‘Out of the Box’ exhibit open at SU

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Many of Salisbury Universitys collection of Delmarva historical documents will be opened to the public.

SALISBURY —Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture has thousands of holdings in its vast collections.
Tucked away in boxes and on shelves in a climate-controlled environment, many items are used by researchers, but only a fraction have ever been displayed.

“Out of the Box: The Archives at the Nabb Research Center” places many of these items on public view for the first time. The exhibit opened Aug. 26, and continues through Dec. 17, in the center’s G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Anne Turkos, University of Maryland, College Park, archivist emerita, and Cynthia Byrd, executive director of the Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, will participate in a discussion of “Archives in the 21st Century: The Challenge of Preserving the Past” 6 p.m. Sept. 19, in the Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.

Collections on display include examples from the center’s local history archives, SU archives and special collections, representing groups and individuals worldwide.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m.-4:30- p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, closed Sundays and holidays.

Sponsored by the Nabb Center, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6312 or visit the center’s website at www.salisbury.edu/nabb.

The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University is a humanities research laboratory for university students that also fulfills the historical resource needs of a variety of community researchers.

Founded in 1982, it was endowed in 1998 by Edward H. Nabb, an attorney and philanthropist from Cambridge, and renamed in his honor. Family and local researchers frequent the Nabb Research Center for its wealth of information on family and cultural history.

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