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Radio Corporation of America photographs, circa 1878-1960
Creator: Radio Corporation of America
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.292
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was incorporated in 1919, entered the broadcasting field in July 1921 and shortly thereafter began to sell home broadcasting equipment manufactured by GE and Westinghouse. The collection consists of photographs and negatives relating to Radio Corporation of America (RCA), the Victor Talking Machine Company, which was purchased by RCA in 1929, and the RCA-Victor Division of Radio Corporation of America.
Radio Corporation of America photographs, circa 1930-1979
Creator: Victor Talking Machine Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.220
Extent:   124,000 items
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the Victor Talking Machine Company merged in 1929 becoming the RCA Victor Company in 1930. This merger allowed RCA to consolidate the research, engineering, manufacturing and sales of RCA products. This collection consists of negatives, a majority of which feature sound and television equipment manufactured by RCA. These images include phonographs, radios, radio-phonograph combinations, records, speakers, amplifiers, microphones, facsimile machines, televisions, equipment involved in the transmission and reception of television and radio waves, radio equipment created for use by government agencies and motion picture equipment.
Radio Corporation of America. RCA Victor Division records, 1912-1956
Creator: Radio Corporation of America. RCA Victor Division. Victor Talking Machine Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2658
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   Records from the Secretary's Office of the Victor Talking Machine Company and its successors RCA Victor Company, Inc., and Radio Corporation of America's RCA Victor Division. They consist of minutes of the Executive and Management Committees, an internal annual report and two contract files for supplying sound equipment to movie studios.
Railroad bridges photographs, circa 1900
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1973.322
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was chartered in 1846 to completing an all-rail road across the state. Collection consists of three unidentified photographs of stone arched railroad bridges, probably on the Pennsylvania railroad.
Railroad postcards collection, 1903-1972
Creator: Various.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.229
Extent:   2.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Collectors of railroad memorabilia often also collected postcards. Railroad postcards generally picture stations, engines, bridges, route scenery, railcar interiors, and accidents. Some collectors sought specific railroads. This collection is over a thousand postcards related to railroads. The collection has been arranged into two series: Railroad stations and Railroad cars and trains. This is an artificial collection assembled from various donors.
Ramsay Family Papers, 1828-1958
Creator: Ramsay family.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2014
Extent:   4 linear feet
Abstract:   The Ramsay Family Papers primarily consist of correspondence received by Ramsay and his family.
Raymond Loewy Archive, 1903-1982
Creator: Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2251
Extent:   40.5 linear feet
Abstract:   This collections consist of the Loewy's personal papers, business records, and materials generated and maintained by Loewy's New York Public Relations Department.
Raymond Loewy collection of photographs and audiovisual materials, 1905-1980, bulk 1935-1974
Creator: Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2004.255
Extent:   3930.0 photographic prints
Abstract:   This collection is composed of images of design work Loewy and his firm conducted for corporate American and foreign clients; Loewy's personal photographs; and his speeches and interviews.
Raymond Loewy fashion illustrations, 1926-1928
Creator: Lowey, Raymond, 1893-1986
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2001.232
Extent:   78 items
Abstract:   Raymond Lowey (1893–1986) began his career in America as a fashion illustrator before moving into industrial design. These are reproductions of advertisements copied from Vogue magazine for Bonwit Teller, Saks Fifth Avenue, Delman Shoe Salon and I. Miller shoe stores, and Kayser textiles and hosiery.
Raymond Loewy miscellany, 1936-1995
Creator: Porter, Glenn (staff)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2327
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   Raymond Loewy (1893-1986) was one of the leading industrial designers of the twentieth century. Glenn Porter, then Director of the Hagley Museum and Library, purchased these items in 2001-2002 for possible use in the exhibit, "Raymond Lowey: Designs for a Consumer Culture." The collection consists of magazine advertisements, photos and postcard views of Loewy designs, product brochures; and a group of publications by and about Loewy. There is also a small group of artifacts.
