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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Engineering Physics Laboratory historical files

Creation: 1939-1988
Accession: 2504


A collection of random publications, photographs, and objects associated with DuPont's Engineering Physics Laboratory. A number of the items appear to be associated with Paul M. Tannenbaum, once Senior Research Physicist at the Laboratory.


  • Creation: 1939-1988



0.5 Linear Foot

Historical note

The Engineering Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established on January 1, 1903, and provided all manner of engineering services to the company, including plant construction, process design and research. The Mechanical Development Laboratory was created within the department in 1944. In June 1963, the departmental laboratories were reorganized into the Engineering Development Laboratory, the Engineering Materials Laboratory, the Engineering Physics Laboratory, and the Engineering Technology Laboratory.

Scope and Content

This collection primarily consists of group photographs of Engineering Physics Laboratory (EPL) staff members from 1986. Also included are a random selection of reports and documents, many associated with Paul M. Tannenbaum, formerly Senior Research Physicist at the EPL. One deals with the remote viewing and handling of materials, two on colorimetry, including a "color difference slide rule," soil temperature studies, and a recruitment brochure and single issue of the Engineering Department newsletter (1988). Also included is a T-shirt celebrating the 45th anniversary of the EPL and a pewter plate commemorating its 50th anniversary.

Access Restrictions

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

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Additional Description

Separated Material

Photographs and negatives from the Environmental Control Department's Air, Explosions, Noise, and Solid Waste Group were transferred to the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department.

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Engineering Physics Laboratory historical files
Rainer Naus
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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA