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Abandoned workers' houses photographs, 1994
Creator: Howard, Robert A., 1943-2012,
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.310
Extent:   50 images
Abstract:   Rockland, Delaware was one of the longest functioning mill towns on the Brandywine River. Rockland was especially known for its papermaking mills. The houses in these photographs were built for workers in the mills in Rockland, Delaware. They were photographed by Robert A. Howard (1943-2012), former curator at the Hagley Museum. The collection includes color photographs and 35mm negatives of exteriors and interiors of abandoned houses in Rockland, Delaware dating from 1994.
Abraham & Straus Department Store paper model, circa 1894
Creator: Abraham & Straus.
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.
Advertising blotters, 1920-1955
Creator: Various
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.245
Extent:   14 items
Abstract:   An advertising blotter is a small sheet of absorbent paper, printed with advertisement and created as a giveaway for promoting the business. The collection consists of advertising blotters from a variety of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware businesses including a tailor, insurance companies, the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, stationery stores, and food suppliers.
Alan Wood Steel Company and Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company blueprint maps and stereograph, circa 1910-1995
Creator: Keystone View Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2001.230
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   The Alan Wood Steel Company was a small, family-controlled integrated steel company. The Upper Merion & Plymouth Railroad connected all the elements of the Wood steel-making complex. The collection includes three blueprint maps showing the layout of industrial buildings at Alan Wood Steel Company and the track of the Upper Merion and Plymouth Railroad Company. Also in the collection is a stereograph featuring a blast furnace plant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
Alexander Magoun advertising collection, 1888-1989
Creator: Magoun, Alexander B.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.81
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Alexander Magoun was the curator for the David Sarnoff Library from 1998 until 2000. After earning his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Maryland in 2000, he led the David Sarnoff Library as the Executive Director from 2000 until 2009. This collection includes advertisements from RCA and other companies for radios, televisions, phonographs, and other consumer electronics.
Alfred I. du Pont portrait, 1881
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.229
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Alfred Irénée du Pont (1864-1935) was the eldest son of E.I. du Pont (1829-1877). He joined the family gunpowder firm in 1884. This item is portrait of Alfred I. du Pont, dated September 1881.
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.
All American Engineering Corporation photographs and audiovisual materials, 1938-1984, bulk 1951-1976
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1976.410
Extent:   13 linear feet
Abstract:   All American Engineering Company was an aeronautical engineering and research firm which was incorporated on October 31, 1952. The company was originally a division of All American Aviation, Inc. This collection consists primarily of films. There is a small amount of photographs which corresponds directly to the film material. The collection is organized into two series: Films and Photographs, both series are arranged alphabetically. Dating from 1937 to 1984, the Films series documents the company’s innovations in the aviation industry, including pickup and recovery systems, catapults and arresting gear. The photographs document different design projects and tests; most of this research was related to the aviation industry. There are photographs of the facilities at the DuPont Airport on Centre Road near Greenville, Delaware, and the Georgetown, Delaware, test plant. Richard du Pont and other personnel appear in some of the images.
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.
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.
Allen H. Tweddle collection of railroadiana, 1940s-1950s, 1994, 2009
Creator: Tweddle, Allen H., (Allen Harrison), 1949-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.304
Extent:   0.5 linear foot
Abstract:   Allen H. Tweddle (1949-) is a retired railroad conductor and avid collector of railroadiana. Railroadiana are artifacts related to current or former railways. This small collection consists of photographs, prints, and note cards related to railroad locomotives. There are photographs of train stations, train cars and engines and one stereoview showing an elevated railway street scene of New York City. There is an album containing many different Amtrak trains, several blotters from the Association of American Railroads, and a few series of note cards. Notably there is a large collection of railroad locomotive trading cards from the Topps Chewing Gum Company series called "Rails and Sails" published in 1954.
Allen H. Tweddle collection of railroadiana, 1878-2011
Creator: Tweddle, Allen H., (Allen Harrison), 1949-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2639
Extent:   15 linear feet
Abstract:   A collection amassed by a retired conductor successively employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail and Amtrak. It consists partly of company publications and documents collected on the job, and partly of advertisements, timetables, brochures, maps and other railroadiana from many different companies bought from dealers and other collectors. It is particularly useful for the Amtrak manuals relating to things like consumer satisfaction, employee health and safety and equipment maintenance.
Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc. photographs and label, 1900-1948
Creator: George A. Wolf; Sanborn Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.230
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   Amalgamated Leather Companies, Inc. manufactured black and colored glazed kid and other classes of leather used largely in making shoes in the early to mid-twentieth century. This collection consists of four photographs of employees at various events, and one factory exterior. There is also a color label.
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.
