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Crawford H. Greenewalt collection of DuPont Company photographs

circa 1927-1965 bulk 1945-1965
 Collection
Accession: 1983-267

Abstract

Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (1902-1993) was a chemical engineer and the President of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962. The collection consists of photographs relating to the career of Crawford H. Greenewalt. The album consists of photographs of a trip Greenewalt made to Argentina in 1956 related to expansion plans for the Ducilo plant. The views were primarily taken at the Buenos Aires airport and at a banquet meeting.

Dates

  • circa 1927-1965
  • bulk 1945-1965

Creator

Extent

37 item(s)

General Physical Description

37 photographic prints ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 album (10 photographic prints) ; 11.5 x 8.5 in.

Biographical Note

Crawford Hallock Greenewalt (1902-1993) was a chemical engineer and the President of the DuPont Company from 1948 to 1962. Greenewalt was born in Cummington, Massachusetts, on August 16, 1902. He grew up in Philadelphia where he attended the William Penn Charter School before enrolling in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a B.S. degree. In 1926, Greenewalt married Margaretta Lammot du Pont (1902-1991), daughter of DuPont Company president Irenee du Pont. Greenewalt had begun his career at E.I. du Pont de Nemours in 1922 as a control chemist in the Philadelphia works. He was soon promoted to group leader, research supervisor, and assistant director of research. As assistant director of the Chemical Department (1939-1942), he set up the pilot plant for the production of nylon. In 1942 when the Du Pont Company agreed to participate in the Manhattan Project, Greenewalt was named chief liaison with the University of Chicago scientists. He also became technical director of the Hanford Engineering Works in Seattle, Washington. After the war, Greenewalt was named head of the Explosives Department, and in 1948 he became president, a position that he held for fourteen years.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of photographs relating to the career of Crawford H. Greenewalt. These include views of an appearance at the hearing of the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee on National Policy Machinery, 1960, with Jacob Javits, Henry Jackson, and Edmund Muskie; an interview with Dwight D. Eisenhower for Radio Free Europe, 1965; the Ford Motor Company Policy Committee, 1947; the Fermi group with President John F. Kennedy, 1962; and many miscellaneous speeches and appearances. Other items include photographs of the plastic replica of the first nuclear reactor with fuel embedded, and of a 1927 drawing of the DuPont oval. There are also photographs of two paintings and one illustration by John W. McCoy of the first DuPont Company office building and the Eleutherian Mills powder yard, 1948.

The album consists of photographs of a trip Greenewalt made to Argentina in 1956 related to expansion plans for the Ducilo plant. The views were primarily taken at the Buenos Aires airport and at a banquet meeting.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Material

Crawford H. Greenewalt photographs (Accession 1994.333), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Crawford H. Greenewalt films and sound recordings (Accession 2014.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Additional Description

Separated Material

Crawford H. Greenewalt papers (Accession 1814), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Crawford H. Greenewalt collection of DuPont Company photographs
Status:
Date:
2014
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:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400