Date Posted: Wednesday, December 27th, 2023

The Accessions Committee met on October 25, 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:

  • University of Delaware, Activity and Yearbooks (8500-000-005)
    • Three new yearbooks were received, each dating back to the 1930s. Two of these yearbooks are from the University’s Women’s College, and the third is from the Men’s College.
  • Small Manuscript Collections, Broujos Family Collection, Family Records (9200-B33-000); Photographs (9200-B33-001); and Postcards (9200-B33-002)
    • This collection brings records, photographs, and postcards spanning a number of Delaware locations, activities, and points in time through Delaware’s history. Some highlights include the Camp Timber Ridge Girl Scouts, Greenbank Prison, the Richey School, the Krebbs School, the Millsboro Methodist Church, and the Mildred Bryan Dance Studio.
camp timber ridge photo
Camp Timber Ridge Girl Scouts Wilmington Area – August 4, 1944
A photograph of the Camp Timber Ridge Girl Scouts of Wilmington from the Broujos Family Collection (9200-B33-001).

Existing collections expanded:

  • General Reference Collections, Pamphlet Collection (9270-000-004)
  • Red Clay School District, Wilmington High School, Yearbooks (8183-000-022)
    • This donation filled in a gap from 1930 with a yearbook titled “The Blue Chick.”

Books added to the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room library:

  • Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland, Frederick County, Volumes I -VI by V. L. Skinner, Jr.
  • Abstracts of the Proceedings of the Orphans’ Court of Sussex County, Delaware – Libers 1, 2, 3, 4 and A (1708-1709 and 1728-1777) by V.L. Skinner Jr.
  • Abstracts of the Wills and Estate Administrators of Northampton County, Virginia, 1800-1854, compiled by Dr. David R. Scott
  • County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645, edited by Susie M. Ames
  • Honoring Our Colonial History: Tablets, Monuments, and Memorials Placed by the Society of Colonial Wars, 1892-2010, edited by Andrew Ross
  • “Intendinge to Seat These Upward Parts”: Archaeological and Historical Investigations of Anglo-European Settlement in Central Delaware, 1670-1740 by Charles H. Fithian
  • Land Records of Sussex County Delaware, 1753-1763 by Mary Marshall Brewer
  • Milford Delaware & the Milford Area After 1776 by E. Dallas Hitchens and E. Millis Hurley
  • Virginia’s Eastern Shore, a History of Northampton and Accomack Counties, Volumes I-II by Ralph T. Whitelaw

Related Topics:  , , , ,