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Creator:Frear, J. Allen, Jr.
Title:Senator J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers
Date(s):1917-1963
Call No:MSS 0315
Abstract:J. Allen Frear, Jr. (1903-1993) was a politician from Dover, Delaware (Kent County). A member of the Democratic Party, Frear served two terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware. The Senator[...] J. Allen Frear, Jr. papers are primarily those of his congressional career, when he represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1949 to 1960, though the collection also includes personal material from pre- and post-Congressional periods. The collection dates from 1917 to 1963, with bulk of the material dating from 1949 to 1961. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legislation, speeches, clippings, photographs, and audio-visual material. Personal material includes correspondence, class notes, travel brochures and post cards, and memorabilia.
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Subjects:Legislation | Legislators--United States--Biography | Senators | Politicians | More Subjects
Creator:Richards, Robert H., Jr.
Title:Robert H. Richards, Jr., Delaware oral history collection
Date(s):1955-1981
Call No:MSS 0179
Abstract:The Delaware Oral History collection was a project of the University of Delaware History Department, directed by Dr. John Munroe and funded by Robert H. Richards, Jr.. 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 relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware.
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Subjects:African Americans--Delaware--20th century--Interviews | Art, American--Delaware--20th century | Artists--Delaware--20th century--Interviews | Depressions--1929--Delaware | More Subjects
Creator:Townsend family
Title:Townsend family papers
Date(s):1809-1920
Call No:MSS 0445
Abstract:The Townsend family (of Delaware) papers consists of letters, accounts, and other business records, spanning the years 1809-1920, with the majority of the material falling between 1834 and 1894. The[...] collection mainly consists of business letters sent to Samuel and John Townsend, political and personal letters sent to Samuel Townsend, and family correspondence, including twenty letters written by Edmund Townsend during the Civil War.
Subjects:Fruit trade--Delaware--History--19th century | Peach industry--Delaware--History--19th century | Lumber trade--Delaware--History--19th century | Soldiers--Correspondence | More Subjects
Creator:Penn, John, 1729-1795
Title:John Penn document certifying Caesar Rodney as Colonial Supreme Court Justice
Date(s):1770
Call No:MSS 0098, F0049
Abstract:One autograph document by Lieutenant Governor of Colonial Pennsylvania John Penn certifying Caesar Rodney's status as a Colonial Supreme Court Justice in the counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex[...] on the Delaware River in 1770. The lower portion of the document is missing.
Subjects:Delaware | Delaware--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Creator:Frank, Bill, 1905-1989
Title:Bill Frank Delaware political research files
Date(s):1957-1988
Call No:MSS 0098, F0101
Abstract:Billk Frank's collection of information and clippings regarding Delaware Senators and U. S. Representatives, particularly James A. Bayard and Thomas McKean. Also included is a letter from Jeffrey Welsh, the[...] Press Secretary for the office of the Governor, concerning Buena Vista, a home that once served as the Governor's mansion.
Subjects:Delaware--History--20th century | Delaware--Politics and government
Creator:Lauter, Fred
Title:Frederick Lauter interview with Senator John J. Williams
Date(s):1983
Call No:MSS 0098, F0131
Abstract:Two audio cassette recordings of interviews with U.S. Senator John J. Williams (R-Delaware) on August 23, 1983, and September 13, 1983, conducted by Frederick Lauter, former University of Delaware[...] graduate student and former chair of the Department of History and Political Science at Delaware State University. Discussion topics include Senator William's relationship with the press and his involvement investigating the Bureau of Internal Revenue, former name of the Internal Revenue Service, while serving on the Senate Finance Committee during the 1950s.
Subjects:Delaware--History--20th century | Delaware--Politics and government--1951-
Creator:McDowell, Harris B. (Harris Brown), 1906-1988
Title:Harris B. McDowell, Jr., magazine and guest list
Date(s):1962
Call No:MSS 0098, F0160
Abstract:Two items related to Harris B. McDowell, Jr. (D, U. S. Representative from Delaware): the April 1962 issue of Delaware Today with an article entitled "Foreign aid helps the nation,"[...] by McDowell and a copy of the guest list/seating chart for a Delaware Congressional reception and dinner (May 1, 1962).
Subjects:Delaware--Politics and government--1951- | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Zebley, Frank R.
Title:Frank R. Zebley papers
Date(s):1897-1950
Call No:MSS 0135
Abstract:The Frank R. Zebley Papers spans the period 1897-1950, and consists of .5 linear feet of material comprising correspondence, business of the Delaware state legislature, legal and financial business of[...] the estate of Alexander C. Rodgers, a scrapbook, and ephemera. This is a very small collection of personal papers with large lacunae that make it difficult to piece together a narrative of Zebley's life.
Subjects:Legislation | Estate planning | Delaware--Politics and government | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Thatcher, Joseph L., -1886
Title:Thatcher family papers
Date(s):1870-1941
Call No:MSS 0155
Abstract:Small group of miscellaneous papers relating to several generations of the Thatcher family of Wilmington, Delaware. Papers include correspondence, military documents, photographs, notebooks, legal documents, and miscellaneous material.
