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The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

Written on: January 25th, 2018 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the Archives

On Saturday, February 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate African American History Month by hosting a program titled “The Tuskegee Airmen.” During the Second World War, a question was raised and answered conclusively in a military initiative that later became known as the “Tuskegee Experience.” Our nation’s first African-American military aviators, the […]


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Guide to World War II Records at DPA

Written on: August 11th, 2015 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryInside the DPAPhotographsResearch Room

The seventieth anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War II seems an appropriate time to make our followers aware that a Guide to World War II Records at the Delaware Public Archives has recently been created. The finding aid is available online and in paper format in the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room. The […]


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Delaware Public Archives to Feature Program on the Battle of Iwo Jima

Written on: February 25th, 2015 in Events at the Archives

On February 19, 1945, the United States Marines began their attack on Iwo Jima to secure the island in preparation for the invasion of Japan. For the next seven weeks, American forces were involved in a desperate struggle with the Japanese to gain control of the island. On Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., retired […]


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Voices of War-World War II Series Donated to the Delaware Public Archives

Written on: June 5th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographs

On Tuesday June 3rd, Governor Jack Markell, Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock, State Archivist Stephen Marz and members of the Delaware General Assembly commemorated Delaware’s role in World War II at a ceremony where the Delaware Public Archives formally accessioned the “William J. Kitchell Collection – Voices of War, World War II Series.” The ‘Voices […]


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D-Day Program at Delaware Public Archives to Commemorate 70th Anniversary

Written on: May 29th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

The D-Day invasion of Normandy is remembered as an American triumph and the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. On Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate the 70th anniversary of this pivotal day in American and World history with a special program at the Archives about the battle. This […]


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Delaware Public Archives to Accept World War II Collection at June 3rd Ceremony

Written on: May 27th, 2014 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesPhotographs


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What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

Written on: February 24th, 2012 in Blog PostsEvents at the ArchivesPhotographsResearch Room

On Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., Richard E. Gillespie, Executive Director of TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery), based in Wilmington, Delaware, will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives entitled “What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?”  2012 marks the 75th anniversary of her disappearance. In 1937, Amelia Earhart set out […]


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The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

Written on: January 27th, 2012 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivesResearch Room

On Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives, in one of its planned activities to celebrate Black History Month, is hosting a program entitled “The Tuskegee Airmen.”  During the Second World War, a question was raised and answered conclusively in a noble experiment that later became known as the “Tuskegee Experience.” Our nation’s […]


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Normandy Ho!

Written on: June 7th, 2011 in Research Room

Did you know that yesterday was the 67th  anniversary of the Allied troops landing in Normandy? If you visit the on- line guide to our collections and do a key word search for World War II, you will be able to see the many records we have relating to Delaware and the war. You can also check out the digital […]


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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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