published semiannually, is the only scholarly journal devoted to the history of Delaware.
It publishes articles on all aspects of Delaware history (excluding
written by scholars, college and graduate students, and avocational historians. While the
topic must be Delaware, authors from anywhere in the world are welcome.
Delaware History publishes
well researched, interestingly written articles that expand and illuminate our
understanding of Delaware history. Research should be firmly based on primary sources and
current historical scholarship.
Requirements for Manuscripts:
- Submit hard copy
- Typed double-spaced
- Put footnotes at end, beginning on a separate page
- Use Chicago Manual of Style for footnote forms and other
questions about form and usage.
Once a manuscript is received, it is
reviewed by our editors and anonymous outside readers. Acceptance of a manuscript is based
on those reviews. It is helpful, but not necessary to submit a computer diskette with the
final typed version of the article. The HSD uses WordPerfect 6.0 or Microsoft Word.
Delaware History is
highly illustrated, if using images provided by authors and from our own collections.
Authors do not receive payment for articles. They receive five copies of the issue in
which their article appears and may purchase additional copies at a discount. Offprints
(100 or more) may also be purchased.
The editors welcome inquiries from authors and are willing to evaluate
works-in-progress intended for Delaware History
For inquiries or submissions please contact
Dr. Constance Cooper, Managing Editor
Delaware Historical Society Newsletter
up-to-date information on exhibits, events, and programs hosted at our sites and around
the state. A photograph-rich document the Newsletter is the best way to learn
about the many resources and offerings of the Historical Society of Delaware and about our
staff and patrons as well. Many articles shed light on fun and fascinating events in
Delaware's past. A special section, "The Old Book Nook" reviews recent
publications in Delaware history. The Newsletter is published twice a year and is
only available through membership in the Historical Society of Delaware.