The University of Delaware Library, Museums, & Press has online collections helpful for family history research. Collections include city directories, maps, historic newspapers, photographs, postcards, and more.

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Delaware Residence Records

 

Directories

 

 

Maps

UD Library: Atlas of the State of Delaware

UD Library: Historic Map Collection – “This digital collection, drawn from the Historic Map Collection in the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library, includes several hundred sheet maps representing Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.; and 4 atlases of the state of Delaware. The digitized maps are from the 17th through 20th centuries, and include transportation, regional, municipal, manuscript, and historical maps; and nautical charts of Delaware Bay.”

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Delaware Daily Life Records

 

Audio / Video

 

 

Books

Books, Broadsides, etc

 

 

Diaries & Journals

The University of Delaware has digitized Diaries, Journals, and Ships’ Logs by Issue Date, some for the American Civil War.

 

 

Government

 

 

Libraries, Museums, & Archives

 

 

Manuscript Collections

GRA 0129 – John Yenn architectural and design drawings – Volume of architectural and furniture design drawings by English architect John Yenn created between the 1760s and 1790s

MSS 0097 – Diaries, Journals, and Ships’ Logs – The diaries, journals, and ships’ logs housed in this collection are personal narratives and records acquired singly by the University of Delaware Library.

MSS 0098 – Delaware Miscellaneous Literary & Historical Manuscripts – Items housed in this collection are single manuscripts or small collections of documents related to Delaware.

MSS 0109 – George S. Messersmith papers – Diplomatic and professional papers of George S. Messersmith (1883-1960). Consists of correspondence, memoranda, and official dispatches written during Messersmith’s tenure with the U.S. Department of State, as well as …

MSS 0149 – Gertrude Käsebier papers – The Gertrude Käsebier papers consist of a small amount of handwritten and typed reminiscences, typed transcripts of the original handwritten material, and newspaper clippings collected by immediate family members to document …

MSS 0213 – Ricardo Viñes collection of music manuscripts – The collection contains musical manuscripts from the personal music library of early twentieth century Spanish pianist Ricardo Viñes.

MSS 0218 – Edward A. Fulton collection – This collection of correspondence consists of thirty-nine letters written primarily between 1860 and 1863. The majority of the letters were written by Edward A. Fulton to his mother, Mary Fulton, of Wilmington, Delaware.

MSS 0219 – David N. Lilley letters – Letters from Delaware resident David N. Lilley to his sister Annie, written during his period of service in the Union Army during the Civil War.

MSS 0238 – Henry Clay Trumbull correspondence – Henry Clay Trumbull (1830-1903) was a noted author, editor, and Sunday-school missionary. The collection contains 120 letters written by various members of Henry Clay Trumbull’s family. The majority of the letters are …

MSS 0293 – Pierce Family Papers – The letters and documents in this collection were written between 1833 and 1954, but primarily focus on three years of the Civil War, 1862-1864.

MSS 0295 – Thomas M. Reynolds letters to Louisa J. Seward – Letters written by Union soldier Thomas M. Reynolds to his fiancee Louisa J. Seward commenting on his relationship with Seward and his opinions about the Civil War.

MSS 0416 – Robert B. McKee papers – The Robert B. McKee papers consist of correspondence, military orders, medical supply inventories, casualty reports, and other material related to service as a surgeon in the 1st Delaware Calvary regiment during the Civil War.

MSS 0417 – Agnes P. Medill Boys’ and Girls’ Liberty Clubs of Delaware scrapbook – This one-volume scrapbook contains photographs, news clippings, and information that Agnes P. Medill kept during 1918-1922.

MSS 0440 – Merci Train collection – Manuscripts and letter recieved as thanks for humanitarian aid provided to France in the aftermath of World War II.

MSS 0451 – Blanding family papers – The papers of the Blanding family of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, consist of one linear foot of diaries, family correspondence, and other papers spanning the years 1801-1920, with the majority of the material falling between …

MSS 0477 – Woman Suffrage collection – The Woman Suffrage collection comprises ephemera, pamphlets, books, and realia that relate to the campaign for a woman’s voting rights.

MSS 0567 – Langston Hughes ephemera collection – Programs and advertising materials for personal appearances of American author Langston Hughes and for dramatic productions of his works.

MSS 0632 – Karl Wolfgang Böer papers supplement – The Karl Wolfgang Böer papers supplement contains the publications, scientific notes, and other papers documenting the professional activities of Karl Wolfgang Böer, a preeminent physicist who pioneered the development of …

MSS 0648 – Dale E. and Clarice Wolf papers and memorabilia – The Dale E. and Clarice Wolf papers and memorabilia document Wolf’s military service in World War II, his early agricultural research and DuPont Company career, his political career and public service, as well as the …

MSS 0695 – Delaware Folklore Society audio recordings – These audiotape recordings by members of the Delaware Folklore society feature folk tales, narratives, songs, sermons, and discussions of folklore.

MSS 0696 – University of Delaware audio recordings of poetry readings – This collection features audiotape recordings of poetry readings and performances by American poets and University of Delaware professors.

