Yearbooks at the DHS. Gunning Bedford Jr High School 1966

Our featured yearbook today belonged to Ms. Courtney Nelson (pictured) who attended Gunning Bedford Jr. High School. Numerous handwritten well wishes to the young senior are shown. The yearbook reveals a more ethnically diverse student body then many other yearbooks of the era. The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. … More Yearbooks at the DHS. Gunning Bedford Jr High School 1966

Yearbooks in Dover, Delaware: Delaware State College, 1972

The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original yearbooks from schools throughout the State of Delaware. We present highlights from this collection on this blog. We encourage our readers to consider donating their Delaware school yearbooks to the DHS library where it will be preserved and made available to future generations of Delawareans. … More Yearbooks in Dover, Delaware: Delaware State College, 1972

Jeffrey R. Biggs’ “They Fought For The Union, A History of the First Delaware Volunteers In The Army of The Potomac”

This week we feature a recent publication regarding Delaware’s role in the Civil War. The introduction to the story of the First Delaware Regiment is provided in its’ entirety. A highlight from the Delaware Historical Society’s book or school yearbook collection appears on this blog every week. https://dhsbooks.wordpress.com/about-this-old-book/  

John Dickinson High School Yearbook, 1961

The year is 1961. The United States severs diplomatic relations with Cuba. John F. Kennedy is elected President. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba fails. The Beatles perform for the very first time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool.  The U.S. rockets a chimpanzee named Ham into outerspace. And  Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes … More John Dickinson High School Yearbook, 1961