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1893 World's Fair souvenir playing cards, circa 1893
Creator: Winters Art Litho Co. (Chicago: Ill.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1977.216
Extent:   53 items
Abstract:   World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. Two copies of a deck of playing cards illustrated with color lithographic views of various buildings at the World's Columbian Exhibition.
Wallace Hume Carothers photographs, 1915-1925
Creator: Machentanz, Wilko Gustard, 1895-1973
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2001.224
Extent:   4 photographic prints
Abstract:   Wallace Hume Carothers (1896-1937) was chemist and inventor of Neoprene artificial rubber and Nylon synthetic fiber. He worked as a chemist in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company's Fundamental Research Program from 1928 until his death in 1937. These items consist of four photographs preserved by Wilko Gustad Machetanz (1895-1973), Carothers's Tarkio College roommate and lifelong friend.
Walter E. Trabbold papers, 1950-1978
Creator: Trabbold, Walter E., 1921-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2683
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Walter E. Trabbold (1921- ) was vice president of the Bank of Delaware from 1968 to 1981, and spent forty-one years in the banking industry. He was a pioneer in bank automation, bank information systems, and cash management systems. The papers include Trabbold's personal collection of technical bulletins, annual reports, correspondence, several of his publications on the banking industry, as well as newspaper clippings and other material related to data and information management systems related to banking.
Walter Magee Annette's DuPont advertising envelopes and blotter, 1903-1906
Creator: Annette, Walter Magee, 1874-1955; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.242
Extent:   25 items
Abstract:   Walter Magee Annettee (1874-1955) was a DuPont Company dynamite salesman, who was based in Birmingham, Alabama. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. These are illustrated envelopes advertising DuPont Company smokeless powder and blasting powder; Giant powder (a product of Atlantic Dynamite Co.); Atlas powder (a product of Repauno Chemical Co.); and Hercules powder (a product of Hercules Powder Co.).
The war between the United States and Mexico illustrated, copy photographs, 1851
Creator: Boyot Lithographers; Nebel, Carl, 1805-1855
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.017
Extent:   12 items
Abstract:   This collection contains photographic prints of illustrations from George Wilkins Kendall's The war between the United States and Mexico, a publication from 1851.
Ward and Gow elevated railway and subway advertising album, 1903-1910
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1995.243
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   Ward and Gow, a New York advertising agency, is credited as one of the first firms to "systematize" advertising in the New York subway and elevated marketplace. These fifteen photographs document advertising on New York City elevated train platforms and on subway cars. Each photo's location is given in the lower right side of the image.
Warner Company photographs, 1799-1993, bulk 1910-1970
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2008.206
Extent:   2796.0 photographic prints
Abstract:   The Warner Company produced lime, sand, and gravel, as well as products derived from those raw materials, such as hydrated lime for agricultural, chemical, construction, and domestic use, plaster, masonry, cement, and concrete. This collection consists of photographs, negatives, advertisements, lantern slides, 35mm slides, and albums from the Warner Company from about 1900 through 1970; the bulk of the material dates to about 1925 to 1955.
Warren-Ehret Company photograph albums, 1890-1910
Creator: Warren-Ehret Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2002.251
Extent:   1 linear foot
Abstract:   The Warren-Ehret Company was a Philadelphia roofing company founded in 1883. This collection consists of 259 images from three unbound albums which were used as sales portfolios to show the variety and extent of Warren-Ehret's roofing jobs on a variety of buildings.
Waugh-Gould Laboratory draft gears photographs, circa 1929
Creator: Waugh Equipment Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1997.231
Extent:   32 photographic prints
Abstract:   Waugh Equipment Company manufactured equipment for the production of railway cars. One of their main products was draft gears. The Waugh-Gould Laboratory tested equipment for strains, vibrations, and noises. This collection contains identified prints showing the complete production processes used to fabricate draft gears used in freight cars and locomotives.
Wawa, Inc. Public Relations photographs and audiovisual materials, 1950-2008, bulk 1990-2003
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2008.212
Extent:   31.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of audiovisual material received as part of Wawa, Inc.'s public relations files.
Wawa public relations files, 1950-2009, bulk 1964-2004
Creator: Wawa, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2401
Extent:   24.6 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wawa public relations files consists primarily of financial and operations records, advertising materials, Wawa product packaging, company newsletters, and press clippings.
