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Crawford Greenewalt photograph collection, part II

Accession 1994.333

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

Finding aid prepared by Chase Markee in 2013.

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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Crawford Greenewalt photograph collection, part II (Accession 1994.333), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Crawford Greenewalt photograph collection, part II
Dates: 1920-1991, bulk 1950-1970
Accession Number: 1994.333
Creator: Greenewalt, Crawford H.
Extent: 5 linear feet
Physical Description: 25 photographic prints : b&w, some color ; 11 x 14.5 in. or smaller. 1 negative : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. 8 albums (photographic prints) ; 29.5 x 26 cm. or smaller. 9 videocassettes (VHS). 7 sound discs : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. The collection consists of photographs and other materials related to Crawford Greenewalt's career with the DuPont Company and his involvement with corporate boards and other business and scientific organizations, etc., such as Boeing, M.I.T., Smithsonian Institution, and Radio Free Europe.
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Biographical Note

Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. He joined the company in 1922 and served as a supervisor on the nylon project in the 1930s and during the war as technical liason on the Manhattan Project. He was an accomplished amateur photographer and ornithologist and author of a study of hummingbirds (1960). After his retirement from DuPont, Greenewalt served on a number of corporate boards, business, political, scientific, civic and charitable organizations. Greenewalt played an important role in shaping American business and science policy in the Cold War decades.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs and other materials related to Crawford Greenewalt's career with the DuPont Company and his involvement with corporate boards and other business and scientific organizations, etc., such as Boeing, M.I.T., Smithsonian Institution, and Radio Free Europe. Photographs, both loose and in five albums, include views of Crawford Greenewalt attending meetings, luncheons, dinners, and dedications, giving speeches, receiving honorary degrees and awards, attending the New York World's Fair of 1965, and visiting various DuPont Company plants. There are also views of the construction of the DuPont telescope of Las Campanas Observatory, 1972. Many photographs in the collection are group portraits, including the boards of directors of the DuPont Company and the Boeing Company; the Smithsonian Institution's Board of Regents; the M.I.T. Corporation; and the Atomic bomb group at the inauguration of Dr. Arthur H. Compton as Chancellor of Washington University in 1946. There are also several photographs with Presidents Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson, some signed.

In addition, the collection includes a full album documenting a visit Greenewalt made to the Seaford Nylon Plant for a broadcast of Cavalcade of America, May 27, 1952. Another album consists of photographs of Greenewalt's visit to the Parlin Plant, May 4, 1950. A third album documents the Board of Directors trip to London for a DuPont Company Board Meeting in September of 1984.

