The Delaware Public Archives is Pleased to Announce the Digital Release of The Abram H. Draper Collection

The Delaware Public Archives is pleased to announce the digital release of “The Abram H. Draper Collection.” This unique collection consists of 34 pieces of correspondence including letters and poetry from Sergeant Abram H. Draper to his wife Anna M. Wiley Draper during the American Civil War.

The content ranges from detailed descriptions of Draper’s time while on guard and picket duty to everyday details of the life of a Union soldier in the United States Army from 1861 – 1863. The collection also includes correspondence to and from members of Draper’s extended family, as well as letters and documents to Anna notifying her of his death on January 22, 1863, from typhoid fever at Camp Gilpins, Virginia.

The Abram H. Draper Collection may be accessed virtually at www.archives.delaware.gov or by calling (302) 744-5000 to schedule a visit to review the physical document collection at the Delaware Public Archives.


Preserving Documents, Photographs, and Digital Memories

Connor Graham prepares materials for the upcoming preservation workshop
Connor Graham prepares materials for the upcoming preservation workshop

Looking for a way to preserve important documents, photos and videos for future generations? On Saturday, October 1 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will present a program discussing how to preserve photographs, documents, and digital memories. You will leave this program with the knowledge needed to care for and preserve your irreplaceable memories. Presented by Archives’ staff member Connor Graham, this program will include basic information and instruction on proper handling and storage of family papers, photographs and digital media to ensure long term preservation and access.

Ms. Graham is a processing archivist at DPA and has worked on a number of manuscript and photograph collections including the Davis Collection, Governor Charles L. Terry Collection, Marshall Family Genealogical papers, City of Wilmington Maps and Drawings, Kent County Probates, William David Rice Vietnam War Scrapbook, the Arcada Fleming McCoy Photograph Collection, and the Glenn Rude Glass Negative Collection. She also curates DPA exhibits and digitizes collections for online access. Ms. Graham will graduate with her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a concentration in Archival Studies in December 2016.

The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail
thomas.summers@delaware.gov.

The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North in Dover. The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. On the second Saturday of every month the research room is open from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Delaware Public Archives (DPA, archives.delaware.gov), an agency of the State of Delaware, is one of the oldest public archives programs in the United States. DPA serves the citizens of Delaware by identifying, collecting, and preserving public records of enduring historical and evidential value; ensuring access to public records for present and future generations; and advising and educating interested parties in the creation, management, use, and preservation of public records.


Conservando Documentos, Fotografías y Memorias Digitales

Pie de Foto: Connor Graham prepara materiales para el próximo taller de preservación de documentos.)
Pie de Foto: Connor Graham prepara materiales para el próximo taller de preservación de documentos.)

¿Está buscando la manera de conservar sus fotografías y videos para que las disfruten las futuras generaciones? El sábado 1 de octubre de 2016, los Archivos Públicos de Delaware ofrecerán un taller que explorará los métodos para preservar fotografías, documentos y digitalización de sus memorias y recuerdos familiares. Usted saldrá de esta presentación con los conocimientos necesarios para poder cuidar y preservar esos irremplazables recuerdos. La presentadora de este taller será Connor Graham del personal de los Archivos Públicos de Delaware. El taller incluirá información básica e instrucciones para el manejo y almacenamiento adecuado de los documentos familiares, fotografías y documentos digitales asegurando así su preservación y acceso.

La señorita Graham es actualmente archivistas de procesamiento de los Archivos Públicos de Delaware y ha trabajado con numerosas colecciones de manuscritos y fotografías incluyendo la Colección Davis, la Colección del Gobernador charles L. Terry, los documentos genealógicos de la Familia Marshall, Mapas y Bosquejos de la Ciudad e Wilmington, Autenticaciones del Condado de Kent, el Cuaderno de la Guerra de Vietnam de William David Rice, la Colección de Fotografías de Arcada Fleming McCoy, y la Colección de Negativos de Vidrio Glenn Rude. Graham también es curadora de exhibiciones en los Archivos Públicos y la encargada de digitalizar colecciones para su acceso en internet. La señorita Graham estará recibiendo en diciembre su Maestría en Ciencias Bibliotecarias y de Información de la Universidad de Wisconsin-Milwaukee con una concentración en Estudios de Archivos.

Esta presentación es totalmente gratis y totalmente en inglés con una duración aproximada de una hora. No se requieren reservaciones. Para más información sobre esta presentación contacte a Tammy Stock (302) 744-5038 o por correo electrónico a tamara.stock@delaware.gov. Para información sobre los Archivos Públicos de Delaware, puede visitar el sitio de internet son su nueva sección en español: http://archives.delaware.gov. También puede seguir la página de los Archivos en Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/ArchivosPublicos de Delaware o en nuestra cuenta de Twitter (@DEPublicArchive) o leer los blogs de los Archivos (http://archives.blogs.delaware.gov/).

Los Archivos Públicos de Delaware están ubicados en el 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North en Dover. La sala de investigación Mabel Lloyd Ridgely está abierta al público de lunes a viernes en horario de 8 a.m. a 4:15 p.m. El segundo sábado de cada mes, la sala de investigación está abierta de 9 a.m. a 4:15 p.m.

Los Archivos de Delaware (DPA por su nombre en inglés, archives.delaware.gov), es una agencia del Estado de Delaware y es uno de los programas de archivo más antiguos en los Estados Unidos. DPA sirve a los residentes de Delaware identificando, coleccionando y preservando los registros públicos de evidente valor histórico; asegurando el acceso a los registros públicos para las generaciones presentes y futuras; y educando a los interesados en la creación, manejo, uso y preservación de los registros públicos. .


How Do I Preserve My Documents, Photographs and Digital Memories?

Looking for a way to preserve those family photos and videos for future generations to see? On Saturday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will show how to preserve items such as old photographs, documents and digitized memories on CDs, DVDs, and flash drives. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge needed to care for and preserve those irreplaceable memories. This preservation workshop will be presented by the staff of the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) and the Delaware Government Information Center (GIC) and will include basic information and instruction on proper handling and storage of family papers, photographs and digital media to ensure long term preservation.

Archives staff member, Sarah Denison, will present information on the conservation and preservation of paper documents and photographs. Ms. Denison has processed a number of collections including Civil War letters in the Small Manuscript Collection, Board of Education photographs, Sussex County Orphans Court Records, and the Caley Postcard Collection. She has most recently completed the processing and cataloguing of the Vietnam Mailbag Collection.

Concerning digital records, Mike Mahaffie, Deputy Director GIC, will address what is needed to save your digital memories. Highlighting his discussion will be a quick history of ways people have been saving digital records, things to do to determine what is important, what is needed to maintain your digital moments as technology changes, and the various ways available to save what’s important to you based on cost and longevity.

The workshop is free to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@delaware.gov.

For more information about the Delaware Public Archives, please visit the website at http://archives.delaware.gov. You can also become a follower of the Archives Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/DelawarePublicArchives) and read the Archives blog (http://archives.blogs.delaware.gov/) to learn more about events and other items of interest at the Archives.

The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North in Dover. The Mabel Lloyd Ridgely Research Room is open to the public Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. On the second Saturday of every month the research room is open from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.