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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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“Well Broken Chincoteague Pony For Sale”

Written on: August 28th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryMaps and Surveys

A 1934 Labor Day Weekend auction of house lots in the Heights section of Rehoboth Beach also gave bidders the chance to win a Chincoteague pony.


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How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories?

Written on: January 9th, 2013 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysPhotographsResearch Room

Last Saturday’s (Jan. 5) program at the Delaware Public Archives about preservation of documents and photographs was extremely well received.  However, a large number of citizens contacted the Archives to say they couldn’t make it to the presentation.  We have attached links to both of the prezi programs presented by Archives staff member Sarah Denison and Government […]


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How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories?

Written on: December 21st, 2012 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysPhotographsResearch Room

Looking for a way to preserve all those holiday photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program to show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents, and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will […]


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Location! Location! Location!

Written on: July 28th, 2011 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysResearch Room

On Saturday, August 6, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will sponsor a program entitled “Location! Location! Location!”  Retired State Archivist and Delaware historian Russ McCabe will discuss the many ways in which geography shaped the history and development of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula. With particular emphasis on the colonial era, the early statehood period, […]


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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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New Collection of Survey Records Arrives at Archives

Written on: June 25th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesMaps and SurveysResearch Room

This past spring, a Dover family donated to the Delaware Public Archives a collection of rough surveys, plots, and calculations created by John C. Hopkins, a longtime surveyor in the area.  Most of these materials focus on the Dover area.  These materials, once processed, will become part of an already existing collection known as the […]


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