The collection includes sound recordings of two addresses made on the occasion of the dedication of the DuPont Company's Expanded Experimental Station, May 10, 1951, one by Crawford Greenewalt and one by Dr. James B. Conant, president of Harvard University. There are also nine videotapes in the collection. Three are from the Lavoisier Awards, 1991. The others include "A Quest for New Discoveries: DuPont Pharmaceuticals"; "737-500 Celebration"; "Reflectio​ns of the Future...Reveal​ing the Past, January 1989, University of Arizona, Steward Mirror Lab"; "The Carnegie Idea," 1989; "Eisenhowe​r, Freedom's Voice"; and James du Pont on NBC Sunday/Today.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Negatives
Box Folder
1 5 Crawford Greenewalt's mother with "color organ" she invented, circa 1920-1921
II. Photographs
Box Folder
1 1 Portrait of Crawford Greenewalt, undated
1 1 Group portrait - MIT corporation meeting, 1952, 1952
1 2 Group portrait - Atomic Bomb Group at Inauguration of Dr. Arthur H. Compton as Chancellor of Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1946, 1946
1 3 Group portrait - National Goals Commission members with President Dwight Eisenhower at the White House, 1961, 1961 January 14
1 4 Duplicate photos from red album: Mr. and Mrs. Greenewalt, Pierre-Samuel and Irénée du pont, W.S. Carpenter, undated
1 Unidentified group portrait, undated
1 Unidentified group portrait, undated
III. Albums
Box
1 Miscellaneous photographs - court case, dinners, du Pont Company executives including P.S. du Pont, Irénée du Pont, H.B. du Pont, W.S. Carpenter, etc. Photo with President John F. Kennedy, undated; 23 photographs; 27 x 26.5 cm.
Box
2 Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Greenewalt visit Seaford Nylon Plant to attend Cavalcade of America Broadcast, 1952 May 27; 17 8x10 in. b&w photographs; 27 x 24.5 cm.
2 President Crawford H. Greenewalt visits Parlin Plant, 1950 May 4; 21 8x 10 in. b&w photographs; 27 x 24.5 cm.
2 Various, 1950-53, 1961-67, 1950-1953, 1961-1967 [CHG receiving honorary degrees and awards, giving speeches, attending dinners, etc.Includes events such as the Dedication of Photo Products Lab at Parlin, Sept. 29, 1950; National Security Industrial Association dinner, 1952; CHG placing time capsule by Hagley monument 1952; at First Office with W.S. Carpenter, Lammot du Pont Copeland, W.J. Heacock, 1964; CHG in group portrait w/ President JFK at White House 1962; with JFK at White House luncheon for Radio Free Europe, 1963; at White House dinner, 1964, signed by President Lyndon Johnson.] ; 32 photographs; 29.5 x 26 cm.
Box
3 Various, 1962-68, 1962-1968 [Radio Free Europe address, interviews, 1964; dinners; visit to Boeing Company, 1964; Boeing Company board of directors, 1968; DuPont Company Annual Meeting, 1964; CHG shaking hands with President Lyndon Johnson at White House, 1964, signed by LBJ] ; 29 photographs; 29.5 x 26 cm.
3 Various, 1954, 1961-70, 1954, 1961-1970 [Dedication of paint plant, Indiana, 1963; ship "Irénée du Pont," I.F.C. Lines; W.S. Carpenter, CHG, Lammot du P Copeland at opening of refurbished First Office Building [Hagley], Apr 27, 1964; 25th Anniversary of First Nuclear Reactor, Univ. of Chicago, Dec. 1&2, 1967; Legion of Honor conferred upon PS du Pont, 1954; Smithsonian Institution Museum of History and Technology Cornerstone ceremony, 1961; Boeing Board of Directors, 1970; Construction of DuPont telescope of Las Campanas Observatory, 1972] ; 27 photographs; 29.5 x 26 cm
3 Various, 1954, 1964-67, 1954, 1964-1967 [Boeing board meeting, 1964; CHG accepting Delaware Valley Council Award on behalf of DuPont Company, 1964; National Assn. of Broadcasters luncheon, 1965; CHG receiving honorary degrees from Notre Dame and Bowdoin College, 1965; DuPont Company's "new jet," 1965; DuPont Company Annual meeting, 1965; New York World's Fair, 1965; CHG at Bicentennial celebration, Smithsonian, 1965; Boeing board of directors, 1966; CHG at Stowaway Camp, Bohemia Grove, Calif., 1963, 1966; MIT, 1966; Univ. of Chicago, 1966; Waynesboro Plant Visit, 1954; Argentina plant 30th Anniversary, 1967; Smithsonian Institution Board of regents meeting, 1967] ; 51 photographs; 29.5 x 26 cm
3 Board of Directors E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company London Board Meeting, 1984 September; 64 4x5 in. color photographs; 23 x 16.5 cm
IV. Videotapes
Box
4 737-500 Celebration, undated; Length: 2:35
4 A Quest for New Discoveries: DuPont Pharmaceuticals, undated
4 The Lavoisier Award 1991, 1991; 1/2 in VHS Length: 12:40
4 Lavoisier Awards Opener 1991 recipients, 1991; 1/2 in VHS Length: 16:41
4 Lavoisier Medal Award Ceremony Highlights, 1991; 1/2 inch VHS Length: 11:35
4 Reflections of the Future…Revealing the Past, January 1989, University of Arizona, Steward Mirror Lab, 1989 January
4 "The Carnegie Idea" Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1989 September; Length: 15 minutes
4 Eisenhower, Freedom's Voice, undated
4 James du Pont, NBC Sunday/Today, Beyond Recognition, undated
V. Sound recording albums
Box
1 Address by Dr. James B. Conant, president, Harvard University, on the occasion of the dedication of the DuPont Company's Expanded Experimental Station, 1951 May 10; 4 disks
1 Address by Crawford H. Greenewalt, President, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, on the occasion of the dedication of the DuPont Company's Expanded Experimental Station, 1951 May 10; 3 disks
VI. Oversize photographs
A. DuPont company
Box Folder
5 1 DuPont Company Board of Directors, 1943 September, 1953 October, 1960 October; 4 group portraits of DuPont Company Board of Directors: September 1943 (2 copies), October 1953, October 1960
5 2 Portrait of Walter S. Carpenter Jr., undated; 1 undated photograph of a painted (?) portrait of Walter S. Carpenter Jr.
5 3 DuPont Company meetings, undated; 3 color photographs, 1 b&w photograph of DuPont Company meetings; undated
B. Smithsonian Institution
Box Folder
5 4 Regents Meeting, 1959 January 16; 1 color photograph of Regents meeting, January 16, 1959; accompanying seating chart
C. M.I.T. Corporation
Box Folder
5 5 Meetings, 1960, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971; 6 color group portrait photographs of M.I.T. Corporation members; accompanying seating charts
D. Unidentified
Box Folder
5 6 Unidentified, undated; 1 b&w photograph of DuPont meeting (?). 1 b&w photograph of Crawford Greenewalt at black tie affair. 1 b&w photograph of unidentified building.