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J. Crosby Brown collection of steamboat copy photographs, 1795-1930
Creator: Brown, J. Crosby
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.212
Extent:   34 images
Abstract:   James Crosby Brown, Jr., was born in Hartford, Conn., in 1929 and spent most of his life in Philadelphia, where he pursued a career in business. After retiring in 1981, he turned full-time to his life-long avocation of maritime history. This collection consists of copy photographs of steamboats, many on the Schuylkill River.
J. Howard Pew papers, 1902-1971
Creator: Pew, J. Howard (John Howard), 1882-1971
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1634
Extent:   117 linear feet
Abstract:   The J. Howard Pew papers are primarily concerned with Pew's political activities and philanthropy. Of particular interest are the letters which document Pew's activities in the American Liberty League, the Republican National Committee, and the National Association of Manufacturers.
Jackson and Sharp Company photographs, before 1902
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.036
Extent:   6 items
Abstract:   The Jackson and Sharp Company, a manufacturer of railroad passenger cars, was incorporated in Delaware on February 24, 1869, as the successor to the partnership of Jackson & Sharp. This collection contains copy photographic prints of the company plant.
Jackson Hunsicker Memo Mate papers, 1993-1996
Creator: Hunsicker, Jackson, 1948-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2361
Extent:   0.8 linear feet
Abstract:   Jackson Hunsicker (b. 1948) invented the "Memo Mate" which she patented in the fall of 1993. The Memo Mate made use of newly available microchip technology that enabled it to record and store up to twenty seconds of audio on a device not much bigger than a business card. The collection consists of Hunsicker's legal correspondence concerning the patent application process and subsequent contractual disputes, along with schematics and designs, and possible names and logos.
Jackson Laboratory Library collection, 1931-1997, bulk 1944-1963
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Jackson Laboratory.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2678
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   A collection of bulletins and reports from the library of DuPont's Jackson Laboratory. Most were generated by the Organic Chemicals Department, which operated Jackson Laboratory, but others come from other DuPont Departments and their laboratories.
Jackson Park Garage advertising handbill, 1933-1935
Creator: Jackson Park Garage.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.281
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   This handbill for the Jackson Park Garage on Stony Island Avenue in Chicago advertises its mechanical services and lists monthly specials for Ford 4, Chevrolet 6, and Pontiac 6 automobiles. The NRA (National Recovery Administration) eagle symbol is in the right corner. The National Recovery Administration was a U.S. government agency established during the Great Depression by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to stimulate business recovery through fair-practice codes. Companies that subscribed to the NRA codes were allowed to display a Blue Eagle emblem, as a symbol of cooperation with the NRA.
Jacob Graff mercantile bill and accounts, 1785
Creator: Graff, Jacob, 1751-1793
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1144A
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Consists of three mercantile account records of Philadelphia merchant Jacob Graff.
Jacquelin L. McConaughey's prints of paintings of DuPont facilities, 1979
Creator: McConaughey, Jacquelin L., 1920-2001
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.252
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Jacquelin Lee McConaughey (1920-2001) was an artist and longtime employee of the DuPont Company. This collection consists of three photographic prints of her paintings that she created for the DuPont Company's Environmental Color System.
James Bailey collection of DuPont Company images and videos, 1977-2002
Creator: Bailey, James E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.234
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   The DuPont Experimental Station is a large industrial research facility founded in 1903; focused on chemistry research. James Bailey was an employee at the DuPont Company for forty years. The materials in this small collection consist of photographs, videos and ephemera related to the DuPont Company.
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.
James H. Yeager photographs, 1939-1980
Creator: Yeager, James Henry, 1911-1986
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.207
Extent:   438 items
Abstract:   James Henry Yeager (1911-1986) was the industrial photographer for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation for thirty years, between 1946 and 1976. The first half of this collection contains photographs taken by James H. Yeager during his tenure at Bethlehem Steel as industrial photographer.The second half the this collection consists of photos and slides taken by Yeager while traveling in Pennsylvania, New York, and New England, and to a lesser degree Washington, DC and the southern United States.
