This week we visit the year 1950 at the University of Delaware with a tour of the “Blue Hen” yearbook. in 1950, Harry S. Truman is President of the United States. In late June, North Korea storms into South Korea with the aid of Russian military equipment: the Korean War begins. The Commander of U.N. … More The Blue Hen of 1950
Our book collection highlight this week is a sensitive and expansive study by William Williams of the precarious balance between natural resources and man’s presence in the First State. The influence on environmental policy by former Governors Carvel, Peterson, DuPont, Castle and Carper are provided.
It’s 1967. The Vietnam War is raging. By the end of the year, approximately 474,000 U.S. soldiers are in Vietnam. President Johnson announces his plan for a lottery for conscription into the military. “The Draft” leads to virulent anti-war protests by the end of the year. In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park approximately 30,000 take … More Claymont High School on the Eve of the “Summer of Love”, 1967
A wonderful book written by Jewish cultural scholar Toni Young on the long history of one of the cultural jewels of northern Delaware- the Grand Opera House, is featured today. The Grand continues to offer the very best in all forms of live music and entertainment to Delaware’s culturally engaged citizens. Grab a bite to … More The Grand Experience
May is Jewish-American Heritage Month. In recognition, we highlight a 1999 book on the Jewish experience in Delaware as described by Toni Young.
William Penn, proprietor of Pennsylvania and Lord Baltimore, proprietor of Maryland battled in English courts over land rights in colonial America. The 1631 Dutch village of Swanendael, which later became Lewes, Delaware, became the determining factor is Penn’s court victory. Today we spotlight a 2013 publication by Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland which … More Delaware’s Destiny Determined By Lewes