Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn joined Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock today during a public ceremony to declare February 2014 as African American History Month. The ceremony was held at the Delaware Public Archives and this year’s announcement was special because 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the monumental Brown v. Board of Education ruling […]
Looking for a way to preserve all those holiday photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will provide you with the […]
The Delaware Public Archives preserves and exhibits many of Delaware’s most vibrant historical documents. Our rich Delaware history can be viewed by visiting the research room, browsing our Collection Gateway online, or by visiting our wonderful exhibit galleries. In addition to the public pieces of Delaware history, we are a secure repository to a myriad of […]
The Delaware Public Archives would like to wish Vice President Joe Biden a Happy Birthday. Vice President Biden served as our United States Senator from 1973- 2009. To see some pictures of Joe, take a look at the Facebook album we posted a few years back honoring one of Delaware’s favorite sons.
The Delaware Public Archives honors the achievements and memory of our 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination (November 22, 1963). This DPA photograph shows the ribbon cutting at the Delaware Turnpike (I-95) Dedication Ceremony on November 14, 1963. Eight days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
As we enter the hurricane and severe storm season, the Delaware Public Archives strongly encourages agencies to evaluate the storage environment of their records. During your assessment and planning, please consider the following: • Damage from leaking roofs • Exposed windows and doors • Damage from flooding due to improper drainage, cracked foundations and high […]
Looking for a new way to search for your genealogy online? This workshop may give you the clues you need to find your ancestors through Google. On Saturday, August 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will host a workshop entitled “Google Tools for Genealogy.” Presented by Leah Youse, MLIS, (pictured below) this presentation will provide […]
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 […]
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 […]
Actually there have been five lighthouses at Port Mahon to guide ships and waterman on the Delaware Bay. The first was built in 1831 and because of erosion, a series of replacements were built. The last lighthouse was built in 1903 and lasted until 1984. Recently processed, the Delaware Technical and Community College Photograph Collection […]