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American Archives Month: Updating Our Past

Our first bid to save public records was long said to have been in 1818, but a project to digitize old legislative records just found this earlier proposal, introduced in January 1787, to create a state archive.

Delaware’s Struggle for Women’s Right to Vote

In March 1920, Governor John G. Townsend called a special session of the Delaware General Assembly to vote on the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Suffrage and anti-suffrage groups descended on Dover that spring to try to sway the vote in their favor. On May 5, 1920, the Delaware Senate ratified the amendment. The House […]

History Matters: Digitizing Delaware’s Early Legislative Papers

The General Assembly, Legislative Papers Collection consists of manuscript records reflecting the functions and activities of the General Assembly between 1724 and 1913. This collection has been digitized as a result of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, which promotes access to America’s historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, […]

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