Thomas J. Godson papersCreation: 1925-1974 Creation: Majority of material found within 1925-1959
Thomas J. Godson (1894-1992) was an employee of the DuPont Company for thirty four years, primarily working in the Paint and Varnish Division. This collection relfects the career of Godson and includes sales materials, manuals, newsletters and other documents primarily related to DuPont's "Duco" paints.
- Creation: 1925-1974
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1925-1959
- Godson, Thomas J., 1894-1992 (Person)
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Thomas J. Godson (1894-1992) was an employee of the DuPont Company for thirty four years, primarily working in the Paint and Varnish Division. He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1894. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Immediately following the war, he worked as a salesman for the Davis Baking Powder Company. In 1925 he accepted a position with the DuPont Company as a salesman of DUCO quick dry finishes for the automotive industry. His first position was that of a Fleet Sales Representative, and his territory ranged from New England to the Carolinas. Following World War II, the Refinishing Department reorganized into several Refinish Service Warehouses where paint inventories were kept; Godson was assigned to the Buffalo, New York division. He retired in 1959.
Scope and Content
This collection reflects the career of Thomas J. Godson, an early salesman of DuPont's "Duco" paints and includes sales materials, manuals, newsletters, an illustrated booklet of a company sales meeting at Wilmington on May 22, 1947, photographs of cars and trucks refinished with "Duco" lacquer, samples, a company publication marking the 50th aniversary of "Duco" in 1974, and albums outlining Godson's career, both at his 25th anniversary and at his retirement in 1959.
This collection is open for research.
Language of Materials
Gift of Thomas S. Godson (son), 2005
Thomson J. Godson Collection of DuPont Company photographs (Accession 2011.202), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
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- Thomas J. Godson papers
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