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American Car and Foundry Company and Hamilton Watch Company sheet music for company songs, 1940-1942
Creator: ACF Industries, Inc., Hamilton Watch Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.284
Extent:   2.0 items
Abstract:   This collection contains two pieces of sheet music: "Volume for Victory," the song of the A.C.F. (American Car and Foundry Company) and "Hamiltonia," song of the Hamilton Watch Company. The American Car and Foundry, Company was founded in 1899 and is still considered a leading American manufacturer of railcars and railcar parts. The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892. Among other milestones, it produced the first electric wristwatch in 1957 and the first digital watch in 1970. The Hamilton brand is currently owned and manufactured by the The Swatch Group out of Switzerland.
Creed and Company Limited manufacturing plant album, 1954
Creator: Adams, Charles
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2000.225
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Creed and Company Limited was originally founded as Creed, Bille & Company Limited by Frederick George Creed (1871-1957) and Harald Bille (1879-1916) in 1912 to manufacture and sell telegraphy equipment. In the early 1900s, Creed had invented several machines that facilitated the sending and receiving of Morse code messages. Much of Creed and Company's manufacturing capacity was in Croydon, London, England. These photographs show a group tour of the Creed and Company Limited plant in Croydon on October 14, 1954.
Michel Adanson notes on nitrate, undated
Creator: Adanson, Michel, 1727-1806.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0906
Extent:   20 leaves
Abstract:   During his lifetime, French botanist Michel Adanson (1727-1806) assembled a large number of notes and documents for a projected but never completed scientific encylcopedia. This collection of Adanson's notes focuses on nitrates, including saltpeter.
Alexander Brothers Leather Company ephemera, 1916-1920
Creator: Alexander Brothers, Inc. Purcell, William Gray, 1880-1965
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.277
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   William Gray Purcell (1880-1965) was an architect who was hired by Alexander Brother's Leather Belting Company. In addition to architectural duties, Purcell acted as their advertising manager from 1916 to 1918. These colorful items in this collection were possibly covers designed for trade catalogs or publications. They are all copyrighted 1917, designed in a modern style, and may have been commissioned for the company's commemorative fiftieth anniversary that year.
James F. Allee, Jr. photographs, circa 1900
Creator: Allee, Elheurah J.; Farmer's Bank of the State of Delaware
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.013
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   James F. Allee, Jr. (1884-1956), was a lawyer and publisher from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. This collection contains six photographic prints from the J.F. Allee papers.
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago World's Fair tickets, 1893
Creator: American Bank Note Company; World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2010.223
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four printed tickets to the World's Columbian Exposition, each bearing a different portrait: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, a Native American.
Irénée du Pont's Cuban estate "Xanadu" photographs, circa 1930, 1997
Creator: American Photo Studio (Havana, Cuba).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.231
Extent:   21 photographic prints
Abstract:   Xanadu was the name of the opulent Cuban estate of Irenee du Pont (1876-1963). He bought land on the Hicacos Peninsula of Cuba to build the four-story estate. This collection consists of photographs of the exterior and interior of the home near Varadero, Cuba.
Walter Magee Annette's DuPont advertising envelopes and blotter, 1903-1906
Creator: Annette, Walter Magee, 1874-1955; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.242
Extent:   25 items
Abstract:   Walter Magee Annettee (1874-1955) was a DuPont Company dynamite salesman, who was based in Birmingham, Alabama. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. These are illustrated envelopes advertising DuPont Company smokeless powder and blasting powder; Giant powder (a product of Atlantic Dynamite Co.); Atlas powder (a product of Repauno Chemical Co.); and Hercules powder (a product of Hercules Powder Co.).
C.E. "Bim" Argyle steamboat albums, 1936, 1946-1949
Creator: Argyle, C.E., (Clarence Edward), 1927-2006
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.303
Extent:   2 volumes
Abstract:   Captain C.E. (Clarence Edward) "Bim" Argyle (1927-2006) was a riverboat captain for Consolidation Coal and a World War II Navy veteran. He worked primarily on steamers and coal barges along the Monongahela River in Western Pennsylvania. These two albums record Argyle's river experience between 1943 and 1950. There are portraits of his co-workers as well as many photographs of numerous commercial boats.
