Bugler Leroy Sharp (pictured), Clarence Southerland, and Victor Washburn are our Delaware WWI soldiers remembered today. Excerpts from the Wilmington Morning News exactly 100 years ago, are also provided.
Along with a few stories from the Wilmington Morning News, we present the WWI military service records of Claymont, Delaware resident Frank Slack, African American John Richards and Edward Starr who sailed from Boston to France and was with the Army of Occupation in Germany of December of 1918.
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
We offer the military service records of Guy Stollenwerck (pictured), Thomas Smith, and African American John Burres in this post. The “Wilmington Morning News” will be our feature daily newspaper for the foreseeable future, replacing the “Sunday Star” which has served us well for coverage of WWI. The Wilmington News was a daily paper … More 100 Years Ago Today; Remembering The First World War in Delaware.
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
On this week of Trick or Treaters, our treat is from the Delaware Historical Society’s vault of little remembered literary goodies entitled “Madame Le Marchand’s Fortune Teller and Dreamer’s Dictionary”. What you are about to conjure was published in 1863. The reader is either tricked or treated to love oracles, palm reading tips, the meaning of … More Happy Halloween!