The Online Guide to the Collections at the Delaware Public Archives was initiated in 1978 with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Originally designed as a printed guide to the collection, the project evolved into an electronic finding aid for the entire collection of the Delaware Public Archives.
In its current state, the Guide comprises over 4,500 separate descriptions, each of which represents portions of records groups within the collection. Access to the Guide is available through a search of this collection.
Before requesting records please take a look at our Records Availability page as some records are exempt from FOIA and Architectural Drawings require a notarized written request.
We are dedicated to continuously reviewing and enhancing our descriptive practices to incorporate more respectful and inclusive terminology when possible. Please see our Harmful Content Advisory for more about these efforts.