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Date Posted: Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

It’s mentioned in songs and it’s image covers wrapping paper and greeting cards. Wreaths are adorned with it and mantles are decked with it. It keeps company with mistletoe. It’s the state tree of Delaware and one of the most recognizable images of the holiday season. The American holly became the state tree of Delaware […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

 In recognition of Delaware Day, December 7, being the day that Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States Constitution, the Delaware Public Archives has recently created a shadow box exhibit that celebrates the story of Delaware’s role as the First State to ratify the United States Constitution. This exhibit features facsimiles of […]

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Date Posted: Friday, December 2nd, 2011

One of the great features about the program we use for our blog is that it lets us see what search terms people are using.  Recently a lot of you have been searching for “the whipping post” so I thought I’d write about it. There were three whipping posts: one in each county. The Kent […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

With the holidays fast approaching, we’re all thinking about perfecting our holiday meal menus or securing the perfect gifts for our nearest and dearest. Visiting with family is an often refreshing and sometimes frustrating part of the season.  I don’t know about your family, but when we get together family histories usually come up. These […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

There’s a new tool now available for online patrons to search the records of the Delaware Public Archives. Known as the Collection Gateway, this new feature searches the databases of nineteen different collections in the Archives. The Collection Gateway will open a treasure trove of information for historians, genealogists, and all citizens who have an […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. as the Delaware Public Archives continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a program entitled “The Tragic Odyssey of Obie Evans and other African-Americans in Civil-War Delaware.”  Obie Evans escaped slavery, survived the Battle of the Crater, and participated in Baltimore’s post-war street […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Over the next few weeks in celebration of Archives  month we will be hosting guest bloggers. They will share their point of view and stories from the archives.  Today’s blog is from Kathy Graybeal, Sussex County Librarian. Library staffers hear the phrase all the time. “I just didn’t know that libraries did that!” Or “I […]

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Date Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2011

Over the next few weeks in celebration of Archives  month we will be hosting guest bloggers. They will share their point of view and stories from the archives.  Today’s blog is from Jim Frazier, Government Services Manager.   The times they are a-changin’ in the Government Services section. The retirement bug is on the loose […]

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Date Posted: Friday, October 14th, 2011

Over the next few weeks in celebration of Archives  month we will be hosting guest bloggers. They will share their point of view and stories from the archives.  Today’s blog is from Stephen Marz, the Archives Director.   During October the Delaware Public Archives celebrates American Archives Month…so what’s an Archives and what’s an Archivist….taking each […]

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Date Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011

  Over the next few weeks in celebration of Archives month we will be hosting guest bloggers.  They will share their point of view and stories from the archives.  Today’s blog is from Sarah Denison, processing archivist. As the resident newbie here at the Archives, I’m regularly impressed and intrigued by the arsenal of information […]

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