MSS 0733 – Delaware ephemera collection related to politics, policy, and government – This Delaware ephemera collection is a vertical file of fliers, clippings, artifacts, and other ephemeral materials pertaining to local and federal election campaigns, environmental groups, grassroots organizations, and …

MSS 0734 – Marie Jucht Kaufman papers – Marie Jucht Kaufman (1930-1994) documented her survival of the Holocaust through letters written to her son, American writer and artist Alan Kaufman, between 1993 and 1994.

 

 

Newspapers

Newark Post – The Newark Post is the weekly newspaper serving Greater Newark. The Post was founded by Everett C. Johnson in 1910.

Newark Post – Year 001, (1910-01-26 to 1911-01-18)

Newark Post – Year 002, (1911-02-08 to 1911-12-27)

Newark Post – Year 003, (1912-01-24 to 1913-01-15)

Newark Post – Year 004, (1913-03-05 to 1913-11-05)

Newark Post – Year 005, (1914-01-28 to 1915-01-20)

Newark Post – Year 006, (1915-02-03 to 1916-01-19)

Newark Post – Year 007, (1916-02-02 to 1917-01-10)

Newark Post – Year 008, (1917-01-24 to 1918-01-23)

Newark Post – Year 009, (1918-01-30 to 1919-01-29)

Newark Post – Year 010, (1919-02-12 to 1920-01-28)

Newark Post – Year 011, (1920-02-04 to 1921-02-02)

Newark Post – Year 012, (1921-02-09 to 1921-12-28)

Newark Post – Year 013, (1922-02-08 to 1923-01-31)

Newark Post – Year 014, (1923-02-07 to 1924-01-23)

Newark Post – Year 015, (1924-01-30 to 1925-01-07)

Newark Post – Year 016, (1925-01-28 to 1926-01-27)

Newark Post – Year 017, (1926-02-03 to 1927-01-26)

Newark Post – Year 018, (1927-02-02 to 1928-01-25)

Newark Post – Year 019, (1928-02-01 to 1929-01-24)

Newark Post – Year 020, (1929-01-31 to 1930-01-23)

Newark Post – Year 021, (1930-01-30 to 1931-01-22)

Newark Post – Year 022, (1931-01-29 to 1932-01-28)

Newark Post – Year 023, (1932-02-04 to 1933-01-26)

Newark Post – Year 024, (1933-02-02 to 1934-02-01)

Newark Post – Year 025, (1934-02-08 to 1935-01-31)

Newark Post – Year 027, (1936-02-27 to 1937-01-21)

Newark Post – Year 028, (1937-01-28 to 1938-01-20)

Newark Post – Year 029, (1938-01-27 to 1939-01-19)

Newark Post – Year 030, (1939-01-26 to 1940-01-18)

Newark Post – Year 031, (1940-01-25 to 1941-01-16)

Newark Post – Year 032, (1941-01-23 to 1942-01-15)

Newark Post – Year 033, (1942-01-22 to 1943-01-21)

Newark Post – Year 034, (1943-01-28 to 1944-02-03)

Newark Post – Year 035, (1944-02-10 to 1945-02-08)

Newark Post – Year 036, (1945-02-15 to 1946-02-21)

Newark Post – Year 037, (1946-03-07 to 1947-02-27)

Newark Post – Year 038, (1947-03-06 to 1948-03-25)

Newark Post – Year 039, (1948-04-01 to 1949-03-24)

Newark Post – Year 040, (1949-03-31 to 1950-03-30)

Newark Post – Year 041, (1950-04-01 to 1951-04-05)

Newark Post – Year 042, (1951-04-12 to 1952-04-10)

Newark Post – Year 043, (1952-04-17 to 1953-03-12)

Newark Post – Year 044, (1953-03-19 to 1953-12-24)

Newark Post – Year 045, (1954-01-07 to 1954-10-28)

Newark Post – Year 048, (1958-05-15 to 1959-05-07)

Newark Post – Year 049, (1959-05-14 to 1960-01-07)

Newark Post – Year 050, (1960-01-28 to 1961-01-26)

Newark Post – Year 051, (1961-02-02 to 1961-12-28)

Newark Post – Year 052, (1962-02-01 to 1963-01-03)

Newark Post – Year 053, (1963-01-31 to 1964-02-27)

Newark Post – Year 054, (1964-03-05 to 1965-01-21)

Newark Post – Year 055, (1965-01-28 to 1966-01-20)

Newark Post – Year 056, (1966-01-27 to 1967-01-26)

Newark Post – Year 057, (1967-02-02 to 1968-01-25)

Newark Post – Year 058, (1968-02-01 to 1969-02-06)

Newark Post – Year 059, (1969-02-13 to 1969-11-06)

Newark Post – Year 075, (1985-06-12 to 1986-06-04)

Newark Post – Year 076, (1986-06-11 to 1988-05-26)

Newark Post – Year 077, (1988-06-08 to 1988-12-29)

Newark Post – Year 079, (1989-01-01 to 1990-01-18)

Newark Post – Year 080, (1990-01-25 to 1990-02-22)

