What Is An Accession?
According to The American Archivist, 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:
The Caesar Rodney High School Student Hand Book, 1938.
Sussex County Probate Files, 1956-1970, 80.64 cf.
Laurel High School Yearbooks, 1956-2014, 46 issues.
Lt. Governor Ruth Ann Minner Photographs, 1964-1999, 3 folders. Senator and Lt. Governor Ruth Ann Minner Newspaper Clippings, 1988-2000, 6 folders. 0.24 cf.
New Castle County Probate Records, 1998-2003, 78.12 cf.
New Castle City Council Minutes, 1875-1945, 1.44 cf.