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Atlantic Dynamite Company payroll books

 Collection
Accession: 2706
Abstract:

The Atlantic Dynamite Company was one of the largest manufacturers of dynamite in the United States between 1882 and 1904. These are four volumes containing entries listing employees, hours worked, and wages paid at a dynamite plant at Kenvil, New Jersey.

Dates: 1872-1898

Atlas Powder Company records

 Collection
Accession: 1516
Abstract:

Incorporated in 1912, Atlas Powder Company functioned as an independent explosives and chemicals company until 1971, when it was purchased by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (U.K.) and became its American affiliate under the name ICI Americas, Inc. The collection consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence from Atlas in addition to both predecessor and subsidiary companies.

Dates: 1868-1958, bulk 1912-1958

Austin Powder Company album

 Collection
Accession: 1973-231
Abstract:

The Austin Powder Company is a Cleveland-based manufacturer of industrial explosives and provider of blasting services around North America. The company began in 1833 at a site south of Cleveland, Ohio along the Cuyahoga River. The album contains photographic prints of the Austin Powder Company's plant near Solon, Ohio, circa 1900.

Dates: circa 1900

Bill Mackey papers

 Collection
Accession: 2295
Abstract:

Bill Mackey (1906-1996) was a chemical engineer and the plant manager of the Technical Division of the Explosives Department of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. His papers consist of a mix of personal and DuPont Company materials documenting his career as an explosives expert.

Dates: 1922-1989

"Cavalcade of America" television commercials on film

 Collection
Accession: 2005-254
Abstract:

The Cavalcade of America television show was an anthology drama which aired on NBC from 1952 to 1953 and ABC from 1953 to 1957. The show was adapted from a radio show of the same name sponsored by the DuPont Company, a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802.This collections consists of two reels of television commercials for various DuPont products. The commercials feature various spokesmen talking about or demonstrating the products. One commercial features DuPont Company president Crawford Greenewalt.

Dates: 1952-1957

Cazenove Gardner Lee, Jr. photographs and negatives

 Collection
Accession: 1969-085
Abstract:

Cazenove Gardner Lee, Jr. (1882-1945) was a genealogist and prolific writer, who founded the Society of Lees of Virginia. This collection conists of photographs and negatives relating to family and career of Cazenove Gardner Lee, Jr. The images are primarily of various gunpowder mills and machinery.

Dates: circa 1900-1925

Charles L. Reese laboratory notebooks

 Collection
Accession: 2266
Abstract:

Charles Lee Reese Sr. (1862-1940) was a chemist and scientist at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1902 to 1931. Until 1900 he taught chemistry in several American schools, and then began his career in industrial research with the New Jersey Zinc Company. The collection consists of nineteen volumes of Reese's laboratory notebooks, most dating from his tenure at New Jersey Zinc. A minority of the notebooks cover some of his early work for DuPont.

Dates: 1900-1927

Charles Lee Reese papers

 Collection
Accession: 1590
Abstract:

Charles Lee Reese, Sr. (1862-1940) was a chemist and scientist at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1902 to 1931. The Charles L. Reese papers are a group of material from his student days, the texts of lectures and articles, biographical materials and genealogical notes.

Dates: 1831-1947; Majority of material found within 1880-1936

Crawford H. Greenewalt papers

 Collection
Accession: 1814
Abstract:

Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. This collection consists of Greenewalt's papers from his time as president and chairman of the board. There is a broad range of external correspondence, internal company communications and reports, presidential working papers, transcripts of speeches, and published articles that make up the collection.

Dates: 1928-1968; Majority of material found within 1942-1968

DuPont Company Advertising Department collection of graphic materials

 Collection
Accession: 1996-291
Abstract:

The Advertising Department representatives in each of the industrial departments worked with the central staff in creating ad campaigns.The collection consists of miscellaneous Du Pont Company advertising materials, including postcards, pictorial envelopes, lantern slides, advertisements, display cards, and illustrated pamphlets.

