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Contains 39 Results:

E.G. Ackart, 1961 September 14

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 1
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson and unidentified participant

E.G. Ackart recounts his working career at DuPont in his interview. He discusses anecdotes from high school, differences in working for DuPont vs. other companies, the Barksdale plant, and the structure of the engineering department and its consolidation in 1916. He also describes the company during wartime, his various colleagues throughout his working career, the development of industrial engineering, and the relationship between DuPont and General Motors. He also discusses the development of nylon, rayon, and other important materials, including how DuPont's chemists and physicists utilized ideas they found working abroad to create them. He recounts building new plants and his interactions with members of the du Pont family.
Dates: 1961 September 14

Ferdinand D. Bickel, 1959 February 20, 1959 February 27

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 3
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Bickel details different developments in the explosives industry, including the development of Duco and Nitramon, the company's explosives training, the DuPont Company culture, and the relationship between branches of the overall organization. He ultimately transferred back to Wilmington in 1944.
Dates: 1959 February 20; 1959 February 27

Emily Peoples Blackwell, 1970 July 6

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 4
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Jackie A. Hinsley and Mary Sam Ward

Blackwell details various childhood experiences, including playing and sledding in Squirrel Run, paddle boating in the Brandywine, attending Christ Church, and studying at Alexis I. du Pont School and Beacom's Business School. She also discusses interactions with members of the du Pont family, including Alfred I., Bessie G., Madeline, and Louise Crowninshield. Her interview provides details into daily life at Squirrel Run and of powder workers' families.
Dates: 1970 July 6

E.K. Bolton, 19[61] September 14

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 1
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson

Bolton describes his working career and research in the chemical department, studying organic chemistry in Germany at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, and the company during World War I. He also describes various colleagues during his career. He also discusses the state of the industry during his career at DuPont, both in the United States and abroad.
Dates: 19[61] September 14

Franklin W. Bradway, 1958 February 13

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 5
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle

Bradway details DuPont's contract work with the Allied governments during both world wars and the Korean War, the development of the plant at Old Hickory, and the rise and fall of the sporting powder business. He eventually became a manager of the smokeless powder division and later the vicechairman of the Board of Benefits and Pensions.
Dates: 1958 February 13

Franklin W. Bradway, 1958 February 27

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 6
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle

Bickel's second interview details DuPont's contract work with the Allied governments during both world wars and the Korean War, the development of the plant at Old Hickory, and the rise and fall of the sporting powder business. He eventually became a manager of the smokeless powder division and later the vicechairman of the Board of Benefits and Pensions.
Dates: 1958 February 27

A.D. Chandler, 1962 June 21

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 2
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: F.L. Battan

A.D. Chandler describes his relationship with P.S. du Pont and Mrs. du Pont, both of whom he met in 1922. He describes his personality and interests, including history and book collecting. He also discusses his family life, political views, and social contributions. He also describes du Pont's involvement with the anti-prohibition movement. He also talks about how DuPont's management style changed throughout the years, and how it acquired various other companies. Chandler touches on Mr. du Pont's interest in sports and music. He also describes his interactions with other du Pont family members.
Dates: 1962 June 21

George M. Christ, 1969 July 23

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 7
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in West Chester, Pennsylvania

George M. Christ, a worker in the blacksmith shop at Hoopes Brothers and Darlington, describes his career manufacturing wagon wheels. In his interview he details the wheel-making process, various types of tires, the rate of production of wagon wheels, and how the workers utilized the shrinker machine to make wheels.
Dates: 1969 July 23

Katharine Collison, 1954 September, 1955 January

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 8
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Collison describes the house itself and the hardworking maids who lived there; how the children played and entertained themselves at the powder yards; various explosions and the reactions of the families; the cultural and social makeup of the community; and Collison's relationship with members of the du Pont family, including her friendship with Sophie du Pont.
Dates: 1954 September; 1955 January

Jasper F. Crane, 1962 June 21

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 2
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: J.L. Battan

Crane details the management style DuPont brought to the company. He also discusses impacts of various antitrust laws on DuPont. He also describes his experience working abroad, his work on the business advisory committee, and his advice for a happy life.
Dates: 1962 June 21

T.C. Davis, 1962 June 20

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 2
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson and unknown interviewers

Davis discusses the development of the DuPont Company, including the modernization of the company and the family members who contributed to it. He also describes the changes in the market, budgeting and financial issues, interactions with government, the hierarchy of the management, and other business practices.
Dates: 1962 June 20

Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 10

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 9
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Doremus describes in detail his father and grandfather's powder mill business, his meeting with Mr. T. Coleman du Pont and the Remingtom Arms Company in New York City, his role in the development of the DuPont trademarked oval, the role of the company in World War I, the relationship of Annie Oakley to DuPont, his job in China, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and his world travels.
Dates: 1958 January 10

Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 16

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 10
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Doremus describes in detail his father and grandfather's powder mill business, his meeting with Mr. T. Coleman du Pont and the Remingtom Arms Company in New York City, his role in the development of the DuPont trademarked oval, the role of the company in World War I, the relationship of Annie Oakley to DuPont, his job in China, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and his world travels.
Dates: 1958 January 16

