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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

A Study of Railway Transportation photographs and manuals

Accession: 1994-253

Founded in 1934, the Association of American Railroads is a leading railway organization that focuses on productivity and safety of the U.S. rail industry. Members include major freight railroads in North America and Amtrak. This collection is an educational kit composed of three parts created by the Association of American Railroads. There are two teacher's manuals and loose photographs.

Dates: 1951

Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) records

Accession: 0389

The Brandywine Manufacturers Sunday School (BMSS) was organized in 1817 as a non-sectarian school for the children of the local factory workers, with instruction in reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of the DuPont Company, was one of its chief subscribers, and the school building was located on his property. Primarily generated and maintained by the du Pont women, the BMSS records include the school's constitution, and financial records such as bills, receipts, and accounts. Most of the records pertain to students with information about premiums which were given as rewards for attendance and scholarly excellence.

Dates: 1817-1899

Central files, 1885-1975

Accession: 1411Identifier: 1411-I.
Scope and Contents:

The Central Files series documents all major NAM initiatives until about 1970. Prior to its move to Washington, DC in 1974, NAM maintained files in a central location. The subseries and file order reflect how NAM maintained the files. It is arranged into fifty subseries according to subject headings created by NAM. The subject headings are denoted by a subject code, 100-A through 100-ZZ and 200-A. Subject code 100-E, files related to Industrial Relations, were removed from the original run of files and can be found in Series XXV, Open Shop Department and Series XVII, Industrial Relations Department.

The subseries are: General files; Memoranda; Advertising; Promotion; Awards; Industrial Environment Division; Biographies; Inter-office bulletins; Business, Industry, Education Day (BIE Day); Chamber of Commerce; International Labor Organization (ILO); Charters; Government Relations Division — Government finance; NAM policy committees; Conventions; Corporate records; Financial records; Education Department; Free enterprise; Films; International Conference of Manufacturers; Science and Technology Department; Council for Latin America; Inflation; Insurance; International Affairs Division; La Follette Committee; Lobbying; Program Planning Division; Conferences, meetings — other than NAM; Membership; Toland, Lt. Ben; Reports; Organizations, foundations, and associations; Personnel; Positions; Public information — public relations; Publications; Radio and TV; Releases; Religion (clergy-industry); Research; Speeches; Taxes; United Nations; United States government; Women’s clubs; National Industrial Council (NIC); Market Development/Distribution Department; and Urban affairs.

This series should be used in conjunction with individual departments series.

Dates: 1885-1975

Charles Lee Reese papers

Accession: 1590

Charles Lee Reese, Sr. (1862-1940) was a chemist and scientist at the E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1902 to 1931. The Charles L. Reese papers are a group of material from his student days, the texts of lectures and articles, biographical materials and genealogical notes.

Dates: 1831-1947; Majority of material found within 1880-1936

Delaware State Tax Department, Delaware School Auxiliary Association and School Foundation records

Accession: 1123

Miscellaneous records including information about educational facilities in Delaware.

Dates: 1917-1935

Du Pont, Kemble, De Forest family correspondence

Accession: 2156

This collection of family correspondence encompasses several generations of the du Pont, Kemble, and de Forest families. Victorine du Pont (1825-1887), the eldest child of Alfred Victor du Pont (1798-1856), senior partner in E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and Margaretta Elizabeth (Lammot) du Pont (1807-1898), married Peter Kemble (1825-1887), son of William Kemble the company's New York business agent. One of their daughters, Meta Kemble (1852-1933), married New York artist Lockwood de Forest (1850-1932).

Dates: 1840-1882

Education Department, 1943-1976

Accession: 1411Identifier: 1411-IX.
Scope and Contents:

Realizing the importance of good will on American education, NAM created the Education Department in 1949. The department was charged with establishing a college speaker program, meeting with educators and students, participating in educational conferences, and providing educational content and programs.

The series includes content the Education Department created, statements given before Congress regarding education, and material related to committees and groups focusing on education, along with larger portions dedicated to the traveling exhibit “Americade,” presented in the mid-1950s, the Education Advisory Committee, and the Education Committee work during the 1960s and early 1970s. The files are arranged alphabetically, then chronologically as necessary, while the statements are arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1943-1976

Eugene Shallcross Ferguson papers

Accession: 2249

Eugene S. Ferguson (1916-2004) was one of the founders of the discipline of the history of technology, both through teaching at Iowa State University and the University of Delaware and by working at the Smithsonian Institution and the Hagley Museum. This collection documents the first twenty years of the history of technology as an academic discipline, and networking among its practitioners.

