To make our collections more accessible to the public, the MHS Board has directed that those materials be indexed, a Research Room be established, staff assistance provided, and the number of days that we are open increased. The Board’s recent investment to digitize extant copies of The Middletown Transcript reflects that commitment.
The Delaware Public Archives loaned the State’s master microfilm copy to the Society which hired a Delaware firm to scan and convert to searchable .PDFs the 124 years of the existing Transcript. The result is a fully-searchable database of the newspaper, allowing you fast, efficient access to one of the single-most important sources of Middletown and local area history. This is the first Delaware newspaper to have this done.
The Middletown Transcript is the oldest existing newspaper in Delaware. All digitized, extant editions from 1868 through 1992 have been can be accessed on-site using the computer in our Research Room.