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Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem Records

Identifier: M.19
Scope and Contents

The records of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem contain both primary and secondary sources relating to the creation and growth of the organizations predecessor, the Salem Fraternity. Records include: meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, superintendents notes and correspondence, as well as a collection of photographs. The bulk of the photographs date 1900-1950 and were taken during summer trips to Camp Rowley.

Dates: 1899 - 2017

Camp Naumkeag Association Records

Identifier: M.21

CHGS: Holocaust and Genocide Oral Histories

Identifier: M.22
Scope and Contents The Holocaust Center, Boston North began recording Holocaust and Genocide oral histories in 1985. The majority of the collection consists of testimonies by Holocaust survivors, witnesses, prisoners of war, and liberators. This includes multiple interviews and presentations by co-founder and Holocaust survivor, Sonia Schreiber Weitz.The Center interviewed Cambodian Genocide survivors, Savot Sot in 1990 and Sayon Soeun in 2003. Other interviews include Armenian Genocide survivors:...
Dates: 1985 - 2010

Dr. Edna McGlynn World War II Letters Collection

Identifier: M.8
Scope and Contents

The collection includes over fourteen hundred letters - including V-mail, postcards, and greeting cards - and a variety of ephemera and newsclippings from the one hundred and four correspondents. The collection also contains copies of the mimeographed newsletters and mailing lists.

Dates: 1942 - 1946

Franco-American Salem Oral History Collection

Identifier: M.11
Scope and Contents The Franco-American Salem Oral History project was started in 2011 by Salem State University Professors Dr. Elizabeth Blood and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello. Drs. Blood and Duclos-Orsello interviewed 15 current and former Salem residents of French-Canadian descent. The interviews, which were videotaped and transcribed, explore issues of family history; processes of immigration; economic, business and social life; acculturation and linguistic and cultural resistance; political, family and...
Dates: 2011-2013

George Joseph Bates Papers

Identifier: M.2
Scope and Contents The George J. Bates papers are of interest not only to those researching the career of the former State Representative, Mayor, and Congressman, but also to those examining early twentieth-century Essex County political history. The bulk of the collection consists of scrapbooks and photographs from his tenure as Congressman. The scrapbooks document his career on both the national and local levels, with an emphasis on the latter. They show Bates’ interest in the problems affecting local...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930 - 1950

John P. Reynolds Papers

Identifier: M.16
Scope and Contents The collection consists of unpublished writings, the most significant of which is his memoir of time spent in the Veteran Reserve Corps in Michigan and Indiana from 1864-1866. The memoir is a detailed account of his service from joining the "Invalid Corps" to the end of the Civil War. Most notably he discusses probelms with Confederate sympathizers and the treatment of African-Americans after the end of the war.The collection also contains a long narrative poem about life in the...
Dates: ca. 1864 - 1902

Lennie's on the Turnpike Collection

Identifier: M.3
Scope and Contents The Lennie's on the Turnpike Collection documents the operation of the jazz club from 1962-1972 and later jazz concert bookings by club owner Leonard Sogoloff. It also contains a small amount of personal material about Leonard Sogoloff. The highlights of the collection are the photographs of the club and its performers, the documentation about the performers and finances, and the correspondence sent to Lennie by jazz artists. The collection is of interest to researchers interested in the...
Dates: 1962 - 2010

Mary O'Rourke Procopio Papers

Identifier: M.9
Scope and Contents

This collection covers Mary O'Rourke Procopio's year as a Fulbright scholar in Pakistan. It contains correspondence with her family, information about the educational workshops she helped set up in Pakistan and education in Pakistan in general. It also contains material about her travels to and from Pakistan and photographs from her time there.

Dates: 1955-1956

Matthias O'Keefe Scrapbook

Identifier: M.1
Scope and Contents The Matthias O’Keefe scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from O’Keefe’s election and time as mayor of Salem. The clippings begin with the recall election of previous mayor, John Hurley, in which Matthias O’Keefe came to power. Many of the scrapbook articles discuss rebuilding following the Great Salem Fire of 1914 and include information on the reconfiguration of the Salem Fire Department, and work of the Fire Relief Committee. Within a year of the fire, Salem was largely rebuilt....
Dates: Majority of material found within 1914 - 1915

Nelson Dionne Salem History Collection

Identifier: M.12
Scope and Contents Since 2013, Salem native Nelson Dionne has been donating items from his massive collection of Salem history. The collection explores Salem from the 19th century to the present, spotlighting ethnic groups, business and labor, travel and tourism, transportation, religious and social organizations, and the evolution of the city's built and natural environment. Included in the collection are books, photographs and postcards, stereographs, records or organizations, trade publications, and a wide...
Dates: 2013 - 2019

North Shore Gay and Lesbian Alliance Records

Identifier: M.15
Scope and Contents

The North Shore Gay and Lesbian Alliance Records contains the administrative records of the group, including meeting minutes, organizational history, and notes on event planning. The folders are comprised primarily of documents, newspaper clippings, and event fliers with only a limited amount of photographs. Topics in this collection include: gay and lesbian rights, health education, political movements, and social clubs,with the bulk of material from 1978-1994.

