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Landing (Don) Family History Collection (1991.005sm)

The history of the Landing family of Somerset and Worcester County.


Landon Family Papers (1995.004sm)

1 folder
A land record with a list of family names, unknown date.


Langeler Education Collection (2006.193sm)

This collection contains two booklets concerning public school education and law in Maryland in the late 19th Century. The collection is in memory of Carol Langeler, 1907 - 1993, immigrant from Netherlands. She became an American citizen, life long learner and supporter of education.


Lankford (Wilmer) Collection (1984.011)

2 boxes
This collection contains a variety of material, most notably a transcription of the diary if Ida Marshall Lankford, an application of military service of a slave, copies of They Lived in Somerset and the Journal of Travels of William Colbert Methodist Preacher and various church records.


The Last Lonely Shore: Nature, Man, and the Making of Assateague (2009.235sm)

1 folder


Lauridsen (Peg) Collection (1989.035)

2 boxes
The Salisbury Marine Construction Company acquired the Salisbury Marine Railway Company making it the largest shipbuilding plant in the United States south of New York. The facility was state of the art, employing 100 skilled tradesmen and working with the leading Naval architects and noted yachtsmen along the East Coast. Together they specialized in repair work, customization and building high end yachts and commercial vessels taking orders from as far as Europe. Many of the vessels created by the company would go on to be commissioned by the Navy in World War I. This unique collection of over 100 photos, newspaper clippings and objects portrays the day to day to life at this company on the water including working conditions and technology, examples of fine craftsmanship and the beautiful finished products and the progressive managerial stance toward its employees and the growth of the company.


Laws (Lester) Collection (1995.033)

10 boxes
Coming Soon.


Laws (Albert) Military Collection (1991.031)

10 boxes
Artifacts and documents of Albert Laws’ military career encompass this collection, including the Spanish American War, duty stations in the Philippines, Montana, and Japan. In addition there are some records of his activities on Delmarva after his military service ended.


Lawsons, Bennetts, Bithaids (2009.130sm)

1 folder


Layfield Papers Collection (1990.043sm)

3 folders
The Layfield Papers provides a look into the family life on the Eastern Shore. It includes correspondence, greeting cards and other memorabilia.


Leonard (Arthur) Collection (1990.030)

2 boxes
The Arthur Leonard Collection takes a look at mid to late 19th century Salisbury through photographs and print material. Series one centers on the economic life of Salisbury. It includes advertising, printed material and photographs of many of the leading and lesser known companies including oil drilling. Series two covers the Great Fire of 1886 extensively through historical essays and article, many of which were written at or around the time of the fire. Original photographs document the devastation. Civic life is the subject of series three. The bulk of which is photographic material capturing subjects such as parades, homes and cultural venues.


Les Callette Postcard Collection (1994.018)

7 boxes
The postcards were exchanged between Miss Beulah and Miss Clara LesCallette and seemingly other family members from varying parts of the country during the early 1900's. Many of the postcards are either postmarked from or sent to Pocomoke City and Crisfield, Maryland. This collection contains a series of 757 postcards spanning the years of 1905 through 1921, the bulk of them being written and sent between 1907 and 1912. The illustrations on the postcards represent holidays, places, people, religious iconology and humorous situations. The majority have been written on, stamped, sent and postmarked, while few are in their original blank state. The collection also includes a postcard collector's scrapbook, a Christmas Card and a handwritten poem.


Lewis Family Collection (2008.110)

1 folder
This collection contains a genealogical chart.


Long (Jean) (1983.017)

6 boxes
This collection of material deals with the history of Maryland including the islands of Deal, Smith and St. Michael's and customs. It contains booklets, articles, scrapbooks, Maryland Hall of Records Bulletins and several Wheeler leaflets. In addition, it contains newspapers, magazines and material covering historic homes and places such as Fairmount Academy. Maryland Hall of Records Bicentennial Bulletin April-July 1776 were donated by William Kline to complete the set.


Long Hill Historic Home Collection (1985.014)

This small collection contains miscellaneous material on the Long Hill Historic Home located in Wetipquin, Maryland.


Long (Charles Chaille) Letter Collection (1987.033sm)

1 folder
This collection contains a letter dated Washington D.C. 1815 and some genealogical and land records from Somerset County.


Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society Collection (1983.002)sm

1 folder
This collection contains a small number of official records of the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society. Records within the collection include by laws, members list and correspondence.


Lowery (Darrin) Photograph Collection (1997.010sm)

1 folder
A photo album from Talbot County in 1907.


Lowman (Carolyn A.) Artifact Collection (1995.050sm)

Victorian Dress of Beulah Elizabeth Coleburn Burford.


Lowman (Carolyn A.) Collection (2009.234sm)

1 folder



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