James P. Baughman papers, 1962-1994
Creator: Baughman, James P.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2483
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   James P. Baughman (born 1936) became a member of the Harvard Business School faculty in 1962 and served as consultant to a vast array of private firms and public companies. This collection of Baughman's personal and professional papers document some of his teaching career and a part of his consulting and teaching work through his long employment at General Electric.
James Packer collection of Joy Manufacturing Company photographs, 1921-1988
Creator: Joy Manufacturing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.212
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Joy Manufacturing Company was a major manufacturer of underground mining and materials handling machinery. The photographs were collected by retired corporate secretary James Packer (1920-2008) in 1985 for the purpose of writing a company history. This small collection consists of photographs, mostly group portraits of staff. The collection dates range from the 1921 to 1988. The materials are so sporadic that there is no bulk date.
James W. Scarlett papers, 1953-2004, bulk 1970-1990
Creator: Scarlett, James W., (James Warren), 1937-2016
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2662
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   From 1906 to the 1970s, the Honeywell corporation grew from specializing in thermostats and home heating into military engineering, cameras and computing. James Warren Scarlett (1937-2016) was a team leader and electrical engineer at Honeywell through the crucial 1970s period where they led the world in developing process control technology for industrial plants. His records illustrate the development of Honeywell's Industrial Process Control Division's TDC 2000 and TDC 3000 systems. The collection has particular strengths in materials documenting the design of the user interface, sometimes referred to as the man-machine-interface (MMI). Materials include reports, papers, presentation slides, books, correspondence, and business cards.
Jayne Building engraving, circa 1870
Creator: Gihon,, William B.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.263
Extent:   1 images
Abstract:   David Jayne (1798-1866) purchased a drug store in Philadelphia in 1836. His patent medicine business grew quickly and he built this new building in 1850. The building was designed by American architects, William J. Johnston (1811-1849) and Thomas U. Walter (1804-1887) and was located at 242 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm of Dr. D. Jayne and Son was one of the largest patent medicine firms in the United States, and this building was "the most conspicuous building of the time" in Philadelphia. Engraved on wood and printed by William B. Gihon (dates unknown), an illustrator and engraver.
J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company photograph collection, part II, circa 1933
Creator: J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.245
Extent:   46 images
Abstract:   Campbell Waterwheel Company specialized in traditional water wheels and how they could be used as esthetic elements in the landscape. Consequently, much of the company's work was for decorative power plants for private estates or for historic restorations. The collection consists of photographs of an unidentified electrically-powered water wheel.
J.B. Campbell Waterwheel Company photograph collection, part 1, circa 1920-1965
Creator: J.B. Campbell Water Wheel Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1980.313
Extent:   6 linear feet
Abstract:   Campbell Waterwheel Company specialized in traditional water wheels and how they could be used as esthetic elements in the landscape. Consequently, much of the company's work was for decorative power plants for private estates or for historic restorations. The collection consists of graphic materials related to J.B. Campbell and the Campbell Water Wheel Company. The bulk of the collection contains photographs of company projects, arranged alphabetically by client or contractor name. These include views of water wheels, turbines, and water supply systems during various stages of installation. There are also views of mills, dams, flumes, hydroelectric power plants, irrigation gates, swimming pools, and hydraulic machinery.
J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc. records, 1699-1969
Creator: J.E. Rhoads & Sons, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0290
Extent:   213 linear feet
Abstract:   The leather manufacturing firm of J.E. Rhoads & Sons grew out of an eighteenth-century tanning operation on the Rhoads family homestead in Marple, Chester County (now Delaware County), Pa. Records cover the entire history of the firm from the 1720s through the 1960s. There is also substantial information on trade organizations in the leather industry and on members of the Rhoads family.
John B. Lovis research files on Bethlehem Steel Corporation, 1894-2006, bulk 1963-2003
Creator: Lovis, John B.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2410
Extent:   0.8 linear feet
Abstract:   The records consist of materials collected by John B. Lovis for the writing of his book on the history of the Sparrows Point Plant, plus original Bethlehem Steel documents from his tenure in the Corporate Planning Department.
