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What Is An Accession?

According to The American Archivist, 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:

January 2016 Accessions

April 2016 Accessions

July 2016 Accessions


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