What Is An Accession?
According to The American Archvist, July 1974, an Accession is "(1) The act and procedure involved in a transfer of legal title and the taking of records or papers into the physical custody of an archival agency, records center, or manuscript repository. In records center operations, transfer of legal title may not be involved. (2) The material involved in such a transfer of custody." The Delaware Public Archives receives new accessions regularly. The following list highlights some of the more interesting items that have arrived recently. To view a sample of the accessioned item(s), select the link where available:
Delaware City Fire Company, No. 1, Inc.: Our History, ca. 2012.
Research notes, family histories, deeds, wills, copies of Bible records, genealogical charts, photographs, and other records relating to the Fleming, Manlove, Tilney, Hazzard, Harrington, Tomlinson, Candy, Robinson, Lofland, Davis, Satterfield, Fiddeman, Walker, Stites, Bennett, and other related families.
Images of America: Along the Kirkwood Highway, 2014.
Sussex County Probate Records, 1955, 5.04 cf.
Hidden History of Lewes, 2014.
Photographs, primarily of movie theaters owned by the Schwartz family, including theater promotions and construction, 1942-1967, 0.19 cf. Sample Image #1, Sample Image #2, Sample Image #3, Sample Image #4 Sample Image #5
Allan McLane Papers, New York Historical Society Library, 1 roll 35mm microfilm.
Kent County Recorder of Deeds Plot Books, 1983-1996, Volumes 17 thru 41, 1 dvd.
Sussex County Probate Records, 1951-1954, 18.9 cf.
New Castle County Probate Records, 1924-2001, 27.72 cf.
Dover City Directories, 1959, 1976, 2 vols.; Greater Dover and Lower Delaware Directories, 1986-2005, 21 vols.; Wilmington City Directories, 1957, 1975-2006, 29 vols.; Suburban Wilmington Directories, 1954-1983, 1986, 24 vols.; Wilmington-New Castle Directory, 1961; Newark City Directories, 1959-1982, 19 vols.; Milford City Directories, 1961-1979, 7 vols.; Seaford-Laurel-Bridgeville Directories, 1966-1979, 5 vols.; Delmarva Peninsula Directory, 1927.
"Doverian," Dover High School yearbooks, 1966, 1968, 1977.
State Board of Agriculture Annual Reports, 1907-8-9-10, 1911-1912,1915-16,1919-20, 1925-26, 1927-28, 1928-29, 1968-691940-1941, 1947-1948, 1948-1949, 1949-1950.
Kent County Probate Files, 1948-1955, 13.86 cf.