Wawaset Park photographs, 1919
Creator: Dick, John A.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.162
Extent:   1 folder
Abstract:   Wawaset Park was a planned residential community built by the DuPont Company around 1918 for its executives in Wilmington, Delaware. These panoramic photographs depict construction of homes and overall views of area, street scenes, and pictures of individual houses.
Wawaset Park records, 1658-2011
Creator: Wawaset Park Maintenance Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2638
Extent:   17 linear feet
Abstract:   Wawaset Park was a planned community, commissioned by the DuPont Company for its company executives. It was designed by Edward Palmer, an acclaimed architect from Baltimore, Maryland. The records describe the park, its residents, and history through corporate records, maps and deeds of the property, lists of corporate officers and residents, as well as histories of the park, the City of Wilmington, and the state of Delaware.
Westinghouse Electric Corporation Steam Division photograph collection, 1898-1964
Creator: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1969.170
Extent:   201 linear feet
Abstract:   The Westinghouse Machine Company manufactured gas and steam engines, turbines and mechanical stokers. The vast corporate photographic archive from this division covers diverse topics including technical subjects showing surface condensers and reduction gears and components used to construct different types of turbines. There are building construction views and thorough documentation of the Essington property; specifically, this includes the blade, diaphragm, erecting, and forge shops, several different types of laboratories on the premise, a foundry and pickle house. In addition, there are images of the pattern storage house, power house, pump house, and salvage building
Westinghouse Machine Company album, 1908
Creator: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1983.247
Extent:   1 volume
Abstract:   The Westinghouse Machine Company began in 1880, and the company's first contract to build a turbine dates to 1896. The album contains a variety of images of products and facilities related to the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company. These include photographs of equipment such as boilers, generators, mechanical stokers, pumping machinery and turbines.
Westinghouse Machine News magazine, 1919 December
Creator: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.242
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   The Westinghouse Machine Company manufactured gas and steam engines, turbines and mechanical stokers. This is one sixteen-page copy of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company magazine from the South Philadelphia plant.
Wharton School, Industrial Research Unit records, 1941-2001, bulk 1968-1988
Creator: Wharton School. Industrial Research Unit.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2296
Extent:   23 linear feet
Abstract:   The Industrial Research Unit of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School was founded in 1921 for the purpose of studying the economic and social problems of business. Under the leadership of Herbert Roof Northrup, director from 1964 to 1988, the Unit became the largest academic publisher of industrial labor relations and personnel materials. The records consist of surveys, notes, interviews and background materials for the studies produced by the Industrial Research Unit and its predecessor from 1941 to 1990 and collected and maintained by Northrup.
Whitaker family photographs, 1860-1913
Creator: Whitaker family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1982.253
Extent:   44 images
Abstract:   The Whitaker family of Philadelphia founded and operated William Whitaker & Sons, Inc., one of the oldest Philadelphia textile mills. The collection consists of photographs related to the family of William Whitaker. A number of the photographs feature buildings and bridges in and around Cedar Grove, Pennsylvania, now a part of Philadelphia. William Whitaker's mansion is featured in several of these images, with family gathered on the porch.
"White Gold": Delaware's Oystering History documentary film, 2012
Creator: Oates, Michael
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.234
Extent:   1 DVD
Abstract:   Produced by 302 Stories, Inc. : Written, directed, photographed and edited by Michael Oates. Wilmington, DE : Berkana, Center for Media and Education, Inc., c2012.
Willard S. Wilson films and ephemera, 1913-1977
Creator: Wilson, Willard S.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1977.219
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Willard S. Wilson (1897-1979) was a pioneer radio broadcaster and entrepreneur. He was founder of the first commercial radio station in Delaware. This small collection of newspaper clippings, articles, notes, and ephemera document Wilson's knowledge about the history of radio and some of his accomplishments related to the radio station WHAV/WDEL. There are also three reels of film, two related to aviator Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) and one documenting the arrival of a monument at Wilmington, Delaware marine terminal.
William du Pont and William du Pont, Jr. photographs, 1898-1962
Creator: du Pont, William, 1855-1928
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2007.205
Extent:   6.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Both William du Pont (1855-1928) and his son William du Pont, Jr. (1896-1965) were involved with the U.S.F. Powder Company (a.k.a. U.S. Flashless Powder Company). This collections consists of photographic material transferred from the William du Pont Papers, mostly relating to the U.S.F. Powder Company, together with the Ball Grain Explosives Company which was in a way U.S.F. Powder Company predecessor. It also includes William du Pont's family photographs and negatives.
