Salem State University Archives and Special Collections preserves and provides access to materials that are rare, unique, or historical. The collections are housed in a 5,000 sq ft secure and climate-controlled facility on the ground floor of Frederick E. Berry Library.

The collection includes thousands of books, documents, manuscripts, maps, photographs, audiovisual material, artifacts, and ephemera. These items cover topics such as the history of Salem State University and its predecessor institutions, the history of the City of Salem, and Essex County politics.

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  • John D. Capone to Edna McGlynn - March 1943

    Capone, John D. (1943-03)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • John D. Capone to Edna McGlynn - c. April 1943

    Capone, John D. (1943-04)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Herbert C. Brenner to Edna McGlynn - June 11, 1945

    Brenner, Herbert C. (1945-06-11)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Rebecca Brenner to Edna McGlynn - February 28, 1945

    Brenner, Rebecca (1945-02-28)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Ralph G. Boyce to Edna McGlynn - September 1, 1943

    Boyce, Ralph G. (1943-09-01)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Ralph G. Boyce to Edna McGlynn - May 2, 1943

    Boyce, Ralph G. (1943-05-02)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Ruth Eleanor Boyce Bocko to Edna McGlynn - May 15, 1944

    Bocko, Ruth Eleanor Boyce (1944-05-15)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Edward F. Bocko to Edna McGlynn - May 2, 1944

    Bocko, Edward F. (1944-05-02)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • My Life in World War II

    Bocko, Ruth Eleanor Boyce Bocko (2002)
    In 2002, Ruth Eleanor (Boyce) Bocko, a member of the Class of 1945, wrote "My Life in World War II" to share her wartime memories with her children and grandchildren. She shared this with Archivist Susan Edwards in 2013 as a response to her Salem Statement article "Writing Back to Salem Teachers in World War II."
  • Edward F. Bocko to Edna McGlynn - December 13, 1943

    Bocko, Edward F. (1943-12-13)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Ray Barbrick to Edna McGlynn - February 2, 1945

    Barbrick, Ray (1945-02-02)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Ray Barbrick to Edna McGlynn - March 7, 1944

    Barbrick, Ray (1944-03-07)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Ray Barbrick to Edna McGlynn - March 26, 1943

    Barbrick, Ray (1943-03-26)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Season's Greetings

    Barbrick, Ray
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Lt. James A. Attridge Memorial Program - December 3, 1942

    1942-12-03
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Southeast Army Air Forces Training Center Graduation - September 2, 1942

    1942-09-02
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Ray Barbrick to Edna McGlynn - February 21, 1944

    Barbrick, Ray (1944-02-21)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • Christmas Greetings

    Barbrick, Ray
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.
  • The Log (v. 1 n. 4)

    The Log (1927-11-03)
    Salem State’s student newspaper began in November 1927 after two years of publishing occasional issues. The school paper was overseen by the Cooperative Council which dedicated it to “the advancement of professional interests of both students and graduates…” In the first issue, Salem Normal School President J. Asbury Pitman commended the Cooperative Council for their endeavor. The Log chronicled student life, administrative happenings, times of campus unrest, and historical events. The newspaper disbanded in 2016 and was later relaunched in a digital format.
  • Marion E. Blanchard to Edna McGlynn - July 2, 1945

    Blanchard, Marion (1945-07-02)
    At the outset of World War II, Dr. Edna McGlynn began corresponding with Salem Teachers College (Salem State) students and alumni who left home to serve in the military. The Collegiate Defense Committee (CDC), with McGlynn as faculty advisor, was formed to write letters and send care packages to Salemites serving at home and abroad. McGlynn and the CDC corresponded with over one hundred students and alumni; they also maintained current mailing lists of those in the service and prepared and distributed “The Salem Newsletter” in which Dr. McGlynn edited summaries of news from the letters she received.

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