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The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil War Delaware

Written on: November 1st, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. as the Delaware Public Archives continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a program entitled “The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil-War Delaware.”  Obie Evans escaped slavery, survived the Battle of the Crater, and participated in Baltimore’s post-war street […]


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Happy Archives Month!

Written on: October 4th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryResearch Room

Did you know that October is national archives month? Why not test your knowledge of the Delaware Public Archives? We were created in 1905 by the General Assembly as the Public Archives Commission, and are one of the oldest archives in the country. Our first residence was in the old state house.  We house records […]


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A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front during the American Civil War

Written on: September 23rd, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

            Join us on Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives  continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Fragmented Nation, A Divided State: The Delaware Home Front.”  Divided loyalties, a critical strategic position, and a major Federal prison made Delaware […]


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“The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”: Delaware in the War of 1812

Written on: August 29th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Join us on Saturday, September 3, 10:30 a.m., as the Delaware Public Archives hosts a program about Delaware’s involvement in the War of 1812 entitled “The Honour of the State has not been Tarnished”.   Presented by Charles Fithian, Curator of Archaeology with the State of Delaware Historical and Cultural Affairs Division, this program will serve as an […]


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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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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 CivilWar.delaware.gov includes […]


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A Dangerous & Uncomfortable Situation: Delaware from the Secession Crisis to Bull Run

Written on: March 25th, 2011 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, April 2, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will continue its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by sponsoring a program entitled “A Dangerous & Uncomfortable Position: Delaware from the Secession Crisis through Bull Run.”  As a border state, Delaware became the focus of both Secessionists and […]


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Glamour Girls

Written on: February 24th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

Come out to the Archives on Saturday, March 5, 10:30 a.m., for a program entitled “Glamour Girls:  The Portrayal of Women in World War II Propaganda Posters.” The United States and Great Britain had diverse ideas about what was glamorous and appropriate during wartime.  American images of women in propaganda posters were much more glamorous and […]


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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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