William du Pont, Jr. papers, 1840-1980, bulk 1919-1965
Creator: du Pont, William, 1896-1965
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2317.II
Extent:   339 linear feet, 17 oversize folders
Abstract:   William du Pont, Jr. was the youngest child of William du Pont (1865-1928) and his second wife Annie Rogers Zinn du Pont (1858-1827). Du Pont became the president of Delaware Trust Company in 1929, the youngest bank president in Wilmington at that time. In 1952, he became chairman of the board, retaining both positions until his death in 1965. His papers document areas of his activities predominantly concerned with land development in Wilmington, Del.; farming, animal breeding and foxhunting in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia; and promotion of horse racing in the United States, especially in Delaware.
William du Pont papers, 1863-1945, bulk 1880-1928
Creator: du Pont, William, 1855-1928.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2317.I
Extent:   84 linear feet and 13 oversize folders
Abstract:   William du Pont was the youngest son of General Henry du Pont (1812-1889) and Louisa Gerhard du Pont (1816-1900). He worked for the first DuPont dynamite manufacturer, Repauno Chemical Company, as secretary and treasurer (1880-1884) and after the tragic death of Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), as president (1884-1892). The William du Pont papers primarily encompass the years of his active business life from the early 1880s to his death in 1928. There are also some papers from his early life and after his death.
William E. Mullestein collection of Luken's Steel Company photographs, circa 1945-1960
Creator: Lukens Steel Company; Mullestein, W.E. (William Ernest), 1911-2005
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1987.258
Extent:   7 images
Abstract:   William E. Mullestein was a graduate of Cornell. He joined the Lukens Steel Company in 1944 and served as president from 1969 to 1974 and chairman from 1974 to 1978. These seven photographs relate to his career at Lukens Steel.
William Ferris, II glass plate negatives, 1888-1889
Creator: Ferris, William, Jr. (1822-1909)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1974.359
Extent:   39 images
Abstract:   William Ferris, II (1822-1909) was the ninth child of historian, Benjamin Ferris (1780-1867) and his wife Fanny Canbey (1778-1833), a Quaker family and residents of Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of thirty-eight glass plate negatives, mostly of unidentified people and interiors, taken by William Ferris, II of Wilmington, Delaware.
William G. Ramsay biographical file, 1899-1946
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Dept.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2049
Extent:   0.33 linear feet
Abstract:   At the time of his death, William G. Ramsay (1866-1916) was chief engineer, a director and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The file primarily consists of newspaper clippings, telegrams, resolutions, and correspondence regarding Ramsay's death and funeral.
William G. Ramsay family correspondence, 1877-1942, bulk 1893-1916
Creator: Ramsay family. Ramsay, William G., (William Gouverneur), 1866-1916
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2600
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   William Gouverneur Ramsay (1866-1916) trained as a civil engineer at the University of Virginia, finishing his course work in 1887. After a career working at various times in canal, railroad, chemical, dynamite, and coal industries, in 1903, Ramsay became Du Pont's chief engineer and directed the construction of many of the largest explosives factories in the United States. In 1916, Ramsay became a director and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, in addition to retaining his position as chief engineer. The William G. Ramsay Family Correspondence comprises 64 letters. They are largely addressed to William himself, from a variety of interlocutors, but mostly members of his own family. The majority of the letters are written by women, and thus provide a powerful picture into women’s lives and roles in the Ramsay family at the turn of the century across the Eastern seaboard.
William G. Ramsay photographs, 1891-1916
Creator: Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866-1916; W.B. Nichols Studio (Delaware City, Delaware)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.233
Extent:   84 items
Abstract:   At the time of his death, William G. Ramsay (1866-1916) was chief engineer, a director and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This is a small collection of mostly unidentified snapshots possibly taken in the Pacific Northwest showing boats and logging subjects.
William G. Ramsay photographs, 1912-1950
Creator: Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866-1916
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.239
Extent:   10 items
Abstract:   At the time of his death, William G. Ramsay (1866-1916) was chief engineer, a director and vice president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. This is a small collection of photographs of executives of the DuPont Company. Most of them are copies of other photographs. All but one is identified.
William H. Horstmann & Sons, manufactory and sales rooms (engraving), circa 1863
Creator: Sartain, Samuel
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.325.2
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   William H. Horstmann & Sons was a manufacturer and retailer of silk products for civilian and military clothing between 1815 and 1940. This item is a steel engraving by Samuel Sartain of the William H. Horstmann & Sons manufactory and sales room building in Philadelphia.
