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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: An Oral History of Elbert Carvel

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, August 1, 2022

This week, the Delaware Heritage Commission is proud to present the first installment in its Oral History series, now available in a digital format. This biographical series tells the stories of some of Delaware’s most notable governors, and we begin this week with Elbert Carvel. Consisting of interviews conducted with the governor between 1976 and […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week is about Delaware City

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, July 25, 2022

“Reminiscence Of A Town That Thought It Would Be A Metropolis: Delaware City, Delaware” presents reminiscences of the late William O. Wingate, who lived in Delaware City and was born in the last quarter of the the nineteenth century. Wingate’s writings were found in the local collection of the Delaware City Library and provides a […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: The Delaware Heritage Cookbook

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, July 18, 2022

Originally published by the Heritage Commission in 1988, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, the Delaware Heritage Cookbook is a collection of traditional, Delaware recipes, submitted by families from all over the First State. Now available digitally for the first time, we invite you to join us in celebrating Delaware’s […]




DE Heritage Commission Book of the Week: 100 Year History of the Pilot’s Association, Bay & River Delaware, 1896-1996

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, July 11, 2022

Piloting, or the navigation of ship, is one of the oldest and most important professions on the North American coast. Traversing unfamiliar shores and unforgiving waters, early American merchant ships heavily relied on skilled pilots to travel safely from port to port. Andrew Knopp’s history, “One Hundred Year History of the Pilot’s Association, Bay and […]




Delaware Heritage Commission Book of the Week is Delaware: A Guide to the First State

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Originally written by the Federal Writers Project as part of their classic “American Guide” series, this reprint depicts history, life, travel, and recreation in Delaware as it was in 1938. Including a full-size replica of the original tour map, this comprehensive guide includes art and engravings of various historic locations, dozens of vintage photos, and […]







  Category: Delaware Public Archives


Heritage Commission Book of the Week: An Oral History of Elbert Carvel

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, August 1, 2022

This week, the Delaware Heritage Commission is proud to present the first installment in its Oral History series, now available in a digital format. This biographical series tells the stories of some of Delaware’s most notable governors, and we begin this week with Elbert Carvel. Consisting of interviews conducted with the governor between 1976 and […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week is about Delaware City

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, July 25, 2022

“Reminiscence Of A Town That Thought It Would Be A Metropolis: Delaware City, Delaware” presents reminiscences of the late William O. Wingate, who lived in Delaware City and was born in the last quarter of the the nineteenth century. Wingate’s writings were found in the local collection of the Delaware City Library and provides a […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: The Delaware Heritage Cookbook

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, July 18, 2022

Originally published by the Heritage Commission in 1988, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, the Delaware Heritage Cookbook is a collection of traditional, Delaware recipes, submitted by families from all over the First State. Now available digitally for the first time, we invite you to join us in celebrating Delaware’s […]




DE Heritage Commission Book of the Week: 100 Year History of the Pilot’s Association, Bay & River Delaware, 1896-1996

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, July 11, 2022

Piloting, or the navigation of ship, is one of the oldest and most important professions on the North American coast. Traversing unfamiliar shores and unforgiving waters, early American merchant ships heavily relied on skilled pilots to travel safely from port to port. Andrew Knopp’s history, “One Hundred Year History of the Pilot’s Association, Bay and […]




Delaware Heritage Commission Book of the Week is Delaware: A Guide to the First State

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Originally written by the Federal Writers Project as part of their classic “American Guide” series, this reprint depicts history, life, travel, and recreation in Delaware as it was in 1938. Including a full-size replica of the original tour map, this comprehensive guide includes art and engravings of various historic locations, dozens of vintage photos, and […]