Browse Exhibits (11 total)

Decoding Political Propaganda

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This exhibition was created by the Nabb Research Center to promote critical thinking through the examination of propaganda materials from around the world. Many of the items featured are part of the Salisbury University Library Special Collections. The Special Collections consist of primary source materials that span the globe and reach across disciplines to provide opportunities for collaborative and creative research.

Delmarva: People, Place and Time

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The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is committed to documenting and preserving the region’s history. This exhibit presents an introduction to the region and showcases a small sampling of the archival and artifact collections that are stored on-site and are accessible for students, staff faculty and members of the community for their research.

First Not Last: Black Greek Life at Salisbury University

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This online exhibit was created by the SU Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Committee in honor of National African American History Month.

Utilizing photographs, documents, and objects from the Nabb Research Center's University Archives, this exhibit celebrates the history of two historically Black Greek letter organizations on the Salisbury University campus - Alpha Kappa Alpha and Omega Psi Phi. 

Friends & Rivals: Baseball on Delmarva

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JANUARY 2020 - JULY 2020

The Eastern Shore has embraced America’s pastime from the earliest days of the game. In small towns along the shores of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, teams such as the Parksley Spuds, Crisfield Stars, Snow Hill Tigers, Slaughter Neck Giants, and the Salisbury Reds played to enthusiastic, sold-out crowds.

Friends and Rivals: Baseball on Delmarva is part of a larger initiative to create a digital archive of Eastern Shore baseball and explore the importance of baseball in Delmarva communities. The Nabb Research Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, has collected, digitized, and photographed thousands of images, documents, and objects related to baseball on the Eastern Shore. In preserving these materials, we hope to inspire future generations to explore this fascinating part of Delmarva history.

Identidad Cultural en Colombia Caribeña

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This exhibit is part of a recent exchange between the Institución Universitaria ITSA, in Barranquilla, Colombia, and SU’s Janet Dudley-Eshbach Center for International Education. It features ITSA student artwork and photography that explores themes of cultural identity and pays tribute to Colombian Caribbean culture. Some of the work may seem familiar, as the student artists re-imagined well-known works of art inspired by Afro and
Indigenous Colombian beauty and aesthetics.

Migrant Hispanic Workers in Maryland's Seafood Industry

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This online exhibit was created by the SU Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Committee in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 each year by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. What began as a week-long celebration in 1968 has expanded into a month-long observation. The month begins on September 15 because several Latin American countries celebrate their independence around that date each year, including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile.

Native Americans Then and Now

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Native Americans: Then and Now invites you to explore the dynamic history of Indigenous peoples in North America. Through a look at life on reservations, beautiful southwestern art, military service and other forms of heroism, land management and agriculture, the sport of lacrosse, and the film industry, our exhibit reveals common struggles faced by Indian communities but also illuminates the creative, courageous, and determined solutions Indigenous individuals and nations have found in response to centuries of settler-colonialism. This is, therefore, an inspiring story of resilience and increased self-determination. Each of our sections use original archival documents, images, and objects to show how culture change and adaptations have not meant cultural loss or decline but, instead, resistance, vibrancy and growth. We hope you enjoy this journey!

Not Just a Pretty Face

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Not Just a Pretty Face is an online exhibit curated by Emma Griebner as the culmination of her museum internship at the Nabb Research Center. The exhibit concept was inspired by vintage beauty advertisements and magazines in the Nabb collections and an interest in finding out more about the role women played in the beauty industry.

Some of the most prominent women in the field were Madam C. J. Walker, Helena Rubinstein, Elizabeth Arden, and Lydia Pinkham. They set the tone for health and beauty in an era when women weren’t fully represented in society.

Included in the exhibit are archival items from the Nabb Center's Mary Anne Pieper collection and local newspaper articles that demonstrate how beauty products were advertised on the Eastern Shore. 

Hopefully, the exhibit will provide viewers with a better understanding of how these women persevered to revolutionize the world of beauty and that they weren’t just pretty faces.

Reservoirs of Strength, Grace and Wit: Libraries at Salisbury University

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AUGUST 2016 - DECEMBER 2016

The libraries at Salisbury University have traversed a long and storied road from the first College Library to the new Academic Commons. What began in cramped quarters in 1925 expanded into its own building—Blackwell Library—which, despite major renovations to meet student needs in 1975, has since been outgrown. Now the library has its new home within the Guerrieri Academic Commons. Yet, the libraries at Salisbury University continue to be, in the words of Germaine Greer, “Reservoirs of Strength, Grace, and Wit.”

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The Power of Humanity: The Red Cross on Delmarva

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Red Cross chapters across Delmarva have rallied to offer support in times of crisis and need. Whether aiding those impacted by the influenza epidemic of 1918 or the current COVID-19 pandemic, helping soldiers on the front lines or families on the home front, or providing relief efforts after natural disasters, the Red Cross has provided assistance to our region for over one hundred years.  

The Power of Humanity details the long and varied service of the Red Cross on the Eastern Shore through historic artifacts, documents, and photographs from the collections of the Nabb Research Center.