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AHH! You Mean I’m Not Really Married?

Written on: February 2nd, 2010 in PhotographsResearch Room

You’ve been asking your kids for years to give you a trip to Europe for Christmas. You don’t need any more knickknacks, gift certificates, etc.  And this year they finally did!  Now you have to get your passport.  I had an extremely excited woman call to get a copy of her marriage certificate from 1964.  […]


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Hometown Delaware Project Continues to Grow

Written on: January 28th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryPhotographs

The Outreach Team has had several recent successes with the Hometown Delaware project.  This project aims to identify many of the unknown individuals in the Delaware Public Archives’ photograph collections.  While Rehoboth Beach Museum patrons recently identified many of the people in the area photos on display in the Museum, several Milford residents were able to name numerous individuals […]


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Program for First Saturday in February

Written on: January 22nd, 2010 in Delaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographs

With the recent dismantling of the Eagles, many sports fans in the area may be looking forward to the promise of the upcoming season for the Phillies or whatever baseball team you may support. The Delaware Public Archives will help put you in the baseball frame of mind by presenting The Life and Times of William Julius “Judy” Johnson. Check out the […]


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How Old Is My House?

Written on: January 14th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryResearch Room

Did you ever want to know how old your house is?  I had a patron come in who had just moved here from another state and bought an old house. It was a two-story house in Camden that was rumored to have been a stop for the underground railroad. They wanted to know the story […]


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“Murals by Stanley Massey Arthurs” – Inside the Delaware Public Archives 04

Written on: November 16th, 2009 in Inside the DPAPhotographs

We posted the latest clip at YouTube from our series Inside the Delaware Public Archives. See the YouTube video here. This week we show and discuss several murals at the DPA by Arthurs, who was a student of Howard Pyle. Here you can see Tom up on a stepladder explaining more about this mural. We […]


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