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The following titles from our Heritage collection are now available as eBooks in PDF format. The PDF format can be used on any device that has PDF reading capabilities. This includes PCs, Apple Devices, Kindles, Android Phones and more. The PDF format is used when the presentation of the content is as important as the content itself.

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The Adams Home Farm of Northwest Fork Hundred
by: Catherine A. Masek

PDF 3.6 MB


African American Education in Delaware – A History Through Photographs: 1865-1930
by: Bradley Skelcher, Ph.D.

PDF 7.3 MB


Allen McLane: Patriot, Soldier, Spy, Port Collector
by: Thomas Welch, Editor & Michael Lloyd, Assoc. Editor

PDF 12.9 MB


Beneath Thy Guiding Hand: A History of Women at the University of Delaware
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker



Brandywine Village
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker



Captain Thomas Macdonough: Delaware Born Hero of the Battle of Lake Champlain
by: Virgina Mason Burdick

PDF 1.1 MB


Caesar Rodney Patriot: Delaware’s Hero For All Times and All Seasons
by: William P. Frank

PDF 2.6 MB


Celebrating African American History in Delaware
by: The Delaware Public Archives Historical Marker Program

PDF 10.7 MB


Charles L. Terry – Oral History Series
by: Ned Davis

PDF 4.2 MB


The Churches of Delaware
by: Frank Zebley



Colonial Delaware: A History
by: John Munroe



Corporate Capital Wilmington in the Twentieth Century
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker



Delaware: A Bicentennial History
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker



Delaware: A Guide to the First State
by: Federal Writer’s Project

PDF 40.9 MB


Delaware Archives – Military
by: Delaware Public Archives

Volume I PDF 29 MB

Volume II PDF 19 MB

Volume III PDF 27 MB

Volume IV PDF 29 MB 

Volume V PDF 32 MB


Delaware’s Coastal Defenses
by: C. W. Warrington

PDF 1.2 MB


Delaware During the Civil War – A Political History
by: Harold Bell Hancock

PDF 11.2 MB


Delaware’s Destiny Determined By Lewes
by: Randy J. Holland

PDF 15.10 MB


The Delaware Heritage Cookbook
by: Aloah E. Hatz

PDF 6.3 MB


The Delaware Public Archives 2023 African American History Month Celebration
by: Delaware Historical Marker Program

PDF 4.3 MB


Delaware School District Organization and Boundaries [1974]
by: Roger C. Mowrey



Delaware, The First State
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker

PDF 4.71 MB


Delaware Tercentenary Program
1938 Delaware Tercentenary Official Program

PDF 3.7 MB


Delaware Tercentenary Almanack & Historical Repository 
by: Christopher L. Ward

PDF 3.5 MB


Delaware Tercentenary Publications
1938 Delaware Tercentenary Commission Publications

PDF 3.2 MB


Democracy in Delaware: The Story of the First State’s General Assembly
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker



The Dutch & Swedes on the Delaware 1609-64
by: Christopher Ward

PDF 1.53 MB


East of the Mason-Dixon Line: A History of the Delaware Boundaries
by: Roger E. Nathan

PDF 4.17 MB


Elbert N. Carvel – Oral History Series
by: Roger A. Martin

PDF 6.2 MB


Familiar Relations: The duPonts and the University of Delaware
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker

PDF 25.1 MB


Federal Justice in the First State: A History of the United States District Court for the District of Delaware
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker

PDF 21.1 MB


Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980
by: Constance J. Cooper & Lewis V. Baldwin

PDF 9.65 MB

Gath’s Literary Work and Folk and Other Selected Writings of George Alfred Townsend
by: Jerry Shields

PDF 28.1 MB


A History of African Americans of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore
by: Carol C. Marks, Editor

PDF 5.33 MB


History of the Delaware Heritage Commission: The First Thirty Years
by: Susan Mulcahey Chase

PDF 8.9 MB


The History of Sussex County
by: Dick Carter



Historic Houses and Buildings of Delaware
by: Harold Donaldson Everlein and Cortlandt V.D. Hubbard

PDF 75.3 MB


Honest John Williams: U.S. Senator from Delaware
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker

PDF 3.08 MB


House Research Guide
by: New Castle County Department of Planning – Historic Preservation Section

PDF 768 KB


In Our Midst: Delaware Vignettes in Pictures and Prose
by: Roger Martin

PDF 18.7 MB


The Journals of the Reverend Lewis Wheeler Wells, Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and the Photograph Album of Leila Parker Burton Hartnack of Millsboro, Delaware
by: Richard B. Carter



Laws of Delaware
Compiled by the Delaware General Assembly

Listing of all Books


Liberty and Independence The Delaware State During The American Revolution
by: Harold B. Hancock

PDF 9.72 MB


Man and Nature in Delaware: An Environmental History of the First State
by: William H. Williams

PDF 3.51 MB


Memory Lane: A Celebration of Things That Aren’t There Anymore – 2024 Exhibit Booklet
by: Delaware Public Archives

PDF 4.58 MB


One Hundred Year History of the Pilot’s Association, Bay and River Delaware, 1896-1996
by: Andrew Knopp

PDF 14.5 MB


The Perennial Apprentice: 60 Year Scrapbook of Architecture, 1916 to 1976
by: George Fletcher Bennett



A Photographic Survey of Indian River Community
by: A Compilation of the Nanticoke Indian Heritage Project



Pierre S. du Pont IV: Governor of Delaware 1977-1985
by: Larry Nagengast



Reminiscence Of A Town That Thought It Would Be A Metropolis: Delaware City, Delaware
by: William O. Wingate

PDF 2.19 MB


Russell W. Peterson – Oral History Series
by: Christopher L. Perry

PDF 8.17 MB


Sherman W. Tribbitt – Oral History Series
by: Roger A. Martin

PDF 7.25 MB


Swedes on the Delaware: 1638-1664
by: Amandus Johnson, Ph. D.

PDF 4.36 MB


Troubled in Mind: J. Saunders Redding’s Early Years in Wilmington, Delaware
by: J. Saunders Redding

PDF 899 KB


William Hare: Master Potter of Wilmington, Delaware, 1839-1885
by: Christopher Espenshade

PDF 11.4 MB


Wilmington: A Pictorial History
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker



Wilmington, Delaware: Portrait of an Industrial City, 1830-1910
by: Dr. Carol E. Hoffecker

PDF 4.75 MB


World War I Remembered
by: Francis A. Ianni

PDF 18.7 MB


World War I Memorial Volume
by: Public Archives Commission



WPA Church Records Index



Ye Town of St. Georges: Buildings and Homes
by: Gladys B. Lester

Volume I – The Nuttal-Sutton Home
PDF 3.62 MB

Volume II – The Steamboat Hotel
PDF 11.2 MB

Volume III – Wm. Goforths’s Three Acre Plot
PDF 6.84 MB

Volume IV – Jubart “1744” Plot Plan
PDF 41.1 MB

Volume V – “Mill Sand” Below Delaware Street
PDF 38.9 MB

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