Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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
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
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