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A Tradition of Excellence

Salem State was founded in 1854

  • DIFF Broad Street image depicts "State Normal School"

    Salem State was founded as the Salem Normal School on Broad Street in Salem

    For “young ladies who wish to prepare themselves for teaching”
  • Pencil rendering of Broad Street

    Salem State remained on Broad Street until 1896

    The building was renovated in 1871 to better meet enrollment demands
  • Sullivan Building (image c.1932)

    In 1896, Salem State moved to an expanded campus in South Salem

    A model training school was housed in the Sullivan Building (image c.1932)

History of Salem State from 1968-present

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