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Small Manuscript Collections, Neel Collection, Ogle House Papers

This series comprises legal agreements, correspondence, property surveys, and postcards documenting the lives and activities of the Ogle family, primarily centered in Delaware City, Delaware.

Small Manuscript Collections, Harold W. Lang Papers, Sheet Music and Graphics

This is a sheet music collection that relates to Delaware by title, composer, publisher, distributor, and/or retailer. The music covers a range of genres and subjects – from High School Polka to Blue Hen’s Chickens, and a two-step march. Two sheets include advertisements, one for upcoming music and the other for Bromo Seltzer – a […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Eckles Papers, Civil War Correspondence

James N. Eckles served in the first Delaware Calvary unit as a private during the Civil War. He would later be discharged from the same unit as First Lieutenant in January of 1865. Lieutenant Eckles and the First Delaware Calvary served in the Battle of Westminster in Maryland, where they engaged a Confederate Calvary unit […]

Small Manuscript Collections, Peter Caverly Collection, Correspondence

Peter Caverly was born in Kent County, Delaware, in 1780. He lived in Dover and then moved to Wilmington in the early 1800s. In addition to being an esquire, Caverly held several titles throughout his lifetime. He worked as a cashier at Farmer’s Bank, served on the Committee of Safety in Wilmington, and served as […]

2023 – First Quarter Accessions

Curious as to what’s new at the Delaware Public Archives? Here is a list of the latest records accepted by the Accessions Committee. These items have been pre-processed and assigned to an archivist for further processing.

Collections Gateway

 You can now search 500,000+ records, across popular collections using the Collection Gateway. Search any keyword and see the results in real-time. Once you find a record you can request more information by emailing Please be sure that you include the information from your search in that email and you will receive a price […]

Public Collections

These indexes are to some of the public collections in the archives. We will be adding new ones and updating these on a quarterly basis. It should be noted that using an index is never an adequate replacement for viewing the original record. We have made an attempt to extract pertinent information to help identify […]

Digital Archives

Digitized collections from our archives and links to exhibits and resources to assist researchers, students, educators, and citizens. Please note that some of these links will open external websites such as CONTENTdm, Flickr, and YouTube. We are dedicated to continuously reviewing and enhancing our descriptive practices to incorporate more respectful and inclusive terminology when possible. […]