RCA Astro-Electronics Division records, 1910-1993
Creator: RCA Corporation. Astro-Electronics Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.70
Extent:   4.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA Astro-Electronics Division (AED) led RCA’s research and development efforts in space technology from the beginning of the space race to the acquisition of RCA by GE in 1986. The records consist primarily of the papers of scientists Bert Sheffield, Max Mesner, and Charles Vose documenting RCA’s pioneering research. In addition, the Art Gompper Astro Print Shop collection provides insight into the administrative and promotional side of AED.
RCA Camden records, circa 1913-2006
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.76
Extent:   6.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA Camden plant was originally established under the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1907. In 1929, the Radio Corporation of America acquired the Victor Talking Machine Company and soon made Camden the center of its own research, development, and manufacturing. Camden remained the company's primary advanced development site until GE acquired RCA in 1986. The records document RCA’s work in the space program, electron microscopy, nuclear fusion, and other fields through research records, correspondence, reports, photographs and films.
RCA Corporation collection of television and company history photographs and audiovisual materials, 1953-2009
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.78
Extent:   10.5 linear feet
Abstract:   For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The Radio Corporation of America was incorporated in Delaware on October 17, 1919, and changed its name to RCA Corporation on May 9, 1969. This collection is primarily made up of moving images and sound recordings collected by the David Sarnoff Research Library relating to the RCA corporation dating from 1953 to 2009. There is a set of photographs related to the Nippon Television Network and two photograph albums, one of 30 Rockefeller Center and the other containing waveform and photo-radio equipment. This collection is organized into eight series: Broadcast programming, Communications, Events, History, Meetings, Popular recordings, Reference materials, and Nippon Television Network.
RCA Harrison records, 1924-1987
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.71
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   RCA’s plant in Harrison, New Jersey was (originally founded in 1882) was acquired by RCA in 1930 and was the company's primary producer of receiving tubes for consumer, industrial, and defense electronics until the plant closed in 1976. The records consist primarily of the papers of engineers Ralph R. Fichtl and Otto H. Schade, Sr. on television and receiving tube development. Files include reports, ephemera, photographs, patents, and correspondence on their work and RCA Harrison in general.
RCA Missile and Surface Radar Division photographs, 1953-1981
Creator: Radio Corporation of America. Missile and Surface Radar Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.31
Extent:   0.75 linear feet
Abstract:   The Missile and Surface Radar Division (MSRD) of the Radio Corporation of America operated as a primary government and military defense contractor from 1953 to 1986, developing and implementing advanced radar systems. The photographs in the collection depict instrumentation, radar equipment, control equipment, and research facilities at both the MSRD and the Navy AEGIS Combat System Engineering Deveopment Site in Moorestown, New Jersey.
RCA News and Information Department photographs, 1860-1985, bulk 1900-1983
Creator: Radio Corporation of America. News and Information Department.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.68
Extent:   37.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA News and Information Department served a public affairs role for RCA corporate headquarters at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The collection contains photographs and negatives created or commissioned by RCA that document much of RCA’s history and activities. Many of the photographs were organized by the News and Information Department into subjects that cover the history of radio, television, communications, and consumer electronics, with a particular emphasis on RCA”s role in that history. Additional photographs are grouped by RCA division and document their specific achievements, with the RCA laboratories being especially prominent. This collection also contains a large number of photographic negatives that were taken by the public relations firm, Carl Byoir & Associates, which showcase many of RCA’s products, events, and facilities.
RCA product information, 1904-1994
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.77
Extent:   22 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The collection contains extensive documentation of RCA’s consumer and industrial products and components. Files include manuals, technical data, advertisements, technical bulletins, catalogs, and training materials.
RCA publications, 1919-2000
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.82
Extent:   10.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The collection contains promotional and technical publications, including brochures, scientific journal articles, and serials; which document the activities of RCA and its successors.
RCA Solid State Division records, 1950-2003
Creator: RCA Corporation. Solid State Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.75
Extent:   5.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The RCA Solid State Division (SSD) was responsible for leading RCA’s research, development, and manufacturing in semiconductors, integrated circuits, and optoelectronics. The records consist of the papers of scientists and administrators from the division’s facilities in Somerville, New Jersey and Findlay, Ohio.