John B. Stetson Company photographs, 1924-1925
Creator: John B. Stetson Hat Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2001.214
Extent:   13 items
Abstract:   The John B. Stetson Company was a manufacturer of hats. The company was founded in 1865 by John B. Stetson (1830-1906) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company's Kensington plant consisted of twenty-five buildings covering nine acres at Germantown and Montgomery Avenues. During its heyday in the 1920s it employed over 5,000 people to make its hats. This is a small collection of photographs and other material relating to the company. The photographs focus on the workers in and around the factory and its amenities.
John E. Hyde collection of DuPont Company photographs, circa 1906-1912
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hyde, John E.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.220
Extent:   42 photographic prints
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802. The du Ponts purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware for the production of black powder. In 1902 the DuPont Company acquired the Smith Electric Fuze Company and some other properties in the Pompton Lakes, New Jersey area. The DuPont Company also operated a dynamite plant near Hancock, Michigan. This collection consists of snapshot photographs from the works at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, and others from a plant in Michigan, most likely the Senter dynamite works near Hancock, Michigan.
John Elgar letter to Charles Lukens, 1825 March 31
Creator: Elgar, John, 1784-1858
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1366
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   John Elgar was a Quaker master mechanic employed in the York, Pa., foundry of Phineas Davis, Israel Gartner and James Webb. The letter is an order for sheet iron used to build the hull of the steamboat Codorus.
John F. Tucker collection of Philadelphia transit photographs, 1905-2004, bulk 1966-1990
Creator: Tucker, John F., III
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.224
Extent:   986 items
Abstract:   John Foster Tucker III (1950-2008) was a Philadelphia-born rail transit operating official and rail history enthusiast. This collection consists of photographs of trolleys, trains, rails lines, and rail stations in Philadelphia and the city's Pennsylvania suburbs, as well as offices, maintenance shops, and garages used by transit authorities. Most of the collection is devoted to SEPTA, but predecessor companies PTC (Philadelphia Transportation Company) and PSTC (Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company) are also represented.
John F. Tucker collection on transit history, 1895-2002, bulk 1920-1990
Creator: Tucker, John F. (John Foster), 1950-2008
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2046
Extent:   30.1 linear feet
Abstract:   The John F.Tucker Transit History Collection consists of official documents produced or used by Mr. Tucker during his career as a public transit official, records of the pre-SEPTA Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (1907-1939) and the Philadelphia Transportation Company (1940-1968) that he preserved from loss or destruction, and materials collected out of his interest in the history of transit systems, particularly electric traction lines. The collection traces the evolution of the Philadelphia transit system, its extent, routes and services, and of North American rail rapid transit generally.
John Farrell Metten collection, 1969
Creator: Metten, William F., Jr.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.029
Extent:   58 items
Abstract:   John Farrell Metten (1873-1968) was a marine engineer and shipbuilding industry executive. This collection contains photographic prints, postcards, documents, drawings, and an identification card pertaining to the career of John Farrell Metten and views of Naval ships built at the New York Shipbuilding Company, Camden, N.J.
John J. Raskob papers, 1900-1956
Creator: Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0473
Extent:   300 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection documents Raskob's business and political careers as well as his personal life. The papers document significant aspects of the histories of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation during the first half of the twentieth century.
John J. Raskob photographs, circa 1900-1945, bulk 1916-1920
Creator: Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1984.248
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   John Raskob (1879-1950) was a financial executive for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. and General Motors, and builder of the Empire State Building. The collection primarily consists of construction progress photographs of the Durant Building in Detroit, Michighan in 1919 and 1920. There is a small set of images of a renovation at Raskob's Archmere estate in 1916, and a few portraits and snapshots of Raskob.