Paul Arthur, Jr. Papers, 1967-1994, bulk 1967-1977
Creator: Arthur, Paul, 1915-2000
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2536
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection is comprised of material relating to the work of Dr. Paul Arthur, Jr. collected by his sister, Dorothy Arthur.
DuPont Company industrial safety calendars, 1932, 1937-1939, 1941-1942
Creator: Arthurs, Stanley Massey, 1877-1950, DeLand, Clyde O., 1872-1947 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.. Hoskins, Gayle Porter, 1887-1962 Schoonover, Frank E., 1877-1972
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2000.216
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. This collection consists of six safety calendars issued by the DuPont Company. The illustrators who created these calendars--Stanley Massey Arthurs (1877-1950), Clyde Osmer DeLand (1872-1947), Gayle Porter Hoskins (1887-1962), and Frank Earle Schoonover (1877-1972)--were all artists who studied under Howard Pyle (1853-1911) at the turn of the twentieth century.
Artisans' Savings Bank (Wilmington, Del.) records, 1861-1960
Creator: Artisans' Savings Bank (Wilmington, Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1099
Extent:   35.8 linear feet
Abstract:   Founded in 1861, the Artisans Savings Bank of Wilmington, Delaware assisted working people to save and make money available for home mortgages. This collection primarily consists of their financial records.
William Wallace Atterbury photographs, circa 1880-1935
Creator: Atterbury, William Wallace, 1866-1935
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.309
Extent:   1.0 linear foot
Abstract:   William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935) was a career officer on the Pennsylvania Railroad and its president from 1925 to 1935. The collection consists of photographs and other materials relating to William Wallace Atterbury. Many of the photographs are portraits and other pictures of Atterbury and his family, friends, and associates, including his Yale classmates, business leaders, and notable figures such as President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover and Charles Lindburgh.
Robert K. Austin picture file on the history the automobile in America, 1877-1979
Creator: Austin, Robert K.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1979.262
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection consists of a picture reference file of American automobiles built between 1877 and 1979. Most pictures are illustrations clipped from magazines and other publications, but there are also some postcards, photographs, and ephemera items.
Geoffrey D. Austrian research notes on Herman Hollerith, 1860-1990, bulk 1890-1929
Creator: Austrian, Geoffrey D.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2353
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   This collections includes the research materials Geoffrey Austrian used to write Herman Hollerith: Forgotten Giant of Information Processing. Austrian's research includes notes from interviews with Hollerith family members and copies of materials from the IBM archives and other repositories, including the New York Public Library.
Avon Products Inc. photographs and audiovisual materials, 1858-2007
Creator: Avon Products, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.209
Extent:   70 linear feet
Abstract:   Avon Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and direct selling company of beauty products. It is one of the oldest direct selling companies in America. The company was founded in 1886 by David H. McConnell (1856-1937) as the California Perfume Company (CPC). McConnell established a manufacturing headquarters and research laboratory in Suffern, New York, in the 1890s. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, CPC expanded its line of products to include cosmetics, household cleaners, food flavorings, and toiletries. The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, films, videos and sound recordings date from 1856 to 2000. The materials depict Avon products, their manufacture, packaging and sale, Avon employees and representatives and the offices, laboratories, factories and other structures owned by Avon Products, Inc. The collection is organized into ten series: Administration, Conferences, Non-sales employees, Domestic locations, International locations, Public relations, Sales managers and representatives, Selling methods and sales aids, Company history and philosophy, and Library, music, and museum.
Aurora Gun Club records, 1930-2006
Creator: Aurora Gun Club.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2488
Extent:   2.3 linear feet
Abstract:   The Aurora Gun Club was founded in 1895, by brothers Eugene and Alexis I. du Pont. Since its inception the club has been located in the Wilmington, Delaware area. The collection documents the rich history of one of the Brandywine Valley’s most prominent target shooting organizations. The records in the collection range from membership rosters, club bulletins and shoot results to financial records.
American Meat Institute, "Eat the Right Foods" poster, circa 1942
Creator: American Meat Institute. Leo Burnett Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.298
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The American Meat Institute (AMI) is a large trade organization for the meat and poultry industry. Founded in 1906 as the American Meat Packers Association in Chicago. During World War II, the AMI stressed the importance of a balance diet in order to keep both civilians and servicemembers strong and healthy. The AMI produced many posters to promote their efforts. This poster shows categories of food along with how many servings is recommended daily.
