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Abstract: The Wilmington Savings Fund Society was established in 1831 as a "safe depository for the earnings of working people" which also promoted the opportunity for homebuilding and lending money for home mortgages. Their records consist primarily of minutes and account books.
Abstract: The Wilmington Trapshooting Association (WTA) was organized in 1910 and continues to be active today. This collection consists of photographs of members of the Wilmington Trapshooting Association at various events from the early 1900s through the 1980s.
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.
Abstract: The Wilmington Trust Company is a financial institution that was started as a banking, trust, and safe deposit company for the du Pont family and other Delaware wealthy families. It is now a subsidiary of M & T Bank. The records contain some information on the workings of the Trust Department, but are more useful for the information they contain on the individual companies in which the department invested. It includes account reviews, responsibility reviews, and security reviews, but is largely investment analysis files, by company.
Dates: 1909-1958; Majority of material found within 1931-1954
Abstract: Andrew Gray Wilson (1844-1905) was well-known among shipbuilders as a preeminent marine engineer and naval architect. This small collection consists primarily of individual and group portraits and snapshots of the Wilson family and the family of one of the daughters, Natalie Wilson du Pont. The collection is organized into three series; family photographs; home interiors and exteriors; and family cars and dogs photographs.
Dates: circa 1860s-1942
Abstract: The Wilson family were owners of the Wilson Line, a steamboat company that was popular for traveling between Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, Wilmington, Delaware and Riverview Beach, New Jersey. This collection contains portraits of groups and individuals, as well as snapshot of family members and their estate and documents related to Frances W. Richardson's volunteer work for hospitals and the American Red Cross.
Dates: circa 1860s-1971
Abstract: The Wilson Lines was a steamboat company that was popular for traveling between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wilmington, Delaware and Riverview Beach, New Jersey. This small collection of copy photographs contains mostly exterior views of several Wilson Lines steamboats between 1890 and 1955.
Abstract: Wm. Rogers & Son was a trademark used by the International Silver Company in silverplate. Various independent New England silversmiths came together and formed the International Silver Company in 1898. These items are point-of-sale advertising display cards for Wm. Rogers & Son silverplate.
Dates: circa 1930
Abstract: The collection consists of four World War II posters related to women in the workforce. Women on the Home Front worked in war industries and volunteered for war-related organizations, excelling at historically male-dominated trades such as welding, riveting, and engine repair. Their contribution was essential for the production and supply of wartime goods.
Dates: circa 1941-1945
Abstract: Angling is a method of fishing by means of using an angle or fish hook. The hook itself can be dressed with lures or bait to attract the fish. F. Earl Christy (1883-1961) was an illustrator whose early works glorified the society college girl. After the college girl craze ran its course, he painted more mature men and women, movie stars, and political figures in his romantically idealized style. These three items show women with fishing poles. One of the postcard illustration's artwork is by F. Earl Christy.
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.
Abstract: The Wood family was founders of one of Philadelphia's great Quaker mercantile and manufacturing families, and within a couple of generations founded the Wawa Dairy Farms. The papers were primarily collected by Julianna Randolph (1810-1885), wife of Richard D. Wood (1799-1869), and include correspondence from Julianna Randolph, her parents Edward (1784-1834) and Mary Taylor Randolph (1790-1868), and her husband Richard Wood. The letters are almost entirely limited to correspondence within the Wood-Randolph kinship group.
Abstract: The Woodlawn Trustees Inc., a major landowner in suburban Wilmington, Delaware, began developing Woodbrook and Sharpley neighborhoods in the mid-1950s. This collection illustrates the process of creating suburban residential subdivision in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Abstract: The Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated, is a non-profit real estate development firm incorporated in Delaware on December 12, 1918, by textile manufacturer William Poole Bancroft (1835-1928). Their records include charters, minutes, officer lists, directors' correspondence, real estate records, property maps, reports, drawings and specifications and newspaper and journal articles on the history of the Trustees and of the Bancroft family.