William H. Jackson Company photographs of garden ornaments and furniture, circa 1925
Creator: William H. Jackson Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1991.226
Extent:   4 images
Abstract:   The William H. Jackson Company was established in 1827 as W. N. Jackson & CO. which specialized in making iron grates. The company's expertise in iron, brass and stone work eventually shifted the emphasis of the company towards the manufacturing of fireplace mantels, vases, fountains, benches, columns, and ornamental accessories. This collection consists of four photographs used as trade catalog illustrations of garden furniture and ornaments.
William Hilles Ward papers, 1894-1970
Creator: Ward, William H. (William Hilles), 1892-1961
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2278
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   William H. Ward (1892-1961) had a long career with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Ward played an important role in organizing the military explosives program during World War II, and in recognition of this service, he was made a vice president, director, and member of the DuPont Company’s Executive Committee in 1948. Ward’s papers are a collection of fragments that include press clippings, speeches, and personal items.
William L. Hogg identification badge and match case, circa 1915
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Haskell Works. Hogg, William L.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1999.233
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   William L. Hogg (dates unknown) was an employee of Haskell Works where gun powder was manufactured. This collection consists of a circular photographic identification badge featuring a black and white portrait photograph as well as a Germansilver match safe with a DuPont Haskell label on the front and William L. Hogg's name written above.
William Lescaze and The Rise of Modern Design in America exhibition poster, 1984
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.249
Extent:   1 image
Abstract:   William Lescaze (1896-1969) was a Swiss-born American architect. He is best known for introducing the International Style of architecture to the United States. This is a poster for the exhibition William Lescaze and the Rise of Modern Design in America at the National Academy of Design in New York.
William Pahlmann papers, 1927-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388
Extent:   1200 linear feet
Abstract:   The William Pahlmann papers provide a rich insight into the world of interior design in the middle of the twentieth century. Pahlmann (1900-1987) was well known for his use of bold colors, textures and mix of antique and modern furnishings. Stressed in all of his work, were the conventions of comfort and functionality as well as his clients individual tastes. The William Pahlmann Papers are organized into thirty unique series of varying sizes. The papers are organized into correspondence, publicity files, renderings, samples, artifacts, design plans, and client invoices.
William Pahlmann papers, Series I. Main correspondence, 1902-1976, bulk 1946-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.I
Extent:   35.5 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains the primary record of William Pahlmann's solicitation for and execution of his interior design commissions.
William Pahlmann papers, Series II. Publicity materials, 1935-1977, bulk 1948-1975
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.II
Extent:   12.5 linear feet
Abstract:   This series defines the extensive publicity and public relations activities of William C. Pahlmann and William Pahlmann Associates.
William Pahlmann papers, Series III. Client working files, 1919-1987, bulk 1946-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.III
Extent:   60 linear feet
Abstract:   Pahlmann's clients working files contain the most thorough coverage of his interior design projects.
William Pahlmann papers, Series IV. Speeches, 1938-1975
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.IV
Extent:   1.67 linear feet
Abstract:   This series includes full speeches, notes, scripts, and other materials related to William Pahlmann's speaking engagements and public appearances.
William Pahlmann papers, Series IX. Client photo presentation books, 1935-1976, bulk 1946-1968
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.IX
Extent:   18 linear feet (24 volumes)
Abstract:   Series IX. Client photo presentation books consists of twenty-four photo albums assembled to showcase the work of William Pahlmann and William Pahlmann Associates to prospective clients.
William Pahlmann papers, Series V. American Institute of Decorators (AID), 1944-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.V
Extent:   2.75 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains correspondence, publicity materials, inventories, memoranda and other materials documenting William Pahlmann's role with the American Institute of Decorators (AID) and its successors.
William Pahlmann papers, Series VI. Texas A&M University (TAMU), 1967-1975
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.VI
Extent:   18.75 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains budgetary information, correspondence, finish and color schedules, floor plans, furnishing specifications, purchasing information, photographs, samples, and other materials related to William Pahlmann Associates' design of numerous spaces at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
William Pahlmann papers, Series VII. Travel, 1927-1975, bulk 1950-1970
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.VII
Extent:   5.4 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains contains maps, guidebooks, postcards, articles, travel itineraries, correspondence, and other materials collected by William Pahlmann that relate to domestic and international travel.
William Pahlmann papers, Series VIII. Publicity books, 1936-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.VIII
Extent:   36 linear feet (26 volumes)
Abstract:   Series VIII. Publicity books consists of scrapbooks documenting William Pahlmann's career as an interior and industrial designer, the activities of his design firm William Pahlmann Associates, and the work of his staff members.
