Date Posted: Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

The Accessions Committee met on April 20, 2023, to review all proposed accessions received since the last quarterly meeting. All accepted donations have been pre-processed and assigned to archivists for further processing. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at the latest additions to our holdings.

New collections created:

  • Small Manuscript Collections, Dave Clendaniel Collection, Photographs (9200-C27-000)
  • Small Manuscript Collections, Richard Sund Collection, Correspondence (9200-S32-000)
  • Manuscript Genealogies, Jacqueline Ford Skinner Collection (9225-001)
  • Small Manuscript Collections, Jacqueline Ford Skinner Collection, Documents (9200-S33-000)
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Existing collections expanded:

  • Small Manuscript Collections, William B. Walton Collection (9200-W19)
  • Small Manuscript Collections, Delaware Forestry Collection, Bob Tjaden Collection (9200-D27-006)
  • Private Vital Statistics, Bible Records, Charles Edward Janvier, Jr. (9020-001-J01)
  • General Reference Collection, Pamphlet Collection (9270-000-004)
  • Small Manuscript Collections, Bayard Collection (9200-B31-001)
  • Capital School District, Dover High School, Activity and Yearbooks (8075-004-001)
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New individual donations:

  • The Community Singers, Christmas Album
  • Delaware State News publication honoring the Polytech Class of 2022

Books added to the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room library:

  • Owen David, His Genealogy and Family History by Tom and Cathy David
  • The White Dear by John Bierhorst
  • Mythology of the Lenape: Guide and Texts by John Bierhorst
  • David Zeisberger’s History of Northern American Indians (Classic Reprint) by David Zeisberger
  • A Delaware Indian Symposium by Herbert C. Kraft
  • The Nanticoke Community of Delaware by Frank G. Speck
  • History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighbouring States by the Rev. John Heckewelder
  • Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say by Amy Hill Hearth
  • Oklahoma Delaware Ceremonies, Feast and Dances: Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society (Volume 7) by Frank G. Speck
  • Memoirs of the Rev. David Brainerd: missionary to the Indians of the borders of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by David Brainerd
  • A Study of the Delaware Indian Big House Ceremony (Volume 2) by Frank G. Speck
  • A Study of Delaware Indian Medicine Practice and Folk Beliefs by Gladys Tantaquidgeon
  • The Culture and Acculturation of the Delaware Indians (Anthropological Paper Series, Volume 10) by William W. Newcomb, Jr.

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