The Board of the Middletown Historical Society takes seriously its duty to make the collections of the Society accessible to the public as it fulfills it’s mission to “foster historic awareness and pride in our community”.   The Board’s 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. A Delaware firm was hired to scan and convert the 124 years of the existing Transcript to searchable PDFs.  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 can be accessed on-site using the computer in our Research Room.