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Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Written on: March 22nd, 2016 in Events at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

(Dover, DE) On Saturday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. author Kathryn Canavan will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Focusing on the assassination from the perspective of the Petersen family, Canavan will show how this Washington D.C. family became caught up in the tragedy. The Petersens […]


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The First Spouse

Written on: February 29th, 2016 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

(Dover, DE) Are American First Ladies a cultural mirror reflecting the role and popular perceptions of women of their eras? What happens when they are too outspoken or unconventional? On Saturday, March 5, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Cynthia Newton will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about the women who have served as […]


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robin brown, Richard B. Carter and Harry F. Themal Receive Governor’s Heritage Award

Written on: February 25th, 2016 in Blog PostsDelaware History

On Thursday morning, February 25, Governor Jack A. Markell honored robin brown, Richard B. Carter, and Harry F. Themal as the latest recipients of the Governor’s Heritage Award in a ceremony held at the Buena Vista Conference Center. Established in 2003 by the Office of the Secretary of State, the Governor’s Heritage Award is given […]


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The Freedmen’s Bureau: Records and Research during Reconstruction

Written on: January 29th, 2016 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m., Certified Genealogist Michael Hait will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on one of the lesser known federal agencies, the Freedman’s Bureau. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands operated from the end of the Civil War until 1872 under the U.S. War Department. […]


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Italian Genealogy Program on Saturday has been Cancelled

Written on: January 21st, 2016 in Blog Posts

Due to the winter storm prediction for this coming weekend, the Beginning Italian Genealogy workshop at Delaware Public Archives on Saturday, January 23 has been cancelled. The program will be rescheduled for a date later this year. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Summers, (302) 744-5047, thomas.summers@state.de.us.


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December Meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society

Written on: December 7th, 2015 in Events at the Archives

The December meeting of the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will take place on Saturday, December 12, 2:00 p.m. A non-profit organization for people who have an interest in genealogy, this group meets every other month at the Delaware Public Archives beginning in October and ending in June. The public is welcome to all meetings and […]


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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 DPApreservationRecords 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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