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Abstract: The Associated General Contractors of America formed in 1918 as a trade organization representing the interests of the construction industry. Initially organized as a response to the demands placed on contractors during the First World War, today the Association has over 26,000 member firms. The records of the Associated General Contractors of America consist of annual convention and board meeting reports; minutes, digests of action, and resolutions of the executive committee; an unpublished history of the organization, and general and internal policy statements.
Abstract: The Brown Instrument Company developed, manufactured, and sold industrial controls and measuring instruments, such as thermometers, pressure gauges, voltmeters, and pyrometers. The company was founded in 1857 by an English engineer and inventor, Edward Brown (1834-1905). The records of the Brown Instrument Company consist of research files documenting the development of measuring instruments and industrial control systems used in continuous process manufacturing.
Abstract: The Technical Department at DuPont's Carney's Point Works was established to collaborate with scientists at the DuPont Experimental Station and Eastern Laboratory of the Repauno Works to develop new products, maintain quality control, and improve products and processes. The collection focuses on the department's start-up period (1906-1910) and the two World Wars.
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.
Abstract: Cyril C. Thompson (1892-1976) had a long career in the accounting, management and public relations sides of the aviation industry, joining near the beginning of commercial aviation in 1928 and retiring just as the era of commercial jets began. Thompson was as an executive of United Air Lines for eighteen years, and later an airport planner, consultant, and prolific author and speaker. The papers of Cyril C. Thompson consist of a selection of items that he retained as mementos of the different stages of his career, plus materials and drafts for an unpublished biography of Idaho Senator William E. Borah and a never-completed personal history of United Air Lines on which he was working at the time of his death.
Dates: 1921-1976; Majority of material found within 1928-1955
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
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 River across from DuPont's first black powder works. This small collection of materials from the Experimental Station relates to the buildings, conducting of research, and to submission of reports.
Abstract: Edward J. Nossen (1930-2016) was an engineer in the Radio Corporation of America's Government Systems Division at Camden, New Jersey. He invented a range-determining system that can rescue air craft. The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. This small collection consists of contract proposals and technical reports that were mostly submitted by RCA Government Systems Division, Camden. The proposals have Nossen's name written on the cover. The proposals and reports relate to communication systems being developed between 1964 and 1990.
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The DuPont Building was one of the first high-rises in Wilmington, Delaware; it occupied an entire block bound by 10th, 11th, Orange, and Market streets. Until early 2015 the building housed DuPont's headquarters. The collection documents the history of the DuPont Company, as well as its finances, corporate values, special events, and company communications.
Abstract: A collection of random publications, photographs, and objects associated with DuPont's Engineering Physics Laboratory. A number of the items appear to be associated with Paul M. Tannenbaum, once Senior Research Physicist at the Laboratory.
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company’s R. & H. Chemicals Department manufactured and sold peroxides, cyanide of sodium, formaldehyde, trychloretheline, tin oxide, and polyvinyl alcohol. The department was formed in 1933 as a result of the 1930 acquisition of the Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company, which operated a plant in Niagara Falls, New York. The records primarily consist of reports on experimentations with various insecticides, pesticides, preservatives, and other forms of pest and disease-control applied to the farming and agricultural industries.
Abstract: This collection contains research reports for the purpose of developing and elaborating exhibits and interpretations of the Hagley Museum. The reports were prepared by a permanent research staff and by participants in the Hagley Fellowship Program. The research reports also include scholarly articles that use Hagley's collections or are about subjects that pertain to Hagley's mission.
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.
Abstract: This collection consists of the business records of Ernest Dichter and the several consulting firms through which he operated fully document his role as a pioneer of motivational research, from the beginnings of his career in the United States until a few months before his death.
Dates: 1936-1991; Majority of material found within 1956-1986
Abstract: Ernest Munster (1885-1965) was an attorney and organized Lawyers International Corporation in 1930, with its office in New York City. Munster, the company's president, continued his association with the company through at least the mid-1940s. The Ernest Munster papers reflect his work which necessitated his familiarity with international trade and incorporation laws and taxation policies. The collection primarily consists of records Munster maintained during his years as president of Lawyers International Corporation, with some papers dating back to his employment with International Corporation Company in the late 1930s.
Dates: 1917-1946; Majority of material found within 1930-1939
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 papers of Eugene du Pont Jr. include reports to the DuPont Company Board of Directors by the executive committee and the treasurer of the DuPont Company. In addition, there are several copies of letters to du Pont family members.
Abstract: Frank A. Weer (1932-2019) was a white-collar railroad employee who spent most of his career with the Reading Company, and after the transfer of railroad operations in 1976, with Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail). This collection is a small portion of a much larger collection of official railroad company documents, maps and drawings. Documents are primarily those of the Reading Company, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Penn Central Transportation Company and Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail).
