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Automobiles -- Painting

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

1998 DuPont Company Top Gun Award calendar

Accession: 1998-252

DuPont Performance Coatings, Inc., was created in March 1999 by the merger of DuPont Automotive Finishes, a business unit of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and Herberts GmbH, the coatings subsidiary of the German chemical firm Hoechst AG. Automotive Finishes had once been part of DuPont's Automotive Products Dept., and DuPont had a long history in automotive finishes. Every year, DuPont invited users of the company's automotive paint products to submit photos of their work. Winners were chosen and their projects were featured in an annual calendar. The vehicles pictured in this calendar won the DuPont Top Gun Award for 1997. All are painted with DuPont Company automobile finishes.

Dates: 1997

Charles H. DeMirjian collection of DuPont Consumer Products Division photographs and ephemera

Accession: 1995-273

Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He collected pictures, advertisements, and publications showing DuPont consumer products, as well as some of the products and packages themselves. The collection consists of brochures, advertisements, photographs, and ephemera showing DuPont Company consumer products from 1913 to 1984.

Dates: 1913-1984

DuPont Company automotive color bulletins

Accession: 2023-222

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The Fabrics and Finishes Department produced DuPont's consumer lines of paints and finishes. Duco was a durable, quick-drying lacquer used for appliances. It was the standard finish for General Motors (GM) vehicles. Dulux was glossier, which made it more popular than Duco. This is a small collection of automotive color bulletins from the DuPont Company Finishes Division, Refinish Sales unit. The bulletins are arranged by model of vehicle. They were grouped together in binders over several years, presumably to show buyers or prospective buyers the color options available for each model car each year. The bulk of dates covered are 1935 to 1959 and 1968 to 1986.

Dates: 1930s-1970s

DuPont Company Moberly Plant photographs and ephemera

Accession: 2010-233

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. The Moberly Plant was an automotive finishes plant in Moberly Missouri from 1968 through 1990. The plant manufactured topcoat paints used to repair or refurinsh vehicles. This collection consists of materials related to the former DuPont Company site in Moberly, Missouri, 1968-1990. Materials include newsletters, guides to the plant, a magazine, a yearbook, certificates, photographs, slides, and negatives.

Dates: 1968-1990

DuPont Performance Coatings' Jeff Gordon advertising campaign records

Accession: 2293

DuPont Performance Coatings, Inc. produces and researches advanced automotive coatings and finishes products. In 1993, capitalizing on the growing popularity of NASCAR racing, DuPont sponsored famed driver Jeff Gordon (1971-), whose #24 was adorned with the DuPont logo. The collection consists of advertisements and memorabilia collected by a DuPont employee who followed Jeff Gordon on the NASCAR circuit.

Dates: 1992-2000

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company web archives

Accession: WA-2014-005

In the twenty-first century, the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, better known as the DuPont Company focused on science with a diverse set of interests and products. It operates in more than ninty countries with corporate headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, and employs more than 60,000 people worldwide, including 10,000 scientists and engineers. This is a collection of websites owned by or affiliated with the DuPont Company, between 2011 and present. Complete web archive is available at

Dates: 2011-2020

Thomas J. Godson papers

Accession: 2342

Thomas J. Godson (1894-1992) was an employee of the DuPont Company for thirty four years, primarily working in the Paint and Varnish Division. This collection relfects the career of Godson and includes sales materials, manuals, newsletters and other documents primarily related to DuPont's "Duco" paints.

Dates: 1925-1974; Majority of material found within 1925-1959