Dates: circa 1910-1970

DuPont Company Brandywine powder yards and neighboring worker communities' photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2017-226
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). This collection of more than 1250 discrete photographs depicts the landscape and buildings at or near the company's explosives manufacturing plants along Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware. Approximately 900 images depict powder yard sites, including the DuPont Experimental Station, either during the mills' final decades of operation or prior to, during, and after excavation and restoration work on the site in the 1950s and 1960s. Most of the remaining images depict the worker communities which surrounded the powder yards.

Dates: 1820-1970; Majority of material found within 1890-1960

DuPont Company Engineering Department photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1982-300
Abstract:

The E.I. du Pont de Nemours is a chemical company commonly known as the DuPont Company was established in 1802, and began by manufacturing gunpowder and later chemical compounds. The foundations for the Engineering Department were laid in 1902. The department’s purpose was to design and construct high explosives plants, design powder machinery and create extensions to existing plants. The DuPont Engineering Department collection consists of photographic material documenting Twentieth century construction projects throughout the many different E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company work sites, including some outside construction projects within the explosives and chemical industry. There are 209 work sites which are arranged in alphabetical order.

Dates: 1903-1987; Majority of material found within 1903-1945

DuPont Company Executive Committee records

 Collection
Accession: 2091
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The Executive Committee became the principal body for coordinating the work of the various departments of the rapidly growing company, establishing company organizational structure and policy; approving capital expenditures and contracts; and fixing salary levels, bonuses, and other compensation. The files are arranged in six series. The "E" files are primarily service record information on members of the Executive Committee, giving some prior history of the person's career with DuPont. The "D" files are limited to organization charts, dating from 1914 to 1917. The "O" files (Operative Committee), "F" files (Finance Committee), and "X" files (Executive Committee) are primarily related to patents and licensing. Finally, materials copied by David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith for their book, Science and Corporate Strategy, are included.

Dates: 1903-1991; Majority of material found within 1950-1982

DuPont Company, Louviers Works manuals

 Collection
Accession: 2320
Abstract:

The DuPont Company's Louviers Works manufactured dynamite in Colorado, beginning production in 1908. The works provided explosives, primarily for mines in the region, and was part of the DuPont Company Explosives Department. This small collection consists of five copies of operations manuals from the DuPont Company's Louviers Works that were issued to the manager of the works. The manuals are about plant methods, office rules for safety protocols, and chemical operations for producing ammonium nitrate, nitric acid concentrate, and ammonia oxidation.

Dates: 1920; 1938-1939; 1955; 1958

DuPont Company Museum collection

 Collection
Accession: 1968-001
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. The collection consists of photographs and prints that document the early history of the DuPont Company’s involvement in the gunpowder and explosives industries from the 1860s through the 1920s. The bulk of the collection are photographs of employees, executives, and plant views, including aftermaths of explosions and construction. This collection also includes a variety of advertisements for the DuPont Company as well as other non-DuPont related trades. A large portion of this collection are oversize materials (panoramic photographs and advertising posters).

Dates: 1885-1952

DuPont Company photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1971-423
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. During World War I, the DuPont Company entered the dye industry. This small collection of photographs is primarily of DuPont Company plant sites of dye works and explosives. There are numerous views of the Carrollville, Wisconsin, plant and the Terre, Indiana, plant.

Dates: 1802-1928; 1944

DuPont Company plants during World War I

 Collection
Accession: 1793
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. It was organized in Paris in 1801 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont and originally produced gunpowder. The collection consists of a binder containing miscellaneous memoranda and tables describing DuPont's manufacture of ordnance between 1914 and 1919.

Dates: 1914-1920

DuPont Company playing cards

 Collection
Accession: 1980-226
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 and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection consists of two decks of playing cards illustrated with the DuPont oval and a game bird picture on the back of each card.

Dates: circa 1909

DuPont Company Pompton Lakes plant photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2006-225
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company, established in 1802. In 1902 the DuPont Company acquired the Smith Electric Fuze Company and some other properties in the Pompton Lakes, New Jersey area. This collection consists of one color photograph showing three DuPont Company explosives delivery trucks, 1966 and two aerial photographs of the DuPont Company's Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, plant.

