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The Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection

The Purnell Collection contains representations of a wide range of subjects and time periods that give an excellent view of Sussex County life.Harold W. T. Purnell Photograph Collection The collection has approximately 14,000 images and dates from about 1860 through 1963. For easier access, the collection is divided into four sections: places, portraits, subjects, and […]



Robert J. Bennett Photograph Collection

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 […]



100+ Books Added to DPA Reference Collection

100+ books have been added to the reference collection at the Delaware Public Archives.



Photos from Aviation’s Early Days

Our photo archivist, Randy Goss, was organizing some of the photos from one of our Photograph Collections and found these great shots of Samuel P. Langley’s attempt to be the first man to fly. These six pictures were taken October 7, 1903 on the Potomac River.  Langley was the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and […]






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