by David Cardillo, DDNP Staff
A recent excursion to the Wilmington Public Library in Wilmington, Delaware resulted in a rather unique find for our third DDNP Grant Cycle. The Delaware and Eastern Shore Advertiser, which circulated in New Castle County, was a newspaper that was published and circulated in the late 1700s. The Wilmington Public Library has graciously allowed us to borrow their bound volume of the paper, covering 1797-1799.
Being that this paper is a bound volume and not on microfilm, we will be using our RG3040 from Digital Transitions to digitize this paper in-house. Fortunately, this collection has held up well for being over 220 years old! Nevertheless, we are handling it and storing it with the utmost care and are fortunate to have a resident preservation specialist within our department.
This find is making us wonder what other treasures are waiting to be found at Wilmington Library.