Dates: 1962-1966

DuPont Company representatives with blasters photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1999-229
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company began with the production of gunpowder. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations. This is a snapshot photograph of DuPont Company representatives in a field with blasters. It shows blasting equipment, dynamite, dynamite boxes, and a camera on a tripod.

Dates: circa 1910

DuPont Powder Co., One section of B Plant Box Repair Shop panorama

 Collection
Accession: 2013-217
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established as a black powder manufactory in 1802. The DuPont Company purchased a site near City Point, Virginia on the James River in 1912 in order to build a dynamite plant located closer to the southern market. The onset of World War I, however, created a great demand for guncotton, and the Hopewell Works was converted to that purpose, starting in 1915. This item is a 1916 panoramic photograph of the repair shop.

Dates: 1916 November

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Experimental Station photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2008-223
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). In 1903 the DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from DuPont's first black powder works. This collection contains photographs of general views of the Experimental Station showing its growth over time.

Dates: 1920-1988

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1993-256
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 Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection consists of photographs that document two separate activities. First grouping shows a nyalite (and explosive) outdoor safety demonstration (1905) probably conducted in the Hagley powder yards.

Dates: 1900-1920

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Wilmington Shops photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1993-282
Abstract:

The Wilmington Shops were preceded by the first DuPont Company machine shop facilities on the Brandywine River. This is a collection of photographs from the DuPont's Company Wilmington Shops, a large machine shop that produced specialized equipment which was used in DuPont Company plants. A few of the images show the interior of the shops, but the majority picture individual machines

Dates: 1934-1944

Edward M. Harrington collection of Aetna Powder Company and DuPont Company material

 Collection
Accession: 1968-007
Abstract:

Edward M. Harrington (1866-1933) was a chemist and expert on blasting cap design. He held several positions at the Aetna Powder Company, eventually becoming superintendent of the dynamite works at Aetna, Indiana. Harrington then went on to work for the DuPont Company at various plants in the Operating Department until his retirement in 1921. Images in this collection are of dynamite and other explosive plants, including Aetna Powder Company plants in Newport, Rhode Island (electric blasting caps) and Aetna, Indiana, and DuPont Company plants in Repauno, New Jersey; Hopwell, Virginia, and many other locations. Photographs show buildings, office and plant interiors, many with workers, employee groups, housing, and recreation.

Dates: circa 1889-1920

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. dynamite works panoramic photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1969-155
Abstract:

The Louviers dynamite works began production in 1908 and provided explosives primarily for mines in the region. The panoramic photograph shows a view of the DuPont Company dynamite works at Louviers, Colorado, including the magazine area, powder line, and overall view.

Dates: 1922

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Guncotton plant panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-145
Abstract:

The DuPont Company purchased a site near City Point, Virginia on the James River in 1912 in order to build a dynamite plant located closer to the southern market. The panoramic photographs show exteriors of the plant, views of the workers' housing, the town (including the African American section), and a photograph of the Hopewell China Corporation, a post-war reuse of one of the facilities.

Dates: 1918-circa 1920

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Haskell Works panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-141
Abstract:

In 1902, DuPont took control of Laflin & Rand, including the Haskell Works. Infallible and Ballistite powders were manufactured there. The works played an important role in smokeless powder production during World War I. The panoramic photographs depict views of the Du Pont Company's smokeless powder works in Haskell, New Jersey and the workers village nearby.

Dates: circa 1920

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Penniman shell loading plant panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-161
Abstract:

The DuPont Company acquired a site on the York River in Virginia on which they planned to build a dynamite plant. The U.S. Government took over the property in 1918 and got the DuPont Company to build a shell loading plant instead. These three panoramic photographs show overall views of the shell loading plant at Penniman, Virginia during World War I.

Dates: 1918

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Pompton Lakes panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-152
Abstract:

In 1902 the DuPont Company acquired the Smith Electric Fuze Company and some other properties in the Pompton Lakes, New Jersey area. DuPont continued the manufacture of fuses, blasting caps, and other blasting supplies at the plant, adding a shell plant and other facilities. One panoramic photograph shows an overview of the DuPont Company plant at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, 1918, and the other is a group portrait of staff, August 25, 1943.