Subjects:Seamen | Delaware--History--19th century | Delaware--History--20th century
Creator:Delaware Women's Conference, Inc.
Title:Delaware Women's Conference records
Date(s):1984-2010
Call No:MSS 0677
Abstract:The Delaware Women's Conference records, which document the only all-volunteer women's conference in the United States, provide a record of an organization which sought to empower women of all ages,[...] economic backgrounds, and lifestyles, to engage and to improve the status of all women.
Subjects:Women in community organization--Delaware--History--20th century | Women in community organization--Delaware--History--21st century | Women in the professions--United States--History--20th century | Women in the professions--United States--History--21st century | More Subjects
Creator:Williams, John J. (John James), 1904-1988
Title:Senator John J. Williams papers
Date(s):1946-1988
Call No:MSS 0127
Abstract:The papers of Senator John J. Williams span the dates 1946-1988, with the bulk of the collection representing the years of his career in the U.S. Senate, 1947-1970.
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Subjects:Senators | Delaware--Politics and government--1865-1950 | Delaware--Politics and government--1951-
Creator:Kaufman, Edward E., 1939-
Title:Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman papers
Date(s):1994-2013
Call No:MSS 0660
Abstract:Edward E. "Ted" Kaufman (b. 1939) represented Delaware in the United States Senate from January 15, 2009 - November 15, 2010. Democrat Ted Kaufman was appointed by Governor Ruth Ann[...] Minner to fill the Senate vacancy caused by the resignation of newly elected Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; Senator Ted Kaufman did not seek election to the office in a special election for the seat in November 2010. The bulk of the Ted Kaufman papers documents the 22 months he spent in the United States Senate with additional materials related to his earlier political career and post-Senate activities.
Subjects:Legislation | Legislators--United States--Biography | Politicians | Delaware | More Subjects
Creator:Voshell, Robert J.
Title:Robert J. Voshell collection of Delaware political ephemera scrapbooks
Date(s):1925-2004
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0119
Abstract:Delaware native Robert J. Voshell spent his career working for the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles and served as a State Senator representing the Milford area from 1993-1998. The Robert[...] J. Voshell collection of Delaware political ephemera scrapbooks contains 17 volumes and 2 albums of flyers, clippings, bumper stickers, newsletters, brochures, posters and other ephemeral material pertaining to local, state and federal elections, Delaware government and politics.
Subjects:Political campaigns--United States--History--20th century | Postcards--Delaware | Advertising, Political--United States | Elections | More Subjects
Creator:Bancroft, George, 1800-1891
Title:George Bancroft letter to Meredith Read
Date(s):1860
Call No:MSS 0098, F0002
Abstract:Letter from George Bancroft, prominent scholar of American history, to General J. Meredith Read, informing General Read of Bancroft's inability to obtain a copy of the Journal of Delaware in[...] 1776, Delaware revolutionary records. The letter is attached to a board with "letter of George Bancroft[,] the emiment American historian[,] to General Meredith Read" printed on it.
Subjects:Delaware--History--18th century
Creator:Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856
Title:John Middleton Clayton letter to Crawford
Date(s):1854
Call No:MSS 0098, F0007
Abstract:Handwritten letter from U.S. Senator John Middleton Clayton (Whig-Delaware), requesting a violin bow from Crawford, along with a brief refernce to politics in Delaware.
Subjects:Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:McPhee, John R.
Title:John McPhee draft of presidential nomination resolution
Date(s):1839
Call No:MSS 0098, F0010
Abstract:Handwritten rought draft of a resolution to ratify and confirm the nomination of William H. Harrison as President and John Tyler as Vice-President of the United States.
Subjects:Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Rail Road Company
Title:Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad Company's Chief Accountant statement and letter from the Treasurer
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0098, F0035
Abstract:Statement to the Treasurer of the state of Delaware with the number of passengers carried within the state during September, in pursuance with the provisions of the legislature. Also included[...] is a letter from company treasurer Alfred Horner protesting the way the company is being taxed, calling it unconstitutional.
Subjects:Delaware--History--19th century
Creator:Episcopal Church. Diocese of Delaware
Title:Episcopal Diocese of Delaware treasurer's report
Date(s):1906-1907
Call No:MSS 0098, F0045
Abstract:Missionary contributions report prepared by Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church treasurer George C. Thomas, accounting for the receipts from each parish in the Episcopal Diocese[...] of Delaware for September 1, 1906, to May 1, 1907. Additional handwritten notes on verso.
Subjects:Delaware
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Gove Saulsbury document for James B. Bell
Date(s):1870
Call No:MSS 0098, F0048
Abstract:A printed document signed by American physician and Delaware Governor Gove Saulsbury appointing James B. Bell of Boston, Massachusetts, to be a Commissioner for the state of Delaware on January[...] 28, 1870.
Subjects:Delaware
Creator:Johnson, D. E., active 1984
Title:S. Marston Fox : 20th century civic leader, communist lobbyist and architect of parkland and historical preservation : typescript
Date(s):1984
Call No:MSS 0098, F0053
Abstract:One photocopy of a biographical essay and collection of documents relating to Delaware civic leader, lobbyist, and architect of parkland and historic preservation S. Marston Fox written shortly after his[...] death in 1984.
Subjects:Delaware
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