Dates: 1977 - 1994

Office of the President (Alpheus Crosby)

Identifier: A2.1.2
Scope and Contents

The records of Alpheus Crosby's tenure are primarily devoted to correspondence between Crosby and Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch. Bowditch was a donor to the Salem Normal School; he funded financial aid for students who couldn't afford to attend the school. Both Crosby and Bowditch took special interest in funding Charlotte Forten's attendance in the Advanced program. Crosby also corresponded with members of the Bowditch fund after Nathaniel died and left a bequest to the school.

Dates: 1860-1865

Office of the President (Joseph Asbury Pitman)

Identifier: A2.1.5
Scope and Contents The papers of Joseph Asbury Pitman cover the years of his Presidency of the school, from 1906 to 1937. There are gaps throughout the collection, however, the years from 1912 to 1932 are reasonably well covered. Information concerning the early years of his administration, from 1906 to 1912, are particularly sparse. This was an important period in the development of the school, and this collection should be of interest to researchers tracing that development. As previously mentioned, it...
Dates: 1900 - 1938

Office of the President (Walter Parker Beckwith)

Identifier: A2.1.4
Scope and Contents Beckwith's records, though sparse, cover all aspects of school adminstration. The correspondence addresses such issues as changes in the curriculum, administration of the model school, admission and employment of students, and the hiring of faculty and staff. Beckwith's diaries are a day-by-day accounting of activities at the school and in his professional life. They relate major items in each school day, including student activities, disciplinary actions, teacher absences, Beckwith's...
Dates: 1896-1905

Plummer Farm School Records

Identifier: M.13
Scope and Contents The records of the Plummer Farm School date from 1855 to 1999, though the bulk of the material dates from 1855 to 1954. The most important records are those of the Board of Trustees, which date from 1855 to 1954. The Board records contain the Act of Incorporation for the school, the trustee bylaws, and meeting minutes. The collection also includes pamphlets, annual reports, audits, consultant reports, and administrative and legal documents. The collection highlights what transpired during...
Dates: 1855-1999; Majority of material found in 1855-1954

Polish National Alliance Records

Identifier: M.20
Dates: Majority of material found within 1938 - 1969

Salem Normal School Alumni Collection

Identifier: A.8.1
Scope and Contents

The Salem Normal School alumni records were created by class secretaries, alumni groups, etc. They contain a variety of information on alumni, class reunions, alumni reunions, etc. This collection does not contain the records of the Salem Normal Association as those records were kept with the general alumni association records.

Dates: 1854-1932

Salem Witchcraft Tercentenary Committee Records

Identifier: M.4
Scope and Contents The Salem Witchcraft Tercentenary collection would be of interest to those researching the 300th anniversary of the Salem Witch Trials and the erection of the Salem Witch Trials Memorial in 1992. The collection contains meeting minutes, memorial design submissions, correspondence with descendants of victims and additional items relating to tourism in Salem at the time of its installation. It also contains the plans for restoration of Salem Common and the script of a television special about...
Dates: 1986 - 1994

Salem Woman's Friend Society Records

Identifier: M.14
Scope and Contents The Woman’s Friend Society collection contains extensive records dating from the earliest inception of the organization. Records include: incorporation documents, meeting minutes, payroll, membership cards and expense journals. The collection also houses numerous newspaper clippings chronicling the Society’s expansion over more than a century. These newspaper clippings contain information such as Society events, early histories of the Society, and the accomplishments of its members. An item...
Dates: 1876-2017

Simon Goldstein Papers

Identifier: M.18
Scope and Contents The Simon Goldstein Papers consists of correspondence, billing statements, and miscellaneous ephemera. It focuses on the years 1905-1909 and contains some items in Yiddish, Goldstein’s primary language. The collection is mainly comprised of billheads from industries related to clothing and luggage. This collection would benefit those researching Salem’s Polish population which settled in the city at the turn of the 20th century, as well as those interested in small businesses,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1905 - 1909

Sonia Schreiber Weitz Papers

Identifier: M.6
Scope and Contents This collection spans much of Sonia Weitz’s life, beginning with family photos taken prior to World War II and ending with news coverage of her death in 2010. The collection contains folders of correspondence, personal documents, news coverage, and poems and edited manuscripts. Also included in the collection are a group of Sonia’s personal photo albums, photos taken during her time at Displaced Persons camps, and speaking engagements she attended later in life. Also included are framed...
Dates: 1899 - 2010

Sumner Webster Cushing Papers

Identifier: M.10
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of three notebooks documenting his fieldwork in India; one documenting his fieldwork in Japan; and one related to his teaching at the Salem Normal School. There is also a folder of miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1910-1913?

Walter George Whitman Papers

Identifier: M.7
Scope and Contents This collection spans much of Walter George Whitman’s life, beginning with correspondence from 1894. The correspondence section houses multiple letters, some from his mother regarding visits with his children, numerous letters from his wife during trips, and business correspondence from his time as editor at the American Book Company. The collection includes unpublished manuscripts, an unpublished memoir of his observations while living in China, and selected manuscripts in science...
Dates: 1894 - 1959

William Henry Bates Papers

Identifier: M.5
Scope and Contents The William Bates Papers are of interest to scholars researching national atomic and military affairs, as well as those studying Essex County during the twentieth-century. The bulk of the papers dates from the 1960s, though the series that relates primarily to Essex County issues contains much material from the 1950s. The papers will be a valuable resource for those studying the Armed Services Committee during the 1960s, especially as the papers of Chairman Mendel Rivers...
Dates: 1940-1969