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 […]
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 […]
A recently-accessioned Caesar Rodney School Handbook gives a glimpse into what student life was like in 1938.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
100+ books have been added to the reference collection at the Delaware Public Archives.
The Delaware Public Archives provides access to some of its most accessed photograph collections online through the Delaware Heritage Collection.
To help us get in the Thanksgiving spirit, we took a look back at former Delaware governors’ Thanksgiving proclamations.
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 […]