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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 SurveysPhotographspreservationResearch 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 SurveysPhotographspreservationResearch 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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Sailing Along The Mispillion

Written on: June 4th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryMaps and SurveysResearch Room

We typically do not collect private papers, but we do have some.  One of the collections of private papers we have in our Small Manuscript Collection is the Florence Lewis Papers.  There are several series within this collection, from newspapers to genealogical research notes. But the one I want to talk about today is the […]


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Newly Conserved Document Shows 1825 Road from Smyrna to Seaford

Written on: March 26th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryMaps and SurveysResearch Room

Several items have just returned from being conserved and one of the more interesting ones is an oversize plot for a road from Cowgill’s Corner (south of Smyrna) to the Seaford area.  Completed in 1825, this plot provides a detailed look at one of period’s main transportation arteries through Kent and Sussex County.  While the […]


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What Is A Hundred?

Written on: February 26th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryMaps and SurveysResearch Room

Have you ever looked at your deed and seen the term hundred? Have you ever wondered what that meant?  A couple came in after they had purchased their new house. They were curious what the term Appoquinimink  Hundred meant  on their deed. The term hundred originated in England and is defined as a division of a county. It is different than […]


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