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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.


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Government Services

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




Digital Ancestry

Digital Ancestry

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Historical Markers

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Collection Gateway

Collection Gateway

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From the Archives Blog


Latest posts from the Archives Blog

The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

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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The Kalmar Nyckel: New Discoveries

 On Saturday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m. Bill Hutchison of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on how the Kalmar Nyckel operated, with special emphasis on the navigation of the vessel, and the firing of the ship’s guns. Segments of a new film about the ship will […]

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