John McShain papers, 1925-1989
Creator: McShain, John, 1898-1989
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2000
Extent:   266 linear feet
Abstract:   John McShain was a Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.,-based building contractor, whose firm, John McShain, Inc., was by 1950 the fiftieth largest construction firm in the United States, with contracts in excess of $100,000,000. John McShain's personal and business papers document his business career, the construction industry, and his investments in hotels, car dealerships, parking garages, transit lines, and racehorses.
John McShain photograph collection, circa 1900-1990
Creator: McShain, John
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1990.268
Extent:   3,942 items
Abstract:   The collection contains graphic materials documenting John McShain's family life and personal interests, his career as a building contractor, and his involvement in horse racing.
John Okolowicz collection of Philco News and annual reports, 1945-1962
Creator: Philco Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   AVD.JOPN.2014.001
Extent:   141 digital files
Abstract:   Philco News was the employee newsletter for Philco Corporation, a pioneer in battery, radio, and television production. The collection consists of 139 digitized copies of Philco News from 1945 to 1962 and two Philco Corporation's annual reports.
John Pott business records, 1799-1828
Creator: Pott, John, 1759-1827
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1120
Extent:   6 volumes
Abstract:   His business records consist of four time and board books and one day book from the Greenwood Iron Works and a single day book from the District Forge.
John Trageser Steam Copper Works calendar, 1926
Creator: John Trageser Steam Copper Works.; Sarg, Tony, 1882-1942
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1989.270
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   John Trageser Steam Copper Works manufactured galvanized and copper range boilers, expansion tanks, hot water tanks, as well as; sinks, drainboards and bathtubs. This item is a page (March 1926) from a calendar of the John Trageser Steam Copper Works of New York. A humorous color illustration by Tony Sarg shows four men golfers "Limbering up at the first tee."
John W. Macklem collection of DuPont Company powder yards photographs, 1889-1936
Creator: Macklem, J.W.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1968.010
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   John W. Macklem (1867-1948) began working for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as an errand boy at a young age and remained with the company his entire career. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This collection comprises photographs of buildings and scenes in DuPont Company explosives manufacturing plants along the Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware, including the Eleutherian Mills (or Upper) yard, the Upper Hagley yard, and the Lower Hagley yard.
John Wanamaker store ephemera, 1928
Creator: John Wanamaker (Firm).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.287
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   In 1875, Philadelphia merchant, John Wanamaker, bought a freight railroad depot at 13th and Market Streets and made it Philadelphia’s first department store. In 1909, Wanamaker bought a huge pipe organ and installed it in Grand Court of the new building. Octave Denis Victor Guillonnet (1872-1967) was a French painter and medallic artist. This collection is a folded momento with of a reproduction of "Adoration of the Magi" triptych painted by O. D. V. Guillonnet which was exhibited in the Organ Loft, Grand Court of the John Wanamaker store, Philadelphia.
John Watson engineering notebooks, 1830-1832
Creator: Watson, John, fl. 1830.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0171
Extent:   5 volumes
Abstract:   John Watson, a Quaker, worked as a land surveyor in Pennsylvania during the early nineteenth century. The collection consists of five volumes relating to the construction of the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal.
Joseph A. Speel's Model Book Bindery advertisement, circa 1860
Creator: Joseph A. Speel & Co.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1976.320
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Joseph A. Speel (1810?-1891) was a bookbinder in Philadelphia. This advertisement shows an interior view of the bindery printed in at least two colors with hand tinting.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company engineering sketches, 1912-1966
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2323
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   A small sample of engineering sketch sheets from a large Wilmington, Del., cotton textile and textile finishing firm.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company licensing records, 1867-1971, bulk 1930-1969
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1359
Extent:   23.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. After the Civil War the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. This portion of the Bancroft records documents Bancroft's efforts to license and defend the Ban-lon, Everglaze and other trademarks in the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company licensing records, 1867-1971, bulk 1930-1969
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1359 (Part II)
Extent:   47 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. After the Civil War the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. This portion of the Bancroft records documents Bancroft's efforts to license and defend the Ban-lon, Everglaze and other trademarks in the United States, the British Commonwealth, Europe, Japan, and Latin America.
