorld War IIAmerican Red CrossJunior Red CrossLower Shore ChapterMrs. A.B. BoothMrs. E. Wilson BoothDorthy DavisonMrs. Harry L. JonesFrank PerdueMitzi PerdueTravers L. RuarkMrs. J.S. TaylorGeorge WhiteheadC. Leo WilhelmVirginia Woodley
  • Amy Crittenden papersAccession Number: 1998.008Description: The Amy Crittenden papers documents the research that contributed to Amy Crittenden’s graduate thesis at Salisbury University. Amy Crittenden’s thesis entitled Southern Sympathies: The Civil War on Maryland's Eastern Shore focuses on the Civil War in Dorchester and Worcester counties. The collection includes drafts of the thesis, biographies of local figures, newspapers, as well as ledgers from local businesses. In addition research related to the Confederate and Union armies. The Amy Crittenden Papers dates from 1820-1991, with the bulk of the material dating to her graduate research from 1990-1991. Keywords:
    Amy Crittenden papersCivil WarMardela Springs, Md.PhiladelphianSussex Co., DelMardela General StoreW.R. Wright General StoreRichard Bennett CarmichaelAmy CrittendenEnoch Louis Lowe
  • Andrew Serrell photograph collectionAccession Number: 2014.096Description: The Andrew Serrell photograph collection documents the personal and professional interests of Andrew Serrell, commercial pilot and aerial photographer. The digital and print photographs document Worcester County, Maryland and surrounding areas of the Eastern Shore, including the Delaware coastal region. The majority of the photographs focus on construction and land developments including Ocean Pines, Route 113, Ocean City, and area golf courses from 1987-2012 with the bulk of the photographs taken from 1999-2001. Many of the images were used for business and commercial use. Keywords:
    Andrew Serrell photograph collectionBethany Beach, Del.Golf CoursesAssateague IslandAgricultureBerlin, Md. HurricaneIndian River, Del.Ocean City, Md. Ocean Pines, Md. Montego BayStorm DamageWallops Island, Va. Aero GraphicsArthur Perdue StadiumGateway Grand ResidencesGlenn Riddle FarmLighthouse Sound Golf CourseNatelli CommunititiesOcean Downs CasinoRoute 113St. John Neomann ChurchTemple Bat-Yann Verrazano BridgeShowell Elementary SchoolAndrew Serrell
  • Anna Jones Cooper papers Accession Number: 1985.022 Description: The papers of Anna Jones Cooper document her involvement with Salisbury Teachers College alumni who were enlisted in the differing branches of the military during World War II as well as her involvement as head of the STC Alumni Committee. Materials date from 1929-1948 with the bulk of the material dating from 1943-1945, and include enlisted alumni biographies and addresses, correspondence, and printed materials that feature the enlisted alumni. Keywords:
    Anna Jones Cooper papers Alumni Athletes Military Newspapers World War II Salisbury State Teachers College Albert B. Atkinson J. Wade Caruthers Anna Jones Cooper Jacob Edward Dryden Thomas Flowers Hamilton P. Fox Eunice Lee Harcum Robert M. Heatwole Eugene Messick Frederick Messick Preston Messick Samuel William Seidel Margaret Sherwood William B. Wimbrow
  • Anne Morris Clay papers Accession Number: 2007.004 Description: The papers of Anne Morris Clay document her occupation as a land records researcher in the Maryland counties of Wicomico and Worcester. The materials date from 1913-1997 with a bulk of materials dating from 1980-1997. Materials include correspondence and research material regarding Cherie Cozin's Purnell property off Shore Side Road in Dames Quarter as well as June Petit's Simpleton property and correspondence with Dave Nutter pertaining to the property Nutter’s Neck. Materials also include transcriptions of the 1759-1865 land documents, 17th century certificates of land patent, 18th century deeds, 19th century Acworth Plat, and deeds for Nutter’s Neck. In addition, there are research materials on Sampson Burbage (1818-1881) and his properties in Powellsville. Also, there are property research records regarding William Hull's Muddy Hole Road and Tyaskin properties and a biography of Milford W. Twilley. A portion of the materials belonged to Ruth Harcum’s father, Benjamin Franklin Kennerly, Jr. who was the mayor of Salisbury from 1912-1914. Also included are books from the Morris, Kennerly, and Harcum families. Keywords:
    Anne Morris Clay papers Land Records Muddy Hole Road Patents Poetry Wicomico County, Md. Worcester County, Md. Bard-Avon School Dames Quarter Nutter’s Neck Purnell Property Simpleton Property Sampson Burbage Anne Morris Clay Ruth Harcum Benjamin Kennerly, Jr. Albert Morris Bettie Morris Milford Twilley Autograph Albums Sex Education Maps American Association of University Women Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Program St. Paul's Episcopal Church Wicomico Women's Club
  • Arlene Goslee Knowles scrapbooksAccession Number: 2006.319Description: 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. Additionally, there is material related to relationships she developed with other Methodist’s in South East Asia. The scrapbooks contain church programs, newspapers, photographs, postcards and ephemera related to Arlene’s life. Keywords:
    Arlene Goslee Knowles scrapbooksEducationMethodismPatriotismWorld War IIMardela Springs High SchoolSharptown High SchoolSalisbury State Teachers CollegeWestern Maryland CollegeJohn GosleeArlene Goslee Knowles
  • Avery W. Hall papersAccession Number: 2000.019Description: Avery W. Hall papers document Hall’s participation as a civic leader in Salisbury Maryland and surrounding regions from 1853-1889, 1932-1982 with the bulk of the material dating from 1945-1970. Hall’s leadership is identified through a series of political memorabilia including correspondence from Governor Millard Tawes and Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. Also included in the collection are booklets from Avery W. Hall Insurance Agency relating to Peninsula Regional Hospital and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Project. Keywords:
    Avery W. Hall papersChesapeake Bay BridgeCivic Leader Insurance AgencyOral HistoryPolitical CampaignPresidential InaugurationAvery W. Hall Insurance Avency, Inc.Norman C. Crawford, Jr.Mildred DisharoonKatharine Dodd DowningDwight D. EisenhowerAvery W. HallVirginia KorffRichard NixonJ. Millard Tawes
  • Bacon Family papers Accession Number: 2006.386 Description: 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 Bacon’s military records and bible records. Keywords:
    Bacon Family papers Laurel, Del. Little Creek Hundred Suxxex County, Del. Jasper E. Adams Betty Bacon Dutson Bacon Elizabeth Bacon George Bacon George M. Bacon Granville R. Bacon Henry Bacon John Bacon Johnathon Bacon Levin Bacon Samuel Bacon Charles Calvert Manclaus Ellis Charles A. Hearn Jane Hitchens Mary Horsey Thomas C. Horsey Thomas Jefferson William Kenney Lorenzo W. Marvil Benjamin J. Moore Craven Peyton Leah Polk William Polk Abbey Small Jesse Small William E. Thomison
  • Baker Family papersAccession Number: 2012.200Description: The Baker Family papers document the personal and professional activities of Harry F. Baker and Catherine “Kitty” Baker and their children, Harry Jr., and Vaughn who lived in Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1914-2013, with the bulk of the material, conveyed through photographs, dating from 1944-1955. Visually, the photographic images document the daily activities of the Baker Family, seen through the lens of Harry F. Baker. Also included, is a scrapbook and an expense book focusing on Kitty Baker’s art, Vaughn Baker’s Wicomico High School diploma from 1961 and an autograph book from 1955, an oral history by Harry F. Baker, and other ephemera. In addition, is genealogy research of the Baker Family, including manuscripts, a draft, ledger notes, and research notes by Vaughn Baker.Keywords:
    Baker Family papersPhotographerSalisbury Camera ClubSalisbury Little LeagueClay StreetCrisfield, Md.Ocean City, Md.Eastern Shore Public Service Utility CompanyR.E. Powell and CompanySalisbury City ParkWicomico High SchoolWicomico Regional AirportCatherine "Kitty" BakerCharles Lawrence BakerHarry Farrell Baker, Sr. Harry Farrell Baker, Jr. Vaughn Hale BakerPatsy ElliottBill Mumford
  • Bates Family papers Accession Number: 2014.078 Description: The Bates Family papers document the family’s extensive history in Worcester County and Baltimore, Maryland through vital records of the Bates, Starr, Norris, and Murray families. The Bates family is also documented via court records, financial histories and photographs. Correspondingly, records also document the Methodist Protestant church in which the Bates family has been involved for decades; these include the correspondence and articles of Rev. Benjamin Alfred Dumm nephew of Rev. Laurence Webster Bates D.D. The materials date from 1873-1989 with the bulk of the material dating from 1893-1928. Keywords:
    Bates Family papers Bates Family Methodism Methodist Protestant Church Murray Family Norris Family Starr Family North Avenue United Methodist Church, Baltimore, Md. Pennewell Cemetery Edward Bayley Bates Edward Norris Bates Laurence Murray Bates Rev. Laurence Webster Bates Rev. Benjamin Alfred Dumm Joshua Thomas Murray
  • Bayly Family papersAccession Number: 2009.316Description: The papers of the Bayly family extensively document the Cambridge, Dorchester County, Maryland family from 1706-1934, with the bulk of the material dating from 1820-1865. This comprehensive collection documents the lengthy legal and political career of Maryland Attorney General Josiah Bayly, as well as the prolific medical practices of his son, Dr. Alexander Hamilton Bayly. Simultaneously, the collection documents family education practices, and thoughts on the American Civil War though scrapbooks and correspondence. Leisure activities are observed though a variety of fictional publications from the Library of Select Novels, and the Shakespeare Quarto Illustrated. Additional printed materials include local and national newspapers, almanac’s, weekly satirical magazines, Godey’s Lady’s Book and Blackwood’s Edinburg Magazine. Keywords:
    Cambridge (Md.)Civil war--America--History--19th century.Dime novels.Education—19th century.Legal RecordsMedical education--Maryland--History--19th century.Medical HistoryNewspapers--1840-1800.Slavery.Women's history.Godey's lady's book and magazine.Harper’s library of select novelsBayly FamilyAlexander Hamiton BaylyJosiah BaylyEdgar BaylyJ. Washington E. Bayly
  • Benjamin Franklin Kennerly papersAccession Number: 2008.093Description: The Benjamin Franklin Kennerly papers document the extensive business background of one of Salisbury, Maryland’s mayors. Correspondences and receipts, as well as ledgers and checkbooks, record the personal and business interactions of a small-town businessman at the beginning of the twentieth century. Correspondence and receipts dated after his death, created by his family members and business partners, provide insight into the elongated process of receiving life insurance and selling off businesses. The papers also include family photographs, advertisements, and other business notes and materials. The papers date from 1868-1982 and include modern publications referencing B. F. Kennerly and subjects he found interesting.Keywords:
    Benjamin Franklin Kennerly papersMayorBusinessImproved Order of Red MenKennerly-Mitchell Clothing StoreSalisbury Broom CompanyPeoples National BankHarry L. HarcumB. Frank KennerlyElla KennerlyWalter Taylor
  • Bertha Adkins papers Accession Number: 1998.003Description: Bertha Adkins papers document the political life of Bertha Sheppard Adkins, originally from Salisbury, Maryland, 1950-1990. The bulk of the material encompasses Ms. Adkins political career when she attended the 1956 Republican National Convention in San Francisco, California. Materials include photographs of Ms. Adkins and noted politicians, newspaper clippings, magazines, and ephemera. Also included are promotional materials from the family business, E.S. Adkins & Company and printed materials about Ms. Adkins. Keywords:
    Bertha Adkins papersGovernmentPoliticsPoliticiasnPublic AdministrationBradford Junior CollegeE.S. Adkins and CompanyFoxcroft SchoolNational Republican ConventionRepublican PartyBertha Shepard AdkinsFred P. AdkinsDwight D. EisenhowerMamie Doud EisenhowerArthur FlemingDean Kotlowski
  • Blanche Williams Smith papersAccession Number: 2015.088Description: The papers of Blanche Williams Smith document her life as a resident and elementary educator of Maryland’s Eastern Shore from 1880-2015 with the bulk of the material dating from her years as a student at Frankford High School and the Women’s College at the University of Delaware, 1922-1931. Scrapbooks, created by her daughter Louise, document her family’s history dating back to the 1770s; other materials include yearbooks, journals and ephemera all-encompassing Blanche’s life Delaware and Maryland. Keywords:
    Blanche Williams Smith papersFrankford, Del.Frankford High SchoolUniversity of DelawareWomen's CollegeBlanche Avery Williams SmithLouise SmithJohn J. Williams
  • Brittingham Plant Farms recordsAccession Number: 2015.102Description: Brittingham Plant Farms records document the development of and retail practices of the wholesale plant company in Salisbury, Maryland. Company practices are documented with plant catalogs, advertisements, photographs and printed ephemera. The materials date from 1897-2014 with the bulk of material dating from the company founding in 1945 through its demise in 1999. Also included are family and company histories written by Sylvia Brittingham Robertson. Keywords:
    Brittingham Plant Farms recordsFarmingOrganic FarmingStrawberry PlantsBrittingham Plant FarmsHazel BrittinghamJames W. BrittinghamAlice JacksonWayne Robertson
  • C. Kay Larson papersAccession Number: 2015.056Description: 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. Keywords:
    C. Kay Larson papersCarroll FamilyCivil WarConfederacyKingston HallNative American PartyWhig PartyEdward BatesJohn C. BreckinridgeJohn C. CalhounAnna Ella CarrollThomas King CarrollThomas H. HicksC. Kay Larson
  • Cato Family papers Accession Number: 2013.070 Description: Cato Family papers document the family activities and lineage of the Cato and Wyche families of Greensville County, Virginia and Salisbury, Maryland spanning two centuries. Hand-drawn lineage charts as well as land deeds, account bills, correspondence, and photographs are included and document the extensive family ancestry. Keywords:
    Cato Family papers Family History Greensville County, Va. Land Deeds Joanna Hauk Cato Michael Abercrombie Joanna Abercrombie Robert Westbrook Hall Harry Lee Taylor John Wyche Wyche Family
  • Caroline Gunby and Eleanor Gunby Watts papersAccession Number: 2006.287Description: 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 diary from 1939. Keywords:
    Caroline Gunby and Eleanor Gunby Watts papersEducation – Maryland. Genealogy -- Maryland.Gunby FamilyReligion -- MarylandMarion, Md.Somerset, County, Md.Episcopal Diocese of EastonSt. Paul's Episcopal ChurchCaroline GunbyElisha GunbyHarry B. GunbyPaul L. GunbyKaren J. HardinEleanor G. WattsJames L. Watts
  • Charles Covington papers Accession Number: 2011.003 Description: The papers of Rev. Charles Covington document his enthusiasm for the Methodist church from 1886-2014 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1974. Over the course of his career, Rev. Covington obtained numerous bulletins, booklets and ephemera documenting the many Methodist, United Methodist and Methodist Episcopal Churches across the state of Delaware from Wilmington to Delmar and also includes those on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Keywords:
    Charles Covington papers Methodism Methodist-Episcopal Church Religion United Methodist Church Brandywine Summit Camp Charles Covington
  • Charles T. Fooks papersAccession Number: 2006.208Description: The Charles T. Fooks papers are the product of years of Fooks family genealogical research, 1977-1993, focusing on the Maryland and Virginia regions of Delmarva. His work includes Fooks’ connections to other families such as the Adkins, Downs, Johnson and Townsend families. Keywords:
    Charles T. Fooks papersAdkins FamilyDowns FamilyJohnson FamilyFooks FamilyTownsend FamilyCharles T. Fooks
  • Charles A. Holland, Jr. papersAccession Number: 2012.211Description: The papers of Charles A. Holland, Jr. document his military service with the United States Army Air Corps, 1941-1945. Mr. Holland’s military activities are documented via issued special orders, certifications, proceeding specifications, pay allowance and photographs. Also included are a series of hand-drawn political cartoons depicting his rank-in-file men and newspaper clippings. Keywords:
    Charles A. Holland, Jr. papersMilitaryUnited States Army Air CorpsWorld War IIFort Dix, New JerseyA. Percy HollandCharles A. Holland, Jr.