William Pahlmann papers, Series X. Publicity/photo files, 1936-1976, bulk 1946-1973
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.X
Extent:   17.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Series X. Publicity/Photo files provides visual documentation of the activities of William Pahlmann, his design firm William Pahlmann Associates, his houses and apartments, his family, his art collections, his travels, and parties he have at Pahlmannia, his country house at Bedford, N.Y.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XI. Parsons notebooks, 1927-1930
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XI
Extent:   1.67 linear feet
Abstract:   The Parsons notebooks provide a snapshot view of education at the New York School of Fine and Applied Art in the late 1920s, including the types of subjects covered in classes, student assignments, and the level of knowledge and skill expected of them.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XII. Office files, 1942-1976, bulk 1946-1974
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XII
Extent:   2.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Office files document the business practices of the Pahlmann office.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XIII. Prospective client files, 1937-1974, bulk 1950-1969
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XIII
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The prospective client files concern prospective clients and interior design projects that were considered by William Pahlmann Associates. Their contents consist of correspondence, notes, drawings, photographs, and various ephemera.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XIV. "A Matter of Taste" column, 1947-1975, bulk 1961-1974
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XIV
Extent:   16.67 linear feet
Abstract:   This series details William Pahlmann's popular syndicated column entitled "A Matter of Taste," which ran in newspapers throughout the U.S. from 1962 to 1973.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XIX. John Bassette research file, 1944-1972, bulk 1948-1966
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XIX
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains a set of research files compiled by John Bassette, an associate at William Pahlmann Associates. Arranged by subject, they were apparently compiled for use by William Pahlmann and his firm's staff members.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XV. Personal correspondence, 1948-1974, 1953-1966
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XV
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   This series includes correspondence between William Pahlmann and friends, business associates, and various clients throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Pahlmann and his correspondents discussed interior decoration, specific decorating jobs, gossip about other friends and associates, and business transactions.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XVI. Memberships, 1948-1974, bulk 1956-1970
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XVI
Extent:   0.84 linear feet
Abstract:   The membership files contain correspondence, meeting minutes, newsletters, notes, brochures and other ephemera from the many professional, civic and social organizations that Pahlmann belonged to.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XVII. Books, 1946-1976, bulk 1955-1968
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XVII
Extent:   1.67 linear feet
Abstract:   This series covers Pahlmann's attempts to disseminate his views on interior design through the medium of published books.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XVIII. Restaurant, club, and hotel ephemera, 1953-1966
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XVIII
Extent:   2 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains a wide variety of ephemera pertaining to restaurants, clubs, and hotels produced and received by William Pahlmann Associates.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XX. Renderings, photo boards, and presentation boards, 1946-1976, bulk 1951-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XX
Extent:   15 linear feet
Abstract:   This series consists primarily of materials that William Pahlmann and his firm generated for the purpose of communicating his designs to the clients that commissioned them.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXI. Early career, 1927-1944, bulk 1932-1936
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXI
Extent:   0.84 linear feet
Abstract:   This series documents Pahlmann's early work from the beginnings of his design career in the late 1920s to the end of World War II.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXII. Client invoices, 1937-1974
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXII
Extent:   13.34 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains invoices, cost sheets, correspondence, price lists, purchase orders, requistions and financial statements covering the Pahlmann firm's relations with its clients and vendors.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXIV. Subject files, 1940-1976, bulk 1960-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXIV
Extent:   14.6 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains catalogs, price lists, brochures, photographs and correspondence on all the architectural components, furnishings and decorative objects received by the firm.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXIX. Sample artifacts, 1953-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXIX
Extent:   12 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains artifacts pertaining to the interior design work of William Pahlmann and his firm William Pahlmann Associates.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXV. Source catalogs, 1950-1976, bulk 1964-1975
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXV
Extent:   26 linear feet
Abstract:   This series consists of trade catalogs, price lists, photographs, brochures, and samples kept as a reference library by the Pahlmann office for use in selecting materials and furnishings for use in its designs.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXVI. Inventory cards, 1946-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXVI
Extent:   5 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains inventory cards used by the William Pahlmann Associates to manage its inventory of interior design supplies for its various projects, including but not limited to furniture, furnishings, accessories, fabrics, wallpapers, and wall coverings.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXVII. Design drawings, 1919-1976, bulk 1945-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXVII
Extent:   250 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains the design drawings of individual interior design projects worked on by William Pahlmann and his firm William Pahlmann Associates.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXVIII. Interior design material samples, 1946-1976, bulk 1961-1976
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXVIII
Extent:   400 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains samples of various interior design materials received by William Pahlmann Associates.
