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Scanning Order Form pdf - Fill out the Scanning Order form, and email, fax, or mail a copy to the Delaware Public Archives.  Payment may be mailed or credit card information provided by calling 302-744-5000

Request for Permission To Publish Documents pdf - To publish copies of items from the holdings of the Delaware Public Archives.

Request For Permission to Publish Photos pdf - To publish copies of photographic items from the holdings of the Delaware Public Archives.

Researcher Registration Form pdf - Every researcher must have this form on file before entering the research room.

School Release Form pdfThis request form is used to obtain student records for public and charter schools that have been permanently closed. Former students (and their parents, with limitations) may have access to their own “educational record.” However, these records are prohibited from disclosure to other third parties under Delaware’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 29 Del. C. § 10002(l)(2) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and 34 CFR Part 99. Please use the following link to the Government Services FAQ to view the names of these schools.

If a public or charter school is still in operation, patrons must request their educational records through the school.

Forms from the Government Services section of the Delaware Public Archives are available in the Government Services section.