Delaware State Guide
Finding Aids to Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture: Delaware Collections
The Archive of Folk Culture holds approximately 2700 collections consisting of more than 150,000 sound recordings and 3 million items. At this time only a portion of them have catalog records and finding aids. Contact the Folklife Reading Room for additional information about collections.
Folklife in Your State: Delaware
The collections of the American Folklife Center contain
large amounts of rich and varied materials from Delaware that document the diversity of the state's folk traditions. Delaware's Local Legacies Projects, an exploration of local traditions
and celebrations, and a Concert Webcast from Zionaires are
available on the Center's Web page.
America's Library is especially designed for elementary
and middle school students.
the States: Delaware
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives. Recordings in the Jukebox were issued on record labels now owned by Sony Music Entertainment, which has granted the Library of Congress a gratis license to stream acoustical recordings. Included is the recording "When it's peach picking time in Delaware. "
The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands
The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands explores the history of the Dutch presence in America and the interactions between the United States and the Netherlands from Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage to the post-World War II period. The project is a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and the National Library of the Netherlands, which in turn enlisted the participation of other leading Dutch libraries, museums, and archives.
France In America
Conceived in partnership with France’s national library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, France in America /France en Amérique is a bilingual digital library made available by the Library of Congress. It explores the history of the French presence in North America from the first decades of the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century.
- A general map of the middle british colonies in America, viz Virginia, Mariland, Delaware, Pensilvania, New-Jersey, New-York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, of Aquanishuonigy, the country of the Confederate indians comprehending Aquinishuonigy proper...
- This map of the peninsula between Delaware & Chesopeak Bays, with the said bays and shores adjacent drawn from the most accurate surveys.
Bibliographies and Guides
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1836-1922 from more than 20 states and the District of Columbia. Search this collection to find selected newspaper articles that mention events in Delaware.
This site provides the names of all current state poets
laureate of the United States. It also includes a history
of the laureateship in each state, as well the District
of Columbia, and attempts to provide a comprehensive listing
of all prior state poets laureate. Included is information on the position of State Poet Laureate in Delaware.
to Law Online
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library
of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated
guide to sources of information on government and law
available online. It includes selected links to useful
and reliable sites for legal information on U.S states
and territories, including Delaware.
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies. Browse the collection by geographic location to locate items for Delaware.
Americana: Selected Images from the Collections of the Library
The image lists includes prints and photographs relating
to historical events to 1899; general subjects such as
education, daily life, miners and mining; and views of
U.S. locations (text and images). Images of Delaware are included in the guide.
& Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading United
States--Delaware to find digital images related to
Florida, such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search in PPOC using the term Delaware or names of cities, towns, and sites to locate additional images.
Primary Sources by State
The Library of Congress has rich documents and artifacts
from every state, the U.S. territories, and the District
of Columbia. Click on Delaware to view historic artifacts and cultural materials from
Creating a Primary Source Archive: All History Is Local
Examine the interplay between national,
state, local, and personal history. Students produce a
digital collection of primary sources from their family
or local community based on the collections in American
Exploring Community Through Local History: Oral Stories, Landmarks and Traditions
Students explore the local history of the community in which they live through written and spoken stories; through landmarks such as buildings, parks, restaurants, or businesses; and through traditions such as food, festivals and other events of the community or of individual families.
Local History: Mapping My Spot
Students create their town’s history for coming generations and place themselves on the map in a literal as well as figurative sense, by producing portions of an updated version of an early twentieth century panoramic map from the American Memory collections.
On August 24, 1682, the Duke of York awarded Englishman William Penn a deed to the "Three Lower Counties" that make up the present state of Delaware, recently transferred from Dutch to British jurisdiction. Penn acquired this tract of land just west of the Delaware Bay in order to ensure ocean access for his new colony of Pennsylvania.
History Project Home Page
The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves
the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian
workers who supported them. Browse the database by state
of residence to locate veterans from Delaware.