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Central Railroad Company of New Jersey records

 Collection
Identifier: 1869
Abstract: The Central Railroad Company of New Jersey operated a main line between New York and Scranton with numerous branches within the state of New Jersey. It was one of the more important anthracite-carrying railroads, with important commuter and terminal facilities in the New York area. The collection primarily consists a set of incomplete minutes of parent, predecessor, and subsidiary companies.
Dates: 1839-1973

Christiana Bank & Trust Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 2710
Abstract: The Christiana Bank & Trust Company formed in 1992 to conduct a banking and trust business for Greenville, Delaware, and nearby communities in New Castle County, Delaware, and Chester County, Pennsylvania. The records include initial business and organizational plans, including stock offerings; annual reports; shareholder and directors lists; board minutes; quarterly financial reports, and documents covering the merger of the bank with National Penn Bancshares, Inc.
Dates: 1988-2007

Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1776
Abstract: The Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company was incorporated in 1874, for the purpose of forming a second railroad route between the cities of New York and Philadelphia. Their records consist primarily of basic corporate documents such as minutes, account books, annual reports to the I.C.C., and agreements.
Dates: 1872-1979

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1643
Abstract: The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad was one of the largest and most prosperous anthracite mining and transporting companies in Pennsylvania.Their records consist of minutes of the DL&W and its two direct predecessors.
Dates: 1849-1960

Directors of Industrial Research records

 Collection
Identifier: 1851
Abstract: The Directors of Industrial Research (D.I.R.) is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on topics of mutual interest for directors of America's foremost industrial research laboratories, formed in 1923. The records of the Directors of Industrial Research are an important collection, primarily because of their documentation of the development of industrial research. These records provide ample opportunity for the study of a powerful elite of corporate researchers, and a close-up view of certain aspects of the relationship between science and big business in the twentieth century.
Dates: 1929-1982

Edison Electric Institute Transmission and Distributing Committee minutes

 Collection
Identifier: 2148
Abstract: The Edison Electric Institute is the trade association of the electric utility industry. The minutes of the Institute's Transmission and Distributing Committee (1935, 1941-1970) include both business transactions of the committee and professional papers of representatives of member utility companies on a variety of subjects related to the transmission and distribution of electricty.
Dates: 1935-1970

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

 Collection
Identifier: 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

Elva M. Chandler papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2057
Abstract: Elva M. Chandler (1900-1990) was an active clubwoman, active in many women's professional, church, and political organizations and president of the local Business and Professional Women's Club. She was best known for her involvement in the Delaware Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (BPWC) and belonged to the Christina branch. Chandler's papers document her role in business and professional women's organizations and the changing role of women in business life from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Dates: 1917-1988; Majority of material found within 1965-1972

Enron Corp. board records

 Collection
Identifier: 2487
Abstract: The rise and fall of Enron Corp., a natural gas utility transformed into the world’s largest energy trader, followed a pattern of boom and bust familiar in the history of American business. The records in this collection belonged to Herbert “Pug” Winokur, a member of Enron’s board of directors and chair of its finance committee. He used these records to prepare for depositions associated with the Enron bankruptcy. This collection contains meeting minutes, supporting materials and other documents relating to the Department of Justice investigation into the Enron Corp. from 1997 to 2002.
Dates: 1997-2002

John J. Beer papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2279
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

John McShain papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2000
Abstract: John McShain (1898-1989) was a Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.,-based building contractor, whose firm, John McShain, Inc., was by 1950 the fiftieth largest construction firm in the United States, with contracts in excess of $100,000,000. John McShain's personal and business papers document his business career, the construction industry, and his investments in hotels, car dealerships, parking garages, transit lines, and racehorses.
Dates: 1925-1989

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1917
Abstract: The Lehigh Valley Railroad Company was one of the major anthracite railroads and formed a secondary trunk line between Jersey City, New Jersey and Buffalo, New York. Their records consist of minute books, corporate histories, voluntary reorganization plans, and an illustrated brochure on Claremont Terminal.
Dates: 1847-1971

Maxim Silencer Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 2621
Abstract: The Maxim Silencer Company was the first company to manufacture gun silencers for commercial use. The company was founded in 1908 as the Maxim Silent Firearms Company by Hiram Percy Maxim (1869-1936) in Hartford, Connecticut. In 1912, Maxim incorporated his business as the Maxim Silencer Company. Maxim was an engineer and inventor. The records of the Maxim Silencer Company consist of directors' minute books from October 18, 1912, to October 19, 1956. There are a small payroll book showing payments; newsclippings and magazine articles on the company's history; issues of the company magazine from the World War II years; and good selection of the company's trade catalogs, both for the firearms silencers and snowplows and snow blowers.
Dates: 1912-1956

National Industrial Conference Board (NICB) records

 Collection
Identifier: 1057
Abstract : The National Industrial Conference Board, later renamed The Conference Board, formed in 1916 as a response by the business community to continued labor unrest and growing public criticism. Their records are an important source for understanding the business community's response to most political and socioeconomic issues.
Dates: 1916-1985

