Delaware Public Archives
The mission of the Delaware Public Archives is three-fold:
- to identify, collect, and preserve public records of enduring historical and evidential value;
- to ensure access to public records for present and future generations of Delawareans; and
- to advise and educate in the creation, management, use, and preservation of public records
The Archives holds more than 40,000 cubic feet of government records and historical documents. You are cordially invited to make use of these valuable historical resources and explore Delaware's past, from early settlement to recent times.
The Archives also presents public programs and exhibitions.
FREE PRESENTATION "War Beneath the Waves: U.S. Submarine Operations in World War II"January 4, 2020
FREE PRESENTATION "The 1950s: The Delaware Comprehensive High Schools and Delaware State College"February 1, 2020
FREE PRESENTATION "Funland: A Rehoboth Beach Tradition"April 4, 2020
Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room All Times 8:00am - 4:15pm except as noted:
Sunday - Closed
2nd Saturday - 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
State Holidays - Closed
Effective July 1, 2009 the Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room hours will be Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:15pm, and the 1st Saturday of the month 9:00am to 4:15pm. Due to a scheduled event, the Research Room will be closed on Saturday, July 4, 2009.
121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North
Dover, DE 19901
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