RCA technical reports, 1924-1992
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.69
Extent:   153 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The RCA technical reports contain thousands of detailed scientific reports on RCA’s research and development in electronics. Most were created for internal use, but contract proposals and reports for nearly 700 different contract projects are also included.
RCA Victor Camden/Frederick O. Barnum III collection, 1887-1983, bulk 1914-1968
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2069
Extent:   250 linear feet
Abstract:   For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. The records of the RCA Corporation consist of three unassociated record groups and are not a complete archive.
RCA/Thomson Lancaster records, 1929-2006
Creator: Thomson Multimedia.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.74
Extent:   91 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (RCA)’s Picture Tube Division, later known as the Video Component and Display Division, was headquartered at a research and production facility in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In 1987, the French firm Thomson Consumer Electronics acquired RCA’s consumer electronics business, including the Lancaster plant, and operated the facility until Thomson shut down its consumer electronics operations in 2005. Materials in the collection document a diverse array of activities at the RCA/Thomson Lancaster plant between the facility’s early days of operation and its closure. Corporate memoranda, correspondence, product technical data, photographs, and audiovisual materials trace the development of RCA/Thomson’s picture tube product line. Corporate publications chronicle major moments in company history.
Reading Company photograph collection, 1873-1945
Creator: Reading Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1974.330
Extent:   6293 items
Abstract:   The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coalmines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of photographs [negatives, blueprints and other graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company.
Reading Company photographs, circa 1842-1960
Creator: Reading Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.430
Extent:   1054 items
Abstract:   The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company
Reading Company records, 1795-1979
Creator: Reading Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1520
Extent:   1,131 linear feet
Abstract:   Chartered in 1871, Reading Company was the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled by the predecessor Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company between 1833 and 1896. The collection consists of the corporate records of the Reading Company (1871-1976), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company (1833-1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company (1896-1923), and 159 predecessors and subsidiaries.
Reading Railroad rest houses photographs, 1943-1944
Creator: Reading Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1970.347
Extent:   25 images
Abstract:   The Reading Company owned, leased or held a controlling interest in rail lines throughout southeastern and central Pennsylvania, with branches stretching as far north as Scranton and as far west as Williamsport and Shippensburg. The collections consists of twenty-five photographs of overnight accommodations (including rest houses and company sponsored Y.M.C.A. buildings) which provided accommodations for Reading Railroad employees at various end-of-the-line locations.
Reading Terminal Centennial calendar, 1993
Creator: Reading Company Technical & Historical Society
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.203
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Reading Terminal was a train station serving passenger trains in Philadelphia from 1893 until 1984. This calendar was produced by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society. It is illustrated with archival photographs from a variety of published and private sources.
Rebecca Pennock Lukens portrait, circa 1854
Creator: Gutekunst, F.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.209
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   Rebecca Pennock Lukens (1794-1854) owned and managed the iron and steel mill known as Lukens Steel Company from 1825 until 1849. Studio portrait of Rebecca Lukens copied as a carte-de-visite.
Records of other RCA divisions, 1908-2001
Creator: RCA Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.80
Extent:   7 linear feet
Abstract:   The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. The Records of other RCA divisions include documentation of RCA's research and development before the Second World War, as well material from the famous patent dispute case Armstrong v. Radio Corporation of America and National Broadcasting Company.
Red Arrow Lines photograph collection, 1899-1970
Creator: Red Arrow Lines.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1972.438
Extent:   3.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Red Arrow Lines, Inc. was a suburban transit company. This collection contains photographs of Red Arrow Lines transit vehicles and stations that were used in book R. DeGraw, Red Arrow Lines.
Regulator clocks in antique shop photographs, circa 1870
Creator: Howard, Robert (staff)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.038
Extent:   3 items
Abstract:   Regulator, or pendulum, clocks were commonplace within domestic settings during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This collection contains photographic prints of different style regulator clocks photographed in an unknown antique shop.
Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Company plant photographs, 1866-1920
Creator: Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co., New York. Union Metallic Cartridge Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.271
Extent:   16 images
Abstract:   The Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Company was a manufacturer of cartridge ammunition for fire arms. This collection consists of copy photographs of Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Company facilities in Bridgeport, Connecticut, including interiors of a laboratory and exteriors of various buildings.
Repauno Works photographs, 1895-1975
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1976.309
Extent:   6.0 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials, primarily photographs, relating to the Repauno Dynamite Works and Eastern Laboratory of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, located near Gibbstown, NJ.
Revolving crane ship tests at the Philadelphia Navy Yard photographs, 1922
Creator: Philadelphia Navy Yard (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.279
Extent:   2 photographic prints
Abstract:   The Philadelphia Naval Shipyard occupied two different locations. The second site at League Island was the larger of the two sites and saw the greatest amount of shipbuilding activity. The Dravo Wellman Company was a pioneer manufacturer of steel plant equipment with an international reputation for engineering some of the largest material-handling projects ever built. Photographs show tests of a revolving crane ship (perhaps manufactured by Wellman-Seaver-Morgan Company) in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
Richard C. du Pont and Summit Aviation scrapbooks and photographs, 1930-2002
Creator: du Pont, Richard C. (Richard Chichester), 1911-1943; Summit Aviation Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2009.211
Extent:   9 boxes
Abstract:   This collection encompasses the time of Richard C. du Pont's marriage to his death, with a particular focus on his work with gliders. The establishment and growth of Summit Aviation, his son's private air transportation company, is heavily documented from the early 1960s onward. The majority of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs.
Richard C. du Pont miscellany, 1932-1997
Creator: du Pont, Richard C. (Richard Chichester), 1911-1943
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2571
Extent:   0.41 linear feet
Abstract:   This collection includes materials related to Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943), pioneer in early aircraft and gliders and includes news clippings, official governmental documents related to his work as well as the logbook of his yacht, Nahma.
Richard Hollerith papers, 1962-2004, bulk 1965-1980
Creator: Hollerith, Richard, 1926-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2054
Extent:   27 linear feet
Abstract:   Richard Hollerith worked as an industrial designer of office products, computers, printers, office space, and household products. His papers include correspondence, meeting minutes, conference and working group reports, and blueprints reflecting his work as a designer and as an advocate of universal design and barrier-free environments.
Richard J. Klensch papers, 1932-2000
Creator: Klensch, R. J.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2464.03
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   Richard J. Klensch worked for RCA Laboratories from 1952 until 1999. His papers document his scientific work during that period, in the areas of radar, space communications, satellite audio/video, and anti-jamming devices.
Richard Thomas deLamarter collection of IBM antitrust suit records, 1950-1984
Creator: DeLamarter, Richard Thomas
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1980
Extent:   40.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The IBM antitrust suit records are a collection assembled by Richard Thomas DeLamarter, a senior economist working for the Department of Justice on the case from 1974 to 1982. He is the author of Big Blue: IBM's Use and Abuse of Power (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1986).
Richards, London & Kelley album of woodworking machinery photographs, 1873-1874
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.225
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Richards, London & Kelley manufactured pattern-making machinery for woodworking. The firm founded, The Atlantic Works in 1869 for the manufacture of machines especially directed to railway car manufacturing, and Band Sawing Machinery. This collection consists of illustrations of woodworking machinery and descriptions from trade catalogs that are pasted into an album. The machinery was produced in Philadelphia by The Atlantic Works (also DBA Richards, London and Kelley).
Robert B. Watson collection of high speed train images, 1970s, 1996, undated
Creator: Watson, Robert B., 1931-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.224
Extent:   69 items
Abstract:   Robert Bruce Watson (1931-) was the Coordinator for the Northeast Corridor Project for the Penn Central Railroad. This collection contains photographs and postcards of the high-speed equipment used in the Northeast Corridor Demonstration Project, including exteriors, interiors and details of trucks and other parts. There are several photographs of speakers at a train dedication event in 1996.
