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Upcoming Events


September 5, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
In Order to Form a More Perfect Union: John Dickinson, James Madison and the United States Constitution
Presenter: Henry J. Foresman, Jr.
This program will explore how both James Madison and John Dickinson, in their own way, helped shape the Constitution...[more]

October 3, 2015 - 10:30 a.m.
The Life and Times of Ann Moore Ridgely
Presenter: Dr. Susanne Fox
This program focuses on Ann Moore Ridgely, a most unusual woman who lived in Dover from 1775 until 1810 when she died...[more]

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In the News


August 19, 2015
Research Room Closed
Due to previously scheduled events, the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room will be closed on September 7, 2015 and September 12, 2015.

April 2, 2015
"Behind the Scenes" Tours of the Delaware Public Archives are Now Available in Spanish
On April 1, 2015 the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) was honored by a visit from members of the Delaware Hispanic Commission to help launch the "Behind the Scenes" Spanish from...[more]

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Digital Archives

Delaware's most prized documents, photographs of Delaware in the past, historic audio clips, and much more can be found...[more]


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Research Room

The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday to Friday unless otherwise noted...[more]


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Public Finding Aids

Agency Histories, Guides to the Census, Civil War records, and Home History are just a few of the links available...[more]


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Government Services

Government Services is responsible for the administration and implementation of the Delaware Public Records law by providing...[more]


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Digital Ancestry

You can use your Delaware Library Card to log in to the Delaware page on Ancestry.com. By using your card you can have free...[more]


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Outreach

We maintain an active outreach program that provides Delawareans and the world community the opportunity to learn...[more]


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Collection Gateway

Search 400,000+ records. Then, get a price quote or print a detail slip for your Research Room visit!
The Collection Gateway contains some of the public collections in the archives. Using an index is never an adequate replacement for viewing the original record. We have made an attempt to extract pertinent information to help identify each record; we have not extracted all the information. It is strongly recommended that researchers view the original record.


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Dover, DE 19901
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Delaware Public Archives
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-5000

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