North Pennsylvania Railroad Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1999
Abstract: North Pennsylvania Railroad was a railroad company which served the Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Northampton. It was incorporated as the Philadelphia, Easton and Water-Gap Railroad Company on April 6, 1852, and renamed the North Pennsylvania Railroad Company on October 3, 1853. Their records consist of corporate records such as minute books, annual reports, account books and statements.
Dates: 1836-1982

Philadelphia Bookstore Store Company minute book

 Collection
Identifier: 1331
Abstract: Philadelphia Bookstore Company was a wholesale and retail bookseller incorporated in 1902 in New Jeresey. The store was located on the 1000 block of Race Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This item is one volume of meeting minutes dating from 1902 to 1903. By-laws are included.
Dates: 1902-1903

Philadelphia Electric Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1780
Abstract: 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

Pusey & Jones Corporation miscellany

 Collection
Identifier: 2473
Abstract: The Pusey & Jones Corporation were shipbuilders, founders, and machinists of Wilmington, Delaware, which later expanded into papermaking machinery manufacturing. This collection contains a minute book and account book of the Trustees of the Pusey & Jones Corporation employees' retirement plan trust fund. It also includes other material kept by Warren D. Walker (1894-1969), one of the last executives for the company.
Dates: 1938-1968; Majority of material found within 1948-1960

Radio Corporation of America, RCA Victor Division secretary's records

 Collection
Identifier: 2658
Abstract: For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products. This collection contains the records from the Secretary's Office of the Victor Talking Machine Company and its successors RCA Victor Company, Inc., and Radio Corporation of America's RCA Victor Division. They consist of minutes of the Executive and Management Committees, an internal annual report and two contract files for supplying sound equipment to movie studios.
Dates: 1912-1956

Reading Stove Works records

 Collection
Identifier: 1828
Abstract: The Reading Stove Works manufactured stoves, furnaces, and heaters. The collection includes Board of Directors minutes and sales and financial statements document the history of the company.
Dates: 1891-1904

Rotary Club of Wilmington (Delaware) records

 Collection
Identifier: 2399
Abstract: Established in 1915, the Rotary Club of Wilmington was dedicated to community service, and one of its most important functions was to provide educational support. Their records consist primarily of minutes, newsletters, and documentation on the club's student loan and scholarship programs.
Dates: 1914-1981

Wilmington Trapshooting Association records

 Collection
Identifier: 2552
Abstract: The Wilmington Trapshooting Association was organized in November 1916 with William Highfield (1884-1943) as President, C. Thorpe Martin (1880-1955) as Vice President, E.R. Galvin (dates unknown) as Secretary. The records include minutes, financial ledgers, handbooks, rulebooks, and membership lists.
Dates: 1911-1983

Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR), Pennsylvania Division records

 Collection
Identifier: 2271
Abstract: The Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR) National Committee investigated the increase in drunkenness and effect of Prohibition, operated a publicity campaign, created a speakers' bureau, spoke at legislative hearings, and enrolled members. This collection of the Pennsylvania division records consists of the Executive Committee minutes, administrative files, financial records, and membership records.
Dates: 1930-1934

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

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Christiana Bank & Trust Company 1
Coal Ridge Improvement and Coal Company 1
Communipaw Central Land Company 1
Connell Coal Company 1
Consolidated Coal Company (Luzerne County, Pa.) 1
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Constables Hook Rail Road Company 1
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Cumberland and Maurice River Railroad Company 1
Davis, John M. (John Marcus), 1871-1944 1
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Dover and Rockaway Railroad Company 1
Du Pont Gun Club (Wilmington, Del.) 1
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E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company 1
Easton and Amboy Railroad Company 1
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Edison Electric Institute. Transmission and Distribution Committee 1
Edroyal Corporation 1
Elizabeth Extension Railroad Company 1
Elizabethport and New York Ferry Company 1
Elizabethtown & Somerville Railroad Company 1
Elmira, Cortland, and Northern Railroad Company 1
Enron Corp 1
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Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company 1
Fell, J. Gillingham (Joseph Gillingham), 1816-1878 1
Freehold and Atlantic Highlands Railroad Company 1
Freehold and Keyport Railroad Company 1
Freehold and New York Railway Company 1
Gerard, Felix Roy, 1887-1947 1
Glen Summit Hotel and Land Company 1
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Greenville and Hudson Railway Company 1
Hagley Museum and Library 1
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Harris, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910 1
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Hunter Run Water Company 1
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Ithaca and Owego Rail Road Company 1
Jersey City Belt Line Railway Company 1
Kennedy, John S. (John Stewart), 1830-1909 1
Kerr, Duncan J. (Duncan John), 1883-1940 1
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Ligett's Gap Railroad Company 1
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Longwood Valley Railroad Company 1
Loomis, E. E. (Edward Eugene) 1
Loyalsock Railroad Company 1
Major, Cedric A. (Cedric Aylwin), 1891-1961 1
Mansion House Hotel Company (Mauch Chunk, Pa.) 1
Maxim Silencer Company 1
McShain, John, 1898-1989 1
Middle Coal Company 1
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