Robert B. Watson collection of Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) Company documents, 1876-1968, bulk 1900-1957
Creator: Watson, Robert B., 1931-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2421
Extent:   6.2 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of materials documenting Watson's work for PRR, particularly mechanical engineering and rolling stock. Records largely focus on the development of PRR locomotives and passenger cars in the mid-twentieth century.
Robert B. Watson professional papers, 1926-2005, bulk 1964-1981
Creator: Watson, Robert B., 1931-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2577
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   Professional career files of mechanical engineer Robert B. Watson documenting his work on the development of high-speed trains in the years between 1966 and 1998, especially his involvement in the Northeast Corridor Demonstration Project and the development of the first generation "Metroliners."
Robert C. Forney papers, 1947-2017
Creator: Forney, Robert C., (Robert Clyde), 1927-2016
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2689
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   Dr. Robert C. Forney was a chemical engineer and served as a senior vice president for the DuPont Company. His papers largely document his career with the DuPont Company, his private and public life, artifacts, reports, and include various awards from his career in chemical engineering. Forney's work on redesigning the shuttle rocket booster following the space shuttle Challenger incident is included among his papers.
Robert C. Naramore's Photographic National Bank Note Detector album, 1866
Creator: Naramore, Robert C.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.305
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Because of rampant counterfeiting in the 1860s, Secretary of Treasury Hugh McCulloch (1808-1895) made an unprecedented decision to allow Robert C. Naramore (dates unknown) to photograph legal tender so that the images could be used to detect counterfeit bills. The photographs were published by the American Photograph Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut. This small album has eighteen albumen photographs of U.S. bank notes.
Robert E. Wilhelm, Jr. collection of Red Clay Valley materials, 1918, 1992, 2016
Creator: Wilhelm, Robert E., Jr.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2017.238
Extent:   10 digital files
Abstract:   Chartered in 1869, the Wilmington & Western Rail Road Company formed to create a rail line connecting Wilmington, Delaware, with Landenberg, Pennsylvania. A non-profit organization, Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. (HRCV)., formed in 1960 and today operates the line as a heritage railroad. The collection includes eight maps of the line created by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1918 and two publications concerning the history of both the Wilmington & Western Railroad line and HRCV.
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.
Robert W. Sarnoff papers, 1944-1979
Creator: Sarnoff, Robert W.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2464.04
Extent:   15 linear foot
Abstract:   Robert W. Sarnoff (1918-1997), son of RCA founder David Sarnoff, became president of NBC in 1956 and succeeded his father as president of RCA in 1965. This collection consists of films, videos and sound recordings dating from 1953 to 1979 documenting the life and career of Robert W. Sarnoff. The collection has been organized into six series: Events, Meetings, Press and media coverage, Speeches, Travel, and General.
Robert Watson collection of railroad photographs, circa 1870-1960
Creator: Watson, Robert B., 1931-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2010.221
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Robert B. Watson (1931-) was a mechanical engineer who worked on the development of high-speed trains between 1966 and 1998. This collection consists of photographs related to railroads in Pennsylvania and New York, dating from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.
Rolf Dessauer papers, 1951-1998
Creator: Dessauer, Rolf
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2451
Extent:   26 linear feet
Abstract:   Rolf Dessauer (born 1926) began a lengthy career with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 1952 as a research chemist at Jackson Laboratory, DuPont’s center for dye research. Dessauer invented chemistry in which exposure to visible light stabilized the background enabling dark and light areas to retain their contrast. Intense research and patent studies led Dessauer and his colleagues to a new technology, UVI – Ultraviolet Imaging. His papers document Dessauer’s career as a noted scientist and chemist.
Roller skating stickers, correspondence, and photographs, circa 1940s-1970s
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2015.308
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Roller skating was a popular recreational hobby between 1935 through the 1970s. Starting in the early 1940s, a handful of enterprising roller skating rink owners looking for a way to promote their rinks began giving away colorful stickers printed with the name of the rink and a skating-related graphic. This collection primarily consists of roller staking rink stickers from various states in the United States and Canada. There are a few photographs of skaters and correspondence about sticker trading.