  • Charles Robert Virgil Hall collection Accession Number: 1998.142 Description: The Charles Robert Virgil Hall collection documents various Eastern Shore families and their activities from 1789-1987, with the bulk of the records dating from 1885-1920. Eastern Shore communities are documented via land records, fraternal organizations, church materials including programs and the Journal of the Diocese of Easton, printed advertisements, family histories, and photographic prints. Keywords:
    Charles Robert Virgil Hall collection Rob Hall Accomack County, Va. Baltimore Hundred Baptist Churches Crisfield, Md. Episcopal Family History Fraternal Organizations Hallwood, Va. Sussex County Diocese of Easton Knights of Pythias Thomas Adams Mary Hargadine Burton William Matthias Costen Joshua Mills Dryden Allison A. Gillis Samuel Handy Issac Lankford
  • Clarence W. Whealton papersAccession Number: 2016.046Description: The Clarence W. Whealton papers document his bank transactions, his income from his law practice and his personal investments in Wicomico County, Md., Sussex County, De. and Accomack County, Va. between 1920 and 1929 through a ledger. They also document his Lions Club membership and the grammar school education certificates of Daniel J. Whealton II in Salisbury, Md. Keywords:
    Clarence W. Whealton papersChincoteague, Va.Education -- Maryland.FinancesPersonal FinanceSalisbury, Md.Wicomico County, Md.International Association of Lions ClubsMrs. Herold's SchoolClarence W. WhealtonDaniel J. Whealton, II
  • D. Page Elmore papers Accession Number: 2013.022 Description: The D. Page Elmore papers contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, pamphlets, business cards, books, plaques, decorations, certificates, artifacts and photocopies relating to the life and career of Douglas Page Elmore. They date from 1932-2011, with the bulk of the material dating from 2002-2011.

    The correspondence includes samples from all facets of his life, including birthday cards and personal letters to business and political correspondence. There are newspapers pertaining to his political career, as well as articles pertaining to the garbage delivery truck industry, and other local activities in which Elmore was involved. Photographs include labeled family photographs, as well as political photographs that have been signed by prominent Maryland politicians. The plaques were given to Elmore for all sorts for reasons, for his many accomplishments, donations and memberships. He received membership plaques and certificates from organizations such as the YMCA, Rotary International, University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and Salisbury University.

    Records also document Maryland General Assembly bills that he had significant contact with during 2005. Many of these bills and corresponding notes were created when Elmore was a member of differing committees in the House from 2007-2010. Material also documents Carolyn Elmore’s brief political career following her husband’s death. There are also materials concerning other politicians, and events including political buttons for politicians ranging from Kennedy to both Bush presidents and bumper stickers for many Republican politicians. There are papers regarding corruption charges leveled at various Maryland politicians.

    Most of the materials document Elmore’s tenure as a Maryland delegate, with the remaining materials documenting his personal life as well as his professional life including his sanitation business and the time he spent as the Treasurer of Accomack County, Virginia.
    Keywords:
    D. Page Elmore papers Accomack County, Va. Church membership Bible records—Maryland Business records—Maryland Business records—Virginia Education Elections Elections—Virginia Local elections Bills, Legislative Governmental investigations Legislation Maryland--Politics and government Nonprofit organizations Ocean City, Md. Politics Politicians Republican Tangier Island Voting Maryland General Assembly -- House of Delegates Salisbury University Shore Disposal Carolyn Elmore D. Page Elmore
  • Delmarva Business Directory collection Accession Number: 2011.010 Description: The Delmarva Business Directory collection includes many types of directories from 1931-1967 from the Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland and Delaware region. Directories document many different types of businesses, including farmers as well as those who were employed on the Delmarva Peninsula. Also included is a publication on the 1960 population characteristics of the Salisbury-Wicomico Region. Keywords:
    Delmarva Business Directory collection Business Directory City Directory Delmarva Businesses Farm Directory Professional Directory Directory
  • Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. recordsAccession Number: 2014.135Description: The Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. records are comprised of material related to the Delmarva Chicken Festival and the poultry industry from 1948-2014 with the bulk of the material dating from 1948-2004. In addition to the festival records, newspaper clippings related to the mission and vision of the industry document one of the Delmarva Peninsula’s most significant industries through a series of ephemera, photographs and scrapbooks. This collection highlights the impact of the Delmarva Poultry Industry; while revealing the unique characteristics of the festival, for example the large frying displayed yearly at the festival. Keywords:
    Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. recordsBroiler ChickensCommercial Broiler IndustryFrying PanPoultry IndustryRecipesDelmarva Chicken FestivalDelmarva Poultry Industry, Inc.Mountainaire ChickenPerdue Farms, Inc.William "Bill" SatterfieldFrank J. Gordy
  • Delmarva Republican Women records Accession Number: 2014.054 Description: Delmarva Republican Women records document the political organizations history and activities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from 1999-2012 via administrative files that include meeting minutes, by laws, correspondence and photographs. Also documented are the many fundraising activities conducted by the women consisting of the Vet’s Valentines Dinner as well as live performances by William and Sue Wills as the President and his First Lady. Keywords:
    Delmarva Republican Women records Politics Social Groups Maryland Federation of Republican Women Republican Party Rose Brous Ann Horner Granados Betty Heckman Marjorie S. Holt Sue Wills William Wills
  • Dennis Family photographsAccession Number: 2011.004Description: The Dennis Family photographs document the lives of Camilla Dennis, a Worcester County native, and Martha Groton, Camilla’s daughter. The photographs date from 1892 to 2007 and depict the Dennis family through a series of portraits as well as activities held at 207 East Isabella Street in Salisbury, Maryland. Published works within the collection reveal ties to Robert Naylor Roger’s Scottish clan ancestry. Keywords:
    Dennis Family photographsDennis FamilyIsabella StreetScottish ClansWorcester County, Md.Camilla DennisMartha DennisEugene DennisMartha Eugenia GrotonRonald GrotonMartha Elizabeth MohrCamilla RogersRobert Naylor Rogers
  • Dinsmore-Turner scrapbook collection Accession Number: 2009.571 Description: The Dinsmore-Turner scrapbook collection documents Robert Turner and his sweetheart, later wife, Marjorie Dinsmore Turner high school years from 1937 to 1941, their families, and their marriage and wedding in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Additional photographs detailing Robert being drafted, his military career, his death and his official burial arrangements in 1944 and commemoration 1947-1948. There are also photographs of their only child from 1944 to 1946. Keywords:
    Dinsmore-Turner scrapbook collection Army Air Force Boomer Mountain Columbus, Ohio Coshocton, Ohio Military St. Clairsville, Ohio United States Army Air Corps World War II 774th Bomb Squad Arlington National Cemetery Brackenridge Park, San Antonio, Texas Miami University, Oxford, Ohio Mississippi State College D.J. Riddle Jack Stevens Al Tomlinson Marjorie Dinsmore Turner Robert L. Turner
  • Diocese of Easton records Accession Number: 2012.107 Description: Diocese of Easton records document the history of the Diocese of Easton, specifically St. Paul’s Parish in Centreville, Maryland and the Bridgetown United Methodist Church near Ridgley, Maryland on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The materials date from 1924-2003 with the bulk of the material dating from history of the churches, 1989-1993. The history of the Diocese of Easton is documented in printed histories, maps and newspaper clippings. Keywords:
    Diocese of Easton records Churches—Maryland Episcopal Church- Diocese of Easton Maps Diocese of Easton National Episcopal Historians and Archivists Lynn Anstatt Thomas Bray Arthur D. Leiby George M. Leiby James Shand
  • Dorchester County Civil Rights collection Accession Number: 2013.060 Description: 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. Keywords:
    Dorchester County Civil Rights collection African Americans Civil Rights Dorchester County, Md. Cambridge, Md. Housing Politics Politicians Poverty Race Relations Racism Riots Violence National Guard Spiro T. Agnew H. Rap Brown George Wallace
  • Doris Dukes papers Accession Number: 2014.129 Description: The Doris Dukes papers document her family’s history in and around Snow Hill, through the use of family bible records, death records, personal correspondence and photographs. The materials date from 1927-2007 with the bulk of the material dating from 1967-2001. Her life as a waterman and restaurateur is also documented through a series of business records. Keywords:
    Doris Dukes papers Crabbing Dukes Family Public Landing, Md. Restaurant Snow Hill, Md. Waterman Harbor Inn Doris Dukes William A. Dukes Zenie B. Mills Fitzsimmons Jenny D. Hall James Mills
  • Double Mills records Accession Number: 2004.002 Description: Double Mills records document the restoration and preservation of the historic mill located near Mardela Springs, Md. The materials date from 1988-1996, with the bulk of material dating from 1988-1991. The records encompass the restoration activities and efforts of Double Mills, Inc., and the Double Mills Preservation Foundation. These efforts are documented through correspondence, fund raising records, architectural drawings, maps, easement agreements, newspaper clippings, and photographs. In addition to the Double Mill records are photographs of the Rewastico Mill located in Hebron, Maryland. Keywords:
    Double Mills records Architecture--Maryland. Buildings Maryland Historic building-Conservation and restoration Conservation and restoration Historic mills Historic preservation. Mardela Springs, Maryland Double Mills, Inc. Double Mills Preservation Foundation
  • E. Homer White papers Accession Number: 2014.012 Description: The E. Homer White papers document the political career of Edward Homer White, a Delegate from the Maryland State House and Senate, from 1946-1991 with the bulk of the material dating from 1962-1978. Materials include newspaper clippings, photographs and essays that document E. Homer White’s political campaigns, causes and career. Photographs and correspondence concern Delegate Homer’s campaign, his political stances, as well as events and receptions he had attended during his career. There are two scrapbooks which include newspaper clippings concerned with E. Homer White’s elections and political causes. Keywords:
    E. Homer White papers Elections – Maryland Politics Politicians Political Events Military Rotary International Trinity United Methodist Church Rebecca Beach E. Homer White
  • E. Niel Carey papersAccession Number: 2015.180Description: The papers of E. Niel Carey collectively document his professional endeavors as an educator and facilitator of career education at the Maryland State Board of Education and the National Council on Career Advancement, 1967-1997. Records include his service in the United States Air Force; however, the majority of materials focus on the development of career education as one of the first programs of its kind. Additionally, records document Carey’s publication activities and public service. Keywords:
    E. Niel Carey papersCareer EducationCarey FamilyEducationMaryland State Department of EducationNational Council on Career AdvancementNiel CareyKen HoytBarbara Carey Phillips
  • Early Twentieth Century Women’s Magazine collectionAccession Number: 2015.041Description: The Early Twentieth Century Women's Magazine collection document the social and home economic aspects of women's lives from 1905-1949. Documenting materials include differing volumes of magazines including Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, McCall’s, Better Homes & Gardens, and Woman's Home Companion. Keywords:
    Early Twentieth Century Women’s Magazine collectionAdvertisementsFashionLadies MagazinesBetter Homes and GardensDelineatorGood HousekeepingHarper's BazaarLadies' Home JournalLadies' Home Journal PatternsMcCall's Store and HomeThe Farmer's WifeThe Ladies' WorldLiterary DigestThe Modern PriscillaWomen's Home Companion
  • Edward J. Henry family papers Accession Number: 2011.039 Description: The family papers of Edward J. Henry document his family’s activities in Snow Hill, Maryland from his marriage to Mary Queen Purnell in 1887 through the death of his son William’s wife, Mary Holley Henry in 2009 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1932-1967. Materials include marriage certificates, funeral programs, ephemera about Helen and her violin as well as son William and Bowie State College, newspaper clippings and photographs. Keywords:
    Edward J. Henry family papers African American history Education Fraternal Organizations Snow Hill, Md. Bowie State College Emmanuel Baptist Church, Orange, Va. Grand United Order of Odd Fellows Somerset Junior-Senior High School Edward J. Henry Helen R. Henry Mary Holley Henry Mary Queen Purnell Henry P.L. Henry William E. Henry Mamie Henry Williams Riley George O. Williams Oliver H. Williams
  • Edward Jones papers Accession Number: 2006.370 Description: Edward Jones papers document Dr. Jones’ research into the Somerset and Worcester County, Maryland inventories of slaves and indentured servants that utilized court record abstracts, the Maryland Prerogative Inventory and the Maryland Calendar of Wills. Also of note, are a series of research papers written by Salisbury University students on their insight into the use of primary sources which include the inventories of the Ennis, Bishop and Outten families. The materials date from 1992 to 1998 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1994-1995. Keywords:
    Edward Jones papers Bishop Family Civil War Ennis Family Indentured Servants Outten Family Servants Slave Distribution Slaves Undergraduate Research Clarence Bailey Edward Jones Barry Neville
  • Edward H. Nabb, Sr. papers Accession Number: 1998.118 Description: The papers of Edward H. Nabb, Sr., document his family history and personal activities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and date from 1944-2002 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1989-1997. Family history is documented by autobiographical writings, research correspondence, Nabb family genealogies, Andrew Nabb’s certifications, newspaper clippings and photographs. Keywords:
    Edward H. Nabb, Sr. papers Cambridge, Maryland Dorchester County, Maryland Edward Nabb Famiily History Linda Nabb Andrew Nabb
  • Elijah T.P. Gibbons papers Accession Number: 1990.028 Description: Elijah T.P. Gibbons papers document through correspondence the activities of Gibbons’ cousin, Alexander King, a Union soldier who served in Tennessee’s Company K and Hiram Scott, Gibbons’ uncle who was living in Kentucky during the Civil War. The correspondence also includes friends and family members and expresses opinion on the war including the draft, life in military camp, and their on-going activities, 1861-1865. Also included are debt payments and bond statements between Gibbons and James Cottman from the 1870s. Keywords:
    Elijah T.P. Gibbons papers Accomack County, Va. Civil War Land Deed Locustville, Va. Military Somerset County, Md. James Cottman Elijah T.P. Gibbons Mary Polly Scott Gibbons Thomas C. Kellam Alexander H. King Hiram Scott
  • Ellen G. Bloodsworth papersAccession Number: 2016.092Description: The Ellen G. Bloodsworth papers document her educational history at Wicomico High School and Salisbury State Normal School, as well as her interest in Eastern Shore history and her Episcopal faith from 1933-2007. Her papers are represented through graduation and university scrapbooks, high school reunion ephemera, newsletters from Episcopal churches, and newspaper clippings about Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Keywords:
    Ellen G. Bloodsworth papersMcGrath FamilyPusey FamilyQuantico, Md. ReunionSalisbury State Normal SchoolSt. Philips Episcopal ChurchWicomico High SchoolElizabeth Ellen BloodsworthLee GordyElizabeth Ellen GordyElizabeth Ellen LeBelLouis Edward LeBel, Jr.Louis Edward LeBel, Sr.Phillip LeBelRoxanne Pusey
  • Ellett A. Lewis Scrapbook collection Accession Number: 2005.078 Description: Ellett A. Lewis Scrapbook collection depicts family members and friends participating in activities outside of the home in Salisbury, Maryland through photographic documentation, 1900-1940. Images include Mr. Lewis’ service in World War I, New York City, Accomack County, Virginia, Pokomoke City, Maryland, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Eastern Shore homes, roadside camping, schoolhouses, classrooms and monuments to Virginia Dare and Francis Makemie. Keywords:
    Ellett A. Lewis Scrapbook collection Accomack County, Va. Automobiles Classroom Gettysburg, Pa. Military New York City, Ny. Pokomoke City, Md. Schoolhouse Travel World War I Virginia Dare Clement I. Gaskill Bertha M. Lewis Ellett Absalom Lewis Francis Makemie
