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Kane Enterprises drawings, 1948-1977
Creator: James W. Flaherty, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2537
Extent:   45 rolled drawings
Abstract:   Consists of drawings and plans for various local properties, including du Pont family estates.
Karen Farquhar collection of du Pont family photographs, 1883-1960
Creator: Farquhar, Karen
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2007.207
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Karen du Pont Farquhar (1947-) is the great-granddaughter of T. Coleman du Pont (1863-1930), president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in the early 20th century. This collection of photographs is part of a larger group of du Pont family papers, which are housed in the Manuscripts and Archives Department. The photograph collection includes many photographs of the du Pont family from 1882 to 1960.
Karthaus family papers, 1794-1966
Creator: Karthaus family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1340
Extent:   1.3 linear feet
Abstract:   Peter Arnold Karthaus (1765-1840) immigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany in 1796 and established a mercantile business in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Valley. The collection documents Karthaus' mercantile business, land development in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and his partnership with fellow German immigrant, Frederick W. Geissenhainer, a pioneer in using coal to smelt iron.
Katherine Wooten biographical sketch of Stephen Onion, 1964
Creator: Wooten (Wallace), Katherine, 1893-1971
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   0475
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   Stephen Onion (d. 1754) was an important ironmaster in the Chesapeake colonies during the early 18th century. The document is a three-page biographical sketch of Stephen Onion, copied from more extensive genealogical notes. The sketch includes several quotations from Onion's letters, which are not otherwise identified.
Kay Brownlee papers, 1906-1964, bulk 1939-1964
Creator: Brownlee, Kay, 1912-1971
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2261
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   Kay Brownlee (1912-1971) was employed at the Philadelphia department store B.F. Dewees. She was originally a buyer for women's fashions, but later rose to be personnel director, a post she held until the store closed in the late 1960s. Her papers contains some personal and family items but mostly documents the operations of the B.F. Dewees department store and its female employees.
Kelvinator Corporation electric refrigerators album, circa 1930
Creator: Kelvinator Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.229
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The Kelvinator Corporation was founded in Detroit in 1916. Nathaniel B. Wales (1883-1974) was the founding engineer, and he had been developing home refrigeration units. By 1923, Kelvinator had the lion’s share of the electric refrigerator market at eighty percent. This album appears to be a wholesaler's catalog showing sketched illustrations of the exteriors and interiors of Kelvinator refrigerator models.
Kennard's Department Store Centennial Celebration photographs, 1946
Creator: Kennard's Department Store; Sanborn Studio
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1986.232
Extent:   13 images
Abstract:   Founded in 1846 by brothers William M. Kennard and John Kennard in Wilmington, Delaware, the firm sold clothing and accessories. The collection consists of photographs relating to the Kennard's Department Store centennial celebration (1846-1946).
Kensington Lead Works records, 1795-1847
Creator: Kensington Lead Works (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   38 items
Abstract:   The Kensington Lead Works was established by Franklin Eyre in 1832. Their records include inventories, accounts of expenditures and of sales of white lead by Franklin Eyre and correspondence from agent Thomas Janvier to Manuel Eyre in Philadelphia.
Keystone View Company stereographs, circa 1900-1920
Creator: Keystone View Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.213
Extent:   2 photographic prints
Abstract:   The Keystone View Company was a major distributor of stereographic images. The company was founded by amateur photographer, B.L. (Benjamin Lloyd) Singley (1864-1938) in Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1892. There are two stereographs in this collection, the first card shows "The Most Costly Docks in the Western Hemisphere, Buenos Aires, Argentina" and the second shows "Market Scene in Berkovitza, Bulgaria."
Klots Throwing Company records, 1896-1918, bulk 1905-1914
Creator: Klots Throwing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1834
Extent:   3.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Klots Throwing Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1894. It was one of the largest silk manufacturers in the United States. The collection consists of only fragmentary records from the Mills at Scranton, Carbondale, Archbald, and Forest City in the Lackawanna Valley.