William Pahlmann papers, Series XXX. Phonograph records, 1946-1971
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXX
Extent:   18 phonograph records
Abstract:   This series consists of selected recordings of William Pahlmann's appearances on radio and television shows, part of his ongoing efforts to promote his own work and spread his design ideas to a wider audience.
William Pahlmann papers, XXIII. Column research, 1930-1973, bulk 1959-1969
Creator: William Pahlmann Associates
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2388.XXIII
Extent:   8.75 linear feet
Abstract:   This series contains materials assembled by William Pahlmann for background research on various jobs and particularly for his newspaper column, "A Matter of Taste."
William Shinn & Company, Inc. photographs, 1930-1940
Creator: William Shinn & Company, Inc.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.233
Extent:   7 images
Abstract:   The firm of William Shinn & Co. installed stamped sheet-metal ceilings, cornices, skylights, roofing, and ductwork and employed about a dozen workers and apprentices. The company was founded in 1907 in Wilmington, Delaware by William Shinn, a tinsmith and cornice worker, and his brother John A. Shinn. This collection contains mages of the William Shinn shop with attached office and another view of their rooftop sign on the Shinn warehouse. There are interior and exterior views of the house of customer.
William Van Hook v. Somerville Manufacturing Company court documents, 1844-1847
Creator: Somerville Manufacturing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1003
Extent:   2 items
Abstract:   The Somerville Manufacturing Company was incorporated in New Jersey in 1837 with the power to engage in any of a number of branches of textile and metal manufacture. The records consist of two legal documents from the suit of William Van Hook against the company, which resulted in its liquidation.
William Wallace Atterbury photographs, circa 1880-1935
Creator: Atterbury, William Wallace, 1866-1935
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.309
Extent:   1.0 linear foot
Abstract:   William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935) was a career officer on the Pennsylvania Railroad and its president from 1925 to 1935. The collection consists of photographs and other materials relating to William Wallace Atterbury. Many of the photographs are portraits and other pictures of Atterbury and his family, friends, and associates, including his Yale classmates, business leaders, and notable figures such as President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover and Charles Lindburgh.
Wilmington, Delaware and vicinity postcards, 1908-1922, undated
Creator: Various
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1991.249
Extent:   15 items
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. Postcard views of miscellaneous sights in and around Wilmington, Delaware.
Wilmington, Delaware area historic images, 1930-1950
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1975.249
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. This collection consists of three reproduction photographs of diverse subjects: an A5A steam locomotive #1167 of Reading Railroad crossing the road at Greenville, Delaware; a unoccupied trolley car in Wilmington, Delaware, originally built by the Peoples Railway Company in 1904; a postcard illustration of the Delaware Trust Building, Wilmington, Delaware.
Wilmington, Delaware panoramic photograph, 1988
Creator: Greening, Al.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.241
Extent:   1 photographic prints
Abstract:   Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city and can be found where the Christina River and the Brandywine Creek meet near the Delaware River. This panoramic color photograph shows office buildings in the city center.
Wilmington, Delaware photo stamps, 1930-1935
Creator: Del-Mar News Agency
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1984.268
Extent:   16 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. These are sixteen small, gummed, and perforated stamps showing sepia photographic views of Wilmington, Delaware.
Wilmington, Delaware postcards, circa 1906-1909
Creator: unknown
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1980.240
Extent:   8 items
Abstract:   Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. The collection consists of eight postcards featuring scenes in and around Wilmington, Delaware. The postcards were published by Julian B. Robinson, a Wilmington printer.
Wilmington, Delaware postcards, circa 1905-1940
Creator: Unknown.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1998.267
Extent:   4 images
Abstract:   Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city and can be found where the Christina River and the Brandywine Creek meet near the Delaware River. The city prospered throughout the Industrial Revolution, but the period of rapid economic growth came with the Civil War. By 1920, the population had reached over 110,000 residents. Wilmington experienced significant population loss after World War II as the suburban areas grew and I-95 dissected some of the city’s more stable neighborhoods. These items are postcards are of miscellaneous views of Wilmington, Delaware sites.