Ronald DeGraw papers, 1859-2002, bulk 1920-1990
Creator: DeGraw, Ronald, 1942-2006.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2397
Extent:   28 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of official documents produced or used by Ronald DeGraw during his career as a public transit official and transit consultant, materials from pre-SEPTA operators of the Philadelphia transit system that he preserved from loss or destruction, research materials that he amassed for writing his published and projected books, and photographs and ephemera collected out of his interest in the history of transit systems, particularly electric traction lines or what came to be called light rail transit.
Rotary Club of Wilmington (Delaware) records, 1914-1981
Creator: Rotary Club of Wilmington (Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2399
Extent:   5 boxes
Abstract:   Established in 1915, the Rotary Club of Wilmington was dedicated to community service, and one of its most important functions was to provide educational support. Their records consist primarily of minutes, newsletters, and documentation on the club's student loan and scholarship programs.
Rowe family photographs, circa 1920s
Creator: Rowe family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.046
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   This collection includes four copy photographic prints of Rowe family photographs, featuring large group portraits in unidentified settings, presumably the Village of Henry Clay area.
Rowlandsville, Maryland grist mill photographic documentation, 1992
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.244
Extent:   56 images
Abstract:   Mills located at this Rowlandsville, Maryland, site date to the mid-19th century. A copy of the Maryland Historical Trust historic sites inventory form is included with this collection. The collection consists of documentary photographs of an abandoned grist mill in Rowlandville, Maryland, in Cecil County.
R.R. Wright collection of RCA ephemera, 1940-1973
Creator: Wright, Richard Ridgway (1913-2009)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2574
Extent:   0.5 linear foot
Abstract:   A collection of ephemera preserved by R.R. Wright, an employee of RCA from 1940 to 1973. Includes sample publications, manuals, stationery and small artifacts with RCA logos or advertising.
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company aerial photograph, 1925-1935
Creator: Rudolph Wurlitzer Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.278
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   This print is an aerial photograph showing the full expanse of the Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company factory in North Tonawanda, New York. The company initially imported musical instruments from Europe, but moved into manufacturing instruments by 1880. Shortly after the turn of the century, Wurlitzer moved to North Tonawanda, New York. By 1934 it had produced the first jukebox. In 1973, Wurlitzer sold its jukebox brand to a German company and closed the North Tonawanda factory.
Ruoff collection of DuPont Company powder yards photographs, circa 1900
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.129
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established as a black powder manufacturer in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. The du Ponts purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains nineteen photographs of DuPont Company explosives plants, including Hagley Yard, Eleutherian Mills yard, possibly Wapwallopen, and the Pennsylvania plant.
Rust Craft Publishing Company motor lunches recipe cards, circa 1915
Creator: Rust Craft Publishing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.239
Extent:   17 items
Abstract:   The Rust Craft Publishing Company published greeting cards. The company was founded by Frederick Winslow Rust (circa 1877-1949) in Kansas City, Missouri in 1906. Rust is attributed with creating some of the first greeting cards in America. This collection consists of a folder containing sixteen recipe cards for picnic lunches. The items were published by Rust Craft in Boston, Massachusetts in 1915.
Ruth Leverenz Avon Products scrapbook, 1958-1978, 1980
Creator: Leverenz, Ruth (Bury), 1912-2006
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.259
Extent:   1.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Ruth (Bury) Leverenz (1912-2006) was a top Avon Sales Representative for twenty years, from 1958 to 1978. Avon Products, Inc. is a manufacturer and direct selling company of beauty products. For many years Leverenz was the number one sales representative in her district and won numerous sales campaigns. During Leverenz's time as an Avon Representative, she compiled sixty pages of historical communications from the company into a scrapbook. The collection provides insight into methods of direct selling, the daily work of an Avon representative, and the experience of women in small business.
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