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Craven-McDade family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2308
Abstract: The Craven-McDade family had several family members working in the gunpowder and explosives industry for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and later the Hercules Powder Company. These papers related to the Craven and McDade family of Henry Clay village in Delaware.
Dates: 1899-1954

George H. Gilbert and Co. records

 Collection
Identifier: 2178
Abstract: The George H. Gilbert & Company manufactured broadcloth and cloakings in Ware, Massachusetts, and high-grade woolen flannels, for which it developed a national reputation until 1930. The records consist of applications for fire insurance and insurance policies covering the woolen mill, Gilbert's house, tenant housing, and outbuildings.
Dates: 1842-1863

Houses on Breck's Lane, Delaware list of renters

 Collection
Identifier: 2013
Abstract: Homes on Breck's Lane were owned by William Winder "Chickā€ Laird Jr. (1910-1989), and served as workers' housing. Laird was the director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The record is a single sheet listing the houses on Breck's Lane near Wilmington, Delaware, that were originally workers' housing attached to the Brandywine Works of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.
Dates: circa 1940

Wyomissing Development Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1905
Abstract: The Wyomissing Development Company was a housing development firm for the employees of a manufacturer of knitting machinery, the Textile Machine Works. Both companies were incorporated by Henry Janssen (1866-1948) and Ferdinand Thun (1866-1948). The collection contains two minute books which document the organization of the Wyomissing Development Company, the acquisition of land for the company town and other public facilities including stores, parks, playgrounds, schools, and hospitals.
Dates: 1913-1934