Last updated: 7/11/2011
Salisbury, Maryland
Street Address
1101 Camden Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21801
Mailing Address
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
phone: 410-543-6312
fax: 410-677-5067
e-mail: rcdhac@salisbury.edu
web: nabbhistory.salisbury.edu
Hours
Reading Room
Monday10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Gallery
Monday, Wednesday, Friday1 PM - 4 PM
Museum Business Hours
Monday10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
Admissions
$5.00/day rsearch fee for non-members
$30.00 for annual membership
Free admissin to Gallery
Staff
G. Ray Thompson, PhD, Director
phone: 410-543-6312
Damika Baker, Outreach Coordinator
phone: 410-548-2193
Donna Messick, Administrative Assitant
phone: 410-543-6312
David Ranzan, Archivist
T. Aaron Horner, Research Assistant
Pilar Burton, Receptionist
Denise Horner, Receptionist
Description

As part of its mission, the Nabb Research Center also:
introduces students, potential students and other interested persons to the vast historical, archeological and cultural heritage of Delmarva
offers students a strong foundation in a variety of specialized studies in history, folklore and related fields
serves as a foundation for life-long learning and research
provides opportunities for interaction with the local and national community of researchers, educators, business leaders, family historians and others interested in Delmarva history and culture

As an integral part of the Salisbury University Blackwell Library, the Edward H. Nabb Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture will be a recognized institution in the Delmarva region and around the country for its advanced preservation and understanding of the area?s local history and cultural heritage. The Center will become a primary resource for students, historical organizations and scholars for all of their research needs and individual learning purposes.

The mission of the Nabb Research Center is to cultivate and sustain the advancement of scholarly research through collecting, preserving, disseminating and providing access to records and artifacts which illustrate the rich historical and cultural heritage of the greater Delmarva region.

History

The Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture was founded in 1982 by history professors Sylvia Bradley and G. Ray Thompson, PhD to serve as a history laboratory wherein students could learn the historian's craft. The Center's first Director was hired in 1995 and the center was endowed in 1998 and renamed for philanthropist Edward H. Nabb, Jr. Funding comes from Salisbury University, grants, private donations and memberships to the center.

Artifact Collections

We have a vast amount of artifacts and historical documents relating to the history and culture of Delmarva stored in our on-site archives.

Research Collections

We have a variety of primary sources, microfilm reels (and accesible readers) and secondary source materials available in our main Reading Room.

Governance

Salisbury University

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

Publications

"Shoreline" newsletter 6 issues annually for members

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

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