Thomas E. Doremus, 1958 January 30

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 11
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Doremus describes in detail his father and grandfather's powder mill business, his meeting with Mr. T. Coleman du Pont and the Remingtom Arms Company in New York City, his role in the development of the DuPont trademarked oval, the role of the company in World War I, the relationship of Annie Oakley to DuPont, his job in China, his impressions of various du Pont family members, and his world travels.
Dates: 1958 January 30

John A. Dougherty, 1956 October 19

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 12
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Dougherty describes his various jobs for the company, his supervisors, the move to the DuPont building in Wilmington, the houses and layout of the community at Hagley, and various neighbors.
Dates: 1956 October 19

Philip Dougherty, 1955 January 12

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 8
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Dougherty recalls what he remembers about his father’s and his own work, the homes in the Charles’ Banks area near Hagley, explosions in 1889, 1890, and 1898, activities around the Brandywine, and memories of people in the area.
Dates: 1955 January 12

Philip Dougherty, 1955 February 16

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 13
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Joseph P. Monigle and Norman B. Wilkinson in Wilmington, Delaware

Dougherty recalls what he remembers about his father’s and his own work, the homes in the Charles’ Banks area near Hagley, explosions in 1889, 1890, and 1898, activities around the Brandywine, and memories of people in the area.
Dates: 1955 February 16

William F. Flanigan, 1960 May-July

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 14
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Flanigan describes the houses in which he grew up, relationships among his neighbors, his education, a feeling of isolation in the community, and childrens' chores and pastimes. He also describes his first job at the Hodgson Woolen Mill, various ethnicities that worked at DuPont, different explosions that occurred, and daily life during his childhood and teenage years.
Dates: 1960 May-July

William F. Flanigan, 1960 May-July

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 15
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Flanigan describes the houses in which he grew up, relationships among his neighbors, his education, a feeling of isolation in the community, and the childrens' chores and pastimes. He also describes his first job at the Hodgson Woolen Mill, various ethnicities that worked at DuPont, different explosions that occurred, and daily life during his childhood and teenage years.
Dates: 1960 May-July

Benjamin F. Foster, 1964 February 24

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 16
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and George H. Gibson in Wilmington, Delaware

Foster describes his working career at DuPont, including the various plants in which he worked, the installation of electrical lighting, engineering work, salaries and wages, and transferring to South America. He also describes the establishment of the Hotel du Pont, the building of homes for various du Pont family members, and his impressions of du Pont family members.
Dates: 1964 February 24

Benjamin F. Foster, 1964 February 28

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 17
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and George H. Gibson in Wilmington, Delaware

Foster describes his working career at DuPont, including the various plants in which he worked, the installation of electrical lighting, engineering work, salaries and wages, and transferring to South America. He also describes the establishment of the Hotel du Pont, the building of homes for various du Pont family members, and his impressions of du Pont family members.
Dates: 1964 February 28

Francis J. Friel, 1960 September 20

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 18
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Friel describes his childhood in Wilmington, including his school years, fairs in the city, explosions and fires in the mills, and his career at DuPont. He also describes his impressions of various members of the du Pont family.
Dates: 1960 September 20

Thomas Hoopes, 1969 July 23

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 7
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: John Scafidi and Allan Ryff in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Hoopes gives a history of the company including the addition of rubber to wagon wheels, the changes the company underwent during World War II, the introduction of electricity, the relationships with the competition, best business practices, the management of the company, and different types of tires.
Dates: 1969 July 23

Harry E. Lee, 1955 February 2

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 13
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Lee discusses his career at DuPont, including transportation, his impressions of various members of the du Pont family, the company during wartime, and an explosion at Hagley in 1914. He also briefly touches on daily life in Wilmington at this time.
Dates: 1955 February 2

Henri Lindsey, 1968 August 22

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 20
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Lucius Ellsworth and John Scafidi in Wilmington, Delaware

Lindsey describes the consolidation of Repauno and DuPont in 1903, the business during World War I, the introduction of Fabrikoid, his representation of DuPont at the Coated Fabrics Association and the Rubber Association of America, his interactions with members of the du Pont family and other work colleagues, and business practices of the company.
Dates: 1968 August 22

William Frederick Lynch, 1956 October 5

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 21
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Lynch describes the opening of the Experimental Station, explosions that occurred during his working career, his job responsibilities, and his work on the volunteer fire company. He also discusses the company during World War I and his impressions of du Pont family members.
Dates: 1956 October 5

Frank S. MacGregor, 1961 July 21

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 22
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson in Wilmington, Delaware

MacGregor discusses various coworkers with whom he worked, how he began at the company, the development of rayon, interactions between DuPont and various firms, and his responsibilities as control manager. He also describes his work in the paint industry, the company during wartime, why the DuPont company built the Hotel du Pont, and his experiences working abroad in Argentina.
Dates: 1961 July 21

Frank S. MacGregor, 1961 August 8

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 1
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: MacGregor discusses the relationship between DuPont and Imperial Chemicals in England during wartime, the development of consulting engineers as a viable career, and his impressions of various members of the du Pont family, particularly Pierre S. du Pont. He also describes, in detail, his work for DuPont in Argentina, including the political situation in the country. He also discusses his work revising the pension plan, the diversification of the DuPont Company, and his theories as to why DuPont was successful.
Dates: 1961 August 8

Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 28

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 23
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson, John Scafidi, Faith Pizor, Joseph P. Monigle, and Walter J. Heacock in Wilmington, Delaware

Reed describes his early working career with DuPont in the dynamite plant in Gibbstown, his movement to the Hopewell, Virginia plant, the beginnings of DuPont's values regarding safety, and the introduction of on-site medical care. He also discusses the typical plant working environment and the challenges he faced at the Hopewell plant.
Dates: 1968 May 28

Luther D. Reed, 1968 May 29

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 24
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson, John Scafidi, Faith Pizor, Joseph P. Monigle, and Walter J. Heacock in Wilmington, Delaware

Reed describes in detail the planning and execution behind the 150th anniversary celebration of the DuPont company as well as his role as director of these events. He also describes the efforts of du Pont family members in planning, including Louise du Pont Crowninshield. He also describes his role as the director of the Hagley Foundation, including the building the museum and library, the selection of the trustees, and the development of the by-laws.
Dates: 1968 May 29

Luther D. Reed, 1968 June 6

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 1
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson, John Scafidi, Faith Pizor, Joseph P. Monigle, and Walter J. Heacock in Wilmington, Delaware

Reed describes the Hopewell plant in detail, his job responsibilities regarding labor and payroll, DuPont during World War I and the closure of the Hopewell plant, and the acquisitions of other companies. Reed focuses on his sales, managerial, and personnel work for DuPont. He also describes his experience at the Arlington plant and his eventual promotion to service superintendent at the Rayon Company and later move to Wilmington. He also touches on unionization in the industry.
Dates: 1968 June 6

Frederick K. Reybold, 1968 August 8

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 25
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Faith Pizor and John Scafidi in Wilmington, Delaware

Reybold describes treating politics in journalism, interviewing Grover Cleveland, the newspaper business in Wilmington, and his impressions of T. Coleman du Pont and Alfred I. du Pont, and his resignation after being told not to report A.I. du Pont's divorce case. He the construction of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Dates: 1968 August 8

Daniel F. Shields, 1958 March 19

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 26
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Shields describes his working career at DuPont, including various explosions, his impressions of du Pont family members, and anecdotes about other employees.
Dates: 1958 March 19

Frank T. Stirlith, 1960 January 12, 1960 January 14

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 27
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Stirlith describes his family history and immigration to the United States, his childhood growing up in Chester, life in Wilmington during his adult years, his career at DuPont, and his impressions of and interactions with various members of the du Pont family. He also recounts, in detail, William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold speech, which he heard in Wilmington in 1896.
Dates: 1960 January 12; 1960 January 14

Frank T. Stirlith, 1960 January 12, 1960 January 14

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 28
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Stirlith describes his family history and immigration to the United States, his childhood growing up in Chester, life in Wilmington during his adult years, his career at DuPont, and his impressions of and interactions with various members of the du Pont family. He also recounts, in detail, William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold speech, which he heard in Wilmington in 1896.
Dates: 1960 January 12; 1960 January 14

Clarence L. Walker, 1956 October 26

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 29
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Norman B. Wilkinson and Joseph P. Monigle in Wilmington, Delaware

Walker describes the process of peeling and cutting willows to burn for charcoal, how his friend obtained a job from A.I. du Pont, and his impressions of various members of the du Pont family. He also tells a story about Annie Oakley.
Dates: 1956 October 26

F. Wardenburg, 1961 June 21

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 22
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson

Wardenburg describes the making of gunpowder and the smokeless powder plants where it was shipped, the reorganization of the various departments in 1911, his work in building power plants, the development of Old Hickory plant in 1917, the relationship between the operating department and the engineering department, ammonia production during wartime, making raw materials for Nylon, and his impressions of various du Pont family members. The content of discussion centers around working conditions and the development of various working practices and products during Wardenburg's career at DuPont.
Dates: 1961 June 21

Willard S. Wilson, 1977 June 2

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 30
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewers: Joseph P. Monigle, Daniel Muir, Jackie A. Hinsley, and H. Simpson

Wilson describes Charles Lindbergh's visit to the DuPont Company and his speech at Baynard Stadium. His interview describes the development of broadcast journalism in the 1920s, his early career as a wireless operator for the Marconi Company, playing piano for silent films for the DuPont Company at the Playhouse Theatre, and his career in radio.
Dates: 1977 June 2

W.J. Beadle, 1962 June 19

 Series — Box: 1, Reel: 2
Identifier: 1970-370
Scope and Content: Interviewer: Norman B. Wilkinson

Beadle describes his career with DuPont in the paint operations division, and later the development department and the treasury department. He also describes DuPont's relationship with General Motors, how DuPont acquired different companies and expanded in the 1920s and 1930s, and the motivations of the management, including the trajectory of development within the corporation. He describes the beginnings of DuPont International, his movement to the financial aspect of the business, his impressions of du Pont family members, and developing pension and trust plans.
Dates: 1962 June 19