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by Walter Gustafson
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The Walter Gustafson Letters document Walter Gustafson's trip from England to Cairo, Egypt before journeying on to Iran in 1943 and 1944. Much of Gustafson's letters are self-censored, although he did get the opportunity to visit the Pyramids and had his picture taken on the banks of the Tigris River. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.079
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Belonging to M.J. Harrison, this travel diary documents his journey to Boulogne-sur-Mer beginning on August 10, 1854 and following Prince Albert of England and Emperor Napoleon III of France in Boulogne-sur-Mer and making numerous observations and sketches about hte local culture. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.099
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Boulogne-sur-Mer, England, France, Prince...
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by Helen Binde
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Helen Binde's diaries document the life of Helen Binde, a young nurse from New Jersey in 1928. Binde records her daily life and her diary contains numerous newspaper clippings of famous aviators (most notably Charles Lindbergh) and the photograph she sent as part of an actress application to a motion picture company. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.032
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, New Jersey, Nursing, Cinema, Diaries,...
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The first half of this transcription contains the minutes and details of the N. N. Club in 1865 in Indiana, with the second half containing the diary of an unknown person in 1875, documenting their daily life and the 1875 World Fair in Cincinnati, Ohio. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2016.122
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, World's Fair
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by Elaine Zold
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Elaine Zold was a dancer and USO performer from Chicago, Illinois who kept several diaries documenting her life, performances, and other activities. While most of Zold's entries concern the United States, she also performed in Italy in 1945.  Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2016.042
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, USO, World War II, Chicago, Illinois
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by Jeremiah Fox Yates
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Written in 1852 by Reverend Jeremiah Fox Yates, the diary details his sermons, readings, spirituality, and life in Chittenden County, Vermont. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2016.109
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Vermont, Spirituality, Christianity
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by Miss Halsey
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Miss Halsey was an American woman who joined the French Wounded Emergency Fund, a relief organization created by the British. Miss Halsey's duties involved driving Mrs. Edith May, the leader of the Fund, and delivering supplies to non-Red Cross Hospitals. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2016.129b
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, France, World War I, Russian Revolution
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by Fred Arnolt
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The Fred Arnolt Letters were written by Fred Arnolt, who worked in the United States Merchant Marine, and during World War II served as a member of the "Seabees" or Navy Construction Battalion. Most of the letters document his travels, although several were censored by the U.S. military. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2014.049
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Iran, Philippines, World War II, U.S. Navy
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This sharecropping contract comes from De Soto County, Mississippi. In the contract, a former slave named Danial Elias is deeded land and tools by a white landowner, W.J. Johnson. Since the freedman was illiterate, his name was marked on the contract with an 'X'. A digital copy of the original contract is included.
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, De Soto County, Mississippi, Sharecropping,...
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by Jeanne Severance
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This transcription consists of letters from Jeanne Severance, a Red Cross volunteer, to Martha and Constance Greene. Severance worked with the Red Cross in France, India, China, Myanmar, and Mexico from 1945-1946, documenting local life and customs. Due to World War II, several of Severance's letters were censored by the U.S. Army. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/finding-aid.php?id=1294
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, World War II, China, India, Mexico, France,...
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by Jennie Myers
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This diary documents of the life of Jennie Myers, a widow living in Leaf River, Illinois from 1937 to 1940. Myers documents her ongoing digitalis therapy, referred to in her entries as "dig"; as well as visits from her daughters and life in the village. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.111
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Leaf River, Illinois, digitalis, therapy,...
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by Henry B. Mathiot
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This transcription is the journal of Henry B. Mathiot, a physician in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. The journal contains Mathiot's recipes, his list of patients, and recordings of births. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2016.012
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Medicine, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
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This travel diary belonged to an unknown woman who visited New York City in 1844. Although unused to traveling, she stayed in New York for several days and attended Jewish services, although she was not Jewish herself. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2015.056
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, New York City, Religion, 1844, Travel Diaries
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by Pavlick Tschepotkin, Elvira Christophornia, N. Nichols
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Pavlick Tschepotkin and Elvira Christophornia were White Russian refugees from the city of Arkhangelsk. Tschepotkin, the author of the first half of the letters, served in the White Russian North West Army before fleeing to Estonia and Latvia where he worked odd jobs, received handouts from other White Russian emigres, and participated in black marketeering. While stowing away on the steamship King Alexander  he was detained on Ellis Island, and deported to France. Elvira 'Ira' Christophorina...
Topics: Pavlick Tschepotkin, Soviet Union, Riga, Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center
These reports, recorded by the Secretary of the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, document the organization's efforts to involve working women in their activities. Members visited local factories in order to distribute the organization's newsletters and invitations to Y.W.C.A. sponsored events. The reports include the names and dates of the factories visited, titles of talks given, number in attendance, and general remarks about the women and their...
