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


at Salisbury University

Preserving the heart and soul of Delmarva


Map & Directions
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.


Using the Nabb Research Center

Also see: Policies Regarding the Use of the Center | Copyright & Fair Use | Fee Schedule

Who can use the Center?

  • Use of the Nabb Center is free to all Salisbury University faculty, students and staff.

  • Yearly membership is available and the varying types of membership offer unlimited research at the Center for the membership duration.

Requesting materials that are not part of the basic collection:

Be aware that you will be required to sign a statement of fair use and intention. This form states that:

Genealogical & Research Inquiries:

  • The Nabb Research Center offers research services to accommodate requests for information. The services are provided by competent volunteers for the benefit of the Nabb Research Center.

  • The research services offered are document oriented, ranging from obtaining microfilm copies of wills, deeds and other public documents such as tax lists, to pages from the Leslie Dryden Collection. We do not interpret the documents.
  • The Nabb Research Center does not compile lineage applications for societies such as DAR, DAC, Colonial Dames and the like. We will provide you with copies of documents for your application, but it is not the NRC's responsibility to ascertain the lineage nor to suggest pertinent proof documents. The registrar of the chapter of the society to which you are applying will be able to answer questions concerning the exact documentation accepted by the society. The NRC can help you by providing copies.

  • No telephone requests are taken; all inquiries must be written and specific.
  • Prepayment in U. S. dollars is required before staff members research a request.
  • To submit a research query by mail, please specify the amount of time you will authorize the Nabb Research Center to spend searching for documents and enclose a check or money order in U. S. dollars for the number of hours desired. See our Research Fee Schedule. Please factor in time to ascertain existence of the requested document, loading of microfilm and handling of document from volunteer to staff member processing your request.

  • Your check must be made to the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. Please send the check or money order and the specific inquiry to :

            Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture
            Salisbury University
            1101 Camden Ave.
            Salisbury, MD 21801
  • With each request, please include your name, telephone number, postal address, and e-mail.

Copyright & Fair Use   *  Standards & Policies   *  Citation Guidelines

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

Salisbury University