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Digital Archives

Digital Archives

Delaware's most prized documents, photographs of Delaware in the past, historic audio clips, and much more.


Research Room

Research Room

The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public from 8:30a to 4:00p, M-F unless otherwise noted.


Public Finding Aids

Public Finding Aids

Guides to our Military records and Agency Histories are just a few of the links available.


Government Services

Government Services & Records Management

Responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law.




Digital Ancestry

Digital Ancestry

You can use your Delaware Library Card to login to the Delaware page on Ancestry.com.


Outreach

Historical Markers

Learn More about Historical Markers


Collection Gateway

Collection Gateway

Search 400,000+ records. Then, get a price quote or print a detail slip for your Research Room visit!


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Exhibits at DPA

Exhibits are open to the public and admission is free




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Research Room Closed on September 3rd

The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, 2018, in observance of Labor Day. We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday! Best, The entire staff of the Delaware Public Archives.

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Colonial Contagion: Smallpox and the American Revolution

On Saturday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will host a program about the role of smallpox during the American Revolution. While the War for Independence raged throughout America, the smallpox epidemic was a major issue for both soldiers and civilians. In this program, Dr. Stephanie Holyfield will discuss the impact of […]

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