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DuPont Company's Public Relations photographs

1909-1951
 Collection
Identifier: 1968-025

Abstract

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Founded in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection contains 27 photographs of various du Pont family members, family gravestones, DuPont employees (groups), cartoons related to the DuPont company, and exterior views of acquired company buildings.

Dates

  • 1909-1951

Creator

Extent

39 item(s)

General Physical Description

27 photographic prints, b&w, 8 x 10 in.

Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Founded in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. Around 1883 DuPont bought the Lake Superior Powder Company. Throughout the 1920s, the emphasis shifted towards the development of synthetic fibers and other materials. In 1930 the DuPont Company acquired Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Company.

The Public Affairs Department was originally created in 1912 and was called the Publicity Bureau. It became an autonomous Publicity Department in 1935 and was renamed the Public Relations Department in 1938 and then the Public Affairs Department in 1973.

Scope and Content

Photographic reproductions of various du Pont family members, family gravestones, group of DuPont employees, cartoons related to the DuPont company, and exterior views of acquired company buildings of the Lake Superior Powder Company and the Roessler and Hasslacher Chemical Company.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
DuPont Company's Public Relations photographs
Status:
Date:
2013
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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