Dr. Emerson Baker, Salem State College: "Using Material Culture to Teach History and Literature," lecture delivered at The House of the Seven Gables Historic Site on September 22, 2000.
Dr. Hugh J. Dawson, " The Scarlet Letter's Angry Eagle and the Salem Custom House ," article on the eagle of the Salem Custom House from the January, 1986 , vol. 122 issue of The Essex Institute Historical Collection (30-34)
Dr. Rita Gollin, SUNY, Geneseo: " Figurations of Salem in 'Young Goodman Brown' and 'The Custom-House,' " lecture delivered at Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum on September 23, 2000.
Dr. John Gruesser, Department of English, Kean University, " Playing with the (Birth) Mark: Aylmer XML error: Invalid character at line 39