The Delaware Public Archives is the official repository of Delaware's historical public records from state, county, and local government. Dating from 1653 to the current year, these records consist of minutes, reports, correspondence, probate files, deeds, court records, tax records, photographs, maps, drawings, publications, audio-visual recordings, and a great variety of other material. The images seen here are entire collections that have been digitized; more collections will be scanned and placed on the web as resources permit. Prior written permission is required for any use of the images in this collection from the Delaware Public Archives. Please contact the Delaware Public Archives with the Resource Identifier number and the collection.
What's New in the Delaware Public Archive Collection
State Map Collection
The State Map Collection is part of the reference collection of maps of Delaware and the surrounding areas from 1688 – 1976. These maps, which are among the smallest in the collection, capture waterways, cities, towns, utility service, infrastructure, and geological information. To view the entire collection, please visit the Delaware Public Archives.
The Delaware Annual Reports Collection provides an on-line repository into which state agencies can place their annual and biennial reports, as called for in a 2014 update of the Delaware Freedom of Information Act. That update requires all executive branch agencies that are required to submit annual or biennial reports to electronically post copies to a designated state website.