According to The American Archvist, July 1974, an Accession is “(1) The act and procedure involved in a transfer of legal title and the taking of records or papers into the physical custody of an archival agency, records center, or manuscript repository. In records center operations, transfer of legal title may not be involved. (2) The material involved in such a transfer of custody.” The Delaware Public Archives receives new accessions regularly. The following list highlights some of the more interesting items that have arrived recently. To view a sample of the accessioned item(s), select the link where available:
Delaware City Fire Company, No. 1, Inc.: Our History, ca. 2012.
Research notes, family histories, deeds, wills, copies of Bible records, genealogical charts, photographs, and other records relating to the Fleming, Manlove, Tilney, Hazzard, Harrington, Tomlinson, Candy, Robinson, Lofland, Davis, Satterfield, Fiddeman, Walker, Stites, Bennett, and other related families.
“Education in Sussex County” oral history audio cassettes (50) and typed transcript, 1976. Conducted by the Sussex County Bicentennial Committee.
19 official portraits of Department of Public Instruction Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents, Secretaries of the Department of Education, and Deputy Secretaries, 1875-2012. A 1979 portrait of Dr Kenneth Madden
Elsmere City Council Minutes and Hearing Proceedings, 1951-2003.
Will of George Howard, 1789. Conveyance Bond of David Miller to Scarborough Tunnell, 1794. Thomas Aydelott Warrant of Resurvey, 1832 copy of 1776 Warrant. Col. William Stevens Patent, 1792 copy of 1687 Patent. Deed, Sarah Gyles to David Wood, 1721.