Dates: 1880-2005; Majority of material found within 1901-1995
Abstract: The Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated, is a non-profit real estate development firm incorporated in Delaware on December 12, 1918, by textile manufacturer William Poole Bancroft (1835-1928). Records consist primarily of 35mm slides, mostly dating from 1989 to 2002, documenting Woodlawn Trustees properties throughout Wilmington and Brandywine Hundred, including low-income city housing, preserved farmland, greenways along the Brandywine Creek, and commercial properties on Concord Pike and the Wilmington waterfront.
Dates: 1910-1920; 1982-2002
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four printed tickets to the World's Columbian Exposition, each bearing a different portrait: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Christopher Columbus, a Native American.
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. Souvenir paper fan containing a colored lithographic bird's-eye-view of the fairgrounds.
Dates: circa 1893
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. These two stereographs show two different views of the lagoon area at the World's Columbian Exposition.
Dates: circa 1893
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. The cover of the pop-up toy shows a bird's eye view of some buildings at the Exposition. The interior is composed of three facades.
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This small collection consists of four "pop-up books" from the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
Abstract: World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This is a flyer advertising the American Aristotype Paper and G. Cramer photographic dry plates.
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. This small collection consists of nine postcards primarily of buildings and exhibits from World's Fairs.
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. These fairs are open to the general public and can run for three weeks to six months. This is a small collection of ephemera from various World's Fairs.
Abstract: World's Fairs or International Expositions are large-scale exhibitions that highlight technology, agriculture and other innovations of national or cultural significance. World's Columbian Exposition, the Chicago World's Fair which was staged from May to October, 1893, commemorated 400 years since Columbus's New World arrival. This item is a book containing a collection of thirty-nine marching songs written as instrumentals for the piano.
Abstract: The Worth Steel Company was a manufacturer of steel plates in Claymont, Delaware. Its records consist of papers from its operations and from its predecessor companies (Viaduct Iron Works and Worth Brothers Company, both of Coatesville, Pennsylvania). Items include correspondence, accounts, data sheets, agreeements, closing papers in sale to Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation in 1951.
Abstract: Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) was a West Jersey Quaker merchant and ironmaster who conducted a wide-ranging mercantile business based in Philadelphia, iron furnaces in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and in southern Delaware and maintained a country house and farm in Monmouth County, N.J. The papers document his varied business interests, especially iron manufacture and sales. There are smaller quantities of papers from his wife, sons and grandson.
Dates: 1785-1902, bulk 1809-1876
Abstract: Papers of four generations of the Wright family of Monmouth County, N.J., and Luzerne County, Pa., particularly of Samuel G. Wright (1781-1845), Philadelphia merchant and general entrepreneur, and his son, Harrison Gardiner Wright (1810-1885), a gentleman farmer.
Abstract: The Wurts family were involved in the anthracite coal industry. In 1823 four brothers: Maurice Wurts (1783-1854), William Wurts (1788-1858), Charles Stewart Wurts (1790–1859), and John Wurts (1792-1861) founded the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company originally to mine anthracite coal and transport the resource to New York. The company built the Delaware and Hudson Canal and later became the Delaware and Hudson Railway. The Wurts family papers were collected by John Sparhawk Wurts (1876-1958) and reflect both family papers and business records.
Abstract: William Winder ‘Chick” Laird, Jr. (1910-1989) was a director of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and a financial advisor, starting his own brokerage firm in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection includes photographs of interiors and exteriors of du Pont family estates and homes in Delaware, as well as portraits and snapshots of du Pont and Laird family members. The collection also contains a large number of lantern slides, blueprints, maps, and film reels of home movies and family skits.
Dates: circa 1880-1975
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.
