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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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Collection Gateway

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Exhibits at DPA

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From the Archives Blog


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1950 Census Records Available

The fully searchable and digitized1950 US census records are available online starting April 1st, 2022. Click to learn more and search!


Now Online: The Wilmington Railway Collection

This newly available collection consists of 82 historical photographs of trolleys and locomotives in the Wilmington area. The majority of the photos are of trolley cars, either on area streets, at the car barn, or at the car garage






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



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