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Kalmanson (Arnold W.) Collection (1990.058sm)

This collection contains the dissertation of Arnold Kalmanson, graduate student of history at Salisbury University. The dissertation expands on the feats of Otho Holland, Maryland Native, during the Revolutionary War. It details his family background and several noted campaigns of the war.


Kearney Family Collection (2008.116)

1 folder
Index to "ye Colonial Kinsmen from Plymouth Rocke to Tork Towne" by Joseph N. Kearney and LA Times article about Joseph Kearney.


Kemp Manokin Collection (2005.045sm)

1 folder
This collection contains photocopied pages of the Roll of Communicants and Session Minutes books from the Manokin Presbyterian Church and a pamphlet titled Palmetto Cemetery and Former Mission Church, a holding owned by the church.


Kennedy (Jerome) Collection (1988.036)

2 boxes
This collection of primarily handbooks and small press pamphlets documents festivals, folklore, and history of locations, daily civic life and other activities. Other formats include scrapbooks, print materials, photos and newspaper clippings.


Kerr Inventory Virginia Collection (1985.019)

1 folder
This collection is comprised of an inventory of the Kerr Place, an 1800 Federal style historic home located on Virginia's Eastern Shore in Onancock, Virgina.


Kidd (George) Civil War Collection (2009.245sm)

1 folder
This collection contains material concerning George Kidd, a private in 130th Regt NY Volunteers. Included are correspondence to Kidd in 1863-85, union discharge in 1865, Songs of Longstreet's Retreat and Whitehall Hospital, a 1849 note from Thomas Purnell


King Family Collection (2008.111)

1 folder
Info re: King Family.


Kirwan (Kenneth) Family History Collection (1995.58)

5 boxes
A manuscript and a book of the Kirwan Family History.


Klein (Mary) Collection (1992.001)

1 box
This collection contains examples and results of her research on the subject of African Americans on the Eastern Shore as well as the Snow Hill Community and the Dirickson Farm in the area of Berlin both located in Worcester County, Maryland. The first series covers the subject of African Americans including the history of San Domingo, a community of free African Americans dating back to the early part of the 18th century on the Eastern Shore and a manuscript on the activities of the Church of England regarding slaves and their position in the church. The second series examines life in Snow Hill, Maryland through the investigation of a day book dating back to 1838. Dirickson Farm or Sandy Point Farm in Berlin, Maryland is the focus of the third and final series. The farm and its two story brick house was one of the largest structures on the Eastern Shore prior to the Revolutionary War. The farm functioned as a plantation, once comprising as many as 1800 acres. Photo accessioned under 1992.001.001.


Korff (Harry) Collection (2007.044)

This collection contains information and materials pertaining to the Army Air Force Aviation Career of Harry Otto Korff. This includes his Aviation Cadet Examination Board recommendation letters and his letters designating active duty. Also included are his yearbooks from the Air Force aviation schools he attended and also memorabilia from his time in Italy with the 15th Air Force. One of the more interesting items is a scrapbook with labeled photographs describing his time spent in the military. Different parts of his Air Force uniform are included with all the pins to designate his rank. One artifact that Harry Korff himself collected was a piece of a Messerschmitt 109 German Plane that was shot down near Foggia, Italy in January 1944. Hanry Otto Korff was born November 1, 1923. He died April 2, 1993 and is buried at the Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury, MD. Korff's father was a lieutenant V.G. naval aviator in WWI and they lived in Baltimore. He graduated from Forest Park High School in 1941, participating on the school's lacrosse team. Korff then worked at C & P Telephone Company of Baltimore before attending University of Maryland College Park for one year. He enlisted in the Army on December 8, 1943 and was then accepted as an aviation cadet in Baltimore on February 10, 1943 due to a recommendation letter written by Baltimore Mayor, Howard W. Jackson. He was called to active duty as an aviation cadet April 11, 1943 to Squadron D Group 4 in the Army Air Force Classification Center, Nashville, Tennessee. From there Korff attended Gunnery School, Pre-Flight Class and Bombardier School at various air fields in the United States. He was stationed with the 15th Air Force in Italy completing 57 missions/34 sorties from August 20, 1944 through April 8, 1945 with 254 total operational hours. Korff had mission targets in Poland, Austria, Czech., Hungary, Germany and Greece. As well as being a First Lieutenant, Korff received the Air Medal for sustained Operational Flight over enemy territory, and the Distinguished Flying Cross medal. After the war, Harry Korff attended Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to become a dentist. He married twice, had one son (deceased) and finally settled on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.


Kotlowski Civil Rights Collection (2005.055)

1 box
This collection contains news clippings, transcripts, correspondence and audio tape cassettes. Material in the collection tell the story of Aloysius Sheppard an 18 year Black American accused and convicted of rape who was subsequently lynched in 1915 in Caroline County, Maryland. The collection also covers the political climate regarding the subject of Civil Rights in 1963 through presidential recordings and partial transcripts obtained from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.



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