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Date Posted: Friday, October 23rd, 2015

To celebrate Archives Month, we’ll be sharing some of our recent accessions. Check back each Friday for a new post. Connor Graham, processing archivist Vera Gilbride Davis was a prominent figure in Delaware politics for more than forty years. She was called the “Grande Dame of Delaware Politics” and was known for achieving a number […]

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Date Posted: Friday, October 16th, 2015

A recently-accessioned Caesar Rodney School Handbook gives a glimpse into what student life was like in 1938.

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Date Posted: Saturday, October 10th, 2015

October 10 is Electronic Records Day. With the help of the Council of State Archivists (COSA), we’re sharing tips for preserving your personal digital collections.

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Date Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2015

To celebrate Archives Month, we’ll be sharing some of our recent accessions. Check back each Friday for a new post.   Mary Hanes, processing archivist Have you ever wanted to tour the state of Delaware without the hassle of driving around for hours?  If so, visit the archives and view the recently acquired collection of […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Connor Graham, processing archivist The Processing Room is where we clean and organize documents so they can be properly preserved. Removing staples and paperclips, photocopying acidic documents, unfolding papers, and placing records in acid-free folders and boxes are among the basic preservation techniques that […]

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Date Posted: Friday, October 17th, 2014

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Tom Summers, Outreach Manager   Recently, processing and reference archivist Margaret Dunham uncovered a document in the Kent County Orphans Court Case Files Collection that measured almost 26 feet in length. The file, from the year 1822, focuses on a section of property in […]

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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Kit Carson, Government Services Manager If you’ve ever been to the research room, you’re probably familiar with members of our public services and record services staff. These are the people that prepare and service the records from our holdings for the public to use. […]

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Date Posted: Monday, October 13th, 2014

This blog is part of a special behind the scenes series for Archives Month. Richard Hays, reference archivist In order to keep up with the demand for more ways to obtain digital records, the Delaware Public Archives has recently acquired a pair of new microfilm reader-scanners. These microfilm readers provide image quality that greatly surpasses what has previously […]

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Date Posted: Friday, October 10th, 2014

To recognize Electronic Records Day, we’re sharing a list of ten reasons why everyone should be thinking about electronic records.

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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Delaware records on Ancestry.com have been expanded to include land records.

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