Andrew Clow & Co. records, 1784-1835
Creator: Andrew Clow & Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0650
Extent:   420 items
Abstract:   The Philadelphia mercantile firm of Andrew Clow & Company conducted trade with Great Britain, France, Germany, Spain, the West Indies and coastal ports south of Philadelphia. The records consist of parts of 15 separate dealer's lots of papers of and about Andrew Clow & Company.
Collection of photographic miscellany, circa 1920
Creator: American Aristotype Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.242
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   Aristo Gold was a product of the American Aristotype Co. which was purchased by Eastman Kodak Company before 1920. This is a small group of material all related to photography. There are three stock photographs, company samples all printed on Aristo Gold "pure collodian-matt surface for sepia effects" paper; a letter, a price list and a tearsheet.
All American Engineering Company photographs, 1943-1961
Creator: All American Engineering Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.006
Extent:   58 items
Abstract:   All American Engineering Company researches, engineers and develops airplanes and aviation equipment. The collection includes photographs of air pick-up testing, airplanes, equipment, and personnel.
All American Engineering Company records, 1937-1975
Creator: All American Engineering Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1541
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   The engineering and research unit of All American Aviation, once the principal feeder airline for the mid-Atlantic region, became the All American Engineering Company in 1953. Their records document the early evolution of All American Aviation, the development of its system of air pick-up service, and its use in postal and military applications.
Atlas Powder Company records, 1868-1958, bulk 1912-1958
Creator: Atlas Powder Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1516/1528
Extent:   104 linear feet
Abstract:   Incorporated in 1912, Atlas Powder Company functioned as an independent explosives and chemicals company until 1971, when it was purchased by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (U.K.) and became its American affiliate under the name ICI Americas, Inc. The collection consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence from Atlas in addition to both predecessor and subsidiary companies.
Alan Wood Steel Company photographs, circa 1900s-1968, bulk 1940s-1960s
Creator: Alan Wood Steel Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.209
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   The Alan Wood Steel Company was a small, family-controlled integrated steel company, producing primarily steel sheets. This small collection consists primarily of interiors and exteriors of the companys' facilities, equipment, and workers. There are also some images from various events related to the company.
American Decalcomania Company sample album, circa 1920
Creator: American Decalcomania Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.230
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Decalcomania is the process of transferring pictures or designs from specially prepared paper to glass, ceramic, metal, or other material. The American Decalcomania Company was a major decalcomania company in the early twentieth century in the United States. This collection is an undated loose leaf album showing samples of American Decalcomania Company's commercial decal products.
Automatic Merchandising Company album, circa 1955
Creator: Automatic Merchandising Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2017.202
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Automatic Merchandising Company operated and installed vending machines. A signature product was the Auto-Snak, a set of food vending machines which dispensed soda, coffee, milk, sandwiches, soup, salads, pastries and ice cream. This album is a promotional salesman sample album of automatic food vending machines for factories, universities, and offices. The album promotes the company's Auto-Snak machines.
DuPont Company Ponsol dye poster, circa 1930
Creator: American Trading Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.222
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. Ponsol is the DuPont trade name of a line of anthraquinone vat dyes first commercially produced in the United States in 1919. The poster shows a woman in a blue sweater holding a branch of cherry blossoms. Chinese legend around the sides of the image translates Fabrics dyed in Ponsol never fade.
Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory vertical aerial photograph, circa 1962
Creator: Aero Service Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.216
Extent:   1 photographic print
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The DuPont Company opened the Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware as a research facility to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics. This item is a vertical aerial photograph of DuPont's Chestnut Run facility in Wilmington, Delaware.
Allen D. Cardwell Manufacturing Corporation records, 1897-1960, bulk 1920-1960
Creator: Allen D. Cardwell Manufacturing Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2333
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Allen D. Cardwell Manufacturing Corporation was a major producer of radio and telecommunications equipment during the 20th century. Cardwell sold its products to the United States Government, major corporations, and individual consumers. The records contain technical information such as patents and design drawings, as well as a vast array of sales and promotional material from the 1920s.
