What Is An Accession?

According to The American Archivist, July 1974, an Accession is "(1) The act and procedure involved in a transfer of legal title and the taking of records or papers into the physical custody of an archival agency, records center, or manuscript repository. In records center operations, transfer of legal title may not be involved. (2) The material involved in such a transfer of custody." The Delaware Public Archives receives new accessions regularly. The following list highlights some of the more interesting items that have arrived recently. To view a sample of the accessioned item(s), select the link where available:

July 2015

April 2015

  • 3 binders of research materials on property in the St. Georges area: Retirement Home, Hollywood Farm, Couper House, Friends Georges Creek Meeting House, and Hickory Grove Cemetery.

  • Digital copies of Gray's New Map of Camden, Felton, Wyoming, Leipsic, 1877.

  • Town of Magnolia Minutes, April 1885 - January 1949, March 1981 - December 1991, 1 cd.

  • White family Bible records, 1870-2013, 6 pages.

  • Clark family Bible records, 1823-1872, 7 pages; and 1823-1871, 7 pages.

  • Board of Examiners for the Registration of Nurses Minute Book, 1909-1942, 0.19 cf.

  • Board of Pilot Commissioners Minute Book, 1961-1992, 0.1 cf.

  • Physicians Certificate Register, 1928-1968, 0.1 cf.

  • State Medical Examining Board Examination Record Book, 1895-1949, 0.1 cf.

  • Board of Dental Examiners Minute Books, 1912-1962, 1963-1976, 2 vols., 0.3 cf.

January 2015