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A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front during the American Civil War

Written on: September 23rd, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

            Join us on Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives  continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front.”  Divided loyalties, a critical strategic position, and a major Federal prison made Delaware […]

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“The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”: Delaware in the War of 1812

Written on: August 29th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Join us on Saturday, September 3, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives hosts a program about Delaware’s involvement in the War of 1812 entitled “The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”.   Presented by Charles Fithian, Curator of Archaeology with the State of Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs Division, this program will serve as an […]

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I can’t wait!!

Written on: July 15th, 2011 in Blog PostsResearch Room

That’s what a mom said the other day when she stopped in before her son’s all-star game.   Her son was playing in his second tournament. Last year was such a whirlwind she really didn’t have much time to think about it. So this year she wanted to take some time and learn more about Delaware […]

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Recent Donation Includes Additional Gems

Written on: July 8th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryPhotographs

While the recent donation from Mildred Hicks of Florida included the Buckson Papers, a collection of original letters written by her great-grandfather Stephen Buckson during his time serving in a Delaware unit during the Civil War, Mrs. Hicks also sent other materials that citizens will find interesting.  Because her family vacationed in the Bowers Beach […]

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Looking for Primary Sources about the Civil War? Check Out the Delaware Public Archives Website

Written on: April 12th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

The official sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War kicked off today with a ceremony held at the Delaware Public Archives.  Attended by Governor Jack Markell, the event highlights the new online exhibit of Civil War holdings from the collections of the Archives.  This new online feature (which went live today!) on the website includes […]

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Glamour Girls

Written on: February 24th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Come out to the Archives on Saturday, March 5, 10:30 a.m., for a program entitled “Glamour Girls:  The Portrayal of Women in World War II Propaganda Posters.” The United States and Great Britain had diverse ideas about what was glamorous and appropriate during wartime.  American images of women in propaganda posters were much more glamorous and […]

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All Aboard! The Delaware Public Archives Celebrates the History of the Railroad

Written on: December 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysPhotographsResearch Room

Looking for something to combat the post-holiday blues? Come out to the Delaware Public Archives to help celebrate the history of the railroad in Delaware. The Archives will be hosting a free railroad exhibit from January 5 to January 8 coinciding with the completion of a related Archives initiative to bring the entire Jackson & […]

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There’s A New Face In Town

Written on: November 12th, 2010 in Blog Posts

In case you haven’t heard, we have a new director. His name is Stephen M. Marz, CA.  Steve is a Certified Archivist who, for the past five years, has served as Deputy Director of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.  He has a B.S. in Secondary Education and History from Monmouth University, an M.S.W. from […]

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Kent County Probate Collection Expands

Written on: September 10th, 2010 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryResearch Room

Get ready to fill in some of the blanks in your genealogical chart and learn about the life and culture that existed in the post-World War II era.  The Delaware Public Archives has recently received a new group of Kent County Probates from the Kent County Register of Wills Office.  Ranging in years from 1945 […]

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New Video focuses on Census

Written on: June 4th, 2010 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesInside the DPAResearch Room

The latest Inside the DPA video has been published to YouTube  This newest installment, number 10 in the series, focuses on the United States Census and the valuable genealogical information one can gleam from this source.  This video was the first one that featured an off-site shoot.  We’d like to thank the Dunham family […]

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