The Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, in partnership with the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame Museum, invites those with photos and memorabilia from semi-professional Eastern Shore baseball teams of the early to mid-20th century to contact the Nabb Center to discuss having items scanned or photographed as part of its ongoing efforts to chronicle Eastern Shore baseball history.
There will also be scanning events held at libraries in Sussex County, Delaware and Somerset County, Maryland in the fall – dates and locations to be announced – for the convenience of the public. Items will be scanned and returned to you after scanning or, if you prefer, may be donated to the Nabb Center.
The initiative will provide a digital archive for those researching the region’s baseball heritage, as well as materials for an exhibit at SU next spring. It is funded by a competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Common Heritage Program.
The Nabb Research Center has several archives that document the history of the Delmarva region (Local History Archives) and Salisbury University (University Archives), as well as individuals and groups around the world (Special Collections). The collections featured in this exhibit showcase papers that might not typically be included in other exhibits. Rather than let them rest in the back, we have decided to give them life by bringing them out of the box.
See related event: Archives in the 21st Century: “The Challenge of Preserving the Past.”
SU Libraries Exhibit: Every semester, SU students study at universities throughout the world. This exhibit features images of student experiences and highlights the many partnerships that SU has developed with institutions of higher learning across the globe.
Co-sponsored by Center for International Education
Guerrieri Academic Commons, Assembly Hall Thursday, October 10, 6 p.m.
Building resiliency to climate change may be a modern reaction to a recent crisis, but the people of the DelMarVa Peninsula have been adapting to their environment for centuries. Those environmental modification techniques are etched in the landscape for us to discover. Lecture by Michael Scott, SU geography professor and Henson School of Science and Technology dean.
Thomas Jefferson famously claimed that 18th century Virginia had “no towns of any consequence,” but that was not for want of trying. Ambitious plans to establish cities and towns were debated almost constantly in both Virginia and Maryland through the 17th century. This debate, surrounding places such as Yorktown and Snow Hill, played a long-overlooked role in shaping the econcomy and society of the Chesapeake. Paul Musselwhite, associate professor of history at Dartmouth College, shares the research at the heart of his recent book.