The archives of the Nabb Research Center encompass a diverse group of historical collections found in the Local History Archives, University Archives, and Special Collections. These primary sources offer researchers a glimpse into the past lives of people in the Chesapeake region and beyond. Our Finding Aid Portal provides descriptions of the Nabb Research Center’s archival collections, as well as their affiliated artifacts, to help facilitate access to the materials.
Collections are non-circulating and may be used in our research room located on the 4th floor of the Guerrieri Academic Commons. For questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers of J. Millard Tawes
This collection consists of the political and personal papers of Crisfield native and 54th Governor of Maryland, J. Millard Tawes. The extensive collection documents Tawes' political career, primarily from 1930 to 1979, through speeches, correspondence, photographs, publications and ephemera.
Serrell Family Collection
The Serrell Family Collection tells the personal and family histories of U.S. Navy pilot Captain Andrew Serrell, including the Serrell family of Dobbs Ferry, New York and the French aristocratic families (Demetre and Odier) of Paris and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Diaries of Mae Jones
Four diaries that contain the daily accounts of Mae Jones' student experience at the Maryland State Normal School (now Salisbury University) from its founding year in 1925 to her graduation in 1927. The diaries are all transcribed and attached to the finding aid.