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Maryland History Day 2021: College Student Experiences


The Nabb Research Center is home to the Salisbury University Archives. Among other collections documenting the administration of Salisbury University since opening in 1925 and other institutional topics, the University Archives also contains Lina Lecate's scrapbook and the diaries of Mae Jones, two students who attended Maryland State Normal School from 1925 to 1927.  In addition, the UA has a diary of a campus elementary school teacher from 1926 and the school's student newspapers: The Holly Leaf and The SSC Informer.  These five digitized collections all provide insight into the college student experience and document changes that occurred over Salisbury University's 95-year history from a student perspective.

Student Diaries

These four diaries contain daily accounts of Mae Jones’ time at Maryland State Normal School, home, and travels. This includes the classes she attended and other activities or events she witnessed.

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Salisbury Gulls pennant, 1965-66.


Lapel Pin

Lapel pin worn by Loma Cathering Dryden Murray, class of 1939.


Student Scrapbooks

Lina Lecates Scrapbook 

Lina Lecates was a student at Maryland State Normal School from 1925 to 1927. This scrapbook contains programs and keepsakes from Lina Lecates’ time at the Maryland State Normal School. This includes letters, dried flowers, engagement announcements, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and a doily. Some of the scrapbook has not been digitized.
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