Atlantic Aviation Corporation photographs, 1927-circa 1990
Creator: Atlantic Aviation Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.223
Extent:   23 photographic prints
Abstract:   Atlantic Aviation was begun by Henry Belin du Pont (1898-1970) in 1927 to provide services for business aviation. In 1948 it moved from the Du Pont Airport to the new New Castle County Airport south of Wilmington, Delaware. Soon it expanded to other airports around the country. The collection includes portraits and views of Atlantic Aviation facilities at various airports. There are also a few photographs of airplanes, including the Spirit of St. Louis.
Link to the Future film, circa 1970s
Creator: Aerolos Production. International Business Machines Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.254
Extent:   1 film reel
Abstract:   International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) became a giant in the field of electronic data processing by the mid-1950s after having achieved great success in the punch-card tabulating machine business in the 1930s. This is a sales film for IBM about the history of information technology.
Allen family papers, 1818-1925
Creator: Allen family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1978
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Horatio Allen (1802-1889) was a noted civil engineer and inventor, who worked with the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company, the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, the Croton Aqueduct, and the New York & Erie Railroad. The bulk of his the papers is personal correspondence (1818-1864), and biographical materials collected by his family. Also included is a small collection of Allen's business papers, particularly concerning his work on the New York & Erie Railroad.
American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) records, 1872-1985, bulk 1908-1975
Creator: American Iron and Steel Institute.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1631
Extent:   232 linear feet
Abstract:   The records of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and its predecessors provide an overview of the American iron and steel industries from their roots in the mid-eighteenth century to the early 1980s. The bulk of the archive consists of the Institute's library.
American Iron and Steel Institute photographs and audiovisual materials, 1851-1980
Creator: American Iron and Steel Institute. Keller, Albert T., 1869-1940 Woodman, Walter C., 1903-1979
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.268
Extent:   21 linear feet
Abstract:   The American Iron and Steel Institute is a trade association of North American steel producers. The group’s mission includes advocating for public policy, education and innovation for the Iron and Steel Industry. The Institute was established under the leadership of Elbert H. Gary (1846-1927) in 1908, after the Panic of 1907 brought an end to industry-wide consolidations. This collection consists of photographs, research notes, audio, film, and video which document the history of the steel industry. The images cover the entire scope of the steel industry from basic raw materials through the multiple aspects of steelmaking. In addition to images documenting the technical aspects of steel production, there are photographs showing steel in use. These include a variety of industrial and consumer applications and images related to the steel industry and environmental issues. The Albert T. Keller photographs depict the sites or remains of early ironworks primarily in the mid-Atlantic states and New England states during the 1930s and there are over fifty blast furnace complexes pictured. The Walter C. Woodman photographs and research notes document the history of iron furnaces and Saugus Iron Works becoming a national historic landmark.
A Study of Railway Transportation photographs and manuals, 1951
Creator: Association of American Railroads.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.253
Extent:   57 photographic prints
Abstract:   Founded in 1934, the Association of American Railroads is a leading railway organization that focuses on productivity and safety of the U.S. rail industry. Members include major freight railroads in North America and Amtrak. This collection is an educational kit composed of three parts created by the Association of American Railroads. There are two teacher's manuals and loose photographs.
Abraham & Straus Department Store paper model, circa 1894
Creator: Abraham & Straus. -- General subdivision--Buildings.;
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.205
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Abraham & Straus was a Brooklyn, New York based department store chain. It started in 1865 as Wechsler & Abraham, founded by Abraham Abraham (1843-1911) and Joseph Wechsler (1837-1896) in downtown Brooklyn. In 1893, the Straus family, part owners of R.H. Macy and Company, bought out Wechsler, and the name changed to Abraham & Straus. This collection is a paper fold-out model of the Abraham & Straus Department Store in Brooklyn, New York.
A Century of Progress panoramic lithograph, 1934
Creator: A.C. Schultz Litho. Co.; Panorama Sales Syndicate.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1970.233
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. The Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition was held along Lake Michigan and Northerly Island Park from May 27, 1933 to November 1, 1933. This item is a colorful printed panoramic overview of Chicago Century of Progress International Exposition fair grounds.
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