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Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation research reports

1942-2007
 Collection
Identifier: 1645

Abstract

This collection contains research reports for the purpose of developing and elaborating exhibits and interpretations of the Hagley Museum. The reports were prepared by a permanent research staff and by participants in the Hagley Fellowship Program. The research reports also include scholarly articles that use Hagley's collections or are about subjects that pertain to Hagley's mission.

Dates

  • 1942-2007

Creator

Extent

7.5 Linear Feet

Historical Note

The Hagley Museum was established in the aftermath of the DuPont Company's sesquicentennial in 1952. The museum preserved and partially restored the site of the original DuPont powder yards, which had closed 30 years before. It also documented and presented the early industrial history of the Brandywine Valley area.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Content

The research reports were produced by the museum beginning in 1953 for the purpose of developing and elaborating its exhibits and interpretations. They were prepared by a permanent research staff and by participants in the Hagley Fellowship Program, administered jointly with the University of Delaware, many of whom went on to distinguished careers in the history of technology and business. The reports were produced from manuscript and secondary sources at the Hagley Museum and Library. They have the advantage of collecting and condensing information on selected topics relating to the industrial history of the Brandywine Valley and providing tracings back to the original sources. The research reports also include scholarly articles that use Hagley's collections or about subjects that pertain to Hagley's mission.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies for a selection of the reports may be viewed in the Hagley Digital Archives.

Use Restrictions

No restrictions on use.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation research reports
Status:
Online
Date:
2016
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

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400