Wilmington Public Library films, 1914-1984
Creator: Wilmington Public Library.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.212
Extent:   18 linear feet
Abstract:   Based in Wilmington, Delaware, the Wilmington Public Library has been serving the public since it was established in 1754. This collection consists of eighty eight films, dating from 1914 to 1984, donated by the Wilmington Public Library. These films were de-accessioned from the library’s non-circulating collection. This collection is organized into nine series based on the film’s subject or type of production: American History, Archaeological, Business, Commercial films/television, Educational, Environmental, Experimental, Political Science and Urban/Rural Studies.
Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) records, 1831-1964
Creator: Wilmington Savings Fund Society (Wilmington, Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1155
Extent:   70 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wilmington Savings Fund Society was established in 1831 as a "safe depository for the earnings of working people" which also promoted the opportunity for homebuilding and lending money for home mortgages. Their records consist primarily of minutes and account books.
Wilmington Trapshooting Association photograph collection, 1913-1987
Creator: Wilmington Trapshooting Association (Newark, Del.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.204
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wilmington Trapshooting Association (WTA) was organized in 1910 and continues to be active today. This collection consists of photographs of members of the Wilmington Trapshooting Association at various events from the early 1900s through the 1980s.
Wilson family photographs, circa 1860s-1942
Creator: Wilson family.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2014.247
Extent:   0.5 linear feet
Abstract:   Andrew Gray Wilson (1844-1905) was well-known among shipbuilders as a preeminent marine engineer and naval architect. This small collection consists primarily of individual and group portraits and snapshots of the Wilson family and the family of one of the daughters, Natalie Wilson du Pont. The collection is organized into three series; family photographs; home interiors and exteriors; and family cars and dogs photographs.
Wilson family photographs, circa 1860s-1971
Creator: Richardson, Frances W., Mrs.; Wilson family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2013.218
Extent:   0.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wilson family were owners of the Wilson Line, a steamboat company that was popular for traveling between Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, Wilmington, Delaware and Riverview Beach, New Jersey. This collection contains portraits of groups and individuals, as well as snapshot of family members and their estate and documents related to Frances W. Richardson's volunteer work for hospitals and the American Red Cross.
Wilson Lines ships photographic reproductions, 1890-1954
Creator: Wilson Line Incorporated
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1991.228
Extent:   0.25 linear foot
Abstract:   The Wilson Lines was a steamboat company that was popular for traveling between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wilmington, Delaware and Riverview Beach, New Jersey. This small collection of copy photographs contains mostly exterior views of several Wilson Lines steamboats between 1890 and 1955.
Winterthur, du Pont family estate postcards, circa 1908
Creator: du Pont, James Quinn
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1991.229
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The Winterthur estate is now known as Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library located in Wilmington, Delaware. The estate is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) who was born there on May 27, 1880, the son of Henry Algernon du Pont and the great-grandson of E.I. du Pont, the founder of the DuPont Company. These postcards show the estate at Winterthur, a garden walkway, and a metal sundial in a Winterthur garden as photographed in 1908.
Wm. Rogers & Son silverplate display cards, circa 1930
Creator: International Silver Company. Meyers, Harry Morse, 1886-1962,
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.215
Extent:   6 images
Abstract:   Wm. Rogers & Son was a trademark used by the International Silver Company in silverplate. Various independent New England silversmiths came together and formed the International Silver Company in 1898. These items are point-of-sale advertising display cards for Wm. Rogers & Son silverplate.
Women at work World War II posters, circa 1941-1945
Creator: United States Employment Service.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.263
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   The collection consists of three World War II posters related to women in the workforce. Women on the Home Front worked in war industries and volunteered for war-related organizations, excelling at historically male-dominated trades such as welding, riveting, and engine repair. Their contribution was essential for the production and supply of wartime goods.
Women fishing Illustrations, 1885-1910
Creator: Christy, F. Earl, 1882-1961.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1996.316
Extent:   3 images
Abstract:   Angling is a method of fishing by means of using an angle or fish hook. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait to attract the fish. F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was an illustrator whose early works glorified the society college girl. After the college girl craze ran its course, he painted more mature men and women, movie stars, and political figures in his romantically idealized style. These three items show women with fishing poles. One of the postcard illustration's artwork is by F. Earl Christy.
Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), Pennsylvania Division records, 1930-1934
Creator: Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform. Pennsylvania Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2271
Extent:   28.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), Pennsylvania Division was formed in 1929. A membership organization, the Pennsylvania Division acted as a political action committee to support the repeal of Prohibition. The records consist of Executive Committee minutes, administrative files, financial records, and membership records.
