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Overview and metadata sections
The Friends of Rockwood support the maintenance of the site, collections, and educational mission of the Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, Delaware. The museum is made up of the grounds and English-style manor house built by banker Joseph Shipley in the 1850s. Rockwood eventually passed to Shipley's great nephew, Edward Bringhurst, Jr., and stayed in the Bringhurst family until was gifted to New Castle County, Delaware, in the 1970s.
Formed in 1977, The Friends of Rockwood raised money to purchase collections belonging to the Bringhurst family, such as papers, books, photographs, and furniture. Continued fund-raising has enabled restoration and improvement projects. The group also provides volunteers for both ongoing outreach and special events.
"About the Friends of Rockwood." http://www.friendsofrockwood.org/aboutus.shtml (accessed January 10, 2014).
The records of the Friends of Rockwood include membership information, organizational files, minutes, financial records, and information about events and activities sponsored by the group.
See box listing for arrangement.
- Boxes 1-29: Shelved in SPEC MSS
- Oversize items: Shelved with collection
Gift of Friends of Rockwood, 2009.
Encoded by Jaime Margalotti, January 2014.
- University of Delaware Library Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- Date encoded (2014 January 10)
- Access Restrictions
Access to this collection is limited pending completion of processing. Please contact the Manuscripts Librarian in Special Collections for assistance.
- Use Restrictions
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