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Delaware Public Archives

KC-96: Originally Installed in 2005. The first recorded attempt to establish a state archive in Delaware was in 1818 when Governor John Clark urged the establishment of a place for public records to be “securely kept and preserved.” Nearly a century passed before action was undertaken. By the early 20th century the possible loss of […]

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 […]