Dates: 1918; 1943

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Racine explosive plant engineers panoramic photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1969-147
Abstract:

In 1918, the company opened an additional plant in Racine, Wisconsin to increase the production of smokeless powder to meet the growing demand in order to support the war effort. This panoramic photograph shows a group of engineers outside of the plant.

Dates: circa 1914-1918

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Repauno Works panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-142
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works manufactured high explosive dynamite. The company began as the Repauno Chemical Company on June 7, 1880, by Lammot du Pont (1831-1884), a chemist working for the family business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company which originally produced gunpowder. The panoramic photographs show two views of the dynamite works and workers village at the DuPont Company's Repauno Works.

Dates: 1919; 1926

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Explosives Department records

 Collection
Accession: 2144
Abstract:

In the years leading up to the Second World War, the United States government initiated a massive effort to ensure that adequate supplies of essential materials would be readily available should the country's armed forces become actively engaged in military conflict. At the request of the Army Ordnance Department, the DuPont Company participated in these procurement programs by undertaking the design, construction, and operation of plants for the manufacture of military explosives and other chemical products essential to the successful prosecution of the war. The records of the Explosives Department consist of special reports to the Executive Committee, the files of general manager Edward B. Yancey, and the files of powder superintendent Charles E. Seymour.

Dates: 1923-1959; Majority of material found within 1937-1957

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company minute books

 Collection
Accession: 2530
Abstract:

The E. I du Pont de Nemours & Company minute books document an important era in the history of the company from just before the turn of the twentieth century through the 1930s. The DuPont Company in this time went through many changes in structure under the leadership of cousins T. Coleman du Pont, Alfred I. du Pont, and Pierre S. du Pont.

Dates: 1899-1940

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Public Affairs Department records

 Collection
Accession: 1410
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The Public Affairs Department began as the Publicity Bureau in 1916, to deal with issues raised by the great increase of business spawned by World War I. Prior to this time, publicity had been handled by the Advertising Division, created in 1911. The Public Affairs Department records contain biographical sketches of deceased officers, employees, and du Pont family members, as well as histories of company plants, predecessor companies, and all line and staff departments. The alphabetical history file contains press releases, memoranda, and pamphlets that were assembled for various public relations campaigns.

Dates: 1912-1983

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works historical files

 Collection
Accession: 2387
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works manufactured high explosive dynamite. The company began as the Repauno Chemical Company on June 7, 1880 founded by Lammot du Pont (1831-1884). Lammot du Pont was a chemist working for the family business, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company which originally produced gunpowder. This collection consists of material for the 100th anniversary of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Repauno Works.

Dates: 1918-1983; Majority of material found within 1965-1983

Eugene du Pont Jr. papers

 Collection
Accession: 1599
Abstract:

Eugene du Pont Jr. (1873-1954) was a director of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1917 until 1954, and a great grandson of company founder, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The collection contains the personal papers of Eugene du Pont, Jr., and the records of the Kinloch Gun Club, a private shooting club which he founded. It also contains a separate collection of correspondence between his brother Alfred I. du Pont, vice president and general manager of the DuPont Company, with his assistant Frank L. Connable, which is an important source for the history of the company in the early 1900s.

Dates: 1835-1956

Francis Gurney du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 1600
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The papers consist of du Pont's student lecture and laboratory notes; letters; technical notes and papers; records of gunpowder production; patent specifications and drawings; patent correspondence; and printed patents related to gunpowder.

Dates: 1844-1900

Francis Gurney du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: 0504
Abstract:

Francis Gurney du Pont (1850-1904) was the youngest son of Alexis I. du Pont (1816-1857) and Joanna Smith du Pont (1815-1876), and grandson of Éleuthère Irénée "E.I." du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The papers of du Pont describe both his business activities at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, his family life, and his activities in the Episcopal Church.