Abstract: Harry F. Brown (1886-1980) was an electrical engineer and his entire career was devoted to railroad electrification. The collections consists of materials collected by Brown relating to American railroads outside of New England and primarily includes engineering reports and memoranda relating to railroad electrification and electric locomotives and cars.
Dates: 1921-1970; Majority of material found within 1938-1965
Abstract: Howard Ensign Simmons Jr. (1929-1997) was an industrial scientist and the Research Vice-President in the Central Research Department of the DuPont Company from 1979 until his retirement in 1991. His records document Simmons's role in overseeing the production of "Science and Corporate Stategy" by David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith, a scholarly history of Research and Development at the DuPont Company. Also included are reports on DuPont's diversification program in the late 1960s.
Dates: 1857-1997; Majority of material found within 1960-1990
Abstract: Various employer's association records from the 1990s collected by British historian of United States labor, business, and economic history, Howell Harris, for use in his 2000 book, "Bloodless Victories: The Rise and Fall of the Open Shop in the Philadelphia Metal Trades, 1890-1940." Includes several public relations, recruitment, and general information folders and packets distributed by employers' associations from across the United States.
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: 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.
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. This collection consists of two items. One is a copy of a report from 1959 by General Electric Company, Locomotive & Car Equipment Department containing an electric motive power study. The second item is a menu with a cover design by industrial designer Raymond Loewy (1893-1986).
Dates: 1948; 1959
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. This item is an unpublished report titled, "Analysis of Proposed Use of Prefabricated Food on Dining Cars," written by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Dining Car Department, Research Committee in 1945. The report includes sample menus, data on preparation, and findings from experiments conducted by the committee.
Found in: Audiovisual Collections
Abstract: The Pew Charitable Trusts are a major philanthropic organization based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Part of the Pew Charitable Trusts records in the Manuscripts and Archives Department, the digital archive consists primarily of eGrant products and Pew publications.
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. The records of the RCA Corporation consist of three series: Secretary's files; B.L. Aldridge files; and the Camden Technical Library files. The collection is largely RCA technical reports, standards, engineering notebooks, manuals and miscellaneous publications. The Secretary's files document the formation of RCA. Aldridge's files deal almost entirely with the history of the Victor Talking Machine Company, RCA-Victor and the Camden Plant.
Dates: 1887-1983; Majority of material found within 1914-1968
Abstract: Professional career files of mechanical engineer Robert B. Watson (1931-) documenting his work on the development of high-speed trains in the years between 1966 and 1998, especially his involvement in the Northeast Corridor Demonstration Project and the development of the first generation "Metroliners."
Dates: 1926-2005; Majority of material found within 1964-1981
Abstract: Robert Lenox Belknap (1848-1896) was a capitalist and financier of New York City. The Robert Lenox Belknap papers are a fragment saved by his descendants. The papers include Belknap's private letterbooks for the final years of his career (1892-1895), although 33 earlier volumes have been lost. They include both business and personal correspondence and give a good picture of the life of a New York financier of the second rank.
Abstract: Samuel Francis du Pont (1803-1865) was an Admiral in the United States Navy and fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. He was the fourth child and second surviving son of Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport (1770-1837). These two items are related to his service in the Navy, one a letter concerning his business interests in California, and one report regarding rotten gun breechings.
Dates: 1831 June 3; 1850 August 18
Abstract: The Sperry Corporation was an electronics company and the UNIVAC Division manufactured the first commercial digital computer. The Sperry UNIVAC division has its origins in the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation (EMCC), founded in 1946 by J. Presper Eckert (1919-1995) and John W. Mauchly (1907-1980), the developers of ENIAC, the first electronic digital computer. THis collection consists of the administrative, financial, marketing, personnel, and legal records of Sperry UNIVAC and its predecessor companies. Also included are manuals, reports, and publications on hardware and software developed by Sperry UNIVAC; task force reports and studies for developing new products; printed materials from the Systems Programming Library Service; and biographical and historical data.
Abstract: Thomas Peter Brody (1920-2011) was a theoretical physicist whose work in tunnel diodes and semiconductor device theory resulted in numerous electronic uses for thin film technology, eventually leading to his invention of active matrix flat panel display technology, or liquid crystal display (LCD) technology. The collection describes Dr. Brody's education, personal and professional character, scientific achievements, business successes and disappointments, as well as personal praise. Included are lecture notes, private and professional correspondence, research studies, patents, contracts, business records, and other documents related to Dr. Brody's career and the development of LCD technology.
