Nabb Research Center- Explore the history and culture of the Delmarva Peninsula

 

EDWARD H. NABB RESEARCH CENTER
for DELMARVA HISTORY and CULTURE
at Salisbury University

 
Preserving the heart and soul of Delmarva

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Wayne and Power Streets
Salisbury, MD 21804
(410) 543-6312

Visiting Hours
Monday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


   

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center houses an extensive collection of original artifacts, documents, photographs, maps, and survey records from the colonial era through the present day. Its collection includes all media formats (paper, electronic, film, objects, analog and digital formats of audio/video, etc.). It contains over 4,000 volumes on the history of the Chesapeake region and more than 2,000 reels of microfilm of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia newspapers, census, land, court and church records.

Among its notable collections one can find early narratives from explorers who sailed along Delmarva's coast, a rare 1790 surveyors compass crafted by Goldssmith Chandlee sought by museums nationally, first-hand accounts and letters of Clara Gunby's Civil War memoirs, a collection of slave narratives, the survey papers of Ballard Miles and a rich folklore collection documenting the customs, traditions and beliefs of the people of Delmarva.

These resources are available on request at the Nabb Research Center during open hours.


Collection by Subjects

Manuscripts

Finding Aids

Special Collections

Family History

Digital Collection

Microfilm Collection

Newspapers



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Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
East Campus Room 190 | Salisbury, Maryland 21801 | 410.543.6312

Salisbury University