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This diary was written in 1984 by a vacationing woman who visited Bethany Beach and Rehobeth Beach, Delaware; before journeying on to McAllen, Texas and Acapulco, Mexico. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2016.120
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G.S. Fisher was a woman who traveled by train from Braintree, Massachusetts, to Camp Gordon in Augusta, Georgia in 1942 to visit her son who was stationed there. During her trip she documents many aspects of both wartime and southern life. Photographs, presumably taken by Fisher, are pasted throughout the diary as are souvenir pictures. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.037
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by Ruth Stull
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These letters were written by Ruth Stull to her family from her mission trips in Peru and Ecuador, and her encounters with uncontacted tribes and regional conflicts, between 1925 and 1933. Stull would turn her experiences into a book, Stars and Sand , in 1951. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2017.045
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Ruth Stull, Allen and Hancock Family Papers,...
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by Barrett Family
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The Millwood Plantation Journal was used as a business ledger and journal by the Barrett family of Old Long Field, Maryland (now Forestville). The journal was intended to act as a guide for plantation owners, detailing the treatment of slaves, various tables and graphs, and other methods to describe how to run a successful plantation. Daily entries follow, where the authors discuss day to day operation of the plantation and comment on the American Civil War from 1863-1864. Finding Aid portal...
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Slavery, American Civil War, Plantations
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The Cory Family Letters were written by Abbey, John, and Isaac Cory between 1852 and 1859 from Stockton, California to family living in Tiverton, Rhode Island. Documented is the family's journey via steamship to Panama, the overland journey through Panama, and their arrival in San Francisco.  Finding Aid Link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2017.003b
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The Piney Point Community League was created for the "Benefit of Colored People" in St. Mary's County, Maryland. The League formed an industrial school for African Americans, created structured home school programs, and disbursement of sick and death insurance benefits. The transcribed ledger documents the efforts of the League through membership rolls, meeting minutes, financial accounts, league laws, and benefits. Finding Aid portal ink: ...
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, St. Mary's County, Meeting Minutes, Clubs,...
This ledger documents the meetings and finances of an African-American neighborhood association in Birmingham, Alabama from 1970 to 1972. The association was created by the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2014.009
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Birmingham, Alabama, Civil Rights, Ledgers
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by Etrope Joseph Yacks
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This scrapbook consists of items collected by Etrope Joseph Yacks, a private in the American Expeditionary Forces from 1917-1919.  Yacks, hailing from Bay City, Michigan, collected during his service in France. Pictures include bombed soldiers, pictures of Paris ad the surrounding areas alongside tickets, programs, and newspaper clippings. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2017.029
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, World War I, France, Michigan, Paris
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by Myra Poole
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Myra Poole was from the Bedford, New Hampshire area, although the diary documents her time spent in Herington, Kansas. Among the entries are her experiences with a tornado and family information. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.027
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by Anna Phillips
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Anna Phillips hailed from Boston, Massachusetts, and this transcript is her travel diary during her trip to Europe from May to October 1850. During her travels she was able to see the Duke of Wellington and did a considerable amount of sightseeing in the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.089b
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Travel, Diaries,...
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Written by William Benson of Boonville, Missouri and spirits that allegedly visited him in 1852, this journal documents the supernatural occurrences observed by Benson and friends. Documented are his methods of communicating with spirits, acts of levitation, and visits from family and friends.  Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.010
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by Frank Dunbaugh
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Frank Dunbaugh Jr. was a major in the US Army during World War II (he also served as a private in World War I). This diary transcription details his time as the military governor of Hersbruck, Germany, and how his unit identified former Nazi party members, the interrogations of SS officers, rioting in a Polish refugee camp, and meeting the survivors of concentration and labor camps.  Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2016.078
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This travel diary was written by an unknown widow traveling from Litchfield, Connecticut to Salem, Massachusetts. In 1834, she made a longer trip from Cooperstown, New York to Columbus, Ohio by stagecoach and the Buffalo-Cleveland steamboat Michigan.   Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2017.058
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Thomas Fernon was a Pennsylvania Senator, author, editor, and later president of several railroad companies. This journal contains Fernon's poetry written between 1845 and 1855. Finding Aid portal link:  https://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2013.054
Topics: Salisbury university, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, Poetry, Pennsylvania, Railroads, Government
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by Harry B. Young
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This transcription consists of letters from Harry B. Young, a United States Marine during World War II, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Young in Pleasantville, Iowa between 1942 and 1945. One of the letters was written by Arlene Teter, Harry's future wife, to Harry's parents. Harry Young wrote of his military training in communication at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, his duties and leave, and family matters. His letters also came from Chicago, Illinois, Camp Elliott, San...
Topics: world war 2, correspondence
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by Goddard, Mary Elizabeth
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This coloring book was created from a Nabb Research Center special collection in 2020. It contains leaf impressions selected from Mary Elizabeth Goddard's 52 pencil sketches created in Cuba in 1865. The coloring book contains a historical introduction. For more information on the collection, visit the finding aid: http://libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/special-collections/SC2017.014. 
Topics: coloring book, cuba, fauna
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This Travel Photo Journal of Julia B.R. documents the journey of a woman named Julia as she visits sites in Germany, Switzerland, and Holland in 1948 and 1949. The travel journal is 43 pages long and includes a map, 103 photographs, 5 postcards, and a Lotus Club announcement. SC2020.013
Topics: Salisbury University, Edward H. Nabb Research Center, World War II, Europe, Journal, Germany,...