The Accessions Committee met on April 20, 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.
Curious as to what’s new at the Delaware Public Archives? Here is a list of the latest records accepted by the Accessions Committee. These items have been pre-processed and assigned to an archivist for further processing.
In 2018, some Records Services Team members conducted a cursory inspection of our microfilm to gauge its condition. Over 50% of the rolls inspected showed signs of deterioration. To address this, the Archives purchased a high-performance Mekel MACH10 Scanner from The Crowley Company. With the scanner and its software, we can now digitize our endangered microfilm rolls. And, in addition to preserving the records, digitizing them allows us to make them available online.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]