  • Elmer Ruark papersAccession Number: 2015.072Description: The Elmer Ruark papers document the religious work of the former mayor of Salisbury Maryland. The collection spans Ruark’s research into the history of Allen Memorial Baptist Church of Salisbury. In addition the records include research and publications related to Rev. Noah Davis, founder of the Baptist Publication Society; Elmer Ruark and Noah Davis are distant relatives. The collection dates from 1830-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1958.Keywords:
    Elmer Ruark papersBaptist HistoryBaptist PublicationsChristian EducationMaryland BaptistsReligionAllen Memorial Baptist ChurchAmerican Baptist Publication SocietyDivision Street Baptist ChurchElmer F. Ruark Insurance AgencyJohn T. Wilcox InsuranceMaryland Baptist Union AssociationNoah DavisAdline RuarkDavis RuarkElmer RuarkEunice RuarkRichard RuarkMillard J. Tawes
  • Evelyn Hamilton White scrapbook collection Accession Number: 2014.056 Description: Evelyn Hamilton White scrapbook collection documents national, international and local events in Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1933-1945 with the bulk of the material dating from the period of World War II, 1943-1945. International and national events including the death of Franklin Roosevelt, the abdication of Edward VIII and World War II are documented through newspaper clippings. Local events including weddings, anniversaries, death announcements and the hurricane of 1933 in Ocean City are also documented though newspaper clippings. Keywords:
    Evelyn Hamilton White scrapbook collection Death England Hurricane--Ocean City, Md. Weddings World War II Frankin Delano Roosevelt Evelyn Hamilton White
  • Evelyn Jefferson Fox papers Accession Number: 1989.001 Description: The Evelyn Jefferson Fox papers document the activities of her family members who resided on Taylor’s Island and in Federalsburg, Maryland. Records document the family’s activities through nineteenth-century correspondence and photographs. Two photographic scrapbooks from 1910-1920 also document the cultural landscape and family activities through photographic images and newspaper clippings of Ocean City, Federalsburg, and Taylors Island. Keywords:
    Evelyn Jefferson Fox papers Evelyn Fox Dorchester County World War I Hillcrest Cemetary
  • Federated Garden Club of Maryland, District 1 records Accession Number: 2013.064 Description: The Federated Garden Club of Maryland, District 1 records document the organization’s activities on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from 1930-2011 with the bulk of the records dating from 1987-2008. Regionally District 1 is comprised of Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester counties and their organized garden clubs. Activities including the semiannual meetings, special meetings, horticulture committee, and the newsletter are documented via meeting minutes recorded by the FGCMD secretary. Also included are scrapbooks compiled by the FGCMD historian that document the activities of the varying clubs through photographs and newspaper clippings. Keywords:
    Federated Garden Club of Maryland, District 1 records Flower shows Garden Clubs Gardening Horticulture Landscape design Societies Caroline County Garden Club Chestertown Garden Club Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland Greenfingers Garden Club National Garden Club, Inc. Queen Anne’s County Garden Club Somerset Garden Club Talbot County Garden Club Worcester County Garden Club Mrs. Jesse Hakes Chris Myles-Tochko
  • Folklore and Folklife student papers Accession Number: 2006.334Description: The Folklore and Folklife student papers document the final projects of students enrolled in English 367 at Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland in 2005. The student’s projects encompass a variety of topics that include: regional and ethnic identity, music, popular culture and Americana. Students used oral interviews, photographs, and video recordings to complete their assignment. Keywords:
    Folklore and Folklife student papers AmericanaCultureFolklifeFolkloreTraditionsCalvert Marine MuseumCamp Day Furnace TownLora Bottinelli
  • Fred Bradley Family papers Accession Number: 1990.051 Description: The papers of Fred T. Bradley document the activities of his family members, including his Uncle Milton Bradley’s active service in World War I, a copy of Florence Bradley’s passport, and his father’s obituary. Political memorabilia include a ticket stub from the 1912 Democratic National Convention and a fob from the McKinley-Hobart Presidential campaign of 1896. Also included is a copy of the Kangaroo Komplete Kompound brochure circa 1892, a type of farmer’s manure almanac. Keywords:
    Fred Bradley Family papers Mardela Springs, Md. Riverton, Md. World War I Florence Bradley Milton Bradley
  • Freedom Ainsworth papers Accession Number: 1999.008 Description: The Freedom Ainsworth papers document the restoration and preservation efforts of three of the Manokin Historic District’s oldest structures Beckford Manor, Almodington and More And Case It (also known as Holly Hurst), located in Princess Anne, Md. The materials date from 1766-1767, 1803-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from the purchase and restoration of the three structures, 1967-1994. Restoration activities as well as property histories are documented via correspondence, detailed measurements and notes, architectural drawings, and photographs. Also documented through a series of ledgers are the accounting transactions of Henry Smith Lankford and H. Fillmore Lankford as well as various merchants from Somerset Count including Teackle Dennis and Teackle. Keywords:
    Freedom Ainsworth papers Architecture--Maryland Buildings Maryland Colonial Architecture Dennis Family Elzey Family Georgian Architecture Historic building--Conservation and restoration Historic hotels Historic preservation Lankford Family Ledgers Littleton Family Marshall Family Pinckard Family Porter Family Princess Anne, Md. Real Estate Restoration and conservation Somerset County, Md. Almodington Anderson Road Beckford Manor Brig Peggy The Community Players, Inc. Corbett-Sharp House, Odessa, Del. Glenstone Holly Hurst The Irish World and American Industrial Liberator Knights of Pythias Manokin Historic District More And Case It National Register of Historic Places Olde Princess Anne Days Teackle, Dennis and Teackle Teackle Mansion The United States Gazette Washington Academy Wharton House Freedom Ainsworth Norma Ruedi Ainsworth Michael Bourne Harry Dashiell Henry Jackson Catherine F. Lankford H. Fillmore Lankford Ian Crawford MacCallum William H. Polk Sallie Mills Porter
  • Freeny Family papersAccession Number: 2011.006Description: The Freeny family papers document the life of Lula Belle Freeny and the life accomplishments of her many family members and friends including Susan “Addie” Freeny, Munsey White, and Bessie Luffman in Hebron, Wicomico County, Maryland, 1889-1993 with the bulk of the material dating from 1908-1948. Personal and professional activities of their lives are documented through a series correspondences, military documents, education materials, photographs, and various other booklets that the family had acquired over the years.Keywords:
    Freeny Family papersEducationFreeny FamilyMilitaryPostcardsWorld War IWorld War IILouis BrumbleyMartha BrumbleyGertrude DonawayEarnest FreenyFred Freeny Lula Belle FreenyLula Belle BrumbleySusan "Addie" Freeny Bessie LuffmanMunsey WhiteNoah White
  • Fulton Allen papers Accession Number: 1998.116 Description: The papers of Mr. Fulton Allen document his personal interests which include folk art, travel, and theater as a resident of Salisbury, Maryland from 1920-1970s. Records include a scrapbook from Mr. Allen’s travels to the West Indies in 1937 with his friend, Conrad Long, as well as photographs and a cast list from the Wicomico Community Players, a local theater group which held productions at Wicomico High School. A second scrapbook features collected magazine covers and advertisements from varying periodicals 1929-1945. Also included are a series of pamphlets providing information on new pharmaceuticals, health benefits and social issues. Keywords:
    Fulton Allen papers Wicomico County Wicomico Community Players Hamilton Fox Conrad Long
  • Gale J. Belser papers Accession Number: 1999.032 Description: The papers of Gale J. Belser document her extensive family history research conducted from 1972-1999 and includes extensive histories of the Alford and Gale families of the Eastern Shore as well as other families from Cecil, Dorchester and Somerset Counties. Family histories are documented via correspondence with family members, pedigree charts, deeds and wills, obituaries, as well as church and marriage records. Keywords:
    Gale J. Belser papers Gale Johnson Belser Alford Family History Baker Family History Belser Family History Brown Family History Budd Family History Burial records Cecil County, Md. Comegys Family History Crane Family History Dare Family History Dashiell Family History Davenport Family History Davis Family History Dempsey Family History Dorchester County, Md. Fassit Family History Fleharty Family History Gale Family History Hall Family History Henry Family History Hutton Family History Johnson Family History Kay Family History Larrimore Family History Loverin Family History Lundy Family History McNeal Family History Magruder Family History Matheson Family History Matlack Family History Messick Family History Middleton Family History Mikel Family History Newman Family History Newman-Davis Family History Nicholson Family History Padgett Family History Pedigree Charts Perinchief Family History Poillon Family History Robinett Family History Rodgers Family History Sherron (Cherron) Family History Shreves Family History Sickler Family History Skirven Family History Smith Family History Von Rapp Family History Wainright (Winright) Family History Ware Family History
  • Genesar Architectural Drawing records Accession Number: 1987.107 Description: This collection contains thirteen architectural drawings of the Berlin, MD structure called Genesar in 1980. The drawings were prepared by student architects of Florida A & M University. The drawings include a site plan, first floor plan, second floor plan, third floor plan, east elevation, west elevation, north elevation, longitudinal section, transverse section, and several individual details throughout the structure.  Keywords:
    Maryland Architecture Buildings Genesar Architectural Drawing records Historic building Historic preservation Conservation and restoration Worcester County, Maryland Historic American Buildings Survey Humphreys family Purnell family Berlin, Maryland
  • George B. Nabb, Jr. papers Accession Number: 2014.053 Description: The papers of George B. Nabb, Jr. document his thoughts and experiences through correspondence during World War II from 1942-1945, with the bulk of the material dating from 1943-1944, while Nabb was stationed in England and in Northern France as the Captain and Commanding Officer of Company D of the 115th Infantry Division of the National Guard. Correspondence was sent to his wife Georgia and son, George, who lived on his family’s farm in Cambridge, Maryland, and focus on his thoughts and concerns of his family back home. Keywords:
    George B. Nabb, Jr. papers Cambridge, Maryland Military World War II 115th Infantry Division National Guard George B. Nabb, Jr. Georgia Nabb George Nabb III
  • George and Lucy Toothill papers Accession Number: 2013.043 Description: The George and Lucy Toothill papers document George Toothill’s naval assignments shortly after World War I. The papers date from 1918-1923 with the bulk of the papers dating from 1918-1919. The papers include a journal kept by George in 1919 documenting his travels, correspondence from various family members and friends, and naval identification materials. In addition to George’s papers there is a correspondence to Lucy from a family friend written in 1923. Keywords:
    George and Lucy Toothill papers United States Navy World War I Military History Chauncey Brewster Frank Drebing Maude Malcolm Charlie Toothill Lucy Toothill George Toothill Chincoteague, Virginia Accomack County, Virginia
  • George Whitehead papersAccession Number: 2017.001Description: The George Whitehead papers document his involvement in public education, philanthropy and volunteerism on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland from 1980-2014 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1990-2014. Dr. Whitehead’s work with the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism, Phi Delta Kappa and the American Red Cross is documented through correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports and ephemera. Keywords:
    Education -- MarylandPhilanthrophyVolunteerismWicomico County, Md.American Red Cross, Lower Shore ChapterMaryland Governor’s Office on Service and VolunteerismPhi Delta Kappa, Eastern Shore ChapterSalisbury UniversityGeorge Whitehead
  • Grace Atkinson Morris papersAccession Number: 1984.013Description: The Grace Atkinson Morris papers document her genealogical research on families from the Eastern Shore of Maryland with materials dating from 1832-1992, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1979-1992. The papers identify the genealogical connections between the Atkinson, Riggin, Miller, and Trehearne families of Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Documents within the collection include Grace’s handwritten notes, her correspondence with genealogists and relatives, Atkinson family ledgers, and family photographs. Keywords:
    Grace Atkinson Morris papersAtkinson FamilyEastern Shore HistoryGenealogyMiller FamilyMorris FamilyTrehearne FamilyRiggin FamilyDaily TimesLower Delmarva Genealogical SocietyMarylander & Herald Maryland Genealogical SocietyLevin James Miller AtkinsonLillie Belle Riggin AtkinsonMildred BushLeslie DrydenRuth DrydenAnne GillEmma McCarthyLillie Grace Atkinson MorrisJames MorrisG. Ray Thompson
  • Gunby Family papers Accession Number: 1995.012 Description: The Gunby Family papers document the Gunby family lineage which began in Somerset County, Maryland in the late 17th century. Also documented are the activities of southern sympathizer Clara Gunby which occurred in Maryland and Virginia. The materials date from 1854 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1971 to 1994 when Mr. George Hann began to conduct research on the lineage of the Gunby family and associated family lines. Earlier records are included; however, they are photocopies of originals. Documenting records include Clara Gunby’s journal, family history lineage, and correspondence from George Hann to Gunby family members in the United States, Canada, England, and the South Pacific. Keywords:
    Gunby Family papers Brittingham Family Civil War Family History Fork Town, Maryland Genealogy Hampton Roads, Virginia Roach Family Somerset County, Maryland Wells Family Fortress Monroe Fort Monroe Clara L. Gunby Louis W. Gunby Eva Parker Gunby Hann George W. Hann Geroge Hann Clara Gunby Huffington Marylander and Herald Crisfield Times
  • Guy Peck collection Accession Number: 1999.027 Description: The Guy Peck collection documents Peck’s devotion to history through the documents he acquired and includes those on education and business practices. Records date from 1795-1979 with the bulk of the material dating from 1915-1940. Specifically, records document the education and life of Conrad or Conard Williams, an African American man from Eden, Maryland who studied at the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, and the secretarial training of Elva Chandler who attended Goldey College in Wilmington, Delaware. Monetary transactions are also documented through a wide variety of receipts, goods purchased and accounting practices from different Eastern Shore families including Hitch and Ruark. Military research on the 1943 Algiers Campaign and correspondence from an enlistee to his mother during the Korean War is also included. Keywords:
    Guy Peck collection African American Schools Birth Records Crisfield, Md. Education Hitch Family Midwifery Shook Family Friendship Methodist Church Goldey College Hampston Normal and Agricultural Institute Korean War Princess Anne College Leighton Lockerman Thomas Parks Guy Peck Rebecca Polk Conard Williams Conrad Williams
  • Harold S. Morton, Jr. papers Accession Number: 2014.991 Description: The Harold S. Morton, Jr., papers document the extensive family history research that Morton conducted with the help of his wife, Margaret James Morton from 1958-1978 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, primarily in Northampton County. Families documented via research include James, Roberts and Stott. The materials date from 1870-1978, 1996 and include primary resources documenting the James family’s activities in and around Franktown, Virginia. Resources include land deeds, military discharge papers and estate assessment for Robert Dunton James. Keywords:
    Harold S. Morton, Jr. papers Badger Family Bird Family Byrd Family Dunton Family Franktown Cemetery Franktown, Va. Jacob Family James Family Land Deeds Major Family Mapp Family Military Morton Family Nassawadox, Va. Northhampton County, Va. Roberts Family Stott Family Bleak House Farm Daughters of the American Revolution Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society Jamestown Society Helen Dunton James Robert Dunton James Harold S. Morton Ester Roberts David Topping
  • Harry L. Harcum papersAccession Number: 2010.103Description: The Harry L. Harcum papers documents Harry’s involvement in local businesses and civic engagements in Salisbury, Maryland which include the development of the Boy Scouts of America, Wicomico County chapter as well as the associated African-American Boy Scout Troop, 1910-1917. In addition to Harcum’s engagements the papers also reflect the purchase of land in the Camden Avenue district as well as the design and construction of his family home, the Harcum House on Park Avenue. The records provide insight as to how residents of Salisbury utilized local business. Harry Harcum bought and sold stocks, this offers a glimpse of how Americans engaged in trade domestically and abroad. Keywords:
