Hagley Digital Archives Helps Delaware Researchers With Online Collections

The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected materials from the Hagley Museum and Library’s collection of images, documents, and publications.  Although the repository focuses on business, technology and Society, many of the records help researchers studying Delaware’s past

The Zebley-Hoffecker collection is one example.  The pictorial department added this records group of nearly 1,500 pictures in August 2012.  The images were snapped between 1918 and 1944 by Wilmington Native Frank R. Zebley.  “Zebley photographed an enormous mix of subjects and places, including street scenes, rural views, parades, parks, public buildings, churches, beaches, rivers and bridges, automobile accidents, hotels, and estates, plus notable events . . .” according to a library press release.   “This collection has long been a wonderful and well-used resource for local history researchers living in the Wilmington area, and we hope that many more folks will find and use the photographs now that they are available online,” Hagley adds.

There are a number of other important virtual photo collections, which will help with Delaware research.  Here is a link for browsing the Hagley Digital Archives.
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Title:  The Last Circus.  The image shows elephants from a circus parade passing through Wilmington in 1930.  Source:  Zebley-Hoffecker Collection, Hagley Museum & Library

Title: The Last Circus. The image shows elephants from a circus parade passing through Wilmington in 1930. Source: Zebley-Hoffecker Collection, Hagley Museum & Library

 

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    • Mike Dixon says:

      Ray thanks for sharing so much information about the Laurel River accident. Since we didn’t have an image of the C & D Canal accident and one of Laurel was available we used that to illustrate the type of incident and we made sure to note that it was Laurel. Thanks for the additional insight on the Sussex County accident.

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