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Philipland, Philip Laird house, 42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware. Grape arbor"Philipland," Philip Laird house, 42 The Strand, New Castle, Delaware. Grape arbor.
1 photograph : glass lantern slide, hand-colored.
[1928 spring].
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-DIG-ppmsca-16198

American Folklife Center

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

America's Library is especially designed for elementary and middle school students.

Explore the States: Delaware

Digital Collections & Services

National Jukebox

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. "

Global Gateway

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.

Humanities and Social Sciences Division

Bibliographies and Guides

U.S. State Poets Laureate

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.

Law Library of Congress

The Guide 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.

Prints and Photographs Division

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.

Pictorial Americana: Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress

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.

Prints & 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.

Teachers Page

Features & Activities

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 the state.

Lesson Plans

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 Memory.

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.

Today in History

August 24

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.

Veterans History Project

Veterans 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.

 

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