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DuPont American Industries employees meeting photograph

Accession: 1969-149

DuPont American Industries was formed in 1918 as a holding of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company in order to purchase a substantial portion of General Motors and Chevrolet stock. This item is a portrait of a large group of male employees of DuPont American Industries.

Dates: 1918 June 19

John J. Raskob papers

Accession: 0473

The collection documents Raskob's business and political careers as well as his personal life. The papers document significant aspects of the histories of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and the General Motors Corporation during the first half of the twentieth century.

Dates: 1900-1956

Pennsylvania Power & Light Company predecessor and subsidiary companies records

Accession: 1552

Pennsylvania Power & Light traces its origins to the various water and gas light companies that began operating in the eastern part of the state during the mid-nineteenth century. The records of the Pennsylvania Power & Light Company predecessor and subsidiary companies document the history of the gas and electric utility industry in eastern Pennsylvania in the years between 1853 and 1957. The collection includes both the administrative and operating records of more than 1100 companies that merged to form the PP&L system.

Dates: 1853-1957

Pennsylvania Power & Light Company records

Accession: 1962

Pennsylvania Power & Light Company formed in 1920 through the consolidation of eight electric utilities companies serving central and eastern Pennsylvania. The collection primarily includes corporate papers documenting the company’s acquisition of various competing electric companies in the early-to-mid twentieth century by way of franchise building, market research and corporate communications, hydroelectric development through studies and surveys on Pennsylvania’s waterways, and material documenting the company’s various power plants in central eastern Pennsylvania. Financial and accounting records of the Pennsylvania Water & Power Company, which PP&L acquired in 1955, are also included.

Dates: 1796-1995; Majority of material found within 1920-1975

Philadelphia Electric Company records

Accession: 1780

The Philadelphia Electric Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania on October 31, 1929, as a merger of The Philadelphia Electric Company (incorporated in Pa. on October 27, 1902), the Philadelphia Suburban-Counties Gas & Electric Company, and three other small utility companies. It is the primary gas and electric company for Philadelphia, its surrounding counties and Cecil and Harford Counties in northeastern Maryland. Their records consist of microfilm copies of the minute books of about 150 of the predecessor companies of the Philadelphia Electric Company.

Dates: 1836-1953; Majority of material found within 1890-1915

Reading Company records

Accession: 1520

Chartered in 1871, Reading Company was the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled by the predecessor Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company between 1833 and 1896. The collection consists of the corporate records of the Reading Company (1871-1976), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company (1833-1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company (1896-1923), and 159 predecessors and subsidiaries.

Dates: 1795-1979

Thomas Parke Hughes papers

Accession: 2259

Thomas Parke Hughes (1923-2014), was one of the leading historians of technology of his era. This collection consists of files relating to the research and production of Professor Hughes' two prize-winning books, Networks of Power, and Elmer Sperry: Inventor and Engineer. Also included are Elmer Sperry's original desk diaries.

Dates: 1912-1984

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Manuscripts and Archives 6
Audiovisual Collections 1
Public utility holding companies 4
Electric industries 3
Electric utilities 3
Holding companies 3
Coal mines and mining 2
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 2
Pennsylvania Power & Light Company 2
Adams Express Company 1
American Railway Association 1
Association of American Railroads 1
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Association of Railway Executives (U.S.) 1
Baer, George F. (George Frederick), 1842-1914 1
Baird, Matthew, 1817-1877 1
Baldwin Locomotive Works 1
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1
Beech Creek Railroad Company 1
Bertrand, Charles Edward, 1915-1978 1
Biddle, Edward R. (Edward Robert) 1
Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railway Company 1
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Railroad of New Jersey 1
Chauncey, Elihu, 1779-1847 1
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company 1
Corbin, Austin, 1827-1896 1
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company 1
Dice, Agnew T. (Agnew Thomson), 1862-1932 1
Dickson, Samuel, 1837-1915 1
Drexel, Morgan & Co 1
Du Pont American Industries, Inc 1
Elmira, Cortland, and Northern Railroad Company 1
Emlen, William F. (William Fishbourn), 1787-1866 1
Empire Transportation Company 1
Ewing, Charles H., 1866-1935 1
Fall Brook Railway Company 1
Furness, Frank, 1839-1912 1
General Motors Corporation 1
Gowan & Marx 1
Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889 1
Harris, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910 1
Hughes, Thomas Parke 1
J.P. Morgan & Co 1
Jersey Central Transportation Company 1
Jersey Shore, Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway Company 1
Junction Railroad Company 1
Knight, Edward C. (Edward Collings), 1813-1892 1
Knights of Labor 1
Lehigh & Susquehanna Rail Road (Firm) 1
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company 1
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company 1
Lewis, Edwin M. 1
Lorenz, William, 1826-1884 1
McLeod, A. A. (Archibald Angus), 1848-1902 1
Montour Iron Company 1
Montour Iron and Steel Company 1
National Company 1
New York Central Railroad Company 1
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company 1
New York and Long Branch Railroad 1
Nichols, Henry K. (Henry Kuhl), 1830-1904 1
Nicolls, G. A. (Gustavus A.), 1817-1886 1
Norfolk and Western Railway Company 1
Osborne, John H. (John Humfrey), 1818-1894 1
Pennsylvania Coal Company 1
Pennsylvania Railroad 1
Pennsylvania Water & Power Company 1
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 1
Philadelphia Electric Company 1
Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company 1
Philadelphia and Reading Relief Association 1
Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad 1
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency 1
Powelton Iron and Coal Company 1
Pullman Company 1
Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950 1
Reading Company 1
Reading Iron Company 1
Reading Terminal (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Robinson, Moncure, 1802-1891 1
Robinson, Wirt, 1806-1865 1
Sayre, Robert H. (Robert Heysham), 1824-1907 1
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 1
Sperry, Elmer Ambrose, 1860-1930 1
Tamaqua and Lansford Street Railway Company 1
Temple Iron Company 1
Tide-Water Pipe Company, Limited 1
Toland, Henry 1
United Mine Workers of America 1
United States Express Company 1
United States Railroad Administration 1
United States Railroad Labor Board 1
Voorhees, Theodore, 1847-1916 1
Welsh, J. Lowber (John Lowber), 1842-1904 1
West Pittston Coal Company 1
Western Maryland Railroad Company 1
Western Union Telegraph Company 1
Williamsport and North Branch Railroad Company 1
Wootten, John E. (John Eastburn), 1823-1898 1
Workingmen’s Benevolent Association of Schuyklill County, Pennsylvania 1
Wyoming Valley Coal Company 1
Young Men's Christian Association. Reading Railway Department 1
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