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Bahr's Mill in Gabelsville, Pennsylvania photographs, 1994
Creator: Howard, Robert, (staff)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.236
Extent:   157 items
Abstract:   Bahr’s Mill is located in Gabelsville, Pennsylvania in Berks County. The stone mill building was erected in 1897 as the location for Jacob Bahr’s woodworking and grist mill business. This collection consists of detailed interior photographs and a few exteriors of the mill.
Bailey, Banks & Biddle records, 1832-2003, bulk 1880-1980
Creator: Bailey, Banks & Biddle Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2453
Extent:   59 linear feet
Abstract:   Bailey, Banks & Biddle (BB&B) was a renowned upscale jewelry firm that made and sold high quality merchandise.
Baldwin Locomotive Works Trades Exhibit Constitutional Centennial Celebration album, 1887
Creator: Baldwin Locomotive Works.. Vauclain, Samuel M., (Samuel Matthews), 1856-1940
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1983.237
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Baldwin Locomotive Works was a manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 until 1972. The company was originally located in Philadelphia and then later moved to Eddystone, Pennsylvania. This album contains twenty two photographs of Baldwin Locomotive Works train engines, train cars, and parts. The album appears to have been created by company President S.M. Vauclain for the Trades Exhibit at the Constitutional Centennial Celebration.
Baldwin Locomotive Works World War II workers group photograph, 1943
Creator: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.246
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Baldwin Locomotive Works was a manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 until 1972. This image shows group of about forty male employes and fifteen factory visitors or managers posed on a 8-inch railway gun mount in the Eddystone, Pa. plant.
Bank facades in Wilmington, Delaware photographs, 1931-1941
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.270
Extent:   4 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collections contains four mounted photographic prints showing facades of Wilmington, Delaware, bank buildings
Bannerman family papers, 1857-1974
Creator: Bannerman family.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2210
Extent:   1.8 linear feet
Abstract:   Francis Bannerman (1820-1872) was a Brooklyn, N.Y., ship chandler who began selling Civil War military surplus as a side line. His son Francis (1851-1918) developed a three-generation dealership in military surplus and military antiques serving sportsmen and collectors. He also built a private arsenal on an island in the Hudson Highlands that is now a romantic ruin. This collection consists of Bannerman’s personal papers, travel diaries and financial documents concerning Bannerman’s Island.
Barton H. Jenks papers, 1830-1910
Creator: Jenks, Barton H. (Barton Howard), 1826-1897
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1852
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Jenks family produced talented inventors over several generations and Barton Jenks (1826-1897) was no exception. The family firm was the leading cotton textile machine builder in Pennsylvania. The collection consists of a series of fragments handed down in the Jenks family and includes patents, real estate papers, court records and scrapbooks.
Baugh & Sons photographs, circa 1940
Creator: Baugh & Sons.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1980.250
Extent:   12.0 images
Abstract:   The collection consists of photographs of feed supply stores displaying signs advertising Baugh's Fertilizer. Baugh & Sons Company was founded in 1855 and was one of the oldest and largest fertilizer manufacturers in the United States during the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries.
Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company stock transfer books, 1833-1863
Creator: Beaver Meadow Railroad and Coal Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0669
Extent:   2 volumes
Abstract:   Incorporated in 1830, Beaver Meadow Railroad & Coal Company transported anthracite coal mined in Beaver Meadow to Philadelphia markets. The company merged into the Lehigh Valley Railroad in 1864. Their records consist of stock transfer books in two volumes, dated 1833 to 1846 and 1861 to 1863, which list transactions of the company shares and changes in ownership.
Beer and craft brewing oral history interviews, 2015-2016
Creator: Hagley Museum and Library. Library. Oral History Project Office.; Hargreaves, Gregory, (staff)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2016.287
Extent:   23.6 gigabytes
Abstract:   Craft beer is defined by the Brewers Association as being a small brewery (six million barrels of beer or less annually), independent (less than 25 percent owned by a non-craft brewer industry member), and traditional (in reference to ingredients, fermentation, flavor, and alcohol volume). This collection contains a series of interviews conducted in 2015 and 2016 on the business of craft brewing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. The collection includes interviews with brewers and brewery owners from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.
Belin House photographs, undated
Creator: Herzog, Frank (staff)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.055
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   The Belin house of Hagley Yards, Wilmington, Delaware, served as the Mill Superintendant's Home, Brandywine Plant, across from Hagley Office. This collection contains 4 photographic prints of various exterior architectural views of the Belin House.
Benjamin Ferris and Thomas Parker watch papers, circa 1800-1810
Creator: Ferris, Benjamin,, 1780-1867. Parker, Thomas.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.203
Extent:   2.0 items
Abstract:   Benjamin Ferris and Thomas Parker were both watchmakers in Philadelphia in the early nineteenth century. These are watch papers which were inserted in early timepieces and included identifying information about the watchmakers. Each paper lists the makers' Philadelphia addresses, includes a short inventory of his goods.
Bethlehem Steel Co. viewbook, 1911
Creator: Bethlehem Steel Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.232
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   At the turn of the century, under the direction of Charles Schwab and Eugene Grace, Bethlehem Steel Corporation became the second largest American steel company; combined with its other venture, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., it became a leading 20th century American business. This item is a viewbook which contains exterior views of the Bethlehem Steel Works. These include numerous images of both the plant and office, most of which were taken at street level.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation and Bethlehem Ship Corporation photographs, 1786-1966
Creator: Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1980.300
Extent:   200 linear feet
Abstract:   At the turn of the century, under the direction of Charles M. Schwab (1862-1939) and Eugene Grace (1876-1960), Bethlehem Steel Corporation became the second largest American steel company; combined with its other venture, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., it became a leading twentieth century American business. The collection includes a wide range of photography which documents the company’s long history and the breadth of its enterprises from east to west coasts and overseas. It contains eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century industrial and non-industrial images and of management and workers. As a research tool, its use will be as varied and extensive as the corporation itself was during its years as an American industrial giant.
Betts & Seal records, 1828-1867
Creator: Betts & Seal.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2179
Extent:   9.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Mahlon Betts (1795-1867) established a foundry in Wilmington, Del., in 1828, which was later operated by his son Edward Betts (1825-1917) and the latter’s cousin Joshua Seal (1820-1896). They were all connected to the larger network of metal-working technicians in the Greater Philadelphia area. The records offer a rare time-capsule look at the workings of a small but innovative foundry during the first phases of American industrialization.
Bird's Eye View of the City of Wilmington, Delaware lithograph, circa 1865
Creator: E. Sachse & Co.; Kraupse, Julius
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.066
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   E. Sachse & Company was a nineteenth century printing company located in Baltimore, Maryland. This item is a color lithograph of an overview of Wilmington, Delaware, looking north from south of the Christiana River.
Birkenhead Rolling Mill and the courthouse sketches, 1992-1993
Creator: Tigani, Bill
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.224
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   The Birkenhead Mill at Hagley Museum and Library has a sixteen-foot wooden breast wheel whose reproduction was based on archaeology and archival records. These are reproductions of two pen and ink drawings: the Birkenhead rolling mill on the property of the Hagley Museum and Library and the historic courthouse in New Castle, Delaware.
Blockley Cotton Factory records, 1819-1882, undated
Creator: Blockley Cotton Factory (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   60 items
Abstract:   The Blockley Cotton Factory was established ca. 1819 in Blockley Township, now part of West Philadelphia, by Philadelphia merchant Manuel Eyre. These records relate to the erection and operation of the factory.
The boardroom of the Swedish Match Company postcard, 1928-1931
Creator: Tengbom, Ivar
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.253
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Swedish Match Company manufactures and distributes snus, moist snuff, cigars, chewing tobacco, matches and lighters. This is a postcard with a photograph of a fireplace in the boardroom of the Swedish Match Company, Stockholm.
Bond, Crown and Cork Company negatives, circa 1939
Creator: Bond, Crown and Cork Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2007.228
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection of glass-plate and acetate negatives of bottle caps was made by the Bond, Crown and Cork Company of Wilmington, Delaware. The designs are for various beer and soft drink labels. Some of the negatives are dated from 1939, and the remainder appear to be from that time period as well.
Bowlus-Du Pont Sailplane Company drawing, circa 1935
Creator: Bowlus-Du Pont Sailplane Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.249
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Bowlus-Du Pont Sailplane, Inc. was a short-lived company which combined the financing of record holding glider pilot, Richard du Pont (1911-1943), and the engineering skills of Hawley Bowlus. This reproduction drawing (there are two copies) includes elevations and cross sections of an Albatross II.
