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The Friends of the Delaware Archives, (FODA) was formed in 1995 as a private, non-profit organization to support the Delaware Public Archives.

What does the Friends of the Delaware Archives do?

  • FODA provides citizens with a collective voice for preserving records.
  • FODA works to ensure appropriate access to these archival records.
  • FODA solicits donations to enhance the holdings and operation of the State Archives.
  • FODA helps make citizen aware of the content and value of the State Archives.
    FODA sponsors educational programs based on the archives.
  • FODA administers the Harold Hancock Research Fellowship for state or local history projects that make use the archives.
  • FODA supports projects that help the Delaware State Archives carry out its mission of preserving and interpreting records of enduring value. For example, we are transcribing documents related to the Revolutionary War to make them easier to index and to read. See www.RSAR.org/history/demap.htm

How Can You Help?

Study the Web site of the Delaware Public Archives and find how it can help you learn more about your family, community, and state.
Come to Dover and explore the resources of the Delaware Public Archives. Visit an exhibit. Use the genealogical resources available through the public Web terminals. Ask the Reference Librarians for assistance.
Tell your friends about the resources of the Delaware Public Archives.
Become an active member of the Friends of the Delaware Archives (FODA).
Donate appropriate books or money to enhance the resources of the Delaware Public Archives.
Tell your friends what FODA is doing and encourage them to join.

How Can You Join?

For details, please go to our membership page.

Contact Information:

Email President Larry Josefowski: josefowski@gmail.com
Write to FODA, Post Office Box 1934, Dover, DE 19903