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DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant photographs

Accession 2003.254

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


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

Finding aid prepared by Lisa Gensel and Chase Markee, 2013.,

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant photographs (Accession 2003.254), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant photographs
Dates: 1935-1982
Accession Number: 2003.254
Creator: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Physical Description: 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 22 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 11 negatives : b&w ; 6.3 x 10.6 cm. or smaller. 6 items : printed programs.1 item : printing plate ; 4 x. 13.3 cm. 16 films: color; 16 mm. 3 audio tapes: reel; 3 3/4 IPS; 3 in.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant began operation in 1935. The plant manufactured and packaged DuPont finishes such as Lucite paint, Duco laquers and Dulux enamels. The collection consists of photographs, films and ephemera from the DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant.
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Historical Note

The DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant began operation in 1935. The plant manufactured and packaged DuPont finishes such as Lucite paint, Duco laquers and Dulux enamels.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs, films and ephemera from the DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant. Images include photographs and negatives of the plant's construction in the mid 1930s and exterior views of the office, change house, tank farm and other buildings taken in 1945 (prior to the plant's expansion). The collection also contains a number of films regarding work place and home safety subjects from the early 1960s. They feature interior and exterior views of the plant and show workers practicing safe lifting, climbing, carrying and clean-up techniques. Several of the films concentrate on fire safety at work and in the home: These feature fire drills at the plant, an employee checking his own home for fire hazards, and several employees demonstrating proper use of fire extinguishers and fire hoses at the plant. The collection also includes several programs from the plant's "25 Year Club," an undated brochure describing the plant, and a printing plate used to print the company name on letterhead.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Prints
Box Folder
1 1 Change House, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 2 Building 21, 1945 September 24 [Negative for photograph in Box 1 Folder 16.] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 3 Tank Farm looking north, 1945 September 24 [Negative for photograph in Box 1, Folder 18. Print scanned: pc20110504_604.tif] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 4 "Duco" building- Sawtooth roof of the Heintz & Kaufman building in the distance, 1945 September 24 [Negative for photograph in Box 1, Folder 30.] ; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 5 Building 1, north side, 1935 December 18; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 6 Main manufacturing building (building 1), south side, 1935 December 18; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 7 "Duco" building 21C, 1937 November 6; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 8 Original Warehouse, office & shipping, 1937 November 6; 1 b&w print: 8 x 10 in.
Drawer
A-34 Aerial Photograph of South San Francisco Plant, undated; 1 mounted b&w print: 32 x 34 in.
II. Negatives
Box Folder
1 9 View of plant taken from Heintz & Kaufman property, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 10 "Duco" building photographed from the office, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 11 Entrance to office (upstairs), 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 12 Change house, east side, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 13 Change house and drum reconditioning plant, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 14 Building 21 from within the Quadrangle, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 15 Tank farm & water tower, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 16 Building 21, 1945 September 24 [Photographic print of negative in Box 1 Folder 2.] ; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 17 Tank farm looking west, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 18 Tank farm looking north, 1945 September 24 [Photographic print of negative in Box 1, Folder 3.] ; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 19 Tank farm looking west, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 20 Tank farm looking south, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 21 Tank farm looking south, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 22 Drum service building, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 23 Mill & mixer charging area, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 24 "Duco" labeling & cartoning, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 25 Mill & mixer charging area, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 26 "Duco" charging area, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 27 "Duco" charging area, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 28 "Duco" filling area, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 29 Drum service building, 1945 September 24; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 30 "Duco" building - Sawtooth roof of the Heintz & Kaufman building in the distance, 1945 September 24 [Photographic print of negative in Box 1, Folder 4.] ; 1 b&w negative: 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 31 Negatives showing plant construction, undated; 11 b&w negatives: 6.3 x 10.6 cm. or smaller
III. Ephemera
Box Folder
1 32 Programs from 25 Year Club, Plant brochure, 1978 October 14; 1979 October 6; 1980 Octtober 11; 1981 October 17; 1982 September 18; undated; 7 items : printed programs & brochure
Box
2 Printing plate, undated [Printing plate for letterhead reads "E.I. duPont de Nemours and Co./INCORPORATED"] ; 1 item : printing plate ; 4 x 13.3 cm.
IV. Film
Box
2 II: Intro- Look at Reason, undated; 1 item: reel, can; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 III: Safety- fire extinguishers, safe evacuation, undated; 1 item: reel, can, box; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 III: Fire safety (work print), undated ; 1 item: reel, can: 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 IV: Fire safety hose, 1960 April 20; 1 item: reel, can; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 IV: Fire safety hose cart, undated; 1 item: reel; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 VI: Safety-pouring, 1961 November; 1 item: reel, box; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 VI: Safety films- pouring, undated; 1 item: reel, can, box; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 VII: Safety segment, undated; 1 item: reel, can; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 VII: Safety- bucket pouring, undated; 1 item: reel, can, box; 16 mm; 3.5 in.; color
Box
2 VIII: Home fire safety (reshoot), undated; 1 item: reel, can, box; 16 mm.; 3.5 in.; color
Box
3 DuPont, undated; 1 item: core, can; 16 mm.; 6.75 in.; color
Box
3 Out-Takes, undated; 1 item: core, can; 16 mm.; 4.25 in.; color
Box
4 Let's Look at the Reason, undated; 1 item: reel, can; 16 mm.; 7 in.; color
Box
3 Untitled, undated; 1 item: reel, can; 16 mm.; 7 in.; color
Box
4 You Are 3 Times Safer, undated; 1 item: reel, can; 16 mm.; 7 in.; color; 12 min.
Box
4 You Are 3 Times Safer (copy 2), undated; 1 item: reel, can; 16 mm.; 7 in.; color
V. Audio
Box
2 3 Times Safer (commentary master), undated; 1 item: reel, box; 3 3/4 IPS; 3 in.
Box
2 Plant sounds, undated; 1 item: reel, box; 3 3/4 IPS; 3 in.
Box
2 1st sound voices, undated; 1 item: reel, box; 3 3/4 IPS; 3 in.