Woodlawn Trustees, Inc. records, 1880-2005, bulk 1901-1995
Creator: Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2424.I
Extent:   56 linear feet
Abstract:   The Woodlwan Trustees are responsible for maintaining affordable housing in the city of Wilmington and for the orderly development of large tracts of suburban land, mostly located in Brandywine Hundred between Concord Pike and the Brandywine Creek and running north from Rockland Road into Delaware County, Pa. Their records include charters, minutes, officer lists, directors' correspondence, real estate records, property maps, reports, drawings and specifications and newspaper and journal articles on the history of the Trustees and of the Bancroft family.
Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated photographs, 1910-1920, 1982-2002
Creator: Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2010.276
Extent:   15 linear feet
Abstract:   The Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated, is a non-profit real estate development firm incorporated in Delaware on December 12, 1918, by textile manufacturer William Poole Bancroft (1835-1928). Records consist primarily of 35mm slides, mostly dating from 1989 to 2002, documenting Woodlawn Trustees properties throughout Wilmington and Brandywine Hundred, including low-income city housing, preserved farmland, greenways along the Brandywine Creek, and commercial properties on Concord Pike and the Wilmington waterfront.
World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago World's Fair tickets, 1893
Creator: American Bank Note Company; World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2010.223
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four printed tickets to the World's Columbian Exposition, each bearing a different portrait: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, a Native American.
World's Columbian Exposition lagoon area stereographs, circa 1893
Creator: Griffith & Griffith.; James M. Davis.; World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Ill.: 1893)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1993.264
Extent:   2 images
Abstract:   World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. These two stereographs show two different views of the lagoon area at the World's Columbian Exposition.
World's Columbian Exposition paper pop-up toy, 1893
Creator: World's Columbian Exposition (18963: Chicago, Ill.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1992.235
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. The cover of the pop-up toy shows a bird's eye view of some buildings at the Exposition. The interior is composed of three facades.
World's Columbian Exposition pop-up books, 1893
Creator: World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2005.274
Extent:   4 items
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four "pop-up books" from the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
World's Fair and travel postcards, 1933-1955
Creator: Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934: Chicago, Ill.); Sesqui-centennial International Exposition (1926: Philadelphia, Pa.)
Repository:   Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2012.224
Extent:   9 images
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. This small collection consists of nine postcards primarily of buildings and exhibits from World's Fairs.
World's Fair ephemera, 1933-1965
Creator: Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934: Chicago, Ill.); New York World's Fair (1939-1940); New York World's Fair (1964-1965)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2011.210
Extent:   22 images
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months. This is a small collection of ephemera from various World's Fairs.
World's Fair March Collection book of sheet music, 1892
Creator: Oliver Ditson Company; World's Columbian Exposition (1893: Chicago, Ill.)
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   2005.225
Extent:   1 item
Abstract:   World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This item is a book containing a collection of thirty-nine marching songs written as instrumentals for the piano.
Wright family papers, 1785-1902, bulk 1809-1876
Creator: Wright family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1665
Extent:   16.67 linear feet
Abstract:   Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) was a West Jersey Quaker merchant and ironmaster who conducted a wide-ranging mercantile business based in Philadelphia, iron furnaces in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and in southern Delaware and maintained a country house and farm in Monmouth County, N.J. The papers document his varied business interests, especially iron manufacture and sales. There are smaller quantities of papers from his wife, sons and grandson.
Wright family papers, 1805-1887
Creator: Wright family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   2575
Extent:   3.75 linear feet
Abstract:   Papers of four generations of the Wright family of Monmouth County, N.J., and Luzerne County, Pa., particularly of Samuel G. Wright (1781-1845), Philadelphia merchant and general entrepreneur, and his son, Harrison Gardiner Wright (1810-1885), a gentleman farmer.
Wurts family papers, 1699-1964
Creator: Wurts family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1982
Extent:   9 linear feet
Abstract:   The Wurts family papers were collected by John Sparhawk Wurts (1876-1958) and reflect both family papers and business records.
W.W. Laird collection of graphic materials and family movies, circa 1880-1975
Creator: Laird, W.W., Jr.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Accession Number:   1994.316
Extent:   20 linear feet
Abstract:   William Winder ‘Chick” Laird, Jr. (1910-1989) was a director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and a financial advisor, starting his own brokerage firm in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection includes photographs of interiors and exteriors of du Pont family estates and homes in Delaware, as well as portraits and snapshots of du Pont and Laird family members. The collection also contains a large number of lantern slides, blueprints, maps, and film reels of home movies and family skits.
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