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Arnold M. Kneitel collection of Mylar® photographs

Accession 1993.306

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Arnold M. Kneitel collection of Mylar® photographs (Accession 1993.306), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Arnold M. Kneitel collection of Mylar® photographs
Dates: 1954-1973
Accession Number: 1993.306
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Polymer Products Department.; Kneitel, Arnold M.
Extent: 77 images
Physical Description: 75 slides ; 35 mm. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8x10 in.
Location: GL Box 2
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Arnold M. Kneitel worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. in sales and corporate information. He worked on sales of Mylar® when it was introduced in 1954. The collection consists primarily of 35mm slides of displays, advertisements, and presentations on Mylar®, including its use in electrical equipment and, primarily in magnetic tape for information processing equipment.
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Administrative Information


Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Arnold M. Kneitel worked for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. in sales and corporate information. He worked on sales of Mylar® when it was introduced in 1954. The use of Mylar® as a base for magnetic recording tape lead to his working with information processing companies in the sixties and seventies.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of 35mm slides of displays, advertisements, and presentations on Mylar®, including its use in electrical equipment and, primarily in magnetic tape for information processing equipment. There is a picture of the very first trade display on Mylar®, in March 1954.

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Access Points

Data tapes.
Magnetic tapes.
Polyethylene terephthalate.
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