Skip to main content

Chemical plants

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Austin Powder Company album

Identifier: 1973-231
Abstract: The Austin Powder Company is a Cleveland-based manufacturer of industrial explosives and provider of blasting services around North America. The company began in 1833 at a site south of Cleveland, Ohio along the Cuyahoga River. The album contains photographic prints of the Austin Powder Company's plant near Solon, Ohio, circa 1900.
Dates: circa 1900

Crawford Greenewalt photographs

Identifier: 1994-333
Abstract: Crawford H. Greenewalt (1902-1993) was an executive with the DuPont Company and president of the firm from 1948 to 1962. The collection consists of photographs and other materials related to Crawford Greenewalt's career with the DuPont Company and his involvement with corporate boards and other business and scientific organizations, etc., such as Boeing, M.I.T., Smithsonian Institution, and Radio Free Europe.
Dates: 1920-1991; bulk 1950-1970

Donald F. Carpenter photographs

Identifier: 2003-203
Abstract: Donald Fell Carpenter (1899-1985) was General Manager of the Film Department at the DuPont Company. The collection consists of photographs, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and a few letters relating to Donald Carpenter's personal life and career.
Dates: circa 1920-1968

DuPont Chamber Works New Ponsol Colors Building construction panorama

Identifier: 2010-275
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The Chamber Works was constructed as a dyeworks at Deepwater Point, New Jersey in 1914. This item is a panoramic photograph shows the New Ponsol Colors Building under construction at DuPont's Chambers Works in Deepwater, New Jersey on July 13, 1936.
Dates: 1936

DuPont Company Hypalon synthetic rubber photographs

Identifier: 2012-226
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. Hypalon is a chlorosulfonated polyethylene and was the second artificial rubber synthesized by DuPont after Neoprene. This collection consists of nine photographs relating to Hypalon synthetic rubber, produced by the DuPont Company at its Beaumont, Texas production facility.
Dates: 1953-1989

DuPont Company product information collection

Identifier: 1972-341
Abstract: In 1952, the DuPont Company created the Product Information section within the Public Relations department. Its function was to produce news releases with photographs about DuPont and its products for indirect publicity and advertising purposes. This collection contains photographs of DuPont Company corporate events and proceedings, product trade shows and fairs, development and manufacturing processes, and the employees and facilities where the products were created. Most of the photographs were taken from the 1930s through the 1950s.
Dates: circa 1895-1968; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

DuPont Company Seaford Plant photographs and films

Identifier: 1990-266
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company, which began as a manufacturer of gunpowder in 1802. In 1939, the Seaford Plant was created by the DuPont Company near Seaford, Delaware to be the world’s first nylon plant. Dr. Wallace Hume Carothers (1896-1937) first produced Nylon at the DuPont Experimental Station in 1935. After determining that low-cost production was possible, the DuPont Company set out to build a plant to produce its first product, women's nylon hosiery. Seaford lost many of its first male employees to the war effort, but female workers oversaw the production of nylon for parachutes and B-29 bomber tires. After World War II, the plant was an important part of the DuPont Company’s textile fiber program. One of the production units was converted into a pilot plant in 1948 for “Fiber X”, later to be introduced as Dacron. In the mid-1980s, DuPont began downsizing at the plant and by 2003, sold its synthetic fiber division Invista, to Koch Industries, Inc. in a deal that included the Seaford plant. This collection documents nylon production at the DuPont Company Seaford plant in Seaford, Delaware. It contains photographs, negatives, pamphlets, two 16mm films and one VHS videocassette. The photographs and negatives document the exterior, employees, production of Nylon and miscellaneous activities at the Seaford plant and products created from nylon. The pamphlets were made by the DuPont Company and cover subjects such as world trade, research and pollution control. One pamphlet is specifically about the Seaford nylon plant. The film “Seaford Plant Start-Up” and film transfer on videocassette, document the opening of the plant on November 1, 1939 as well as some production when the plant opened on December 12, 1939.
Dates: 1938-1989, undated

DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant photographs

Identifier: 2003-254
Abstract: DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant manufactured and packaged DuPont finishes such as Lucite paint, Duco laquers and Dulux enamels. The plant began operation in 1935. The collection consists of photographs, films and ephemera from the DuPont Company South San Francisco Plant.
Dates: 1935-1982

