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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company organization charts

1915-1992
 Collection
Accession: 2101

Abstract

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) for the production of gunpowder. The organization charts show the evolution of DuPont's corporate structure, including the period 1919 to 1921, when the decentralized, multi-divisional form was adopted, and the diversification and restructuring of the 1980s. As the charts also show the names of company officials above supervisory rank, they may also be used to follow individual career paths.

Dates

  • 1915-1992

Creator

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Historical Note

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. The du Pont’s purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. During wartime the company was a major supplier for the United States government. During peacetime, the company marketed their product towards sportsmen and hunters. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. By 1926 the company officially dissolved the powder production unit, although it had already been inactive for many years.

Organization of the Collection

This collection is organized into series:

  • I. Corporate
  • II. Departments and divisions
  • III. Plants
  • IV. Subsidiaries

Scope and Content

The organization charts show the evolution of DuPont's corporate structure, including the period 1919 to 1921, when the decentralized, multi-divisional form was adopted, and the diversification and restructuring of the 1980s. As the charts also show the names of company officials above supervisory rank, they may also be used to follow individual career paths.

The overall corporate charts are complete from 1925 to 1991. The departmental and divisional charts are incomplete and reflect only those departments existing in the late 1970s and 1980s. Charts for divisions within departments are filed after those for the department as a whole. Earlier departmental and divisional charts are available in the Published Collections Department at Hagley Museum and Library.

There are also charts for Conoco Inc. and the Consolidation Coal Co. after their integration with DuPont in 1987, as well as for DuPont of Canada Limited and the Remington Arms Co.

Access to Collection

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

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company organization charts
Status:
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:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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