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) records, 1817-1899
Creator: Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0389
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) was organized in 1817 as a non-sectarian school for the children of the local factory workers, with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. E.I. du Pont, founder of the DuPont Company, was one of its chief subscribers, and the school building was located on his property. Primarily generated and maintained by the du Pont women, the BMSS records include the school's constitution, and financial records such as bills and receipts and accounts. Most of the records pertain to students with information about premiums which were given as rewards for attendance and scholarly excellence.
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School color prints, 1963-1966
Creator: Wooten, Nancy
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.004
Extent:   11 items
Abstract:   The Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) was organized in 1817 as a non-sectarian school for the children of the local factory workers, with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. This collection contains eleven Kodachrome prints of exterior views of the school building taken by Nancy Wootten (of Wilmington), between 1963 and 1966.
Brandywine scenes glass plate negatives, circa 1890-1900
Creator: du Pont, Henry Belin
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1977.446
Extent:   14 images
Abstract:   Henry Belin du Pont (1873-1902) was a descendant of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who founded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company with his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) in 1802. The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The collection consists of views of and along the Brandywine Creek. These include the following du Pont family homes: Pelleport, Goodstay, Nemours, St. Amour, and Louviers. These photographs were possibly taken by Henry Belin du Pont (1873-1902).
Brandywine Springs Park postcard, 1910-1915
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.256
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Brandywine Springs County Park was a popular amusement park in the rural countryside outside Wilmington from approximately 1890 to 1923. This collection consists of a postcard of the arched entrance to the park.
Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs, circa 1859-1958, bulk 1890-1920
Creator: Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2017.225
Extent:   0.83 linear feet
Abstract:   Hagley Museum staff conducted a series oral history interviews between 1954 and 1990, speaking primarily with individuals who had worked at the DuPont Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek during the yards’ final decades of operation or who had lived near the yards as spouses or children of DuPont Co. workers. Some of the individuals who were interviewed donated, lent for copying, or provided information on the photographs in this collection. The images primarily depict the worker communities which surrounded the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company powder yards on Brandywine Creek or the powder yards themselves.
Bridesburg Machine Works lithograph, circa 1856
Creator: Beaulieu, E.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.163
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   The Bridesburg Machine Works of Alfred Jenkins & Son were manufacturers of cotton and wool carding spinning and weaving machinery, shafting and millgearing. The lithograph shows the plant exterior, people in the street, and a delivery wagon carrying textile machinery. Vignettes of machines surround the main view.
Brown Instrument Company records, 1925-1960
Creator: Brown Instrument Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1728
Extent:   54 linear feet
Abstract:   The records of the Brown Instrument Company consist of research files documenting the development of measuring instruments and industrial control systems used in continuous process manufacturing.
Buckley Music System, Inc. album, circa 1940-1941
Creator: Buckley Music System Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2016.301
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Buckley Music System, Inc. was a manufacturer and distributor of jukebox music systems for businesses. This album is a salesman sample catalogue marketing the Buckley jukebox system for restaurants, bars, and clubs. The album consists of thirty-two photographs showing the interiors establishments who have implemented the system.
Budd Company historical file, 1914-1993, bulk 1929-1982
Creator: Budd Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2411
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   The Edward G. Budd Company (19121-1946), later the Budd Company, pioneered in the fabrication of goods from light steel sheets by stamping and welding techniques. A continuous maker of automobile and truck bodies and parts, the company was famous for the production of streamlined stainless steel railroad and transit passenger cars between 1934 and 1985. This collection is an artificial file of historical materials assembled for public relations purposes at the company’s current Michigan headquarters.
Budd Company legal documents, 1926-1965
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2557
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of a small group of legal documents of the Budd Company and its related firms preserved by a former employee. Also included are the papers of Budd Company's British and German affiliates, property leases, and agreements.
Bureau of Standards fire test of steel furniture album, 1926-1927
Creator: United States. National Bureau of Standards.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.265
Extent:   1.0 volume
Abstract:   This album documents a fire test conducted by the Bureau of Standards concerning the effect of fire on steel furniture, possibly among other things. The Bureau of Standards, now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a non-regulatory federal agency under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is "to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life."
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