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Research Room Closed on July 4th

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

In observance of Independence Day, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is closed on Wednesday, the 4th of July. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday! Best, The entire staff of the Delaware Public Archives.

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The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

Date Posted: Thursday, January 25th, 2018

On Saturday, February 3, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will celebrate African American History Month by hosting a program titled “The Tuskegee Airmen.” During the Second World War, a question was raised and answered conclusively in a military initiative that later became known as the “Tuskegee Experience.” Our nation’s first African-American military aviators, the […]

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The Kalmar Nyckel: New Discoveries

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

 On Saturday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m. Bill Hutchison of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives focusing on how the Kalmar Nyckel operated, with special emphasis on the navigation of the vessel, and the firing of the ship’s guns. Segments of a new film about the ship will […]

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My Paper Is On The Revolutionary War. Are You Kidding Me?

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Have you ever gotten assigned a report for school and thought how in the world am I going to get that many pages out of this?  The other day a middle school student came in with just that problem. He had been assigned the subject of Delaware in the Revolutionary War. We showed him oaths […]

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Yearbooks at DPA

Date Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Delaware Public Archives has a small collection of yearbooks researchers can use to learn about academic life through the 20th Century.

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2017 Governor’s Heritage Award Recipients!

Date Posted: Monday, June 26th, 2017

On Thursday morning, February 25, Governor Jack A. Markell honored Robin Brown, Richard B. Carter, and Harry F. Themal as the latest recipients of the Governor’s Heritage Award in a ceremony held at the Buena Vista Conference Center. Established in 2003 by the Office of the Secretary of State, the Governor’s Heritage Award is given […]

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Pickett’s Charge

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. Delaware Heritage Commission member Terry Wright will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives on Pickett’s Charge, the climatic final attack at the Battle of Gettysburg. After two years of war, and several days of hard fighting on the Union flanks around the town of Gettysburg, Confederate General […]

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What do you mean not everything is online?

Date Posted: Friday, June 16th, 2017

If I had a dollar for every time a researcher said that phrase! Unfortunately, there’s a big misconception that you can find everything about your family history with one click of the mouse. Truth is, only a very small portion of records have been digitized and are available on the internet. You still need to […]

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The Road to Appomattox: Union Soldiers and Trench Warfare, 1864-1865

Date Posted: Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

During the last year of the American Civil War, the main Union and Confederate armies in Virginia were engaged in trench warfare, a method of combat that was far different from the first three years of the conflict. On Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will host a program presented by […]

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Rediscovering Delaware Artist Stanley Arthurs

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 10:30 a.m., Delaware Public Archives and Delaware Division of the Arts will present a program at the Archives building titled “Rediscovering Delaware Artist Stanley Arthurs.” Presented by author James C. Thompson, the program will focus on the contributions made to the art of illustration by Stanley Arthurs, one of Howard Pyle’s […]

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