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Date Posted: Friday, December 20th, 2013

Looking for a way to preserve all those holiday photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, January 4 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will provide you with the […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The Delaware Public Archives preserves and exhibits many of Delaware’s most vibrant historical documents. Our rich Delaware history can be viewed by visiting the research room, browsing our Collection Gateway online, or by visiting our wonderful exhibit galleries. In addition to the public pieces of Delaware history, we are a secure repository to a myriad of […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The Delaware Public Archives would like to wish Vice President Joe Biden a Happy Birthday. Vice President Biden served as our United States Senator from 1973- 2009. To see some pictures of Joe, take a look at the Facebook album we posted a few years back honoring one of Delaware’s favorite sons.

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Date Posted: Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Delaware Public Archives honors the achievements and memory of our 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination (November 22, 1963). This DPA photograph shows the ribbon cutting at the Delaware Turnpike (I-95) Dedication Ceremony on November 14, 1963. Eight days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.    

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Date Posted: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

As we enter the hurricane and severe storm season, the Delaware Public Archives strongly encourages agencies to evaluate the storage environment of their records. During your assessment and planning, please consider the following: • Damage from leaking roofs • Exposed windows and doors • Damage from flooding due to improper drainage, cracked foundations and high […]

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Date Posted: Monday, October 21st, 2013

Although citizens in other states may view the registration tags on their cars as a government requirement, Delawareans have embraced their license plates as a status symbol and a connection to their past. On Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m., Mike Williams, Chief of Administrative Policy & Communications for the Division of Motor Vehicles at […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

During October, the Delaware Public Archives celebrates American Archives Month. This Archives is one of the oldest public archives in the nation; beginning in 1905!   From handwritten notes and documents to the latest digital imagines of many of our holdings and collections, we have over 10.4 million documents and over 800,000 photographs that are yours […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

In the early nineteenth century, Patty Cannon was the alleged leader of a notorious gang in Sussex County that was known for kidnapping possibly hundreds of free African Americans for sale into slavery. Featured on an episode of the PBS series “History Detectives,” and the subject of numerous fictional and non-fiction accounts, Cannon’s life and […]

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Date Posted: Friday, August 16th, 2013

On August 7, the Delaware Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (DESSAR) donated to the Delaware Public Archives seven hundred completed applications for membership to their organization which preserve records related to the events leading up to and during the American Revolution. Delaware Public Archives Director Stephen M. Marz added, “This will be […]

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Date Posted: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

While indexing the Vietnam Mailbag Records, we came across this image from June 1971 of 1st Lt. Robert Nowaczyk of Claymont and a Sika deer. A deer in Vietnam? Why, yes! Sika deer lived throughout eastern Asia as far south as Vietnam and as far north as Russia. Not only is this image a special […]

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