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Abstract: The Allied Kid Company was a major manufacturer of kid leather and suede; it was one of the most important specialty leather firms in Wilmington. The records are a miscellaneous collection of Allied Kid Company materials preserved by Alexander Ulin of the Specialty Division of the company in Wilmington. The bulk of the records consist of laboratory and production notebooks giving chemical formulae and instructions for tanning and dyeing batches of hides, including calfskin, goatskin, and suede.
Abstract: Ansco G. Bruinier, Jr. (1898-1993) was the Technical Advertising Manager for the Dyestuffs Division, Organic Chemicals Department at DuPont in the mid-twentieth century. His papers, which are fragmentary and include both work and personal documents, give insight into World War II and post-war era corporate sales and advertising strategies. Included in his work papers are interoffice correspondence, DuPont departmental organizational charts, and Dyestuffs Division advertisement proofs used in various trade journals representing the cotton, wool, paper, and textiles industries.
Abstract: The Philadelphia chemical manufacturing firm of Carter & Scattergood was founded in 1834. It continued to do business under that name until 1911, when it was sold to the Henry Bower Chemical Manufacturing Company. Their records include day books, ledgers, receipt books, laboratory books containing records of wages, materials, processes and apparatus; production tables; correspondence including one describing in detail the first four years of the firm's operations; and receipts and bills.
Abstract: Donald Robert Hull (1911-1995) was a longtime employee at the DuPont Company mainly working with nylon and textile fibers. The collection pertains to his work at DuPont and Hull's consulting firm, Fiber Concepts, Inc.
Abstract: DuPont (China), Inc. was a firm established to manage the exports of dyestuffs manufactured in China by the DuPont Company's Organic Chemicals Department. The collection consists of materials from DuPont's Organic Chemicals Department in China and a group of reports and notebooks describing the beginnings of DuPont's dyestuffs ventures in East Asia.
Dates: 1921-1951; Majority of material found within 1941-1950
Abstract: The E.I. du Pont de Nemours Niagara Plant produces a number of specialty chemicals, such as polymer acetates, sodium cyanide, and methyl chloride; the plant was purchased by the DuPont Company in 1930. This small collection of Niagara Plant historical files consists of plant histories, photographs, biographical information on personnel, drawings of plant buildings, and some artifacts.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Organic Chemicals Department, Dyestuffs Division manuals and notebooks
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was a chemical company and began a research program in dyes in 1916. By the late 1920s the DuPont Company was one of the four major U.S. dye producers and controlled twenty-five percent of the market. The records consist of notebooks and procedures on dyes, which describe the colors, uses, applications, tests, and fastness and dying properties for dyes manufactured by DuPont and its competitors.
Abstract: Gordon Derby Patterson (1897-1982) was a chemist who spent nearly forty years with the Central Research Department (formerly the Chemical Department) at the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. In addition to his early work in pigments and rayon, Patterson directed research in high-energy radiation generators, radioactive tracer techniques, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscopy, and absorption spectroscopy. His papers provide extensive documentation for these projects, giving particular emphasis on ideas and suggestions for possible areas of exploration. In addition, there are administrative records, including outlines for research directors and the Steering Committee reviewing the status of current and proposed projects, as well as technical reference materials, such as summary reports, scientific papers, and literature reviews.
Dates: 1920-1966; Majority of material found within 1926-1962
Abstract: Science and Corporate Strategy is a scholarly history of research and development at the DuPont Company authored by David A. Hounshell (1950-) and John Kenly Smith (1951-). As part of their research, Hounshell and Smith conducted sixty-one oral history interviews with forty-seven current and former chemical engineers involved in DuPont's R & D programs. The interviews constitute an exhaustive first-person account of DuPont's research programs with special emphasis on personalities and the organizational culture of the various DuPont research facilities.
Abstract: A collection of bulletins and reports from the library of DuPont's Jackson Laboratory. Most were generated by the Organic Chemicals Department, which operated Jackson Laboratory, but others come from other DuPont Departments and their laboratories.
Dates: 1931-1997; bulk 1944-1963
Abstract: Jackson Laboratory was a dye works established in 1917 by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The records of the Jackson Laboratory are fragmentary in nature and divided into two series that document cutting-edge research projects conducted by DuPont scientists, primarily in the 1920s and 1930s. Under the direction of Fletcher B. Holmes (1877-1961) and W. S. Calcott (1892-1952), the processes for producing many important products, including neoprene synthetic rubber, were perfected during this period.
