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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Experimental Station aerial photograph

1987
 Collection
Accession: 1993-287

Abstract

The DuPont Experimental Station is a large industrial research facility founded in 1903; focused on chemistry research. An aerial view of the DuPont Company's Experimental Station taken in 1987.

Dates

  • 1987

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description note

1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.

Historical Note

In 1903 the DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from DuPont's first black powder works. Initially, the Experimental Station was to be a small laboratory to screen inventions which were coming into the company from outside independent inventors, but soon its mission was altered and it became a large industrial research facility focused on innovative advancements in chemistry.

Scope and Content

An aerial view of the DuPont Company's Experimental Station. The photograph was published in Science and Corporate Strategy: DuPont R&D, 1902-1980 by David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith, page 326. Caption reads, "This photograph shows the Greenewalt Laboratory devoted to life sciences research at the lower right of the Station campus."

Location

GL Box 2

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Experimental Station aerial photograph
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

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