Abstract: The York Oil Burner Company was a manufacturer of oil-fired residential and commercial oil heating equipment. This collection consists of one album containing 80 black & white photographic prints of industrial equipment of the York Oil Burner Co., Inc. Many of the photographs are interior views of building basements showing York Oil Burner Co. equipment installed in the building's furnace system.
Dates: circa 1936
Abstract: The Young and McAllister families were prominent families in the Associate Presbyterian community in Philadelphia. William Young (1755-1829) was a Philadelphia bookseller and later a manufacturer at Rockland, Delaware. John McAllister Jr. (1786-1877) ran the Philadelphia optical firm of that same name. This small collection of papers relate to the Young, McAllister, and Warner families. Approximately half of the material are correspondence from John Young, William Young, John McAllister Jr., and Joseph T. Warner; the other half are miscellaneous documents related to the families and businesses they were involved with including Rockland Manufacturing Company and McAllister Spectacle Company.
Found in: Published Collections
Abstract: Consists of Z. Taylor Vinson's collection of transportation ephemera, which focuses primarily on automobile history but also documents other forms of transportation. Includes trade catalogs, books, magazines, and artifacts in addition to manuscripts relating to Vinson's career at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Dates: 1860-2011; bulk 1893-2009
Abstract: For over sixty years, Zachary Taylor Vinson (1933-2009) amassed a large and comprehensive collection of printed material documenting on the history of transportation, particularly automobiles. This small collection of French lithographs depicts early aeronautical and motor vehicle subjects. All but one were designed by either Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) or his wife, Marguerite Montaut (1883-1936). The final print is by poster artist Georges Hamel (1900-1972).
Dates: circa 1906-1913; undated
Abstract: The Zanol Products Company was a door-to-door consumer goods distributor. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio circa 1908, Zanol developed its own line of household products which the company sold directly to consumers via door-to-door representatives. This collection consists of one salesman's case containing pamphlets, trade cards, trade catalogs, sewing needle cases, books of blank order forms, and other ephemera from the Zanol Products Company.
- Manuscripts and Archives 810
- Audiovisual Collections 673
- Published Collections 2
- Correspondence 223
- Railroads 112
- Advertisements 98
- Gunpowder industry 77
- Social history 77
- Chemical industry 70
- Explosives industry 63
- Exhibitions 62
- Financial statements 50
- Textile industry 48
- Research, Industrial 42
- Steel industry and trade 42
- Exhibition buildings 39
- Iron industry and trade 39
- Textile fibers, Synthetic 39
- Portraits 37
- Account books 36
- Ephemera 36
- Electronic industries 35
- Postcards 35
- Reports 35
- Scrapbooks 35
- Patents 34
- Ships 34
- Diaries 32
- Domestic relations 32
- Group portraits 32
- Wilmington (Del.) 32
- Aeronautics 31
- Marketing 30
- Photograph albums 30
- Construction projects 29
- Factories 29
- Minutes 29
- World War, 1939-1945 29
- Genealogies 28
- Panoramic photographs 28
- Railroads -- Rolling stock 28
- Testing laboratories 28
- Du Pont family -- Homes and haunts 27
- Inventors 26
- Industrial chemists 25
- Industrial design 25
- Papermaking 25
- Biography 24
- Dyes and dyeing 23
- Planographic prints 23
- Powder mills 23
- Weapons industry -- Employees 23
- Automobile industry and trade 22
- Investments 22
- Oral histories 22
- Industrial safety 21
- Packaging -- Design 21
- Railroad stations 21
- Aerial photographs 20
- Coal mines and mining 20
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 20
- Posters 20
- Blast furnaces 19
- Maps 19
- Merchants 19
- Pennsylvania 19
- Business and politics 18
- Chemical plants 18
- Iron and steel workers 18
- Sales promotion 18
- Steel-works 18
- Textile factories 18
- Industrial housing 17
- Philadelphia (Pa.) 17
- Technical drawings 17
- Trade associations 17
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 17
- Banks and banking 16
- Commerce 16
- Firearms 16
- Historic sites 16
- Laboratory notebooks 16
- Paper mills 16
- Railroads -- Buildings and structures 16
- Speeches 16
- United States. Navy -- Officers 16
- Wages 16
- World War, 1914-1918 16
- Computer industry 15
- Finishes and finishing 15
- Gardens 15
- Industrial films 15
- Nylon 15
- Printing industry 15
- Railroads -- Rolling stock -- Design and construction 15
- Receipts (Financial records) 15
- Dwellings 14
- Electric industries 14
- Europe -- Description and travel 14
- Industrial relations 14
- Mechanical engineering 14
- Real property 14
- Television 14 ∧ less
