The University Archives documents the collective memory of Salisbury University, from its founding as the State Normal School in 1925 to the present day. The holdings of the University Archives reside on the fourth floor of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons. Items in the University Archives have an enduring value to Salisbury University and are intended for permanent retention. In addition to the university’s permanent records, the University Archives actively acquire, arrange, describe, and preserve documentation of campus life as well as the history and administration of Salisbury University. The staff provide reference assistance to Salisbury University students, faculty, and administrators and off‐campus researchers and disseminate information about the holdings of the University Archives through instruction, exhibits, and campus publications.
The University Archives’ collections attempt to cover all aspects of campus life and all academic subject areas. Current collection strengths include: campus administration, university publications, photographs of the campus and university life, and university athletics. The resources of the University Archives are unique and rarely overlap with other archival repositories. Your gift would assist with the cost of preserving and digitizing current and future archival materials, making it easier for alumni, faculty, staff, students, and others to access the rich and unique history of Salisbury University.
The University Archives is actively collecting materials. Some topic areas include student organization ephemera (constitutions, flyers, photographs, member lists, etc), documentation of student life (diaries, letters, photographs, audio/visual materials, etc), and items related to diversity and inclusion on campus, especially for minority groups and the LGBTQ+ communities. If you are interested in donating materials, please contact Jen Piegols, the University Archivist at email@example.com.