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
Wilmington Friends School is a preschool-12th grade school in Alapocas, just outside Wilmington, Delaware. The school was founded in 1748 by members of the Wilmington Monthly Meeting of Friends (a.k.a. Quakers). The Society of Friends is a Christian denomination founded in the mid 1600’s by George Fox in England. One of the most famous Quakers … More Wilmington Friends School, 1967
What was it like to be a young American lady pursuing higher education in 1880? The entire 1880-81 catalog of Wesleyan Female College, which was located in Wilmington, Delaware, is presented in this post. This pamphlet covers various aspects of the college including the names of the faculty, board of trustees, and students; courses of … More Wesleyan Female College
Felton is a small town in Kent County Delaware, just south of Dover. Our featured Delaware yearbook is the “Echo”, published by the school in 1951. Unlike modern yearbooks which usually have very sophisticated formats, we see in Felton’s “Echo” a folksy and simple presentation of the school’s student body and staff.
Dallas Green, Manager of the 1980 World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies and Newport, Delaware native, was born in early August, 1934. Two weeks ago we showcased the 1951 “Conradian” yearbook of Conrad High School in which the teen age Green appears in many photographs as a junior. 1952 was Green’s senior year at Conrad High. … More Happy Birthday Dallas Green, Conrad High’s Most Famous Son: Part II
Dallas Green, who passed away just a few months ago in March of this year, managed the Philadelphia Phillies to a Major League Baseball World Series Championship in 1980. Green was born on August 4th in 1934 in Newport, Delaware. He also went to school in the heart of Newport, at Conrad High School in … More Happy Birthday Dallas Green, Conrad High’s Most Famous Son.
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965