- English 1438
- French 55
- German 3
- Italian 2
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- Du Pont family 181
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 173
- Unknown 54
- Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817 42
- Pennsylvania Railroad 38
- Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865 31
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Experimental Station 25
- Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888 19
- RCA Corporation 18
- Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834 16
- Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926 16
- United States. Navy 16
- Dick, John A., 1879-1972 14
- New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) 14
- Du Pont de Nemours, Francoise Robin Poivre, 1748-1841 13
- Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co 13
- New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) 12
- Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 12
- Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 11
- Eleutherian Mills (Greenville, Del. : Estate) 11
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Textile Fibers Department 10
- Jackson Laboratory (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) 10
- Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.) 10
- World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 10
- Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937 9
- Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 9
- Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904 9
- Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827 9
- Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993 9
- Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 9
- Pusey and Jones Company 9
- Reading Company 9
- Baldwin Locomotive Works 8
- Bethlehem Steel Corporation 8
- Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958 8
- Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889 8
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Brandywine Works 8
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Organic Chemicals Department 8
- Pusey & Jones Corporation 8
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 8
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Carney's Point Works 7
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Central Research and Development Department 7
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Chestnut Run Laboratories 7
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hagley Yard 7
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Pioneering Research Laboratory 7
- Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930 7
- Gilpin, Joshua, 1765-1841 7
- Hagley Museum and Library 7
- Hanford Engineer Works 7
- International Business Machines Corporation 7
- Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927 7
- Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 7
- Victor Talking Machine Company 7
- Amtrak 6
- Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935 6
- General Electric Company 6
- Lea family 6
- Lehigh Valley Railroad Company 6
- Manhattan Project (U.S.) 6
- Penn Central Transportation Company 6
- Radio Corporation of America 6
- Thayer, Horace H., 1878-1959 6
- Young, William, 1755-1829 6
- Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 5
- Bauduy, Peter, 1769-1833 5
- Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School 5
- Budd Company 5
- DeMirjian, Charles H., 1925-2021 5
- Du Pont, Irénée, 1876-1963 5
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Engineering Department 5
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Grasselli Chemicals Department 5
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Company 5
- General Motors Corporation 5
- Hagley Museum and Library. Library. Oral History Project Office 5
- Hercules Powder Company 5
- Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904 : Saint Louis, Mo.) 5
- Lukens Steel Company 5
- National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.) 5
- Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866 - 1916 5
- Remington Arms Company 5
- University of Delaware 5
- All American Engineering Company 4
- American Car and Foundry Company 4
- American Car and Foundry Company. Jackson & Sharp Plant 4
- American Iron and Steel Institute 4
- American Telephone and Telegraph Company 4
- Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861 4
- Bethlehem Steel Company 4
- Bradford, Phoebe George, 1794-1840 4
- Brandywine Hundred (Del.) 4
- Central Railroad of New Jersey 4
- ConRail 4
- Du Pont Motors, Incorporated 4
- Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856 4
- Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869 4
- Du Pont, Jean Kane Foulke, 1891-1985 4
- Du Pont, Margaretta Lammot, 1807-1898 4
- Du Pont, Richard C. (Richard Chichester), 1911-1943 4
- Du Pont, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1863-1930 4 ∧ less