    Harry L. Harcum papersBusiness recordsIndustryLand DevelopmentNumeratorAmerican Correspondence CollegeScoutingBoy Scouts of AmericaHaddock- Nixon Taxi CompanyHavana Planter CompanyHarry L. HarcumRuth Kennerly HarcumEunice HollowayRuth MessickBettie Harcum Morris
  • Harry O. Korff, Jr. papersAccession Number: 2007.044Description: The Harry O. Korff, Jr. papers document his military service in the United States Air Corps from 1943-1995 with the bulk of the materials dating to 1943-1950. Korff, a Salisbury, Maryland native and dental surgeon, was enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and was stationed in Italy. His papers reflect his World War II service through records from various training schools he attended throughout the United States and a scrapbook showcasing his training in Florida and his active duty in Italy. Keywords:
    Harry O. Korff, Jr. papersMilitaryWorld War IIYearbooksArmy Air Force Classification CenterFlexible Gunnery SchoolSan Angelo Army Airfield Bombardier SchoolUnited States Army Air CorpsUnited States Army Air ForceHoward W. JacksonHarry O. Korff, Jr.Virginia Korff
  • Henrietta Byrd papersAccession Number: 1996.005Description: The Henrietta Byrd papers are deeds, wills, lease, transactions, and correspondence of a 19th Century businesswomen in Salisbury, Maryland, 1842-1891. Following the death of her husband, Henrietta sought legal counsel from Congressmen and Attorney Mr. John Rankin Franklin to understand her rights as a widowed entrepreneur in the Antebellum Era. She later owned at least two properties include the “Wicomico House” which was four-story restaurant and hotel on Main Street, Salisbury. Keywords:
    Henrietta Byrd papersBondsDeedsLeaseMain StreetOrphan's CourtPromissory NotesPhiladelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad Company Wicomico HouseBenjamin ByrdHenrietta ByrdJames FooksJohn Rankin Franklin
  • Henrietta Jones Moore collection Accession Number: 1991.002 Description: The Henrietta Jones Moore collection documents several historical aspects of Eastern Shore history including Salisbury and Cambridge, Maryland and Cape Charles, Virginia. Documenting materials include family history, religion, education, and economic perspectives through essays, ephemera, newspaper clippings, obituaries and photographs from 1860-1998 with the bulk of the material dating from 1930-1948. Keywords:
    Henrietta Jones Moore collection Cambridge, Md. Cape Charles, Va. Catholicism Economics Education Main Street Recipes Religious Toleration White Family E.S. Adkins and Company Liberty Wall Paper and Paint Company Miles, Bailey and Williams Montgomery Ward Peninsula General Hospital Powell Dining Hall Salisbury Times Cooking School Bertha Adkins John W. Adkins Annie Byrd Frank Carpenter Bertie Hughlett Lyons Dobson Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- Joseph Graham Samuel A. Graham Louise Hopkins Louisa Graham Miller Dorothy Mitchell Henrietta Jones Moore Mary Elizabeth Mumford Bettie Morris Slemons Carrie E. Smith Gordon H. Toadvine Martha Toadvine Ronie Catherine Venable
  • Henry T. Bell papers Accession Number: 2014.014 Description: The papers of Henry T. Bell document land purchases in Berlin, Maryland and the business relationship conducted between Bell, his wife Lillie and the William B. Tilghman Company from 1858 – 1918 with the bulk of the material dating from 1895-1916. Also included is personal correspondence to Henry and Lillie Bell from their children and other acquaintances as well as personal account information and his last will and testament. Keywords:
    Henry T. Bell papers Arnold Miller Lot Berlin, Md. Jane Baker Lot Land Deeds Smith Lot Worcester County Guth Chocolate Company William B. Tilghman Company Henry T. Bell Lillie M. Bell Frances Bell Rayne Helen Bell Rayne John D. Rayne
  • Hobert D. Adams papersAccession Number: 2015.143Description: Hobert D. Adams papers consist of land surveys and descriptions as well as proposals, maps, and permits for Adams’s property located in Fishing Creek, Maryland. The materials also contain a series of records related to Adams’s vehicle accidents. The materials date from 1963-1992 with the bulk date from 1973-1978. Keywords:
    Hobert D. Adams papersCambridge, Md. Fishing Creek, Md. Land SurveyDoris AdamsHobert D. Adams
  • Holloway Funeral Home records Accession Number: 2014.010 Description: The Holloway Funeral Home records document the deceased who were prepared for burial at the Salisbury, Maryland location, 1900-1952. Digitized materials include procedures performed, financial statements and death certificates. Keywords:
    Holloway Funeral Home records Death Records Family History Holloway Funeral Home Samuel J.R. Holloway Walter Holloway Richard Holloway
  • Humphreys Family papers Accession Number: 2012.048 Description: The Humphreys family papers document the educational and social activities of Dr. Eugene and Josephine Humphreys and their children who lived at 105 Broad Street, Salisbury, Maryland. Materials date from 1867-1963 with the bulk of the material dating from 1890-1933 including correspondence, educational, economic and photographic materials of the family. Also documented through correspondence, legal records, and photographs are boarders who resided with the Humphreys and associated families including Mary Gordon Toadvine, Joseph and Mary Graham and John D. Williams. Keywords:
    Humphreys Family papers Broad Street Health Care Humphreys Family Graham Family Medicine Photographs American Red Cross Army Nurse Corps Knights of Pythias, No. 56 L.E. Williams and Company Old Glory Council No. 10 Parsons Cemetery Princeton University St. Peter’s Episcopal Church St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church Salisbury High School Society of Colonial Wars Tilghman Farm United States Army L. Atwood Bennett Robert Ennalls Powell Cannon Sally Dillridge Harriet Graham Joseph Armstrong Graham Mary W. Graham Frank Gunby Ruth Gunby E. Dudley Humphreys Dr. Eugene W. Humphreys M. Elizabeth Humphreys M. Josephine Humphreys Nelly Rock Humphreys Theodore Humphreys Purnell E. Jones Hollis J. Lowe Thomas H. Roben Mary E. Rock Henry W. Ryall Edith Shears Emma L. Smith Lucy Humphreys Steuart Richard Steuart Mary Gordon Toadvine Isaac N. Todd Amanda Florence Williams John Dashiell Williams Mamie V. Williams
  • J. Douglas Deal papersAccession Number: 1998.123Description: The J. Douglas Deal papers document the extensive research done by Deal while writing his dissertation Race and Class in Colonial Virginia: Indians, Englishmen, and Africans on the Eastern Shore during the Seventeenth Century from 1970-1982 at the University of Rochester. Materials within the collection are comprised of photocopies of documents dating from 1663-1866. Photocopied materials include seventeenth century Accomack County tithables, articles from the William and Mary Quarterly, and genealogical information regarding families from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Handwritten notes and tithable charts created by Deal are also within the collection. Keywords:
    J. Douglas Deal papersAccomack County, Va.African AmericansChurchesCustis FamilyRace RelationsGenealogyNorthampton County, Va.QuakersScarborough FamilyHungar’s Parish Episcopal ChurchJ. Douglas Deal
  • J. Marshall Stewart papers Accession Number: 2013.056 Description: The papers of J. Marshall Stewart document his career with Victor Lynn Lines as well as his civic service to the Eastern Shore and the city of Baltimore from 1940-1966. His activities are documented via photographs, certificates and artifacts that include an 1801 reproduction map of the city of Baltimore and a Baltimore sesquicentennial commemorative plate. Also included is an extensive family history of the Andrew and Joanne Stewart Hall family which includes memoirs from associated family members and was produced in 2008. Keywords:
    J. Marshall Stewart papers Freight Transportation Maritime Transportation Politics Veterans Monument Ocean City Convention Hall Commission Pimlico Merchants Association Victor Lynn Lines Thomas D'Alesandro Andy Hall Joanne Stewart Hall Howard W. Jackson J. Marshall Stewart J. Millard Tawes
  • Jackson Family photograph collection Accession Number: 2013.017 Description: The Jackson Family photograph collection visually documents the prominent Salisbury, Maryland family including United States Senator William P. Jackson and Maryland Republican State Central Committee member, William Newton Jackson. Florence Rue, wife of William Newton Jackson, and daughter of Philadelphia National Bank President, Levi Lingo Rue and family is also visually documented in this series of photographic images. Visually, the images document the wealth and status of the two families, from 1865-1968 with the bulk of the images dating from 1880-1920. Keywords:
    Jackson Family photograph collection Jackson Family Rue Family Rose Brouse Florence Rue Jackson William Newton Jackson William P. Jackson Francis Jamison Rue Levi Lingo Rue
  • Jay and Carrie Kleinhenn papers Accession Number: 2006.365 Description: The Jay and Carrie Kleinhenn papers document their family life in Bridgeville, Delaware, 1896-1976; the bulk of the material dates from 1915-1949. Their lives apart and together are documented through extensive photographic prints and negatives and include photographs of Carrie’s youth, growing up on the family farm on Pepperbox Road, as well as her tenure as a teacher at Bridgeville High School. The photographs also document their home in Bridgeville, family vacations, Jay’s professional position at Bell Telephone Company and descendants of the LeCates, Kleinhenn and Hearne families. Keywords:
    Jay and Carrie Kleinhenn papers Bridgeville, Del. Family History Hearne Family Messick Family Pepperbox Road Road Construction Truitt Street Walnut Street Workman Family Bell Telephone Company Bridgeville High School Citadel Del-Mar-Va Bible Institute Delmar Service Station Howe School Trussum Pond & Mill Don Ashton Valmer L. Browns Arthur Kleinhenn Carrie LeCates Kleinhenn Jay Kleinhenn Senara LeCates Hastings Joseph LeCates Verda LeCates Maddox Richard Myers David Ziegler Delmar High School Willie Anna LeCates Martha E. Oliphant Thomas E. Oliphant
  • Jesse M. Pollitt, Jr. papersAccession Number: 1995.040Description: The Jesse M. Pollitt papers portray a young man’s experience of the phases of war training, stationing, and naval service of World War II, and the written relationship men maintained with their families. Specifically, correspondence between Pollitt and his mother Agnes Malone Pollitt during his service in the United States Marine Corps from 1943-1946. The letters documenting his experiences at boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina and his subsequent postings in Washington, D.C. and North Carolina.Keywords:
    Jesse M. Pollitt, Jr. papersAllen, Md.Camp LejeuneParris IslandNaval Research LaboratoryWorld War IIUnited States Marine CorpsAgnes Malone PollittJesse M. Pollitt, Jr.
  • Jim Jackson Delmarva Ephemera collection Accession Number: 2012.070 Description: This collection consists of assorted local paper ephemera from 1852 to 1990. Most of the items originated from the George Bounds & Company of Hebron, the J. H. Farlow & Brother of Salisbury and the Wimbrow & Company of Whaleyville and William and Edwin Sirman. Included are cannery tokens from the Harold B. Kennerly & Son in Nanticoke, MD. Keywords:
    Jim Jackson Delmarva Ephemera collection Hebron, Maryland Salisbury, Maryland Whaleyville, Maryland Nanticoke, Maryland J. H. Farlow & Brother Wimbrow & Company Cannery Tokens Harold B. Kennerly & Son William Sirman Edwin Sirman Harold B. Kennerly George Bounds & Company Churches W. Frank Howard
  • John Chamberlin papers Accession Number: 2011.005 Description: The John Chamberlin papers document his archeological excavations in Maryland. Records include his archeological surveys, artifact lists, proposal documents, maps and artifacts collected during his digs. These materials date from 1910-2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1991-2003. Many of the documents relate to William Claiborne, who established a trading settlement on southern Kent Island in 1631. Chamberlin also excavated at Rich Neck Manor, later named Sherwood Manor, in St. Michaels, Maryland which is assumed to have been originally occupied in 1649-1652 by Captain William Mitchell. The Kent Fort materials include information on The Claiborne Project which was an archaeological survey that attempted to locate Kent Fort using Chamberlin’s research. The archeological artifacts contain Native American and colonial finds dating to the 17th and 18th century. These artifacts include bones, stones, tools, beads, and pottery, pipe stems fragments, and wooden and metal artifacts including coins. Keywords:
    John Chamberlin papers Archaeology Architecture Glass Beads Kent County, Md. Kent Island, Md. Native American Pipe Stems Queene Anne's County, Md. St. Mary's City, Md. St. Michael's Island, Md. Talbot County, Md. Trade Beads Underwater Archaeology Waterways Kent Fort John Chamberlain Rick Neck Sherwood Manor William Claiborne Fred Hopkins
  • John H. Dulany and Son, Inc. records Accession Number: 2012.116Description: The records of John H. Dulany and Son Incorporated, (also known Dulany and Johnson and Dulany and Sons), documents the growth and management of John H. Dulany and Son Inc. which was located in Fruitland Maryland. The materials date from the company’s inception in 1899 through 1984 with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1966. The materials include photographs, correspondence, biographies, and awards documents the growth of the Dulany plants as well as business and political interests of the company. Biographies and photographs of Dulany family members and histories of the company are also included.Keywords:
    John H. Dulany and Son, Inc. records Agricultural laborersBusiness records CanneriesDulany Family FarmersFruitland, Md.Politics and governmentVegetablesDulany Industries, Inc.Dulany and Johnson Inc.John H. Dulany and Son, IncWilmington Conference AcademyIsaac Handy AndersonAlice DulanyIsaac DulanyJohn H. DulanyLucille Tull DulanyRalph O. DulanyVirginia Dulany
  • John Luke Porter papersAccession Number: 2006.040Description: The John Luke Porter papers consist of genealogy of the Trader, Bailey, and Porter families, as well as excerpts, and correspondence about the naval battle between the C.S.S. VIRGINIA and the U.S.S. MONITOR. The research was conducted by James Trader, Maryland Eastern Shore local, he traced his genealogy back to the 17th century Virginia; these papers reflect that research from 2002-2003. He found that he was related to several military figures, such as John Luke Porter, the architect of the C.S.S VIRGINIA.Keywords:
    John Luke Porter papersBailey FamilyPorter FamilyTrader FamilyC.S.S. VIRGINIA/MERRIMACU.S.S. MONITORAurelia Porter BaileyJohn Luke PorterJames TraderJim Trader
  • Joseph Benjamin Hudson film project records Accession Number: 2014.169 Description: Project records of the Joseph Benjamin Hudson film document the life of one of the most well-known and longest living Delawareans, Joseph Benjamin Hudson (1874-1982) from Mission, Sussex County. Donald Ward produced the project from 1980-1981 and conducted the interview with Mr. Hudson recording how life had changed over the last 100 years. Commentary from Mr. Hudson includes early life in post-Civil War Delaware, farming and Carey’s United Methodist Camp. The interview is documented on five types of audio-visual formats as well as through a script and transcripts. Keywords:
    Joseph Benjamin Hudson film project records Farming Millsboro, Del. Mission, Del. Carey's United Methodist Camp Carey's United Methodist Church Joseph Benjamin Hudson Donald Ward
  • Joseph and Ilia Fehrer papers Accession Number: 2009.572 Description: Joseph and Ilia Fehrer papers document the activities of the Fehrers and their involvement in environmental issues in Worcester County, Maryland. The materials date from 1973-2005 with the bulk of the material dealing with the receipt of major awards from 1987-1993. These awards are documented in correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs and photographs. Keywords:
    Joseph and Ilia Fehrer papers Assateague Island National Seashore (Md. and Va. Environmental Nassawango Creek Worcester County (Md.) United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Boy Scouts of America Nassawango Creek Preserve The Nature Conservancy United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Worcester Environmental Trust Norman H. Conway Joseph Fehrer, Jr. Joseph Fehrer, Sr. Ilia Fehrer Parris N. Glendening Paul S. Sarbanes Ezra Stone
  • Joseph Moore collection Accession Number: 2007.046 Description: The Joseph Moore collection documents the death and mourning of Edwin “Uncle Ned” Dirickson, a well-known resident of Berlin, Maryland. Correspondence from family and friends expressing sympathies as well as newspaper clippings from 1904 document the death. Also included are court records from the trial of Euel “Orphan Jones” Lee, who was convicted of murdering an Eastern Shore family in the 1930s. Records also include various sales and tax receipts from Berlin and Worcester County merchants and newspapers also from Worcester County. Keywords:
    Joseph Moore collection Berlin, Md. Lynching Mourning Worcester County, Md. Anna B. Dirickson Edwin F. "Uncle Ned" Dirickson Harriett Dirickson Leven Dirickson Joseph Moore Euel "Orphan Jones" Lee Miles Taylor
  • Keystone View Company Stereopticon collection Accession Number: 2011.147 Description: Keystone View Company Stereopticon collection documents scenes from countries around the world from 1900-1935. Stereopticon cards document scenes such as the Great Sphinx, castles in Germany, and street scenes in the United States as well as natural wonders such as the Matterhorn, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park. Keywords:
    Keystone View Company Stereopticon collection Grand Canyon Matterhorn New York City, NY Stereopticon Keystone View Company Singley, B. L.