Newark Post – Year 083, (1993-01-08 to 1994-01-21)

Newark Post – Year 084, (1994-01-28 to 1995-01-06)

Newark Post – Year 085, (1995-01-27 to 1996-01-19)

Newark Post – Year 086, (1996-01-26 to 1996-12-27)

Newark Post – Year 087, (1997-01-24 to 1998-01-23)

Newark Post – Year 088, (1998-01-30 to 1998-12-25)

Newark Post – Year 090, (1999-01-29 to 2000-02-04)

Newark Post – Year 091, (2000-02-11 to 2001-01-19)

Newark Post – Year 092, (2001-01-26 to 2002-01-16)

Newark Post – Year 093, (2002-01-23 to 2003-01-17)

Newark Post – Year 094, (2003-01-24 to 2004-01-23)

Newark Post – Year 095, (2004-01-30 to 2005-01-14)

Newark Post – Year 096, (2005-01-28 to 2005-12-30)

Newark Post – Year 097, (2006-01-27 to 2007-01-19)

Newark Post – Year 098, (2007-01-26 to 2008-01-18)

Newark Post – Year 099, (2008-01-25 to 2009-01-16)

Newark Post – Year 100, (2009-01-23 to 2010-01-15)

Newark Post – Year 101, (2010-01-22 to 2011-01-07)

Newark Post – Year 102, (2011-01-14 to 2011-11-11)

Newark Post – Year 103, (2012-01-13 to 2013-01-25)

Newark Post – Year 104, (2013-02-01 to 2014-01-24)

Newark Post – Year 105, (2014-01-31 to 2015-01-23)

Newark Post – Year 106, (2015-01-30 to 2016-01-22)

Newark Post – Year 107, (2016-01-29 to 2017-01-20)

Newark Post – Year 108, (2017-01-27 to 2017-09-29)

Newark Post – Year 2018, (2018-01-18 to 2018-12-28)

Newark Post – Year 2019, (2019-01-04 to present)

 

The Review – The Review is the independent student newspaper of the University of Delaware. Since 1882, it has served as a voice for UD students and has striven to provide timely, accurate and insightful information about the university and the surrounding community.

The Review has been known by four titles since it began publication in 1882:

— Delaware College Review (1882-1921)

— Delaware Review (1921)

— University of Delaware Review (1921-1926)

— The Review (1926-present)

 

 

Oral Histories & Stories

Federal Writers Project. Delaware Records, 1936-1941

Voices of 1968 oral history collection

MSS 0784 – Friends of School Hill oral histories and images, May 2017 – Oral histories and images collected during an event held on May 20, 2017.

MSS 0661 – Delaware Afro-Latina oral histories collection – This collection of raw and edited footage of interviews of Newark, Delaware, area Afro-Latinas was created in Spring 2009 by students in a Women’s Studies course (WOMS 410) at the University of Delaware.

MSS 0179 – Robert H. Richards, Jr., Delaware Oral History Collection – Interviews with 317 Delawareans conducted between 1966 and 1978 cover topics including the following: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s …

MSS 0587 – Iron Hill Museum oral history recordings and transcripts – The Iron Hill Museum oral history collection consists of 37 interviews (recorded on 58 audio-cassettes) documenting the history of the Iron Hill School #112C, which was one of the African American schools built in Delaware …

MSS 0642 – New London Road/Cleveland Avenue oral histories and research materials – This collection contains 22 oral history interviews providing a wealth of information on history and culture of the New London Road/Cleveland Avenue community in Newark, Delaware.

MSS 0643 – Chrysler Corporation Newark Assembly Plant oral history collection – This collection consists of digital audio interviews with twelve former employees of the Chrysler Assembly Plant in Newark, Delaware.

MSS 0664 – University of Delaware Women’s Studies oral history collection – This collection consists of oral history interviews with faculty from the University of Delaware Department of Women and Gender Studies, conducted as part of the 2011 “Women at the Center” project.

 

 

Photographs

 

 

Publications

Journals of the Delaware General Assembly

Library-supported Open Access Journals

 

 

Schools

Delaware Notes

Library Staff Publications/Presentations

 

 

Yearbooks

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1918, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1919, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1920, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1922, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1924, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1925, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1926, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1928, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1930, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1932, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1934, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1936, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue And Gold Yearbook 1938, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1940, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1942, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1943, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue and Gold Yearbook 1945, University of Delaware; Women’s College of Delaware

Blue Hen Yearbook 1899, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1904, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1911, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1923, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1931, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1935, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1948, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1958, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1968, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1969, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1975, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1977, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1978, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1988, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1990, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1993, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1994, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1995, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1998, Delaware College

Blue Hen Yearbook 1999, Delaware College

 

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Delaware Military Records

 

 

UD Library: Rosenthal Lithographic Prints of Civil War Encampments – is a free digitized collection of 23 color lithographs of Civil War battles and camp scenes held at the University of Delaware.

 

The University of Delaware has digitized Diaries, Journals, and Ships’ Logs by Issue Date, some for the American Civil War.

 

 

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