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Document Collection - Delaware Public Archives

Document Collection

The Delaware Public Archives is the official repository of Delaware's historical public records from state, county, and local government. Dating from 1653 to the current year, these records consist of minutes, reports, correspondence, probate files, deeds, court records, tax records, photographs, maps, drawings, publications, audio-visual recordings, and a great variety of other material. The images seen here are entire collections that have been digitized; more collections will be scanned and placed on the web as resources permit. Prior written permission is required for any use of the images in this collection from the Delaware Public Archives. Please contact the Delaware Public Archives with the Resource Identifier number and the collection.



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Beers' Atlas

The Beers' Atlas is a part of the Delaware Public Archives State Map Collection. This is a hand-colored book of detailed maps of the entire state of Delaware. There are individual maps for each of the hundreds and there are separate maps for specific towns and cities including Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Georgetown, Milford, New Castle, Milton, Smyrna, Camden, and Felton.


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Annual State Reports


The Delaware Annual Reports Collection provides an on-line repository into which state agencies can place their annual and biennial reports, as called for in a 2014 update of the Delaware Freedom of Information Act. That update requires all executive branch agencies that are required to submit annual or biennial reports to electronically post copies to a designated state website.


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Document Exhibits

Becoming the First State:
Delaware's Road to Ratification

The 17th Century Through the Documents of the Archives

Civil War
Records

Coroner's
Report

Delaware Laws
of 1829

Legislative
Rosters

New Castle County
Naturalizations

Rev. Joseph Brown Turner
Collection

Slavery
Papers


Document Collections

Beers' Atlas 1868

Civil War Diary of
Cyrus Forwood

Delaware State
Constitutions

Delaware Turnpike
Scrapbooks

Frankford Colored
School Scrapbook

Joseph Barker's "Negro
Ledger Book" 1801-1811

Kent County
Naturalizations

Kent County
Pauper Books

Oaths of
Allegiance

Peninsular News
and Advertiser

Register of Births and
Deaths in Kent County

Vietnam Mailbag
Records

World War II
Memorial Volume


State Reports Collection

State Reports Collection
Educational Directories

State Reports Collection
State Manuals

State Reports Collection Sussex County Voter Register


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