  • Lankford Family photographsAccession Number: 2005.091Description: The Lankford family photographs documents the lives and marital relationships of the Lankford, Porter, Scott, and Hayward families from 1860 to 1947. The photographs focus mainly on the Lankford family of Princess Anne, Maryland, particularly Dr. Henry “Harry” Marshall Lankford. Photographs within the collection include cabinet cards, tintypes, and gelatin silver prints. Diary transcriptions from Ida Marshall Lankford provide insight into her life while living at Beckford Manor in 1894. Keywords:
    Lankford Family photographsCabinet CardsHayward FamilyLankford FamilyMarshall FamilyPorter FamilyScott FamilySomerset County, Md.Beckford ManorWalter Scott AtkinsonAnn Janette Flagg HaywardBenjamin LankfordCatherine Alice Fitzsimmons LankfordHenry Fillmore LankfordHenry Fitzsimmons LankfordHenry "Harry" Marshall LankfordHenry Smith LankfordIda Marshall LankfordMargaret PorterSally PorterScott PorterJoseph Gunby Scott, Sr.
  • League of Women Voters, Mid-Shore recordsAccession Number: 2015.083Description: The League of Women Voters, Mid-Shore records documents the development thereof and corresponding activities of the non-partisan, multi-issue organization of Talbot, Dorchester and Caroline counties, 1971-2015. Records focus on the non-partisan education of the communities served through research, voter education and candidate forums, as well as the publication of the Voters’ Guide. Additionally, administrative files collectively document the League’s organizational practices through meeting minutes, correspondence, membership records and program plans. Keywords:
    League of Women Voters, Mid-Shore recordsCivic LeagueElectionsTalbot County, Md.PoliticsVotingLeague of Women Voters, Mid-ShoreJanie Bain-KerrBarbara M. CoitMary-Beth GollHarriet Hankins
  • Leslie Dryden papersAccession Number: 1992.013Description: The papers of Leslie Dryden document his and Henry Francis Dryden’s extensive genealogical research on the Dryden, Adkins, and Fleming families from 1931-1992, with the bulk of the materials from 1932-1945. Materials include correspondence from Henry Francis and Leslie to relatives to glean family history as well as corresponding genealogical research, Eastern Shore newsletters, and Henry Francis’ manuscript of his family genealogy. Keywords:
    Leslie Dryden papersAdams FamilyAkers FamilyDryden FamilyFleming FamilyGenealogyPowell FamilyHenry Francis DrydenIsaac PowellThomas DrydenMatthew WiseLeslie Powell Dryden
  • Louis F. Collins papersAccession Number: 2015.103Description: Louis F. Collins papers documents his life while serving in the United States Army with the material dating from 1942-1960 with the bulk of the material dating from 1942-1946. Also, included in this collection, are certificates and diplomas from Louis and his wife Irene relating to education, living will, and financial records from their life in Powellville, Wicomico County, Maryland. Keywords:
    Louis F. Collins papersMilitary RecordsWorld War IIPowellville, Md. United States ArmyWicomico High SchoolLouis F. CollinsIrene Culver Collins
  • Louise Hopkins Dryden papers Accession Number: 2014.024 Description: The papers of Louise Hopkins Dryden document her experience as the first Somerset County woman to christen a Liberty Ship, the S.S. WILLIAM WELCH March, 1943. Records include correspondence, photographs, and a booklet that documents the entirety of the Bethlehem Liberty Fleet. Also included are family photographs of Mrs. Dryden from her infancy in 1906 until a year before her death in 2002. Keywords:
    Louise Hopkins Dryden papers Home Front Liberty Ship Mount Vernon, Md. World War II Bethlehem Fairfield Shipyard S.S. WILLIAM WELCH Louise Hopkins Dryden Marion C. Dryden
  • Louise Messick Moyer papersAccession Number: 2007.087Description: The Louise Messick Moyer papers date from 1900-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990-2005. The collection represents her genealogical research on multiple families, with extensive correspondence, family trees, abstracts and notes on the Messick, Long and Simmons families. The research spans Lancaster County in Virginia, Dorchester and Somerset Counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware. Records also include facsimiles of 19th Century financial and marriage information, transcriptions of diaries from 1876 and 1906, a self-published memoir of a merchant sailor, and information on the menhaden fishing industry. Keywords:
    Louise Messick Moyer papersDames Quarter, Md.Genealogy -- Sussex County, DelawareGenealogy -- Dorchester County, MarylandGenealogy -- Somerset County, MarylandGenealogy -- Lancaster County, VirginiaIrvington, VirginiaLong FamilyMenhaden fishingMessick familySimmons familyAntioch Methodist ChurchDaughters of the American RevolutionDorchester Genealogy MagazineLouise Messick Moyer
  • Louise Smith papers Accession Number: 2013.067 Description: The Louise Smith papers document the personal and political activities of Salisbury, Maryland City Council President Louise Smith from 1940-2011, with the bulk of the records documenting her political career from her initial entry into the race in 2007 through her decision not to run for re-election in 2011. Documenting records include photographs, official campaign documents, newspaper clippings, and speeches. The meeting minutes from city council meetings April 2007 – April 2011 including legislative, special and closed meetings. Keywords:
    Louise Smith papers Brown Book of Boston City Council Politics Public Works Projects Republican politics Salisbury, Maryland Wicomico County Community Development Block Grant Committee Salisbury City Council United States Senate Lois Smith Louise Smith Barrie Tilghman Senator John J. Williams John Williams
  • Lynn Perry papersAccession Number: 2008.130Description: The Lynn Perry papers document his military service as an officer in the American Expeditionary Forces and a Lieutenant Corporal in World War II, as well as his personal interests in genealogy, the Mason-Dixon Boundary Line, and the Civil War with materials dating from 1880-1960, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910-1945. Materials within the collection include his diary and a series of photographs from World War I, a World War II scrapbook documenting his work during a top secret mission in Alaska. In addition to the military service of Lynn Perry, his papers also include a scrapbook documenting Margaret Perry’s political career as President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women. Keywords:
    Lynn Perry papersAdams FamilyCivil WarCorbin FamilyDennis FamilyHolloway FamilyPeery FamlyPerry FamilyWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryWorld War I World War IIAmerican Expeditionary ForcesMason-Dixon LinePennsylvania Federation of Democratic WomenUnited States ArmyWomen's Club of EastonKatherine AdamsKenneth KingLynn PerryMargaret Perry
  • Margaret Stone papersAccession Number: 2000.017Description: The Margaret Stone papers are comprised of genealogy research conducted by Margaret Stone and relate to many different Wicomico County, Maryland families focusing specifically on the linage of Elihu and Annie “Nannie” Rider Jackson. Also contained within the collection are materials related to the Jackson Lumber Company of Riderwood, Alabama and Tony Tank Manor. In addition, there are items related to Ehliu Jackson’s political career. The materials date from 1895, 1982-2000, specifically documenting when Ms. Stone conducted her genealogical research. Keywords:
    Margaret Stone papersHumphreys FamilyJackson FamilyLumberRiderwood, Ala.Jackson Lumber CompanyTony Tank ManorAnnie 'Nannie' Rider JacksonElihu JacksonMargaret Stone
  • Mary L. Nock papers Accession Number: 1989.030 Description: Mary L. Nock papers document the professional and personal life of Mary Nock, who lived from 1903 to 1987. The papers range 1669 to 1992, as she included in her possession colonial land grants as well as a copy of the Laws of Maryland which established Salisbury in 1735. Her personal papers document her life as a wife and family member of the Layfield-Nock families through photographs, greeting cards, and genealogical research. Mary Nock’s professional papers include materials such as professional correspondence, speeches, drafts of her book It Was a Joy and a Pleasure, awards, as well as ephemera from her time as a politician. Also included in the Nock papers are written works on Mary Nock by Ginger McClain Beningo, as well as Beningo’s notes and correspondence regarding the biographical works from 1990-1992, which make up the bulk of the material. Keywords:
    Mary L. Nock papers Genealogy and local history Legal records Legislation Local government Politics Quantico, Md. Politics and government Beacom Business College Maryland State Government Salisbury State University Ginger Beningo Garland Nock Mary L. Nock Al Smith J. Millard Tawes
  • Mary Sadler portrait collection Accession Number: 2013.058 Description: The Mary Sadler portrait collection documents the ancestors of Mrs. Mary Sadler. The four portraits depict her great grandparents, Rev. Amos J. Bender, and Mrs. Elizabeth Bender who were married in 1858, and also her grandparents, Mr. Carvel Green, and Mrs. Mary M. Green. Keywords:
    Mary Sadler portrait collection Family History Mary Virginia Green Sadler Rev. Amos J. Bender Elizabeth Bender Carvel Green Mary M. Green
  • Maryland Department of Education audio-visual collectionAccession Number: 2006.390Description: The audio-visual project materials produced by the Maryland State Department of Education document the life and customs of the peoples of Maryland including the agricultural landscape and oceanic industries as well as the historic landscape. Materials include a series of photographic slides, film strips, and the corresponding scripts to the classroom materials that date from 1950-1956 with the bulk of the material dating from 1955-1956.Keywords:
    Maryland Department of Education audio-visual collectionAgricultureChesapeake-Delaware Canal Chesapeake and Ohio CanalEducationFishingNatural ResourcesMaryland State Department of EducationSalisbury UniversityByron L. Ashbaugh
  • Maryland DOVE records Accession Number: 2014.031 Description: The Maryland DOVE records document the visit of the Maryland DOVE to Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 2001-2011 with the bulk of the material dating from the visit in 2011. The visit of the DOVE is documented via correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertisements, and photographs. Keywords:
    Maryland DOVE records Education Salisbury, Md. St. Mary’s City, Md. Whitehaven, Md. Wicomico County, Md. --History Brew River City of Salisbury Historic St. Mary’s City Wicomico Historical Society George Chevallier William Gates James Ireton Ann Jones Nan Smethurst Ray Thompson Barrie Parsons Tilghman George White Phyliss White Robert Withey
  • Michael G. Hitch papers Accession Number: 2013.048 Description: Michael G. Hitch papers document the extensive processes conducted by Mr. Hitch while researching the genealogical pathways of his family history in Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1992-2002 with the bulk of the materials dating from the intensive correspondence campaign embarked upon with the Hitch Family Newsletter from, 1994-1998. Research activities are documented via photocopied research materials including family history charts of descendants, probate records, and written histories of various Hitch families and extensive correspondence to Mr. Hitch from Hitch family members nationwide. Keywords:
    Michael G. Hitch papers Family History Genealogical Research Hitch Family Adam Hitch Michael G. Hitch Mike Hitch
  • Michael Lewis papersAccession Number: 2009.048Description: 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 Dr. Lewis’ colleagues, ornithologists from the Ward Museum, and Delmarva environmentalists. Many of the documents are facsimiles of their original whose origin dates from 1887-2009. Keywords:
    AgricultureChesapeake BayColonial ChesapeakeDelmarvaEcologyFlood InsuranceMichael Lewis papersEnvironmentForestryJackson FamilyOrnithologyOystersPollutionJackson Brothers CompanyOld Line AcornDr. Eugene CroninDr. Michael LewisGov. J. Millard Tawes
  • Miles Family papers Accession Number: 2014.043 Description: Land deeds and surveys of the Miles Family papers document the extensive lands owned by and passed to the members of the Miles family of Somerset County, Maryland, 1645-1890. Properties include Ferry Bridge, Pleasure, Hog Pen Swamp and others. Records also include personal papers of John Miles, they comprise a list of property owned, a tax assessment and an unprobated will as well as a photograph album of tin types compiled by Mollie Miles. Keywords:
    Miles Family papers Burcher Holland Ferry Bridge Hog Pen Swamp Holland’s Chance Hopewell Land Deed Land Survey Pleasure Somerset County, Md. Watkins Point William Coulborne Aurinthea Miles Henry Miles John Miles John H. Miles Mary Miles Mollie Miles William Miles
  • Miles Family survey collectionAccession Number: 1984.113Description: The Miles Family survey collection documents numerous Eastern Shore land boundaries. Until the mid-twentieth century, the state of Maryland did not emphasis accuracy of land surveys or the collection of deeds. The work of the Miles family allowed the State of Maryland to utilize original Eastern Shore deeds to legally designate boundary and partition lines. In numerous cases, the Miles’ family records were the only form of land documentation on the Eastern Shore. Consequently, the State of Maryland legally recognized the Miles Family Survey Collection in the court of law and have been used to settle land disputes such as the D379 Assateague Island Land suit. The collection has been the basis for issuing boundary lines, prep construction areas, mapmaking, and engineering. Many of the plats, surveys, and deeds are predominately from Somerset, Worcester, and Wicomico counties, but the collection also extends to the Upper Shore of Maryland, Delaware in Kent and Sussex, and Accomack County, Virginia. The collection is narrowed into election districts. The materials date from 1842-1978 with the bulk of the material dates from 1929-1977.Keywords:
    Miles Family survey collectionAssateague Island, Md.Brinkley Election District, Somerset County, Md.Costens Election District, Worcester County, Md.Crisfield Election District, Somerset County, Md.DeedsDublin Election District, Somerset County, Md.Fairmount Election District, Somerset County, Md.Lawsons Election District, Somerset County, Md.Mt. Vernon Election District, Somerset County, Md.Partition LinesLand PatentsPlatsPocomoke City, Md.Princess Anne Election District, Somerset County, Md.Quindocqua Neck, Brinkley Election District, Somerset County, Md.St. Peters Election District, Somerset County, Md.SurveysTangier Election District, Somerset County, Md.Deputy Surveyor #575Samuel F. MilesWilliam Ballard Miles, Jr. William Ballard Miles, Sr. Ballard MilesWilliam F.W. MilesAlexander MorianWinston F. OuttenDr. Talmadge ReevesDr. Morris Whitehurst
  • Milner Family papersAccession Number: 2015.156Description: The Milner Family papers document the family’s activities through a series of letters and photographs between family members in Indiana, Indiana, Kentucky, Florida, Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland from 1914-1954 with the bulk of the material dating from 1917-1920. Daily activities of Ralph Milner during his enlistment in World War I and his time with the United Fruit Company are of note, as are those of Russell Milner during his experience in the Student Army Training Corps (SATC) at Perdue University. A photograph album documents Russell’s childhood and his experience as an adult in Panco, Oklahoma as an oil refinery engineer. Sympathy cards and condolence letters document the death of Evolyn Milner Carpenter (1889-1918). Series of correspondence between Verna Milner between her friends and family are also included. Keywords:
    Milner Family papersAmerican Expeditionary ForcesStudents Army Training Corps World War IYoung Men’s Christian Association Perdue UniversityUnited Fruit CompanyEvolyn Milner CarpenterMary Ann CarpenterMilner CarpenterVerna Milner HudsonEliza Gregg MilnerRalph Gregg MilnerRussell MilnerW.L. Milner
  • Mitchell and Goslee Hardware Company records Accession Number: 2006.202 Description: The ledgers from Mitchell and Goslee Hardware Company document the type of goods purchased and services performed by the company in and around Salisbury, Maryland and include industries as far west as St. Louis, Missouri and as far east as Boston, Massachusetts from October 1922 through May 1924. Keywords:
    Mitchell and Goslee Hardware Company records Dock Street Salisbury, Md. Hardware stores Shopping Mitchell and Goslee Hardware Company Carl S. Goslee Corovosso Mitchell Edward Mitchell
  • Morris Family papersAccession Number: 2015.204Description: The Morris Family papers document the Salisbury, Maryland residents who lived at 533 South Division Street and owned and operated the Morris Millwork Company. Photographic prints, and funeral ephemera document the relationships of Levin Merrill Morris, his wife, S. Martha and their daughter, Dorothy Catherine, 1890-1955. Additionally, handwritten notes on family birth, marriage and death records have been maintained. Dorothy’s friendships with her college classmates are documented in a scrapbook she compiled while at Temple University as well as in The Tatler, the yearbook of Wicomico High School. Keywords:
    Morris Family papersGodfrey FamilyMorris FamilyRelationshipsRiggin FamilyMorris Millwork CompanyWicomico High SchoolDorothy C. MorrisLevin Merrill MorrisAlice MostellerJames Paul Mosteller
  • Mount Family papersAccession Number: 2006.387Description: The Mount Family papers exhibits a 19th century household living in Spence, Worcester County, Maryland. The series of documents, dates from 1860-1897, and contains deeds of their property on Public Landing road, family bible records, and a dissembled scrapbook including portraits on tin types, carte de visites, and cabinet cards.Keywords:
    Mount Family papersEckhart Mine, Alleghany County, Md.Mount FamilyPublic Landing RoadSnow Hill, Md.Spence, Md.George McDowell MountMary Virginia Sturgis Mount
  • Norm Conway papersAccession Number: 2015.145Description: Norm Conway papers document the budget and management of Maryland’s financial bills. Also, documented are session and major issues reports from meetings over the years and books from the Department of Budget and Management that lays out financial figures. The material dates from 1987-2007 with the bulk dating from 1990-1994. Keywords:
    Norm Conway papersLegislationBudget and ManagementMaryland House of DelegatesDepartment of Budget and ManagementNorman H. Conway
  • Norman J. Elzey papersAccession Number: 1991.020Description: The Norman J. Elzey papers document his military service in World War I and on the Mexican Border, as well as his professional career with the Salisbury, Maryland Post Office and Philadelphia & Cape Charles Railway Post Office (RPO) from 1890-1972, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910-1920. Materials within the collection include photographs from his service in France, newspaper clippings about the 1913 Wicomico High School Reunion, correspondence, and a scrapbook depicting the last journey of the RPO. Keywords:
    ReunionsPost OfficesRailwaysWorld War IMexican Border ServiceRailway Mail ServicePhiladelphia and Cape Charles RPOVeterans of Foreign WarsWicomico High SchoolMargie ElzeyNorman J. ElzeyRobert Elzey
  • Old Home Prize Essay collection Accession Number: 2008.133 Description: 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. Keywords:
    Old Home Prize Essay collection American Indians Architecture Assateague Island Beckford Manor Chesapeake Bay Churches Civil War Manokin Nanticoke Oxford Princess Anne, Md. Sharptown, Md. Slavery Somerset County, Md. Smith Island Teackle Mansion Green Hill Church University of Maryland Eastern Shore Washington High School Patty Cannon Samuel Chase Frederick Douglas Joshua Thomas Lemuel Ward Steven Ward
  • Old School Baptist Church recordsAccession Number: 2008.067Description: 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 of Signs of the Times, and photographs of church members.Keywords:
    Old School Baptist Church recordsBaptismChurch membershipHard Shell BaptistsPrimitive BaptistsReligionBroad Creek Old School Baptist ChurchForest Grove Old School Baptist Church Little Creek Old School Baptist ChurchNassaongo Old School Baptist ChurchOld School Baptist ChurchPrimitive Baptist HomeRewastico Old School Baptist ChurchSalisbury Congregation Old School Baptist ChurchSigns of the TimesSnow Hill Old School Baptist ChurchWarwick Old School Baptist ChurchWelsh Tract Baptist Church Richard CookArcher HollowayLaurence HollowayMartha HollowayDeanna Asplen Marshall
  • Parent Teacher Association, Wicomico County recordsAccession Number: 2016.085Description: National 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, correspondence, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and convention packets.Keywords:
    Parent Teacher Association, Wicomico County recordsEducationMiddle School Task ForceBeaver Run ElementaryMaryland Congress of Parents and Teachers Maryland State PTAPTANational Parent Teacher AssociationPinehurst ElementaryWicomico County Council PTAGeorge Whitehead
  • Pat Russell papers Accession Number: 2000.020 Description: 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 responsibilities, and photographs.

