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The Delaware Public Archives Salutes President John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The Delaware Public Archives honors the achievements and memory of our 35th President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination (November 22, 1963). This DPA photograph shows the ribbon cutting at the Delaware Turnpike (I-95) Dedication Ceremony on November 14, 1963. Eight days later, President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.    

The History of the Beatles and the Social Revolution of the 1960s

It’s been fifty years since four young men from Liverpool, England known collectively as The Beatles walked into a recording studio to record their first single “Love Me Do.”   The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is celebrating this anniversary with a program about this legendary group who changed the musical and cultural fiber of the 1960s.  […]

Russell W. Peterson

  Today Delawareans were saddened with the news of the passing of former Governor Russell Peterson. Governor Peterson served from 1969-1973.  He is best known for being an environmentalist and the Coastal Zone Act, which protected Delaware’s  natural resources.   He also is known for changing Delaware’s government from a commission form of government to a […]

“I Have A Dream”

Monday we take some time to honor the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and his accomplishments for civil rights.  We had a college professor, who is new to Delaware, stop in to see if we had anything on civil rights in Delaware. He was floored when he saw all we had.  We have audio recordings […]

So Long Sherm

This weekend Delawareans were saddened with the news of the passing of former governor Sherman W. Tribbitt. Governor Tribbitt served from 1973-1977.  Most people say he is best known for saving the State of Delaware from bankruptcy during the Farmer’s Bank crisis.   He also had many other accomplishments.  If you would like to learn first […]