Dates: 1818-1911

Frederic J. LeMaistre business records

 Collection
Accession: 1709
Abstract:

Frederick J. LeMaistre (1879-1944) was a chemical engineer employed by the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company at its Eastern Laboratory for fourteen years. This collection consists of ten volumes; seven are LeMaistre's laboratory notebooks documenting his work on nitrates, nitroglycerin, artificial silk (rayon), pyralin, and solvents. Also included are two souvenir logbooks of tours by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and one Niagara Oil Company of Philadelphia cashbook.

Dates: 1865-1936; Majority of material found within 1907-1913

Glaze Mill in the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Hagley Yard photograph

 Collection
Accession: 1975-263
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 and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont the company began with the production of gunpowder. This image is an exterior partially obscured view of a glaze mill near the Brandywine River used in the manufacture of DuPont Company black powder and explosives.

Dates: 1903-1910

H.A. Weldy Powder Company lithograph

 Collection
Accession: 1998-271
Abstract:

Henry A. Weldy and members of the Shindel family purchased the small Huhn Powder mill outside Tamaqua, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Little Schuylkill River. They operated it as the H. A. Weldy Powder Company. Illustrations on the lithograph depict Tunnel Mills and Edgeworth Mills, which comprised the H. A. Weldy Powder Company.

Dates: circa 1865

Hercules Inc. personnel cards

 Collection
Accession: 2134
Abstract:

Hercules Inc. was a manufacturer of chemicals and munitions based in Wilmington, Delaware. The records consist of a sample of employee personnel records, or service record cards, that date from circa 1914 to 1933, as well as copies of the company pension and retirement savings plans that date from 1982 to 1990. The cards typically contain information on personal characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, age, physical appearance, and family, and also on occupation, wage rates, promotion, discipline, and reasons for discharge. The plants are scattered around the country and thus provide an interesting regional sample of the industrial workforce during the 1910s and 1920s. Pension and retirement savings plans are for both Hercules Incorporated and Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

Dates: 1914-1990

Hercules Powder Company calendar illustrations and Laflin and Rand display cards

 Collection
Accession: 1973-295
Abstract:

The Hercules Powder Co. was one of companies created from the break up of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours "powder trust" in 1911 as ruled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The Laflin and Rand Powder Company, one of the largest gunpowder manufacturers in the nineteenth century, was formed from several predecessor companies, including the Laflin Powder Company and the Smith & Rand Powder Company. This collection consists of a Hercules Powder Company calendar from 1919 and an undated illustration from a company calendar. There are also reproductions of a group of three different display card advertisements for Laflin & Rand Powder Company, probably for point-of-sale or counter display.

Dates: circa 1901-1920

Hudson Maxim papers

 Collection
Accession: 2147
Abstract:

Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor and chemist best known for his work in the development of smokeless gunpowder and military explosives. This collection focuses on Maxim's attempt to float his inventions in England during the late 1890s, his anti-pacifist crusade and war-era activities, and his work at Lake Hopatcong.

Dates: 1851-1925

Hudson Maxim papers

 Collection
Accession: 2154
Abstract:

Hudson Maxim (1853-1927) was an inventor and chemist best known for his work in the development of smokeless gunpowder and military explosives. The papers consist primarily of Maxim's published and manuscript writings from the period between 1907 and 1926. The writings range in topics: Napoleon, the future of naval and aerial warfare, and social Darwinism and anti-immigration.

Dates: 1861-1926

Indiana Ordnance Works, Ballistics Laboratory photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2001-209
Abstract:

The Indiana Ordnance Works was built by the DuPont Company for the U.S. Government beginning in 1940. It manufactured military explosives, propellants, and smokeless powder. This collection consists of photographs of the Ballistics Lab of the Indiana Ordnance Works.

Dates: 1941

Indiana Ordnance Works panoramic photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1969-143
Abstract:

The Indiana Ordnance Works was built by the DuPont Company for the U.S. Government beginning in 1940. It manufactured military explosives, propellants, and smokeless powder. The panoramic photographs show overviews of the Indiana Ordnance Works facilities, Charlestown, Indiana.

