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The Notorious Story of Patty Cannon: Separating Fact from Fiction

Written on: September 18th, 2013 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

In the early nineteenth century, Patty Cannon was the alleged leader of a notorious gang in Sussex County that was known for kidnapping possibly hundreds of free African Americans for sale into slavery. Featured on an episode of the PBS series “History Detectives,” and the subject of numerous fictional and non-fiction accounts, Cannon’s life and […]


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Celebrate Delaware Day!

Written on: December 7th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

 In recognition of Delaware Day, December 7, being the day that Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, the Delaware Public Archives has recently created a shadow box exhibit that celebrates the story of Delaware’s role as the First State to ratify the United States Constitution. This exhibit features facsimiles of […]


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Delaware Public Archives Launches Searchable Finding Aids Tool

Written on: November 9th, 2011 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryInside the DPAResearch Room

There’s a new tool now available for online patrons to search the records of the Delaware Public Archives. Known as the Collection Gateway, this new feature searches the databases of nineteen different collections in the Archives. The Collection Gateway will open a treasure trove of information for historians, genealogists, and all citizens who have an […]


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Wolves Head?

Written on: May 6th, 2010 in Delaware HistoryResearch Room

We had a group of students come in the other day that was studying early Delaware.  Their assignment was to find interesting tidbits about Delaware.  We sent them to the early court records for each of the counties. They were surprised at what they found. For example, there is a list and description of livestock […]


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