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About Our Digital Collections

Delaware Historical Society’s Digital Collections is the place to find rich historical content about Delaware!

DHS holds the nation's largest private collection of materials related to the history of Delaware, with over 3 million items in the Library and Museum collections. DHS’s Digital Collections offers online access to a select portion of digitized materials from our collections, with new items added regularly. Users can browse, search, and, in most cases, download digitized items for research.

Unsure where to begin? Start by watching the videos below!


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About Digital Collections

Search for and read primary sources, such as images and documents, that we’ve digitized from our collections. Watch the video above for an introduction to our digital collections!


Search Digital Collections

Having trouble finding what you're looking for? Searching is simple and convenient, no matter what you’re trying to find! Check out the video above for tips and tricks!

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