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Louis R. Wonderly papers

Creation: 1907-1989
 Collection
Accession: 2844

Abstract

Louis R. Wonderly (1931-) worked in the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Secretary's Department for thirty years. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. This small collection of Louis Wonderly's papers provides a glimpse into the secretary's work at the DuPont Company. It would be of interest to those researching the DuPont Company's upper-level management and operations from the 1920s through the 1970s.

Dates

  • Creation: 1907-1989

Creator

Extent

.5 Linear Feet

Biographical Note

Louis R. Wonderly (1931-) worked in the Secretary's Department at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company for thirty years. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company.

Louis R. Wonderly Sr. was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, to Alberta R. Harple Wonderly (1905-1966) and Lewis R. Wonderly (1901-1979). He graduated from Phoenixville High School and Pennsylvania State University.

Wonderly joined the DuPont Company in 1960; he began working in the Secretary's Department in 1966. In 1967, he was appointed secretary to the DuPont monthly management meetings. In 1969, Wonderly was the assistant secretary to the company's board of directors.

In 1976, Wonderly became the assistant secretary of the Remington Arms Co., a DuPont subsidiary, as well as the secretary to the Executive, Finance, and Compensation committees.

Wonderly retired from the DuPont Company in 1989.

In 1959, he married Carolyn Wisswaesser Wonderly (circa 1938-); the couple has one son.

Scope and Contents

This small collection of Louis Wonderly's papers provides a glimpse into the secretary's work at the DuPont Company. The documentation consists of management notes; secretary memoranda; and company executives' biographical information, including portrait photographs. There are DuPont Company organizational charts, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. This collection is arranged in chronological order. It would be of interest to those researching the DuPont Company's upper-level management and operations from the 1920s through the 1970s.

Access Restrictions

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

Language of Materials

English

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Louis R. Wonderly papers
Author:
Laurie Sather
Date:
2024
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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