Abstract: John Joseph Beer (1927-) was a professor of the history of science and chemistry at the University of Delaware until his retirement in 1992. Beer played a major role in developing the university’s program in the history of technology and the Hagley Fellowship Program. The bulk of the papers consists of correspondence, notes, research materials, and drafts for a projected book or article on "Russia iron," a highly finished, wear-resistant iron produced in Russia during the nineteenth century.
Dates: 1835-1991; Majority of material found within 1961-1991
Abstract: Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company began operation in 1831 as a cotton cloth manufacturer in Rockford, Delaware. After the Civil War, the company concentrated on finishing cotton cloth. In later years it became famous for its Ban-lon artificial fiber but eventually withdrew from manufacturing in favor of licensing its processes and trademarks to other companies. The records consist of miscellaneous correspondence and reports, possibly from W. Ralph MacIntyre (1897-1984), president. The records include research reports and notebooks on dyeing, bleaching, printing, and finishing of fabrics.
Abstract: Joseph W. Lynch was a textile chemist at the DuPont Company from 1954 to 1994. Lynch's papers document his forty-year career at DuPont. Some company records in Lynch's possession antedate his employment, while others describe his job searches from 1952 to 1954. The bulk of the records deal with customer relations, including identifying and resolving problems concerning DuPont's textile fiber products and providing technical assistance to customers.
Dates: 1943-1994; Majority of material found within 1954-1979
Abstract: The L. & R. Organic Products Co., Inc. records consist of invoices for imports as well as business and personal correspondence.
Abstract: The Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company operated cotton textile mills in Wilmington, Delaware, where they manufactured, bleached, dyed, and finished a variety of cotton-made goods. The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. This collection consists of eleven small notebooks from the two companies regarding their work.
Abstract: Rolf Dessauer (born 1926) began a lengthy career with E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 1952 as a research chemist at Jackson Laboratory, DuPont’s center for dye research. Dessauer invented chemistry in which exposure to visible light stabilized the background enabling dark and light areas to retain their contrast. Intense research and patent studies led Dessauer and his colleagues to a new technology, UVI – Ultraviolet Imaging. His papers document Dessauer’s career as a noted scientist and chemist.
- Textile fibers, Synthetic 6
- Chemical industry 4
- Textile industry 4
- Reports 3
- Testing laboratories 3
- Chemistry, Organic 2
- Commerce 2
- Correspondence 2
- Cotton manufacture 2
- Dye industry -- Employees 2
- Industrial chemists 2
- Laboratory notebooks 2
- Polymers 2
- Textile fabrics -- Sample books 2
- Advertising executives 1
- Chemical engineering 1
- Chemical laboratory technicians 1
- Chemical plants 1
- China -- Foreign relations 1
- Chrome-yellow 1
- Clothing and dress 1
- Color 1
- Customer relations 1
- Employees -- Training of 1
- Iron industry and trade 1
- Japan 1
- Kanto Earthquake, Japan, 1923 1
- Leather -- Sample books 1
- Leather industry and trade 1
- Leather workers 1
- Manuals (Instructional materials) 1
- Market surveys 1
- Marketing 1
- Minutes 1
- Notebooks 1
- Office workers 1
- Oral histories 1
- Patents 1
- Photochemistry 1
- Polymers -- Research 1
- Potassium dichromate 1
- Prussian blue 1
- Refrigerants 1
- Research, Industrial 1
- Rubber, Artificial 1
- Shipbuilding 1
- Ships 1
- Synthetic fibers industry -- Employees 1
- Tanning 1
- Testing 1 ∧ less
- Jackson Laboratory (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) 3
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Organic Chemicals Department 2
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Textile Fibers Department 2
- Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co 2
- Allied Kid Company 1
- Beer, John J. 1
- Bruinier, Ansco G., Jr., 1898-1993 1
- Carter & Scattergood 1
- Chemours Company 1
- Dessauer, Rolf 1
- DuPont (China), Inc 1
- E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company. Organic Chemicals Department. Dyestuffs Division 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research Department 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Department 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Niagra Plant 1
- Fiber Concepts, Inc. 1
- Hagley Museum and Library 1
- Hounshell, David A. 1
- Hull, Donald R., 1911-1995 1
- L. & R. Organic Products, Co., Inc 1
- Lynch, Joseph W. 1
- Patterson, Gordon D., Sr. (Gordon Derby), 1897-1982 1
- Pusey & Jones Corporation 1
- Pusey and Jones Company 1
- Smith, John K. (John Kenly) 1
- Ulin, Alexander 1
- University of Delaware 1 ∧ less