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DuPont Company advertisements and film

1907-1996
 Collection
Accession: 2014-201

Abstract

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Originally established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. This collection consists of five large poster boards which created displays of original magazine advertisements of various DuPont Company products such as Smokeless gunpowder, DUCO, Pyralin, synthetic fibers, Conoco oil, lucite, anti-freeze, cellophane and carpet fibers. This collection also contains one film.

Dates

  • 1907-1996

Creator

Extent

6 item(s)

Physical Description

5 posters : 32 x 39.5 in. Containing 15 original magazine advertisements : color and b&w ; 9.5 x 12.5 in. or smaller. 1 film : color ; 16 mm.

Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Originally established as a black powder manufactory in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of five large posters on decorative boards creating displays of original magazine advertisements of various DuPont Company products such as Smokeless gunpowder, DUCO, Pyralin, synthetic fibers, Conoco oil, lucite, anti-freeze, cellophane and carpet fibers. Each board hightlights something significant about each product by reproducing a phrase from each advertisement. This collection also contains one film which provids a tour of facilities of the DuPont Engineering Test Center.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Film material is located in remote storage. Please contact staff 48 hours in advance of research visit at askhagley@hagley.org

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
DuPont Company advertisements and film
Status:
Author:
Laurie Rizzo
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:
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