    Regional oral histories document the shanty boats and hunting lodges which were once prominently featured along the seaside of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Cassette tape recordings and transcripts of these interviews with local people document their experiences which include Bob-O-Dell, Pope’s Island, the High Winds Club, and waterfowl hunting on Assateague and Chincoteague Islands. The oral histories also document varying storms that reshaped the coastline, as well as the development and expansion of cities and towns on the Delmarva Peninsula.

    Also documented through oral history are the personal experiences of Whitehaven residents which include African American segregation and their lives in various Eastern Shore communities including Taylorsville, the Germantown Rosenwald School, Ocean City and Church Creek.
    Keywords:
    Pat Russell papers Patricia Russell Patricia A. Russell Assateague Island, Va. Chincoteague Island, Va. Church Creek, Md. Dorchester County Ferryboat Captains Hunting Lodges Shanty Boats Taylorville, Md. Whitehaven, Md. Worchester County Bob-O-Dell Club Germantown Rosenwald School High Winds Club Pope's Island Preservation Maryland Whitehaven Hotel Fred Bunting K. King Burnett Arthur "Boots" Cornish Arthur Cornish George Burt Cropper George Cropper Louise Webster Ekstrom Louise Ekstrom Miles Hancock William Bill Hastings William Hastings Buddy Jenkins William Bill Jester William Jester Palmer Kenney Edna Mandish Edward Otter William Pitts Roland E. "Fish" Powell Roland E. Powell Roland Powell Fish Powell Mrs. John Dale Showell Mrs. John Showell Capt. Edward Trippe Captain Edward Trippe
  • Phil Decker papers Accession Number: 2013.102 Description: 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). Keywords:
    Phil Decker papers Haitian Migrant Workers Labor History Migrant Farm Workers Salisbury Seasonal and Migrant Farmer’s Association Phil Decker Bud Luther
  • Polly Batchelder collectionAccession Number: 1990.044Description: 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 include photograph and autograph albums and correspondence. The materials date from 1889-2001 with the bulk of the material dates from 1982-2001.Keywords:
    Polly Batchelder collectionMarvel Family Somerset County, Md.Tax AssessmentsOriole, Md.Marylander and HeraldPauline BatchelderAlberta Smith
  • Polly Stewart papers Accession Number: 2006.244 Description: 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, folklore, folk life, cultural exploration, and her records of participation in a variety of societies such as the Maryland Folklore Festival. Keywords:
    Polly Stewart papers Feminism Folk Life Folklore Gay and Lesbian Studies Icelandic Culture Literature Lynching Mythology Regional Folklore Studies Religion Shanty Boats Transgender Women’s Issues American Association of University Professors Delmarva Folk Life Festival Eastern Shore Folk Life Festival Maryland Folklore Society George Armwood Polly Deemer Terry Cohen Hamblin Polly Stewart Tom Wisner
  • Princess Anne Grange No. 280 records Accession Number: 1997.006 Description: 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. Keywords:
    Princess Anne Grange No. 280 records Princess Anne, Md. Somerset County Hulda Twining Paul Twining Paul V. Twining
  • Rayner Brothers Incorporated records Accession Number: 2013.021 Description: The Rayner Brothers Incorporated records documents the growth and development of both Rayner Farm Inc. and Rayner Brothers Inc. The materials date from 1909-1993 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 recommendation for Hedley Rayner. Also included are a series of the Rayner’s Berry Book published from 1926-1992. Photographs document the development of the farm and the different treatments implemented to increase strawberry growth.   Keywords:
    Rayner Brothers Incorporated records Agricultural Laborers Agriculture Business Records Farm Workers Farms Farmers Ledgers Stocks Strawberries Rayner Brothers Incorporated Rayner Farms Incorporated P. Curtis Massey Annis Rayner Gladys S. Rayner Hedley Jack Rayner Lola F. Rayner Stanley H. Rayner
  • Republican Women of Worcester County records Accession Number: 2014.082 Description: 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. Keywords:
    Republican Women of Worcester County records Republican Party Political Social Group Delmarva Republican Women Maryland Federation of Republican Women National Federation of Republican Women Fleur Bresler Rosann Bridgmann Ann Horner Granados LouEtta McClafin Olive Milgate Karoline Mills Irene Uhl
  • Richard W. Cooper papersAccession Number: 1987.093Description: The Richard Cooper papers document his professional and personal activities through his collection of materials dating from 1605 to 2001. The documents focus on the religious and political histories of Wicomico and Worcester County as well as the history of the Mason-Dixon Boundary Line depicted through Cooper’s column in the Daily Times. The papers also document the topographic history of Delmarva through Cooper’s career as an engineering surveyor. Documents from his surveying career and interests include topographic maps, survey certificates, land deeds, and plats. A photograph album documents the construction of his family home at 611 Tony Tank Lane in Salisbury, Maryland. Materials within the collection include newspaper clippings, photographs, family histories, and correspondence. Drafts and manuscripts of Cooper’s published works on the history of Salisbury, Profile of a Colonial Community, Salisbury in Times Gone By, and Portrait of Salisbury are contained within the collection.Keywords:
    Richard W. Cooper papersCivil WarDashiell FamilyChurch HistoryDennis FamilyFloodsFooks FamilyHandy FamilyHistoric PreservationHumphreys FamilyLand RecordsMason-Dixon LineMoore FamilyPollitt FamilySurveyingTilghman FamilyWaller FamilyWhitehaven, Md.Wicomico CountyWorcester CountyWorld War IIThe Daily TimesGreen Hill ChurchStepney ParishSt. Peter's Episcopal ChurchJohn ArmstrongFranklin Kent CooperRichard Waller CooperDick MooreJohn HuettEdna MuirPeter SchockleyWilliam Schockley
  • Rick Maloof photograph collectionAccession Number: 2012.028Description: Rick Maloof photography collection documents the professional and personal life of Salisbury, Maryland photographer Rick Maloof. The photographs, brochures, and photographic slides, date from 1960 to 2010. His professional photographic slides, photographs, and brochures encompass his work as an artist, wedding photographer, and commercial photographer in and around the Eastern Shore. Portraits make up the bulk of the material, as well as landscapes, and still life shots, are included in his professional images. Maloof’s personal photographs and photographic slides document his life, with images of his daughter Alyssa, his family, and his friends.Keywords:
    Rick Maloof photograph collectionAdvertising ArchitectureAssateague IslandAgricultureBerlin, Md. Cambridge, Md. Crisfield, Md. Milford, Del. Ocean City, Md. Princess Anne, Md. Smith Island, Md. WeddingsWhitehaven, Md. Globe TheatrePemberton HallPeninsula BankRehoboth Art LeagueSalisbury UniversityUniversity of Maryland, Eastern ShoreWashington HotelMary CorddryRichard HensonAlyssa MaloofRick MaloofSamuel SeidelThelma B. Thompson
  • Robert Parker Fondes papersAccession Number: 1990.036Description: The Robert Parker Fondes papers document the lives of the Fondes-Parker family from 1849-1997 in Parsonsburg, Maryland and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region. Documenting materials include financial records of the Parker family, family heirlooms, photographs, and newspaper articles on Robert Parker Fondes’ genealogical research. The bulk of the materials span from 1920-1955, documenting the farming business and personal lives of Clifford and Maude Parker. Correspondence pertaining to family events is also included.Keywords:
    AgricultureCourt recordsDomestic lifeFamily historyFarmingHistoric preservationParsonsburg, Md. World War IIC. R. DisharoonE. R. Ennis and BrothersE.S. Adkins and CompanyFarmers and Merchants BankFarmers and Planters CompanyJ.E. Shockley and CompanyJohn A. PriceJunior Order of the United American MechanicsLong Lumber CompanyL.W. Gumby CompanyParsonsburg Volunteer Fire CompanySons and Daughters of LibertyRobert Parker FondesTabitha Parker FondesJames FondesClifford ParkerMaude ParkerWalter ParkerVan Parker
  • Robert W. Tunnell papersAccession Number: 1996.010Description: The Robert W. Tunnell papers consist of genealogical research of the Tunnell family, a sample of fiscal documentation of the Delaware State Committee, and historical information of Sussex County, Delaware. The Robert W. Tunnell papers date ranges from 1871-1995 and the bulk dates are from 1954-1969. Keywords:
    Robert W. Tunnell papersSussex County, Del.Blackwater Presbyterian ChurchCommittee to Investigate Delaware State FinancesGovernor’s Revenue Study CommitteeSociety of Colonial WarsJohn Biggs, Jr.Tunnell FamilyHoward W. BramhallHelen Hayman McDanielEbe Tunnell
  • Robert Withy Interiors Inc. records Accession Number: 2006.303 Description: Robert Withey Interiors Inc. records documents the interior design business once located in Salisbury, Maryland as well as associated projects with the Maryland Historical Trust, 1950-2006. Materials include handwritten ledgers, receipts and invoices documenting the financial progression of the design firm. In addition to these materials are documents from the Maryland Historical Trust Teackle Mansion restoration project and include correspondence and other assorted ephemera. Also, there is an issue of Benjaminews, a local women’s store from April 1947. Keywords:
    Robert Withy Interiors Inc. records Allen, Md. Architecture, Wicomico County, Md. Bounds Lott Buildings – Maryland Historic building – Conservation and restoration Historic Preservation Business records Maryland Genealogy Princess Anne , Md., History Maryland Historical Trust Robery Withey Interiors Teackle Mansion Dr. T.E. Martindale Robert Withey, Jr. Robert Withey, Sr.
