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 Posts & Pages Tagged With: "World War II"

D-Day Program at Delaware Public Archives to Commemorate 70th Anniversary

The D-Day invasion of Normandy is remembered as an American triumph and the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany. On Saturday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. the Delaware Public Archives will commemorate the 70th anniversary of this pivotal day in American and World history with a special program at the Archives about the battle. This […]



What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?

On Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., Richard E. Gillespie, Executive Director of TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery), based in Wilmington, Delaware, will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives entitled “What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?”  2012 marks the 75th anniversary of her disappearance. In 1937, Amelia Earhart set out […]



The Tuskegee Airmen of World War II

On Saturday, February 4, 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives, in one of its planned activities to celebrate Black History Month, is hosting a program entitled “The Tuskegee Airmen.”  During the Second World War, a question was raised and answered conclusively in a noble experiment that later became known as the “Tuskegee Experience.” Our nation’s […]



Normandy Ho!

Did you know that yesterday was the 67th  anniversary of the Allied troops landing in Normandy? If you visit the on- line guide to our collections and do a key word search for World War II, you will be able to see the many records we have relating to Delaware and the war. You can also check out the digital […]



Glamour Girls

Come out to the Archives on Saturday, March 5, 10:30 a.m., for a program entitled “Glamour Girls:  The Portrayal of Women in World War II Propaganda Posters.” The United States and Great Britain had diverse ideas about what was glamorous and appropriate during wartime.  American images of women in propaganda posters were much more glamorous and […]



Why Do I Have To Clean My Plate?

Have you ever eaten dinner with your grandparents and had them tell you that you need to clean your plate because during the war we didn’t have a lot of food? I had an elementary student come in with his grandmother and ask if we had anything on World War II. It seems his grandmother […]



Happy Memorial Day!

This weekend we pause to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  I would like to take a few minutes to tell you that we have lots of records relating to not only Delaware’s involvement in wars, but the individuals who served. We have records from the Revolutionary War up through […]






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