Abstract: William McKinley Keller (1901-1974) was a railroad engineer and executive who worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Association of American Railroads. The collection of papers relate to his engineering career working for the two companies as well as a consultant to the railroad industry and some personal correspondence throughout his career.
- Subject: Reports X
- Manuscripts and Archives 31
- Audiovisual Collections 1
- Reports 27
- Railroads 7
- Chemical industry 6
- Correspondence 6
- Financial statements 6
- Testing laboratories 5
- Annual reports 4
- Research, Industrial 4
- Electronic industries 3
- Gunpowder industry 3
- Minutes 3
- Biography 2
- Boards of directors 2
- Chemistry, Organic 2
- Economic policy 2
- Electric locomotives 2
- Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc. 2
- Industrial safety 2
- Locomotives -- Performance 2
- Menus 2
- Television 2
- Account books 1
- Advertising campaigns 1
- Aeronautical instruments 1
- Aeronautics 1
- Agricultural chemicals 1
- Air mail service 1
- Airlines 1
- Airports 1
- Analog computers 1
- Attitude (Psychology) -- Testing 1
- Automation 1
- Bankruptcy 1
- Banks and banking 1
- Business and politics 1
- Business planning 1
- Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations 1
- Chemical engineering 1
- Colorimetry 1
- Communication in management 1
- Computer hardware 1
- Computer industry 1
- Computer software industry 1
- Consumers -- Research 1
- Contractors 1
- Defense contracts 1
- Dyes and dyeing 1
- Electronic circuits 1
- Electronics -- Research 1
- Employee motivation 1
- Employers' associations 1
- Engineering 1
- Engineers 1
- Environmental policy 1
- Evidence (Law) 1
- Executives 1
- Explosives industry 1
- Firearms 1
- Food industry and trade 1
- Foreign trade regulation 1
- Gas companies 1
- Group portraits 1
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 1
- High speed trains 1
- Household electronics 1
- Industrial relations 1
- Industry and state 1
- International trade 1
- Investments 1
- Law reports, digests, etc 1
- Liquid crystal displays 1
- Lobbyists 1
- Marketing 1
- Measuring instruments 1
- Mechanical engineering 1
- Medicine 1
- Motivation (Psychology) 1
- Nitrates 1
- Papermaking 1
- Patent licenses 1
- Patents 1
- Phonograph industry 1
- Radio 1
- Railroad accidents 1
- Railroad engineering 1
- Railroads -- Buildings and structures 1
- Railroads -- Electrification 1
- Railroads -- Maps 1
- Railroads -- Mergers 1
- Railroads -- Planning 1
- Railroads -- Rolling stock 1
- Scholarships 1
- Semiconductors 1
- Silver mines and mining 1
- Speeches 1
- Taxation 1
- Technical manuals 1
- Technological innovations 1
- Testing 1
- Textile industry 1 ∧ less
- German 1
- Pennsylvania Railroad 4
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 3
- Du Pont family 2
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 2
- Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 2
- RCA Corporation 2
- Associated General Contractors of America 1
- Association of American Railroads 1
- Barnum, Frederick O., III 1
- Belknap, Robert Lenox 1
- Brody, T. Peter (Thomas Peter), 1920-2011 1
- Brown Instrument Company 1
- Brown, Harry F. (Harry Farnsworth), 1886-1980 1
- Christiana Bank & Trust Company 1
- Dichter, Ernest, 1907-1991 1
- Du Pont, Eugene, 1873-1954 1
- Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Carney's Point Works 1
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development 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. R. & H. Chemicals Department 1
- Enron Corp 1
- General Electric Company 1
- Hagley Museum and Library 1
- Harris, Howell John, 1951- 1
- Hounshell, David A. 1
- Jackson Laboratory (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) 1
- Keller, W. M. (William McKinley), 1901-1974 1
- Kesler Mining Company 1
- Lawyers International Corporation 1
- Louis T. Klauder and Associates 1
- Munster, Ernest, 1885-1965 1
- North Pennsylvania Railroad Company 1
- Nossen, Edward J., 1930-2016 1
- Penn Central Transportation Company 1
- Pew Charitable Trusts 1
- Radio Corporation of America 1
- Simmons, Howard E. 1
- Smith, John K. (John Kenly) 1
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 1
- Sperry Rand (Corporation). Univac Division 1
- Sperry Univac 1
- Thompson, Cyril C. (Cyril Clowes), 1892-1976 1
- United Air Lines, Inc 1
- United States. Navy 1
- Victor Talking Machine Company 1
- Watson, Robert B. 1
- Weer, Frank A., 1932-2019 1
- Westinghouse Electric Corporation 1
- Winokur, Herbert S. 1 ∧ less