  • Salisbury City Council records Accession Number: 2006.183 Description: The Salisbury City Council records document the internal functions of the council from 1983 – 1993 with the bulk of the material dating from, 1992 – 1993. Council records include meeting minutes and agendas pertaining to ordinances and proposals. These ordinances include environmental concerns, tax fees and planning and zoning concerns. Also found in the records are interoffice memorandums, financial records including budget briefings, annual reports, and correspondence. Correspondence includes complaints and requests for action from community members and invitations from various local organizations including neighborhood associations and the sheriff’s office and the Salisbury Zoo. Keywords:
    Salisbury City Council records Buildings Maryland City Council Department of Building, Housing and Zoning Department of Public Works Department of Recreation and Parks Historic Preservation Impact Fees Politics and Government Restoration and Convservation Trash fees Maryland Municipal League Salisbury City Council Salisbury Zoological Park Robin Cockey William Higgins W. Paul Martin Thomas D. Plotts
  • Salisbury Promise recordsAccession Number: 2015.110Description: The Salisbury Promise is comprised of local education and faith-based partnerships that have agreed to prepare young people for success living in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland. Wicomico Partnership for Families and Children Local Management Board, Wicomico Mentoring Project, and Salisbury Horizons are three popular community programs that the Salisbury Promise provides. As of 2012, the Salisbury Promise has made Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland a six-time winner of the 100 Best Communities for Young People, according to the America’s Promise Alliance. Over 320 communities nationwide applied for the 100 Best Communities for Young People Honor in 2012. Winners of the competition receive grant money to continue their programming for the youth in their region. Keywords:
    Salisbury Promise records Community ProgramsEducationFaith-based programsLeadership programsMentoring ProjectSchool ProgramsYouth ProgramsSalisbury HorizonsSalisbury's Promose: the Alliance for YouthWicomico Mentoring ProjectWicomico Partnership for Families and Children Local Management BoardJordan LaPierAlma J. PowellGen. Colin L. PowellGeorge Whitehead
  • Samuel Chase Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recordsAccession Number: 2009.047Description: Records of the Samuel Chase Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Salisbury, Maryland, documents the organization’s activities, including community involvement and administrative duties of the officers, from 1944-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1972-1977. Social functions, educational programs, and community engagement efforts of the chapter’s members are documented through meeting minutes, financial records, membership data, as well as scrapbooks, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Published materials from the state and national chapters are included throughout the collection.Keywords:
    Samuel Chase Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution recordsNonprofit OrganizationsSocial GroupsDaughters of the American RevolutionPoplar Hill MansionSamuel ChaseAnn DashiellRobert DellingerVirginia McFadden DickEleanor MulliganGrace Popp
  • Samuel L. Adkins papers Accession Number: 2013.103 Description: Samuel L. Adkins papers documents his life on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, specifically his education, military service, employment at Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and his personal hobbies with county farms, the Salisbury Coin Club and the Antique Car Club of the Accomack-Northampton Region. Mr. Adkins life is documented via photographs, certificates and memorabilia from 1885-2009 with the bulk of the material dating from 1950-1987. Materials also of note are bank notes and an agricultural sign relating to his father, A. Paul Adkins. Keywords:
    Samuel L. Adkins papers Antique Automobiles Automobile Restoration Corporate Limits Map, Salisbury, Md. Vegetable Shows American Numismatic Association Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Department of the Army United States Army Grand Ole Opry Mt. Herman Elementary School Wicomico High School A. Paul Adkins Samuel L. Adkins
  • Samuel Dawson family papers Accession Number: 2013.093 Description: The Samuel Dawson family papers document the activities of Dawson of Virginia and his descendants before, during and after the Civil War from 1783-1920 with the bulk of the material dating from 1861-1868. Materials include legal judgment and the estate inventory of Samuel Dawson, a receipt for horses sold to the Confederacy by Samuel A. Dawson, a diary written by Charles G. Dawson documenting his experience in the Gettysburg campaign, a record of family slaves, a handwritten cookbook and a travel account from Philadelphia to Fauquier, Va. by Henrietta Horner Wyeth during the 1860s as well as Dawson and Cooper family histories. Also included is a handwritten constitution for the Society of the Cincinnati and an abstracts of correspondence from General Thomas Jesup from his campaigns in Florida during the Seminole Wars. Keywords:
    Samuel Dawson family papers Civil War Confederate Soldiers Fauquier County, Va. Gettysburg Campaign, 1863 Military History Seminole Wars Slavery War of 1812 Confederate States of America Green and Lock Potomac Bridge Company Society of Cincinnati Samuel Mason Cooper Arthur Dawson Charles G. Dawson Marth K. Dawson Nicholas Dawson Roger T. Dawson Captain Samuel Dawson Samuel A. Dawson Sarah Anne Dawson Henrietta Gassaway General Thomas Jesup Thomas Johnson S.C. Luckett Henrietta Horner Wyeth
  • Seaford Nylon Plant newslettersAccession Number: 2017.027Description: The Seaford Nylon Plant was the centerpiece of Seaford, Delaware for many years, this included production of the factory newsletter, The Threadline. Contained within this collection, the newsletter documents the day to day lives of the factory workers, 1938-2002. This included, company picnics, bowling nights, fox hunts, and special events in staff members lives. It even includes poems and paintings by staff. In the Threadline’s combined 54 year run, in addition to employee life, it covered the expansion, and problems of the Nylon factory. The Threadline also shows how Seaford employees where treated. DuPont would reward company service with company made products and service emblems, even producing booklets to show said rewards. Keywords:
    Seaford Nylon Plant newslettersNewslettersNylon.Seaford, Del.World War, 1939-1945.E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Nylon DivisionThreadlineSeaford Nylon PlantHelen Baker
  • Senator John J. Williams papers Accession Number: 2013.066 Description: The Senator John J. Williams papers document his distinguished service as a United States Senator and his family history from Sussex County, Delaware1880-2011. Documenting materials include five scrapbooks that were compiled by Williams’ niece and former Salisbury City Council President Louise Smith document the extensive Williams family including the Senator’s parents and ten siblings through photographs, correspondence, and news clippings. In addition to the scrapbooks, national publications and audio visual materials also contribute to the Senator’s political career and community involvement. Keywords:
    Senator John J. Williams papers Family history Millsboro, Delaware Sussex County, Delaware United States Senate Louise Smith John James Williams John J. Williams
  • Sheeran Iraq War memorabilia collection Accession Number: 2013.057 Description: The artifacts document the support from a northern Delaware corporation during Operation Iraqi Freedom, October 2005. Keywords:
    Sheeran Iraq War Memorabilia Collection Sheeran Direct Marketing Company Wilmington, Delaware Military Operation Iraqi Freedom Eric L Hamm Joseph J Sheeran Peggy Sheeran
  • Sidney and Elsie Northam papers Accession Number: 2013.088 Description: The papers of Sidney and Elsie Northam document their life in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland from 1941-2013 with the bulk of the material dating from 1995-2005. Materials include correspondence between Sidney and Elsie from a 1958 trip to Washington State, Elsie’s daily journal entries with regard to her life as well as the weather and the Northam News, which Elsie wrote to keep friends and family informed on their activities. Also included are photographs, a family tree and print images of Snow Hill. Keywords:
    Sidney and Elsie Northam papers Agricultural Tools Northam Family Snow Hill, Md. Juniata College Peggy Bortz James Bross Tom Mulligan Ann Northam Elsie Northam Jerry Northam Sideny Northam
  • Somerset County Bible Society records Accession Number: 2010.020 Description: The Somerset County Bible Society records document the activities and extensive membership of the religious organization whose purpose was to distribute Bibles and promote further interest in the scripture. Located in Somerset County, Maryland, the organization’s records date from its inception in 1828-2005 with the bulk of the material encompassing the annual meetings and membership rosters, 1875-1986. Corresponding organization material also includes a scrapbook from annual meetings, correspondence and deposit receipts from the Maryland Bible Society and a Bible from 1794. Keywords:
    Somerset County Bible Society records Bible Distribution Religion Social Group American Bible Society Ladies Bible Society Maryland Bible Society Doris Maslin Cohn Jane Stewart
  • South Dorchester Folk Museum collection Accession Number: 2010.100 Description: The South Dorchester Folk Museum collection documents programs and lectures held at the museum in Cambridge, Maryland from 2001-2014. The history of southern Dorchester County is immortalized in these Digital Video Disc (DVD) recordings of presentations and feature information about Hooper’s Island, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, decoy carving, hunting traditions, songs and local family history. Keywords:
    South Dorchester Folk Museum collection African Americans Barren Island (Md.) Cambridge (Md.) Cemeteries Civil War Decoy Carving Dorchester County (Md.)—History Education Gootee Family Hooper’s Island (Md.) Hurricanes Music Native Americans Taylor’s Island (Md.) Vienna (Md.) War of 1812 War of 1812 World War I World War II Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Dorchester County Historical Society J.M. Clayton Company South Dorchester Folk Museum Raymond E. Beck Addie Eckardt Bill Foxwell Neil Frampton John Goslee Jacquline Hedberg Phil Hesser Betsy Malkus Frederick C. Malkus Ted Malkus Deanna Marshall Kay McElvey Pat Neild Steele Phillips Dale Price George M. Radcliffe Hal Roth Roy Ruark Warren Saunders David Smith Lin Spicer Brice Stump
  • Sussex County Sheriff records Accession Number: 2012.131 Description: The Sussex County Sheriff records document court cases from 1903-1995 in Sussex County, Delaware. The collection contains financial records for the court and sheriff’s department as well as specific records of costs and outcomes from the court cases occurring from 1903 to 1995. There are records for both the Sussex County Superior Court, as well as the Court of Common Pleas. The records are largely limited to Ledgers, Fee Books and Receipt Dockets. The Ledgers contain basic budgetary information for the Court and the Sheriff’s department, recording costs covered by the court’s budget. The Fee Books record cases by month, with a record of the fees which were to be paid by the court system’s budget. The Receipt Dockets contain information on individual cases and features an index of cases with monetary information and case outcomes. Keywords:
    Sussex County Sheriff records Business Records – Delaware Civil Rights – Delaware Courts – Delaware Court records – Delaware Sussex County Delaware Politics and Government – 1951- Sussex County -- Delaware Delaware Courts system Sussex County Sheriff’s Department L.W. Brittingham William J. Bryan John L. Cannon Martin O. Carey Robert J. Clendaniel Harley J. Conaway Frank L. Dickerson Ray H. Elliot William L. Jones Harry G. McAllister Eugene Mills Horace M. Mills Stephen E. Mills Eli F. Pepper Arthur L. Pittard Stephen E. Rogers Daniel J. Short Charles Spicer, Jr. Charles W. Steele Earl M. Steele Edward J. Suthard
  • Sylvia Bradley collectionAccession Number: 1984.002Description: The Sylvia Bradley collection documents her research on the history and culture of the Delmarva Peninsula with materials dating from 1841-1993, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970-1989. The documents encompass research done by Bradley on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for several of her published histories and articles, including Mardela Springs, Maryland: a History. Documents within the collection include manuscripts on Eastern Shore women during the Civil War, student papers, Berlin Advance newspapers, correspondence regarding Delmarva, and photographs of Eastern Shore cities. Keywords:
    Sylvia Bradley collectionAgricultureBrattan FamilyBennett FamilyChurchesCivil WarDelaware - HistoryEastern ShoreElections Silverthorne FamilyWomen in WarWright FamilyBerlin AdvanceDaily TimesDelineatorEdward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and CultureSalisbury UniversitySuccessful FarmingWestside Historical SocietyAnna Ella CarrollRose O'Neal GreenhowClara GunbyMary NockG. Ray Thompson
  • Teaching American History program records Accession Number: 2006.382 Description: The Teaching American History program records document the creation and implementation of teaching methods using original local source records for Wicomico County teachers. The materials date from 2004-2006, with the bulk of the material dating to 2004. These records include compact discs containing lesson plans on American history created by the participants of the program. The records also contain audio cassettes and compact discs of oral history interviews. These interviews focus on a variety of topics relating to the Eastern Shore, including segregation and integration, education and World War II. Keywords:
    Civil Rights Movement Teaching American History program records Eastern Shore History Education Germantown, Md. Integration Oral History Prohibition Rosenwald School Segregation World War II Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture Salisbury University Wicomico County Board of Education G. Ray Thompson Richard Wilson
  • Thomas W. Davis papersAccession Number: 2006.046Description: The Thomas W. Davis papers document the activities of the Davis, Truitt, and Dennis families of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including Pittsville and Salisbury of Wicomico County, and Ocean City, of Worcester County. In addition, is time spent in Claiborne, Maryland and Wauchula, Florida. The materials date from 1880-1970 with the bulk of the material dating from 1910-1945. The Davis family is documented through photographs, including tintypes, artifacts, baptismal certificates, newspaper clippings, an autograph book, bank check and receipt and other ephemera. Keywords:
    Thomas W. Davis papersDennis FamilyTruitt FamilyClaiborne, Md.Pittsville, Md.Pittsville StoreTruckers and Savings BankT.W. Davis CompanyMary (Mayme) Alice Truitt DavisThomas W. DavisElizabeth Davis DennisElla Davis DukesAmanda Truitt ParkerRalph TruittMaud Truitt Tunis
  • Timothy Beard papersAccession Number: 2015.179Description: Timothy Beard papers document the life, family history, and life-long research of Sheffield, Massachusetts native, Timothy Field Beard, through numerous research notes, family photograph albums, memberships, and bibles. The papers date from 1729-2016, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1951-2001 reflecting on the core of his work, genealogy. Beard’s notes provide insight into numerous family lines other than his own and the membership rosters illustrate a collection of prominent lineages. Keywords:
    Timothy Beard papersBeard Family Beekman FamilyFamily HistoryGenealogical SocietiesHuddleston FamilyKiendl FamilyMilton FamilySheffield, Ma.Order of the Three Crusades 1096-1192Sheffield Inn, Ma.Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New YorkWilliams College, Ma.Mary BeardStuart BeardTimothy Field BeardRoberta M. CartaLouisa H. FieldHorace M. FindleyAlma HuddlestonSara Kirk TurnerCatherine Hastings VinesJ.H. Vines
  • Tom Horton audio recordings and photographsAccession Number: 2015.042Description: The Tom Horton audio recordings and photographs are a series of interviews conducted with individuals from the Chesapeake Bay Region of Maryland, 1977-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1989-1993. The audio cassettes were utilized as research for Horton’s book, “An Island out of Time: a memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake.” Recorded accounts from island residents, waterman, and individuals involved in the Chesapeake Bay Region share their life stories, customs, traditions, and concerns about Smith Island but also, other islands and places in and along Chesapeake Bay. Interviews also document Tangier, Deal, Assateague, Chincoteague Islands, and Havre De Grace, Maryland. Also documented are the audio recordings of Chesapeake Storytellers as well as regional spiritual and musical influences. Keywords:
    Tom Horton audio recordings and photographsAssateague Island, Md.Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake TraditionsChincoteague Island, Va.Church GospelCrabbingCrabsDeal Island, Md. FolklifeGhost StoriesHavre De Grace, Md. OystermanOystersSeafood IndustrySmith Island, Md. StorytellersTangier Island, Va.WatermanWitch CodesChesapeake Bay FoundationJennings EvansDavid HarpTom HortonWilliam F. Jester
  • Town and Country Garden Club records Accession Number: 2010.001 Description: The records of the Town and Country Garden Club document the Wicomico County, Maryland ladies social club through their administrative files and activities from 1953 – 2014 with the bulk of the material dating from 1996 – 2006. Administratively, the organization held regular meetings as reflected in the records which are comprised by the organizations by laws, membership records, financial records and meeting minutes. Socially, the garden club was very active hosting annual flower shows and Christmas Tea’s, these activities are documented via photographs, scrapbooks and planning records. Keywords:
    Town and Country Garden Club records Garden Club Gardening Horticulture Flower Shows Social Club Societies
  • Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South recordsAccession Number: 2013.053Description: Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South records document the congregational activities of the church 1880-2014. Quarterly conference meeting minutes and pastor’s reports on the church’s activities support the church registers, which include marriage, baptismal, and membership records. Oral histories of parishioners and pastors also document the long-standing Salisbury, Maryland church.Keywords:
    Trinity United Methodist Episcopal Church, South recordsBaptismal records Baptism and church membershipChurch AttendanceChurch MembershipConferenceMarriage RecordsStained GlassMethodist Episcopal ChurchHorace CrowerVivian GeorgeRon GordonElihu JacksonRev. Dr. M. LecatoRev. John MitchellRev. George PattersonDr. Thomas N. PottsSam RoundsJohn W. RustinRev. Olin ShockleyWilliam A. Wright
  • US 50/Route 301 Property Dispute recordsAccession Number: 2017.047Description: The US 50/Route 301 Property Dispute records documents the process Margaret Whittle went through to sell, her mother, Jeannette Nash’s estate and property on Kent Narrows in Kent Island. The records details correspondence with Margaret and the Maryland Department of Transportation regarding the trunk line and Bay Bridge expansion from 1951-1999, with the bulk of the material dating from 1976-1999 wherein Margaret was left with little ability to sell the estate. Keywords:
    US 50/Route 301 Property Dispute recordsBay BridgeChester, Md.Death—1960-1990Kent IslandOrphan Court RecordsQueen Anne’s County (Md.)Maryland Department of Health and Mental HygieneMaryland Department of TransportationRegister of Wills for Queen Anne’s CountyJeannette NashMargaret Whittle
