The Idyllic Brandywine

” I lie, as lies you placid Brandywine Holding the hills and heavens in my heart For contemplation.” -Sidney Lanier Today’s feature collection piece is a charming publication from 1898 containing prose by John Russell Hayes and illustrations by artist Robert Shaw. The subject is the tranquil Brandywine River in Delaware’s “Chateau Country”. Along this … More The Idyllic Brandywine

The Bicentennial Year at Delaware State University

Our yearbook highlight this week is “The Statesman”, published by the student body of Delaware State College, n.k.a. Delaware State University.  DSU was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly. In 1893, to more clearly distinguish the school from Delaware College in Newark, the school was formally renamed the State College for Colored … More The Bicentennial Year at Delaware State University

100 Years Ago Today; Remembering World War I in Delaware

Today we pivot back to the Sunday Star newspaper for good reason. The man pictured on the front page of the Star this week 100 years ago, is, in a very real sense, the originator of this WWI blog series on This Morning Is History. Arthur L. Bailey was head librarian at the Wilmington Institute … More 100 Years Ago Today; Remembering World War I in Delaware