Dates: 1937-2001; Majority of material found within 1960-1995

Henry du Pont letter to John M. Clayton

Accession: 0403

Henry du Pont (1812-1889) was an American military officer and son of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834), founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., and Sophie Madeleine Dalmas du Pont (1775-1828). In 1854, du Pont wrote a letter to Senator John M. Clayton (1796-1856), requesting assistance in securing an appointment for his son, Henry A. du Pont (1838-1926), to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Dates: 1854 March 23

Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL) records

Accession: 2016511-IFL-001

The Institute for Financial Literacy (IFL) is a nonprofit organization that promotes financial education and counseling for adults and children and has historically provided financial counseling, programs, and services. Founded in 2002, it sets the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education, hosts the Annual Conference on Financial Education, presents the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Awards, and administers financial certifications. This collection consists of the organization’s administrative files, records pertaining to the management and distribution of the EIFLE Awards, and a portion of the Library of Personal Finance. The records document its administrative activities from its founding through 2014. It presents a valuable resource to anyone researching the development and evolution of financial literacy education in the United States from the 1970s through the 2010s.

Dates: 1963-2014

Irene S. du Pont and Sophie du Pont May papers

Accession: 2857

Irene Sophie du Pont (1877-1961) was a philanthropist who served as the chairperson of the Delaware Commission for the Blind for thirty years. She married her distant cousin, Irénée du Pont (1876-1963), on February 1, 1900. Their eldest daughter was Irene "Sophie" Sophie du Pont May (1900-2001). Sophie du Pont May was a churchwoman and a philanthropist. This small collection consists of two sets of papers, one belonging to Irene Sophie du Pont and the other to her daughter, Sophie du Pont May. The papers were removed from each of their respective lap writing desks for preservation purposes. Irene Sophie du Pont's papers consist primarily of letters written to her between 1887 and 1898, prior to her marriage in 1900. Sophie du Pont May's papers are entirely comprised of her school materials from the Friends School in Wilmington, Delaware, dating from 1910 to 1916.

Dates: 1887-1898; 1910-1916

Joshua Gilpin letterbook on microfilm

Accession: 0789

Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a merchant and paper manufacturer in Delaware. This collection is a microfilm of letters in a scrapbook, including correspondence from Gilpin, Thomas Gilpin (1776-1853), and others.

Dates: 1770-1848

N.C. Wyeth education poster

Accession: 1999-232

Newell Convers Wyeth (1882-1945), known as N.C. Wyeth was one of America's foremost illustrators and painters. This poster shows a figure in the center holding up a torch. A pageant of historically costumed figures surrounds her with a log cabin on the left and a modern city on the right.

Dates: 1935

Pierre S. du Pont letters to Joseph H. Odell

Accession: 2770

Pierre Samuel "P.S." du Pont (1870-1954) was an industrialist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was president of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. from 1915 to 1919 and chairman of the board of directors from 1919 to 1940. This small collection consists of four Christmas greetings letters from Pierre S. du Pont to Joseph H. Odell (1871-1929), pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy, New York. Odell was the officiant at Pierre S. du Pont and Alice Belin's (1872-1944) wedding on October 16, 1915.

Dates: 1919-1923; 1928

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours letter to Philipp Albert Stapfer

Accession: 0122

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. The letter he wrote to Philippe Albert Stapfer (1766-1840), Ministre de l'Interieur de la Republique Helvetique, concerns the Swiss political system and public educational system.

Dates: 1798 May 31

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours materials related to the Court of Baden (microfilm and photocopies)

Accession: 0421

Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) was a French political economist, writer, publisher, and public administrator. During the summer of 1771, du Pont de Nemours tutored the son of Carl Friedrich von Baden (1728-1811), Carl Ludwig, Hereditary Prince of Baden (1755-1801). Carl Friedrich von Baden was the Margrave and then later the Grand Duke of Baden, a territory in the southwest of Germany, which at the time was part of the Holy Roman Empire. This collection consists of two microfilm reels and twenty-six photocopies of correspondence between du Pont de Nemours and members of Baden's court--the Grand Duke (Margrave at the time) and the Heredity Prince--pertaining to the activities of Baden's court, economics, and the education of the Heredity Prince.

Dates: 1770-1775

Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education correspondence

Accession: 1955

The Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, which was founded in 1893 and became part of the American Society for Engineering Education in 1946, was a professional society of engineering school deans, professors, practicing engineers, and industry executives. During the 1930s and 1940s, Dugald C. Jackson (1865-1951), Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, served as executive director. MIT president Karl Compton (1887-1954) and Gerard Swope (1872-1957) from the General Electric Company were active members. This collection of correspondence consists largely of letters between Jackson, Swope, and Compton, which document their efforts to shape the curriculum at major engineering schools.

Dates: 1907-1945

Teaching Materials, 1950-1981

Accession: 2132Identifier: 2132-II.
Scope and Content:

This series consists of teaching materials used by Irv Koons in his packaging seminars, particularly the Fundamental of Packaging Seminar, an intensive three day course developed as part of a curriculum for design professionals offered by New York University's School of Continuing Education. This course briefly covered the history of packaging and every aspect of the design process from research and development through final production. It was based on earlier seminars which Koons had conducted under the auspices of the Package Designers Council. In addition to Koons's syllabus, lecture notes, and supplementary course materials, the records in this series include seminar and conference bulletins, packaging and design newsletters, a clippings file, conference papers, and manufacturers' catalogs and product specifications for various packaging materials.

Dates: 1950-1981