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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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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 Accessions at The Delaware Public Archives

Written on: November 22nd, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

Thanks to the financial generosity of the Friends of the Delaware Archives, we have attained two important Delaware related items.  The first item is a picture of Governor William Cannon who served as Governor of the First State during the Civil War from 1863 to 1865. The second item is a booklet entitled “A Brief […]

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New Addition to the Jackson & Sharp Collection

Written on: July 13th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographsResearch Room

Recently, the Archives was contacted by a gentleman in Pennsylvania who had a lantern slide collection of Jackson & Sharp Company railroad car photographs.  Purchased at a railroad memorabilia auction, the collection was probably used by a Jackson & Sharp traveling salesman who used the slides to promote his company’s rail cars to perspective buyers. […]

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Photos from Aviation’s Early Days

Written on: March 4th, 2010 in PhotographsResearch Room

Our photo archivist, Randy Goss, was organizing some of the photos from one of our Photograph Collections and found these great shots of Samuel P. Langley’s attempt to be the first man to fly. These six pictures were taken October 7, 1903 on the Potomac River.  Langley was the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and […]

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