Delaware Public Archives

Digital Archives

Digital Archives

Delaware's most prized documents, photographs of Delaware in the past, historic audio clips, and much more.

Research Room

Research Room

The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public from 8:30a to 4:00p, M-F unless otherwise noted.

Public Finding Aids

Public Finding Aids

Guides to our Military records and Agency Histories are just a few of the links available.

Government Services

Government Services & Records Management

Responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law.

Digital Ancestry

Digital Ancestry

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Historical Markers

Learn More about Historical Markers

Collection Gateway

Collection Gateway

Search 400,000+ records. Then, get a price quote or print a detail slip for your Research Room visit!

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Exhibits at DPA

Exhibits are open to the public and admission is free

In the News

Latest Public Archives News


From the Archives Blog

Latest posts from the Archives Blog

Building an Educational Future

On Saturday, February 1, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate African American History Month with a special program led by Dr. Donald Blakey.

War Beneath the Waves: U.S. Submarine Operations in World War II

On Saturday, January 4, 10:30 a.m., President Robert Clark of Wesley College will speak at the Delaware Public Archives on the role of Submarine Operations during World War II.

Delaware Public Archives
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-5000