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company miscellany on Bancroft Mills, 1846-1974, bulk 1889-1965
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2448
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, DE. The records consist of a small batch of company documents preserved after the end of operations by the Wilmington Finishing Company. They include copies of the company's charter and supplements, bylaws and amendments, and files of agreements covering water rights, easements for sewer, gas and water lines, and plant access for the Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company.
Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company, Miss America collection, approximately 1945-1967
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.430
Extent:   1069 photographic prints
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft, an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington, Delaware in 1831. This operation became the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889, and in 1929 it absorbed the Eddystone Manufacturing Co. These images include plant exteriors and interiors, officials and employees, aerials, workers' housing, machinery, floods, and dams and races on Brandywine Creek as well as many Ban-Lon and Miss America fashion photographs. This collection includes approximately 1060 images covering a period from the late 19th century to the 1960s.
Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company patent infringement case photographs and films, 1961-1963
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.274
Extent:   3 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company manufactured, bleached, dyed, and finished a variety cotton-made goods. In July of 1958, The Spunize Company of America filed a lawsuit against one of Bancroft's licensees, the Duplan Corporation. The Spunize Company alleged that Duplan Corp. had committed patent infringement of a yarn crimping process that Duplan licensed from Bancroft. This collection consists of photographs and motion picture film depicting the yarn crimping process and the crimped yarn. A majority of the materials were created with the intention of being submitted as evidence in the court case.
Joseph Bancroft and Sons Company photographs, 1888-1952
Creator: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.025
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph Bancroft (1803-1874), an Englishman trained in textile weaving in Lancashire, established his own cotton mill on the Brandywine near Wilmington in 1831. The operation became the Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company in 1889. The photographs consist of images related to the Joseph Bancroft & Sons textile mills in the Rockford and, later, Kentmere areas on the banks of the Brandywine River. These images include plant exteriors and interiors, officials and employees, aerials, workers' housing, machinery, floods, and dams and races on Brandywine Creek.
Joseph D. Lovell Pennsylvania Railroad System locomotive rosters, 1946
Creator: Lovell, Joseph D.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2386
Extent:   0.6 linear feet
Abstract:   Joseph D. Lovell was a foreman in the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) shops at Altoona, Pa., who used his access to company records to prepare a roster of the locomotives of the PRR and predecessor companies down to 1946 in ten loose-leaf notebooks. This collection consists of duplicates of volumes 1 and 2, plus seven small ledgers of preliminary notes, that were handed down by friends and associates.
Joshua Conner & Son leather goods store photographs, 1900-1923
Creator: Royal Studio; Sanborn, A.N.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.205
Extent:   5 images
Abstract:   The leather manufacturing firm of Joshua Conner & Son was founded in 1848 by James Conner (1813-1880). This collection consists of five photographs of the storefront, store interiors and portraits of the proprietors.
Joshua Gilpin journals and notebooks, 1790-1833
Creator: Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0016
Extent:   3 microfilm reels
Abstract:   Merchant and paper manufacturer Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) established the first paper mill in Delaware near Wilmington in partnership with his brother, Thomas (1776-1853), and uncle, Miers Fisher. Gilpin traveled extensively abroad from 1795 to 1801. The collection consists of 62 pocket journals and notebooks, the bulk of which date from Gilpin's European tour from 1795 to 1801.
Joshua Gilpin notebook, 1800-1831
Creator: Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1214
Extent:   1 volume [microfilm]
Abstract:   Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a Philadelphia merchant and paper manufacturer. HIs notebook describes the process of chlorine bleaching, with drawings and formulae.
Joy Manufacturing Company records, 1915-1989, bulk 1949-1984
Creator: Joy Manufacturing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2463
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   Records of an innovative mining-machine manufacturer and Fortune 500 company. It is a somewhat random collection of documents assembled and preserved by the former corporate secretary James Packer (1920-2008) for the purpose of writing a never-completed company history. They include the sorts of documents normally in possession of a corporate secretary, such as copies of meeting minutes, corporate family tree information, historical notes, and promotional publications.
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