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By using the search box above or clicking Browse, you can find guides to our collections, and filter your result by date, name, subject, format, or collection category. You also have the option of using Advanced Search.

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delawareSearch keywords (full text and metadata) for 'delaware'
newark delawareSearch keywords for 'newark' AND 'delaware'
newark & delaware(same)
newark AND delaware(same; note 'AND' must be capitalized)
title:lettersSearch title for ‘letters’
creator:bowles title:lettersSearch creator for 'bowles' AND title for 'letters'
newark | delawareSearch keywords for 'newark' OR 'delaware'
newark OR delaware(same; note 'OR' must be capitalized)
delaware -newarkSearch keywords for 'delaware' not near 'newark'
delaware NOT newark(same; note 'NOT' must be capitalized)
title:letters -bowlesSearch title for 'letters' not near 'bowles'
title:delaware subject:-politicsSearch items with 'delaware' in title but not ‘politics’ in subject. Note '-' must follow ':'
title:-delawareMatch all items without 'delaware' in title
-newarkMatch all items without 'newark' in keywords
politics (delaware OR newark)Search keywords for 'politics' AND either 'delaware' OR 'newark'
politics delaware OR newark(same, due to precedence)