American Car and Foundry Company World War II era photographs, 1943-1944
Creator: Sanborn Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.257
Extent:   16 items
Abstract:   American Car & Foundry Company purchased the Jackson and Sharp Company of Wilmington, Delaware, in 1901. From the end of World War One to 1938, the plant built small pleasure boats. These photographs document different activities at the American Car & Foundry Company shipyard in Wilmington, Delaware, during World War Two. There are several photos taken on the occasion of the presentation of the Army-Navy "E" award (1942).
American Car and Foundry woodwork, undated
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.007
Extent:   25 items
Abstract:   American Car and Foundry Company was founded in 1899 as the result of a merger among thirteen railroad carbuilding companies. This collection features 25 copy photographs of building interiors and exteriors with emphasis on wooden architectural elements.
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.
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.
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.
Amtrak Train calendar, 1994
Creator: Wahmann, C.P., (Christopher P.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.214
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a passenger rail service in the United States. This item is a standard twelve-month calendar, with an image on the top portion of each month featuring an Amtrak train.
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.
Anna Lea cartes-de-visite album, circa 1860s
Creator: Lea, Anna
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.233
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Anna Lea (1849-1927) was the daughter of William Lea (1805-1876) and Jane Scott Lovett (1817-1888). Since the 1770s, the Lea family were among the largest flour mill operators at the Brandywine Falls, north of Wilmington, Delaware. This item is a carte-de-visite photograph album which contains portraits of the Lea and related families, primarily the families of William and Jane Scott Lea’s children (Anna’s siblings, their spouses, nieces, nephews, and friends).
Ansco G. Bruinier, Jr. collection of DuPont photographs, 1919-1969
Creator: Bruinier, Ansco G., Jr., 1898-1993
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.217
Extent:   0.25 linear foot
Abstract:   Ansco G. Bruinier, Jr. (1898-1993) was an employee in the textiles department at the DuPont Company's Chambers Works plant in Deepwater, New Jersey. The Chamber Works was constructed during World War I and entered the market for dyes left vacant by Germany's absence. This small collection consists of photographs which document a selection of highlights of Bruinier's career working in the Jackson Laboratory. The photographs date from 1919 through 1969.
Apollo 15 photograph, 1971
Creator: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.223
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Apollo 15 was the fourth manned lunar landing mission. The three-man crew was made up of David R. Scott (1932-), Alfred J. Worden (1932-), and James B. Irwin (1930-1991). The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. DuPont materials were used in whole or in part for twenty of the twenty-one layers of the Apollo spacesuits. This is a NASA photograph of James Irwin on moon, August 1, 1971. Attached are strips naming the twenty-one different layers of his space suit.
Arnold M. Kneitel collection of Mylar® photographs, 1954-1973
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Polymer Products Department.; Kneitel, Arnold M.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.306
Extent:   77 images
Abstract:   Arnold M. Kneitel worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. in sales and corporate information. He worked on sales of Mylar® when it was introduced in 1954. The collection consists primarily of 35mm slides of displays, advertisements, and presentations on Mylar®, including its use in electrical equipment and, primarily in magnetic tape for information processing equipment.
Arthur D. Hall III papers, 1951-1999
Creator: Hall, Arthur D., III, (Arthur David)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2628
Extent:   9 linear feet
Abstract:   Arthur D. Hall was a systems engineer who spent the first part of his career with Bell Telephone Laboratories and later taught at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted an independent consulting business. In the latter capacity he developed a patented automated agricultural production system that the called "Autofarm," but was unable to make the leap from invention to true innovation. It was an early, but failed attempt at "green" farming.
Arthur Wood Tocher photographs of trucks, 1983, 1999-2000
Creator: Tocher, Arthur Wood
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.204
Extent:   2.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Arthur Wood Tocher (1919-2005) was a transportation history enthusiast, specializing in large vehicles with an emphasis on trucks. This collection consists of truck and car related images. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Tocher took at truck shows in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The collection also includes images of construction vehicles, postcards of classic cars, a calendar with images of classic trucks, and a large truck photograph mounted on wood.
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.
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.
Atlantic Dynamite Company payroll books, 1872-1898
Creator: Atlantic Dynamite Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2706
Extent:   4 volumes
Abstract:   Entries listing employees, hours worked, and wages paid at a dynamite plant at Kenvil, N.J.
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.
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.
Austin Powder Company album, circa 1900
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.231
Extent:   27 items
Abstract:   The Austin Powder Company began in 1833 at a site south of Cleveland, Ohio along the Cuyahoga River. The album contains photographic prints of the Austin Powder Company's plant near Solon, Ohio, circa 1900.
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.
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.
Avon Products Inc., Suwanee, Georgia site photographs, 1989-1992
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.264
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Avon Products, Inc., manufactures and sells beauty, household and personal care products. In 1989, ground was broken on a new distribution center and warehouse in Suwanee, Georgia. The construction of the site was completed in May 1991 and officially opened in February, 1992. This is a small collection of photographic color prints that document the construction of the Suwanee distribution and warehouse site
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