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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 & Records Management

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


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Collection Gateway

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Exhibits at DPA

Exhibits at DPA

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From the Archives Blog


Latest posts from the Archives Blog

Microfilm Digitization Project Update

In 2018, some Records Services Team members conducted a cursory inspection of our microfilm to gauge its condition. Over 50% of the rolls inspected showed signs of deterioration. To address this, the Archives purchased a high-performance Mekel MACH10 Scanner from The Crowley Company. With the scanner and its software, we can now digitize our endangered microfilm rolls. And, in addition to preserving the records, digitizing them allows us to make them available online.


American Archives Month: Updating Our Past

Our first bid to save public records was long said to have been in 1818, but a project to digitize old legislative records just found this earlier proposal, introduced in January 1787, to create a state archive.






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



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