  • United States Post Office (Quantico, Md.) recordsAccession Number: 2015.195Description: The United States Post Office (Quantico, Md.) records includes account books, money order registrations, and route directories ranging from 1889-1950 with the bulk of the material dating from 1943-1950. These materials document neighborhood mail routes of post carriers and file registrations of the Quantico and Wetipquin communities. Also included is correspondence of the discontinuation of the Clara and Wetipquin office. Further, the collection includes a newsletter series called “The Postal Bulletin”. These bulletins are nationally issued instructions to postmasters to maintain corporate uniformity on matters such as retirement, international mailing, and war bond distribution. Keywords:
    United States Post Office (Quantico, Md.) recordsCash BookClara, Md.Money OrdersQuantico, Md.War BondsWetipquin, Md.World War IIPostal BulletinPostmaster AdvocateUnited States Post OfficeJames W. ConwayM.B. DisharoonN.P. DashillV.F. CollierW.S. RigginMinnie L. WilsonSherlock SwannJ.M. Venables
  • Verizon Communications land recordsAccession Number: 2012.039Description: Verizon Communications land records documents the easements and associated plat maps from the nine Eastern Shore counties that were surveyed for potential equipment use on a person’s property. Records from 1993-2001, document the location, property owner including chain of land title, square feet and cost, with the bulk of the records dating from 1997-1998 via photographs, plat maps, and correspondence. View as Excel Spreadsheet Keywords:
    Verizon Communications land recordsLand SurveyPlat MapsBell AtlanticChesapeake and PotomacKCW ConsultantsVerizon CommunicationsDick Powell
  • Vernon R. Whitely papers Accession Number: 2011.150 Description: The papers of Vernon R. Whitely document his life experiences including his trip to the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, time spent in the Civilian Conservation Corps and as a member of the United States Army Signal Service during World War II. Documenting materials include a bound publication from the CCC, photographs and service records from his military service as well as post-war ephemera as a veteran. Materials date from 1933-2006 with the bulk of the material dating from his World War II service, 1944-1945. Keywords:
    Vernon R. Whitely papers Easton, Md. Military Soldiers Talbot County, Md. Violence War World War II Personal Narratives United States Army Martin Cooper George M. Kreamer Oleada Whitely Vernon R. Whitely
  • Victor Lynn Lines records Accession Number: 2006.167 Description: Victor Lynn Lines records document the water and freight industry of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The materials date from 1930-2006 with the bulk of the materials dating from the final voyage of the Victor Lynn freighter to the eventual sale of the company, 1951-1961. Newspaper clippings and photographs document the company’s history and accomplishments. Keywords:
    Victor Lynn Lines records Freight Service Marine Transportation Truck Transportation Wicomico River Eastern Freight Ways, Inc. Red Star Lines Victor Lynn Lines Avery W. Hall J. Marshall Stewart J. Millard Tawes Al Wootten Nathaniel R. Wootten
  • Vincent and Riley family papersAccession Number: 2007.022Description: The Vincent and Riley family papers are the reflection of a prosperous Worcester County, Maryland family. The diaries from Virginia Lee Vincent and Beulah Vincent Riley provide a detailed account of their day-to-day lives in Snow Hill, Maryland from 1907 until 1953. Entries include the daily weather, church activities, Eastern Shore travel, and family goings-on and illnesses. Virginia and Beulah did have occasional entries on national elections and medical society meetings. Dr. John L. Riley’s physicians’ visiting lists are also included in the collection. These weekly lists contain Dr. Riley’s patients, type of contact (e.g., visit, prescription, dressing wound), and charges (total weekly and cumulative for year). His ledgers record the responsibilities of a rural physician ranging from daily visits, surgeries, vaccinations, and dentistry work. Keywords:
    Vincent and Riley family papersDiaryMedicineElectionsPhysicianSnow Hill, Md.Makemie Memorial Presbyterian ChurchMedical Society of Worcester CountyBeulah Payne Vincent RileyDr. John L. RileyVirginia Lee RileyVirginia Lee Payne Vincent
  • Vinson Family papers Accession Number: 2014.086 Description: Vinson Family papers document the family history of Stanley Towers who lives in Sussex County, Delaware. The research on the family was conducted by Ruth Acevedo, Stanley Towers’ sister-in-law. Stanley Towers descends from Nathaniel Potter Towers who was married to Jemima Vinson. The Vinson surname is also printed as Vincent in some records. The materials date from 1997 and the photocopies of the records were made at an unknown time by Ruth Acevedo. Genealogical research is documented through photocopies of wills, deeds, bible records, land records, correspondence and photographs. Keywords:
    Vinson Family papers Delmarva Peninsula—Genealogy Little Creek Hundred, Del. Northwest Fork Hundred, Del. Seaford, Del. Sussex County, Del. Vincent Family Vinson Family Bethesda Methodist Episcopal Church Concord Church Gordy Farm Little Hill Church Ruth Acevedo Benjamin Fooks Stanley W. Towers Philip Vincent Robert L. Vincent Thomas Vincent Benjamin Vinson Charles Vinson Collins Vinson George Vinson Handy Vinson Isaac Vinson Joseph Vinson Newbold Vinson William Vinson Wingate Vinson Levin Wailes Woolsey Waples Mary J. Wheatley
  • W. Richard and Marianna Holloway papers Accession Number: 2011.018 Description: The W. Richard and Marianna Holloway papers document their social involvement in the Salisbury, Maryland community, 1906-1978 with the bulk of the material focusing on their active engagement with the Community Concert Association, 1971-1978. Materials also include a journal and photographs from Marianna Holloway’s courtships, correspondence from J. Asbury Holloway as well as photographs and ephemera from the Rounds and Adkins families. Keywords:
    W. Richard and Marianna Holloway papers Adkins Family Sesqui-Bicentennial Bell Street Elementary School Community Concert Association Daughters of the American Revolution G.E. Rounds Company Salisbury Lions Club Wicomico High School Louise Adkins Grace Darby J. Asbury Holloway Marianna Rounds Holloway Richard Holloway Wilbury Rounds
  • Waldo L. Dise papersAccession Number: 2013.015Description: The Waldo L. Dise papers documents his career as a Methodist minister on the Delmarva Peninsula 1902-1904. The collection is comprised of sermons, church programs, marriage certificates and notes related to Waldo Dise’s pastoral work. Photographs and certificates document his colligate experience, and his service as an Army Chaplin during World War II. Keywords:
    Waldo L. Dise papersChaplinGenealogyMethodismWorld War IIEpworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth, Del.Grace Methodist Church, Centreville, Md.Harvard University Chaplin SchoolSt. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Salisbury, Md.United States NavyWesley Colligate InstituteForrest Anita Margaret DiseKendall Arden DiseMartha DiseMary Tieman DiseThomas Dise, Jr.Waldo Lee DiseRev. Waldo Dise
  • Wayne Gilchrest papersAccession Number: 2011.034Description: The Wayne Gilchrest papers document the political career of Congressman Wayne Gilchrest who represented Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, which includes Maryland’s Eastern Shore counties in addition to portions of Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties. The Wayne Gilchrest papers spans his political career from 1989-2008, with the majority of the material dating from 1996-2008. The records encompass his extensive political career and are documented through volumes of correspondence and his congressional voting record including his environmental work and activism; as well as his opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Also of note are his trips as a member of the Congressional Delegation throughout the United States and the world. Keywords:
    Wayne Gilchrest papersChesapeake BayClimate Change Coastal Zone ManagementConservation Diplomatic Relations Environmental Global WarmingUnited States CongressWar- Iraq and Afghanistan Wildlife Refuge Blackwater National Wildlife RefugeChesapeake and Delaware CanalChesapeake Bay ProgramsEnvironmental Protection Agency (EPA)Kent County High SchoolUnited States House of RepresentativesUnited States Army Corp of EngineersUnited States House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and OceansRoscoe BartlettBenjamin CardinRobert EhrlichWayne GilchrestParis N. GlendeningJoseph LiebermanBarbara MikulskiNancy PelosiBernard Sanders
  • White and Leonard Drugstore recordsAccession Number: 2012.031Description: The White and Leonard Drugstore records documents the changing storefront window displays through a series of photographs from 1932-1955 in Salisbury, Md. The photographs depict the various types of goods sold, but also highlight storefront design and marketing tools used by businesses. The collection also contains a scrapbook that documents White and Leonard’s newspaper ads during the 1950s. Furthermore the collection documents the Salisbury bicentennial parade in 1932 and local shows that aired on television. Keywords:
    White and Leonard Drugstore recordsBicentennial ParadeStore Front DesignWhite and Leonard DrugstoreJames F. LeonardE. Riall White
  • Wicomico County Board of Education records Accession Number: 2010.003 Description: Wicomico County Board of Education records document the history of the schools and activities of the Board of Education in Wicomico County, Maryland with the bulk of the material relating to Salisbury, Maryland. The materials date from 1886-2009 with the bulk of the material dating from school activities and the integration of schools, 1960-1979. The evolution of school buildings in Wicomico County is documented through visual materials that include photographs and printed histories and newspaper clippings. Activities in various schools such as sporting events, musical performances and plays are documented through photographs, programs, scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. Keywords:
    Wicomico County Board of Education records Education Integration Sports World War II Association of Public School Administrators and Supervisors of Wicomico County Department of Elementary School Principals of Wicomico County Department of Health, Education and Welfare Maryland Association of Boards of Education Maryland Commission on Interracial Problems and Relations Maryland Retired Teacher Association Maryland State Board of Education National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Education Foundation Wicomico County Board of Education Wicomico County Council Parent Teacher Association Wicomico County Teachers Association Spiro T. Agnew James E. Allen, Jr. James M. Bennett Sarah Bounds Jan Conway Phyllis Cooper Katharyn Harmon Eugene L. King Roxie Leonard Royd A. Mahaffey W. Mason McConnell William Moore Mary Nock Julia Robertson James Sensenbaugh Joyce C. Townsend Kiwanis Club American Association of School Administrators H. Crawford Bounds Myrtle Downes Pearl Downes Rada Downes Bertha Elsey Helen Josephine Hudson Emily Morris Gladys Robinson John William Wimbrow
  • Wicomico High School, Class of 1960 recordsAccession Number: 2016.006Description: 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 exhibited via invitations and photographs.Keywords:
    Wicomico High School, Class of 1960 recordsClass of 1960EducationReunionWicomico High SchoolWicomico Senior High SchoolCarolyn CondonBob Elliot Liliane InsleyRichard InsleyCarolyn JohnsonBill OakleyGeorge Oakey, Jr.Andy PhillipP.K. Phillips
  • Wicomico Woman’s Club recordsAccession Number: 2006.184Description: The Wicomico Woman’s Club records documents the club’s administrative history and political activities in Wicomico County, Maryland dating from 1921-2009. 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. Documents within the scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, ribbons, and correspondence. Administrative documents include meeting minutes, annual reports, bank statements, and treasury reports. Keywords:
    Wicomico Woman’s Club recordsPoliticsSocial ClubsSocial HistoryWicomico County---History,LocalWomen's ClubsWomen's HistoryMaryland Federation of Women's ClubsWicomico Woman's ClubAlice BennettRuth HarcumMuriel Williamson
  • Willard L. Stevens papersAccession Number: 1998.121Description: 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 the various wars of his lifetime. His papers also document the adoption and citizenship process, he and his wife took to adopt a Korean girl, Robin. His papers serve as a life narrative from 1917-2014 that document his travels from Maryland Eastern Shore, North Carolina, California, Missouri, and Florida. Keywords:
    Willard L. Stevens papersSegregationWorld War IIArmy Air CorpsHolt Adoption ProgramSalisbury State College Snow Hill High SchoolLaura Alexander StevensRobin Renee StevensWillard Leslie Stevens
  • William H. Edwards papers Accession Number: 2002.005Description: The William H. Edwards papers document the intensive research and preparation of a prominent Methodist Preacher from Virginia in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Drawing inspiration directly from the Bible, religious articles, and other religious leaders, William H. Edwards’ created unique sermons and extracted details from short and long Biblical passages. The papers date from 1883-1958 and highlight his relationship with his wife, fraternity, and religion. His dedication to family and Methodism is documented in correspondence, scripture and sermon notes, newspaper clippings, and publications.Keywords:
    William H. Edwards papers MethodismMiller's Tavern, Va.ReligionNorthumberland, Va.ScriptureSermonPortsmouth, Va.Arlington Lodge No 102, A.F. & A.M. Sarah EdwardsWilliam H. EdwardsThomas M. Owen
  • William Middleton collection Accession Number: 2014.013 Description: The William Middleton collection documents the financial records of Joshua Hamblin located in Worcester County, Maryland and ephemera from Wicomico and Worcester counties, Maryland. The materials date from 1821-1999 with the bulk of the material dating from 1830-1869 and document the financial records of Joshua Hamblin which include receipts, court records and land records. The materials from Joshua Hamblin came from William Middleton’s grandmother Margaret M. Middleton, who is the granddaughter of Joshua Hamblin. Wicomico and Worcester County ephemera is documented by tourism brochures and menus from local restaurants. Keywords:
    William Middleton collection Business records Benson’s on the Plaza Bill’s Seafood Inn Busch’s Chesapeake Inn English’s Family Restaurant Henry E. Hoyt & Co Hobbit Restaurant and Bar Johnny & Sammy’s Alpine Room Phillips Crab House Tidewater Inn Waterman’s Restaurant Wharf Restaurant Benjamin H. Byrd Benjamin Farlow John Farlow Joshua Hamblin William Livingston James H. Mitchell John Parsons Absalom Wyatt Restaurants
  • William M. Ruark papers Accession Number: 1999.029 Description: The William M. Ruark papers document Ruark’s land purchases and sales. The papers date from 1761-1906 with the bulk of the papers dating from 1883-1903. The papers include tax records, deeds, mortgages, land settlements, patents, and correspondence regarding the sale of land in Somerset County. In addition to the land records also included is a photograph of Eunice Ruark’s grandfather, George Gilliss Pusey, and a short biography of Austin Carpenter Heaton, who was the minister of Manokin Presbyterian Church from 1855-1880. Keywords:
    William M. Ruark papers Land deeds Land mortgages Land patents Land sales Property tax receipts William M. Ruark George Brittingham Marcy Beauchamp Stephen Garland Alexander Carpenter Heaton George Gilliss Pusey Manokin Presbyterian Church
  • Wilmer O. Lankford III papersAccession Number: 1984.011Description: The papers of Wilmer O. Lankford III encompass his research materials and original manuscripts of his four-volume book, They Lived in Somerset; including Lankford family documents such as Wilmer’s Western Maryland College scrapbook, as well as facsimiles and transcripts of church records, from Somerset County, Maryland, 1894-2008. Additional components include Rev. William Colbert’s account of his travels in Somerset County from 1801-1807, and the diary of Ida Marshall Lankford that reflects the lynching of Isaac Kemp for the murder of Constable Ned Carver.Keywords:
    Wilmer O. Lankford III papers Education --- Maryland.Genealogy --- Maryland.Lynching.Methodism.Presbyterianism.Princess Anne, Md.Somerset County, Md.Manokin Presbyterian ChurchWestern Maryland CollegeIda Marshall LankfordWilmer O. Lankford, Jr.Wilmer O. Lankford, III
  • Wilson Family photograph collectionAccession Number: 1999.019Description: The Wilson Family photograph collection documents the White, Woolford, Stanford and Tull families of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, including Salisbury, Princess Anne, and Somerset County, Maryland through a series of photographic prints from 1897-1920 with the bulk of the images dating from 1897-1900. Keywords:
    Wilson Family photograph collectionLankford FamilyPhiladelphia, Pa. Princess Anne, Md. Somerset County, Md. Stanford FamilyTull FamilyWestover, Md. White FamilyWilson FamilyWoolford FamilyIndependence HallW.O. Lankford StoreMary D. LangfordEmily LongMarcus K. MinesLouisa PageJohn Cleveland WhiteLevin Woolford
  • Woodrow T. Wilson papersAccession Number: 2015.153Description: The papers of Woodrow T. Wilson are a comprehensive documentation of his extensive research conducted to author his four-volume series on Crisfield, Maryland and Somerset County, Maryland as well as numerous articles written for the Crisfield Times. Manuscripts, proof copies, and unpublished materials authored by Wilson and his associates are also included. The amassed collection of newspaper clippings, birth, marriage and death records, family histories and typed articles are a testament to the people of Crisfield, 1907-2000 with the bulk of the material dating from 1968-1980. Keywords:
    Woodrow T. Wilson papersCrisfield, Md. Gunby FamilyHambrecht FamilyHousing AuthorityLaird FamilyLawson FamilyNelson FamilyQuindocqua, Md.Smith FamilyWilson FamilySterling Family Tawes Family Ward FamilyWhittington FamilyCrisfield Bicentennial CommitteeCrisfield TimesHard Crab DerbyQuindocqua ChurchSt. Peter’s ChurchJohn CatlinCharles McClenahanLorie C. QuinnHam TullCarl WardWoodrow T. WilsonMatthew Wise
  • Worcester Environmental Trust recordsAccession Number: 2008.126Description: The Worcester Environmental Trust (WET) records reflect a movement to preserve the ecology of the Delmarva Peninsula. Joseph and Ilia Fehrer spearheaded activism within Worcester County, Md. from 1972 until 2002, but were also instrumental for petitioning and lobbying for numerous environmental causes along the Eastern Shore and Chesapeake Bay. The Worcester Environmental Trust records range from 1959 to 2004, and contain executive, financial, and legal records that demonstrate this once effective environmental non-profit organization. Keywords:
    Worcester Environmental Trust recordsAssateague Island National SeashoreChincoteague Island National SeashoreCoast AllianceEnvironmentForestryIslane of Wright BayLighthouse SoundNon-profitOcean Pines, Md.Ocean City, Md.Trappe Creek EstatesWetlandsZoningCommittee to Preserve AssateagueWebb, Burnett, and Simpson Law FirmWorcester Environment Protection Fund Inc.Worcester Environment TrustWilliam Kenny BakerK. King BurnettIlia FehrerJoseph Fehrer
  • World War II Veterans project records Accession Number: 1995.056 Description: The World War II Veterans project records document orally and written the histories of Wicomico County, Maryland men and women who served in the differing branches of the military during World War II. Written and audio evidence documents the veteran’s enlistment, rank, military unit, and where they were stationed for the duration of the war. Records were collected by Sylvia Bradley and the Westside Historical Society in 1995 with subsequent records periodically added in 1996. Keywords:
    World War II Veterans project records Oral History Military Veterans World War II Army Air Corps United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy Sylvia Bradley
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