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The Cold War’s Effect on Dover Air Force Base and its Surrounding Communities

Written on: July 22nd, 2016 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

Dover Air Force Base has been a cornerstone of Dover, Delaware for over 60 years. What is little understood is the impact the base has had on the communities that surround it. On Saturday, August 6, at 10:30 a.m. MSgt Eric Czerwinski, USAF, (Retired) will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about Dover […]


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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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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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