Dates: 1941

John E. Hyde collection of DuPont Company photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1999-220
Abstract:

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802. The du Pont family purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware for the production of black powder. In 1902 the DuPont Company acquired the Smith Electric Fuze Company and some other properties in the Pompton Lakes, New Jersey area. The DuPont Company also operated a dynamite plant near Hancock, Michigan. This collection consists of snapshot photographs from the works at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, and others from a plant in Michigan, most likely the Senter dynamite works near Hancock, Michigan.

Dates: circa 1906-1912

John W. Macklem collection of DuPont Company powder yards photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1968-010
Abstract:

John W. Macklem (1867-1948) began working for E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company as an errand boy at a young age and remained with the company his entire career. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. This collection comprises photographs of buildings and scenes in DuPont Company explosives manufacturing plants along the Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware, including the Eleutherian Mills (or Upper) yard, the Upper Hagley yard, and the Lower Hagley yard.

Dates: 1889-1936

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E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 2
Hercules Powder Company 2
Reese, Charles L. (Charles Lee), 1862-1940 2
Aetna Powder Company 1
Atlantic Dynamite Company 1
Atlantic Giant Powder Company 1
Atlas Powder Company 1
Atlas de Mexico 1
Austin Powder Company 1
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1
Black Diamond Powder Company 1
Boston Artificial Leather Company 1
Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 1
Brevolite Lacquer Company 1
Cazenove, Theophile, 1740-1811 1
Celluloid Zapon Company 1
Chaptal, Jean-Antoine-Claude, comte de Chanteloup, 1756-1832 1
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company 1
Connable, Frank L. (Frank Lee), 1871-1947 1
Cruger, Bertram P. (Bertram Peter), 1774-1854 1
Dallin Aerial Surveys 1
Darco Corporation 1
Darco Sales Corporation 1
Du Planty, McCall & Company 1
Du Planty, Raphael Defredot, 1776-1854 1
Du Pont de Nemours, Pere et Fils & Cie 1
Du Pont, Alexis I. (Alexis Irénée), 1869-1921 1
Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856 1
Du Pont, Bauduy & Company 1
Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869 1
Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834 1
Du Pont, Eugene, 1873-1954 1
Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963 1
Du Pont, Irénée, 1920- 1
Du Pont, Josephine de la Fite de Pelleport, 1770-1837 1
Du Pont, Lammot, 1831-1884 1
Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827 1
Duane, William, 1760-1835 1
Duratex Company 1
Duratex Corporation 1
Dutilh, Etienne, 1748-1810 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Advertising Department 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Atomic Energy Division 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Brandywine Works 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Department 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chemicals and Pigments Department 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Department 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Executive Committee 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hall of Records (Newbridge, Del.) 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Haskell Works 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. High Explosives Operating Department 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hopewell Works 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Old Hickory Plant 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Penniman Works 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Senter Works 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Victoria Plant 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Wilmington Shops 1
Eleutherian Mills (Greenville, Del. : Estate) 1
Evans Artificial Leather Company 1
Ford Motor Company 1
Fuller, A.D. (Arthur Davenport), 1889-1966 1
Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 1
Giant Powder Company 1
Giant Powder Company, Consolidated 1
Girard, Anthony 1
Great Northern Manufacturing and Supply Company 1
H.A. Weldy & Co 1
Hagley Museum and Library 1
Harrington, Edward M., 1866-1933 1
Hart, Charles 1
Hercules Incorporated 1
Hines, Wallis G. (Wallis Gartside), 1919-2014 1
Holland Land Company 1
Hopewell China Corporation 1
Hoskins, Gayle Porter, 1887-1962 1
Hyde, John E. 1
International Carbon Corporation 1
Kinloch Gun Club 1
Laflin & Rand Powder Co 1
LeMaistre, Frederic J., 1879-1944 1
Lee family 1
Lee, Cazenove Gardner, 1882-1945 1
Mackey, B. H. (Bill Harry), 1906-1996 1
Macklem , John W., 1867-1948 1
Manigault, Gabriel, 1758-1809 1
Marshall Corporation of Texas 1
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