Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Delaware; A Guide to the First State

In the 1930s a number of state books were written under the auspices of the Federal Writers Project. One of the first was Delaware: A Guide to the First State published in 1938. It is a favorite Delaware collectible. A number of editions were published, and their sometimes confusing history is covered in an article on the Collecting Delaware Books Web site.

The Delaware Heritage Commission has announced it will reprint the 1938 edition. It is slated for release this fall.