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Wilmington, Delaware postcards

 Collection
Accession: 1980-240
Abstract:

Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware located on the Christiana and Brandywine Rivers. The collection consists of eight postcards featuring scenes in and around Wilmington, Delaware. The postcards were published by Julian B. Robinson, a Wilmington printer.

Dates: circa 1906-1909

Wilmington Public Library films

 Collection
Accession: 2012-212
Abstract:

Based in Wilmington, Delaware, the Wilmington Public Library has been serving the public since it was established in 1754. This collection consists of eighty eight films, dating from 1914 to 1984, donated by the Wilmington Public Library. These films were de-accessioned from the library’s non-circulating collection. This collection is organized into nine series based on the film’s subject or type of production: American History, Archaeological, Business, Commercial films/television, Educational, Environmental, Experimental, Political Science and Urban/Rural Studies.

Dates: 1914-1984

Wilmington Savings Fund Society (WSFS) records

 Collection
Accession: 1155
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.

Dates: 1831-1964

Wilmington Trapshooting Association photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2013-204
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.

Dates: 1913-1987

Wilmington Trapshooting Association records

 Collection
Accession: 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

Wilmington Trust Company records

 Collection
Accession: 2118
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

Wilson family photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2014-247
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

Wilson family photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2013-218
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

Wilson Lines ships photographic reproductions

 Collection
Accession: 1991-228
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.

Dates: 1890-1954

Wm. Rogers & Son silverplate display cards

 Collection
Accession: 1996-215
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

Women at work World War II posters

 Collection
Accession: 1994-263
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

Women fishing Illustrations

 Collection
Accession: 1996-316
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.

Dates: 1885-1910

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

 Collection
Accession: 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

Wood-Randolph family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2445
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.

Dates: 1797-1884

Woodbrook and Sharpely development files

 Collection
Accession: 2588
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.

Dates: 1952-2009

Woodlawn Trustees, Inc. records, Group I

 Collection
Accession: 2424-I
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

Woodlawn Trustees, Incorporated photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2010-276
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

World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago World's Fair tickets

 Collection
Accession: 2010-223
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.

Dates: 1893

Worlds Columbian Exposition fan

 Collection
Accession: 2004-239-1
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

World's Columbian Exposition lagoon area stereographs

 Collection
Accession: 1993-264
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

World's Columbian Exposition paper pop-up toy

 Collection
Accession: 1992-235
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.

Dates: 1893

World's Columbian Exposition pop-up books

 Collection
Accession: 2005-274
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.

Dates: 1893

World's Columbian Exposition souvenir flyer

 Collection
Accession: 2004-261
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.

Dates: 1893.

World's Fair and travel postcards

 Collection
Accession: 2012-224
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.

Dates: 1933-1955

World's Fair ephemera

 Collection
Accession: 2011-210
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.

Dates: 1933-1965

"World's Fair March Collection" book of sheet music

 Collection
Accession: 2005-225
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.

Dates: 1892

Worth Steel Company records

 Collection
Accession: 1529
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, datasheets, agreements, closing papers in sale to Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation in 1951, and the sale of land in 1958.

Dates: 1863-1951

Wright family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1665
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

Wright family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2575
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.

Dates: 1805-1887

Wurts family papers

 Collection
Accession: 1982
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.

Dates: 1699-1964

W.W. Laird collection of graphic materials and family movies

 Collection
Accession: 1994-316
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

Wyomissing Development Company records

 Collection
Accession: 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

York Oil Burner Company's industrial oil burning equipment album

 Collection
Accession: 1969-083
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

Young, McAllister, and Warner family papers

 Collection
Accession: 0427
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.

Dates: 1794-1871

Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation ephemera

 Collection
Accession: 20100108-ZTV
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

Z. Taylor Vinson collection of transportation lithographs

 Collection
Accession: 2010-203
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

Zanol Products Company salesman's case and ephemera

 Collection
Accession: 1993-301
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.

Dates: 1926-1933

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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
Du Pont de Nemours, Francoise Robin Poivre, 1748-1841 14
New York World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) 14
Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 13
Joseph Bancroft & Sons Co 13
Savery, Thomas H., 1837-1910 13
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.) 12
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.) 12
Eleutherian Mills (Greenville, Del. : Estate) 11
Pusey and Jones Company 11
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 10
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Textile Fibers Department 10
Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993 10
Jackson Laboratory (E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company) 10
World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 10
Carothers, Wallace Hume, 1896-1937 9
Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904 9
Du Pont, Victor Marie, 1767-1827 9
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 9
Pusey & Jones Corporation 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. Central Research and Development Department 8
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Organic Chemicals Department 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. 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
National Association of Manufacturers (U.S.) 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
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Grasselli Chemicals Department 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 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
Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866 - 1916 5
Remington Arms Company 5
Sperry Rand (Corporation). Univac Division 5
Staël, Madame de (Anne-Louise-Germaine), 1766-1817 5
University of Delaware 5
William Sellers & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.) 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
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
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