DuPont Company's Public Relations photographs

Identifier: 1968-025
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company. Founded in 1802, the company began with the production of gunpowder. This collection contains 27 photographs of various du Pont family members, family gravestones, DuPont employees (groups), cartoons related to the DuPont company, and exterior views of acquired company buildings.
Dates: 1909-1951

DuPont Performance Elastomers, L.L.C. Louisville Works records

Identifier: 2425
Abstract: Records, mostly employee newspapers, relating to the history and operation of DuPont's Louisville Works, which was established in 1941 for the manufacture of "Neoprene" artificial rubber.
Dates: 1930-1991

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Deepwater Point Works panoramic photographs

Identifier: 1969-140
Abstract: The DuPont Company constructed a dye works at Deepwater Point, New Jersey (also called just Deepwater, New Jersey) during World War I to enter the market for dyes left vacant by Germany's absence. This collection consists of fifteen panomaric photographs of views of the Deepwater Point, New Jersey dye works of the DuPont Company, including ground before building started, building exteriors, and a group portrait of employees of the Jackson Laboratory.
Dates: 1916-1923

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Niagara Plant historical files

Identifier: 2707
Abstract: The E.I. du Pont de Nemours Niagara Plant produces a number of specialty chemicals, such as polymer acetates, sodium cyanide, and methyl chloride; the plant was purchased by the DuPont Company in 1930. This small collection of Niagara Plant historical files consists of plant histories, photographs, biographical information on personnel, drawings of plant buildings, and some artifacts.
Dates: 1802-2004

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Real Estate Division files

Identifier: 2542
Abstract: The E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company commonly known as the DuPont Company. It was established in 1802 and began by manufacturing gunpowder; later it produced chemical compounds. The Real Estate Division was responsible for investigating locations and the acquisition of major facilities throughout the United States. Henry H. Gunther (1919-1960), was a real estate specialist with the DuPont Company. This small collection consists of Gunther's files on acquiring plant sites.
Dates: 1953-1958

Henry S. Rothrock collection of Experimental Station photographs

Identifier: 2012-211
Abstract: Herny S. Rothrock (1906-1986) was a DuPont research chemist. In 1930, he joined the staff of the Experimental Station of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He obtained fifty-six patents, chiefly in the field of polymer chemistry and served ten years at liaison manager in the Central Research Department, retiring in 1971. This collection consists primarily of photos relating to DuPont's Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. There are group photos of new employees in the Central Research Department, committees and conferences and press release photos from the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Dates: circa 1920-1968

Historical miscellany from the DuPont Building

Identifier: 2664
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The DuPont Building occupied an entire block bound by 10th, 11th, Orange and Market Streets and was one of the first high-rises in Wilmington, Delaware. Until early 2015 the building housed DuPont's headquarters. This small collection of files on DuPont Company history and biographies were removed from the company's downtown headquarters building prior to its move to the suburbs.
Dates: 1921-1980

James Bailey collection of DuPont Company images and videos

Identifier: 2013-234
Abstract: The DuPont Experimental Station is a large industrial research facility founded in 1903; focused on chemistry research. James Bailey was an employee at the DuPont Company for forty years. The materials in this small collection consist of photographs, videos and ephemera related to the DuPont Company.
Dates: 1977-2002

National Ammonia Company of Pennsylvania photographs

Identifier: 1972-379
Abstract: National Ammonia Company of Pennsylvania was a manufacturer of refrigerators which utilized the Claude process of sytheic ammonia for the coolant. The company was founded by Dr. Herman F. Dannenbaum (1857-1932) in Philadelphia in 1902. The collection consists of interior and exterior photographs of the National Ammonia Company of Pennsylvania's factory in Philadelphia.
Dates: circa 1924-1929

William Henry Radebaugh films and scripts

Identifier: 1975-412
Abstract: William Henry Radebaugh (1909-1996), was a public relations executive at the DuPont Company for over twenty years. He wrote, produced and directed many films about the company during his tenure there and for several years after his retirement. The bulk of the collection contains his scripts, storyboards, proposals and films, written and directed by William Henry Radebaugh. Several of the films are concerned about safety in the plants and in the use of DuPont products. Also included are four compilation reels of short news segments about different products, plants and services of the DuPont Company. There are also films about specific DuPont plants and laboratories including the Haskell Laboratory, the Spruance plant in Richmond, Va.; the Tecumseh plant in Tecumseh, Kansas, the Washington plant in Washington, West Virginia and the twenty fifth anniversary of the Victoria, Texas plant.
Dates: 1959-1977