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Finishes and finishing

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Lacquer and lacquering; Paint; Stains and staining; Varnish and varnishing.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

1998 DuPont Company Top Gun Award calendar

Identifier: 1998-252
Abstract: 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

Atlas Powder Company records

Identifier: 1516
Abstract: Incorporated in 1912, Atlas Powder Company functioned as an independent explosives and chemicals company until 1971, when it was purchased by Imperial Chemical Industries Limited (U.K.) and became its American affiliate under the name ICI Americas, Inc. The collection consists of minutes, reports, and correspondence from Atlas in addition to both predecessor and subsidiary companies.
Dates: 1868-1958, bulk 1912-1958

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

Identifier: 1995-273
Abstract: 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

Charles H. DeMirjian DuPont Consumer Products Division records

Identifier: 2566
Abstract: Charles H. DeMirjian (1925-) was a packaging design manager with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Records are primarily related to the marketing success and issues realted to Corian, DuPont Car Care products, Zerex, as well as Duco and Lucite paints.
Dates: 1956-1991

DuPont Company Advertising Department collection of graphic materials

Identifier: 1996-291
Abstract: The Advertising Department representatives in each of the industrial departments worked with the central staff in creating ad campaigns.The collection consists of miscellaneous Du Pont Company advertising materials, including postcards, pictorial envelopes, lantern slides, advertisements, display cards, and illustrated pamphlets.
Dates: circa 1910-1970

DuPont Company Moberly Plant photographs and ephemera

Identifier: 2010-233
Abstract: 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 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 Duco-Dulux advertising and sales aid

Identifier: 1995-286
Abstract: Chemists at DuPont’s Parlin, New Jersey laboratory produced a pyroxylin lacquer in 1920 called Viscolac and improved upon it in the following years and renamed it Duco. In the late 1920s Dulux was developed, which was an alkyd finish and had a higher gloss finish; a matte version of Dulux was also developed. This collection is a packet of advertising and sales aids for dealers of DuPont Duco and Dulux paints and finishes.
Dates: circa 1940

DuPont Performance Coatings' Jeff Gordon advertising campaign records

Identifier: 2293
Abstract: 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 & Co., Inc., Parlin, New Jersey plant panoramic photographs

Identifier: 1969-139
Abstract: In 1904 the DuPont Company purchased the International Smokeless Powder and Chemical Company, which was then producing smokeless powder and nitrocellulose products in their plant in Parlin, New Jersey. This collection consists of seven panormaic photographs that show views of the Parlin, New Jersey plant, including views of production facilities and worker housing.
Dates: 1918; 1925

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

Identifier: WA-2014-005
Abstract: 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

Harry J. Haon family papers

Identifier: 2559
Abstract: Harry J. Haon II (1901-1989) and his son Harry J. Haon III (1934-2013) were chemists and lifetime employees of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, and both came to specialize in sales and marketing. The Harry J. Haon family papers are a collection of correspondence, meeting notes/minutes, drawings/maps, journal articles, DuPont publications, papers expressing once classified information about DuPont products, as well as teaching materials for employees who were novice marketing managers, sales personnel and employees in leadership positions. The collection is composed of two series consisting of the papers of Harry J. Haon, II and Harry J. Haon, III. The careers in DuPont of both Haons are well documented.
Dates: 1882-2000

Jacquelin L. McConaughey's prints of paintings of DuPont Company facilities

Identifier: 2013-252
Abstract: Jacquelin Lee McConaughey (1920-2001) was an artist and longtime employee of the DuPont Company. This collection consists of three photographic prints of her paintings that she created for the DuPont Company's Environmental Color System.
Dates: 1979

Thomas J. Godson papers

Identifier: 2342
Abstract: 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

William Porter Allen papers

Identifier: 1832
Abstract: William P. Allen (1881-1941) worked at the DuPont Company as vice president and director as well as general manager of the Cellulose Products and Paint, Lacquer & Chemicals Department. The papers document his work from 1928 to 1930, including meeting minutes, merger papers, and employee relations.
Dates: 1928-1930