Freedom! The Independence School of New Castle County, Delaware

Today we visit the remarkably cheerful, smiling student body of the Independence School of Newark, Delaware in 1983. No other yearbook yet presented has displayed more jolly smiles than this grade school journal. The photographer hired to do the job clearly had a gift for coaxing a smile from almost all of his or her … More Freedom! The Independence School of New Castle County, Delaware

Remembering World War I: March 11th, 1917

During this week one hundred years ago, the Russian Czar, Nicholas II abdicated. The Russian government collapsed, setting the stage for a significant victory for Germany later in 1917. Unrestricted submarine attacks by Germany, even against neutral countries such as the United States, are rampant throughout March of 1917. What Remembering World War I posts … More Remembering World War I: March 11th, 1917

Remembering World War I: Early March, 1917

March of 1917 was the final month of the United States’ neutrality during the First World War. We present four military service records for Delawareans Winfield Audress, George Macklin, Oliver Cahoon and Greensbury Pepper, along with headlines and local Delaware news according to the March 4th, 1917 Sunday Star newspaper. What Remembering World War I … More Remembering World War I: Early March, 1917

A Tour of the Delaware Women’s College in 1918

The Delaware Historical Society possesses an outstanding collection of original school yearbooks. Each month we highlight a few classes from schools throughout the State of Delaware. Images in this post can be magnified by clicking on the image, clicking again on  ‘view full size’ (bottom right in slide show) and clicking a third time on … More A Tour of the Delaware Women’s College in 1918

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