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Vice President Burr

Written on: November 6th, 2015 in Delaware HistoryInside the DPA

Tom Summers, Outreach Services Manager Sometimes the signature on a letter is more important than the message contained within. Written on November 6, 1804, this correspondence to Delaware Governor David Hall documents the resignation of Delaware’s Senator William Hill Wells. However, the most interesting section is the signature. Located in the lower right corner is […]


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The Davis Collection

Written on: October 23rd, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAPhotographs

To celebrate Archives Month, we’ll be sharing some of our recent accessions. Check back each Friday for a new post. Connor Graham, processing archivist Vera Gilbride Davis was a prominent figure in Delaware politics for more than forty years. She was called the “Grande Dame of Delaware Politics” and was known for achieving a number […]


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Caesar Rodney Student Hand Book

Written on: October 16th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAPhotographs

A recently-accessioned Caesar Rodney School Handbook gives a glimpse into what student life was like in 1938.


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Survival Strategies for Personal Digital Records

Written on: October 10th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPARecords Management

October 10 is Electronic Records Day. With the help of the Council of State Archivists (COSA), we’re sharing tips for preserving your personal digital collections.


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Robert J. Bennett Photograph Collection

Written on: October 9th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAPhotographs

To celebrate Archives Month, we’ll be sharing some of our recent accessions. Check back each Friday for a new post.   Mary Hanes, processing archivist Have you ever wanted to tour the state of Delaware without the hassle of driving around for hours?  If so, visit the archives and view the recently acquired collection of […]


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Guide to World War II Records at DPA

Written on: August 11th, 2015 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryInside the DPAResearch Room

The seventieth anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II seems an appropriate time to make our followers aware that a Guide to World War II Records at the Delaware Public Archives has recently been created. The finding aid is available online and in paper format in the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room. The […]


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100+ Books Added to DPA Reference Collection

Written on: August 3rd, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAResearch Room

100+ books have been added to the reference collection at the Delaware Public Archives.


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DPA Digital Collections on the Delaware Heritage Collection

Written on: May 7th, 2015 in Blog PostsInside the DPAMaps and SurveysPhotographsResearch Room

The Delaware Public Archives provides access to some of its most accessed photograph collections online through the Delaware Heritage Collection.


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Thanksgiving Proclamations

Written on: November 24th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryInside the DPA

To help us get in the Thanksgiving spirit, we took a look back at former Delaware governors’ Thanksgiving proclamations.


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Newly Processed Archives Document Measures More than 25 Feet in Length

Written on: October 17th, 2014 in Blog PostsInside the DPA

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Tom Summers, Outreach Manager   Recently, processing and reference archivist Margaret Dunham uncovered a document in the Kent County Orphans Court Case Files Collection that measured almost 26 feet in length. The file, from the year 1822, focues on a section of property in […]


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